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TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2014 Announces Startup Battlefield Finalists

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TechCrunch today announced 26 finalists for the Startup Battlefield at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. Each year, the conference brings together tech titans, noted thought-leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to offer unique insights into industry topics-of-the-moment – and to highlight the best and brightest of the year’s new startups.

Captured on television’s hit show “Silicon Valley” and happening in front of a rapt audience at San Francisco’s Pier 48, Startup Battlefield gathers emerging companies to demo on a worldwide stage. From Monday, Sept. 8, through Wednesday, Sept. 10, competitors will fight it out and pitch their products live on the Disrupt stage in front of a panel of Silicon Valley’s finest, including venture capitalists, notable tech influencers and tried and tested innovators, for a shot at a $50,000 prize and the Disrupt Cup. Winners will be announced at the closing awards ceremony on Wednesday evening at 6:15 p.m.

Since it began in 2007, the more than 400 companies that have participated in Startup Battlefield have raised more than $2.4 billion in funding, and the stage has launched household names including Mint, Yammer, Dropbox and Fitbit.

The list of Startup Battlefield finalists for 2014 includes:

Athla LLC
Beartooth Radio
Disease Diagnostic Group
DynoSense Corp.
IsItYou, Ltd.
MailTime Inc.
Mongoose Technologies, Inc.
Palate Home Inc.
Partpic, Inc.
Pattern EQ
QuickFire Networks
Self Lender LLC
SOP notify
Tailor Brands Ltd.
Valor Water Analytics

Judges and speakers joining TechCrunch for onstage sessions throughout the show are:

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen (Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation)
Cyan Banister (Banister Capital)
Marc Benioff (
Gina Bianchini (Mightybell)
Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital)
Robert Brunner (Ammunition)
Daniel Burka (Google Ventures)
Adam Cahan (Yahoo!)
Liam Casey (PCH International)
Brian Chesky (Airbnb)
Tracy Chou (Pinterest)
Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School)
Tony Conrad (True Ventures)
Matthew Cooper (Carmenta Bioscience)
Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks)
Scott Dietzen (Pure Storage)
Cyril Ebersweiler (HAXLR8R)
Josh Elman (Greylock Partners)
Josh Felser (Freestyle)
Brady Forrest (Highway1)
Dan Gilbert (Detroit Venture Partners)
Bill Hambrecht (WR Hambrecht + Co)
Peter Hames (Big Health)
Omar Hamoui (Sequoia Capital)
Julia Hartz (Eventbrite)
Kevin Hartz (Eventbrite)
Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos)
Ryan Hoover (Product Hunt)
Travis Kalanick (Uber)
Bindi Karia (Silicon Valley Bank)
Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures)
Daphne Koller (Coursera)
Sarah Leary (Nextdoor)
Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures)
David Lee (SV Angel)
Max Levchin (Affirm, HVF)
John Lilly (Greylock Partners)
Kevin Lin (Twitch)
Jessica Livingston (Y Combinator)
Marissa Mayer (Yahoo)
Stephen Messer (Collective[i])
Dave Morin (Path)
Gil Penchina (Fastly)
Shervin Pishevar (Sherpa Ventures/SherpaFoundry)
David Prager (The Assembly)
Matthew Prince (Cloudflare)
Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures)
Sean Rad (Tinder)
Naval Ravikant (AngelList)
Bill Ready (Braintree/Paypal)
Danny Rimer (Index Ventures)
Kevin Rose (North, Google Ventures)
Matt Salzberg (Blue Apron)
Neil Sequeira (General Catalyst)
Tina Sharkey (Sherpa Foundry)
Emmett Shear (Twitch)
Steven Sinofsky (Harvard Business School)
James Slavet (Greylock Partners)
Mike Speiser (Sutter Hill Ventures)
Markus Spiering (EyeEm)
Rob Spiro (Good Eggs)
Scott Stanford (Sherpa Ventures/SherpaFoundry)
Ryan Sweeney (Accel Partners)
Peter Thiel (Founders Fund)
David Tisch (Box Group)
Glen Tullman (7wire Ventures)
Tomasz Tunguz (Redpoint)
Hunter Walk (Homebrew)
Tony Xu (DoorDash)

About TechCrunch Disrupt SF

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 is TechCrunch’s eighth annual conference in San Francisco. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where 30 new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 1000 applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is Sept. 8-10, 2014 at Pier 48, located at 297 Terry A Francois Boulevard in San Francisco’s Mission Bay district.

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