2015 Crunchies Awards: The Winners

crunchies-2On February 5, 2015, TechCrunch and VentureBeat hosted the 2015 Crunchies Awards (8th edition) at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, honoring companies and individuals that made the biggest impression on their peers and on the industry in 2014.

Chosen by public voting, winners and runners up in the different categories included:

Best Technology Achievement
Stella Solar-Powered Car (Winner)
Apple Pay (Runner Up)

Best E-Commerce Application
Casper (Winner)
The Honest Company (Runner Up)

Best Mobile Application
Storehouse (Winner)
Acorns (Runner Up)

Fastest Rising Startup
Yik Yak (Winner)
Slack (Runner Up)

Best Health Startup
Theranos (Winner)
Fitbit (Runner Up)

Best Design
Airbnb (Winner)
Medium (Runner Up)

Best Bootstrapped Startup
Meadow (Winner)
MailChamp (Runner Up)

Best International Startup
Line (Winner)
Spotify (Runner Up)

Best Education Startup
ClassDojo (Winner)
Khan Academy (Runner Up)

Best Hardware Startup
Oculus VR (Winner)
GoPro (Runner Up)

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (Winner)
BuzzFeed (Runner Up)

Biggest Social Impact
Twitter (Winner)
Tim Cook’s Public Coming Out (Runner Up)

Angel of the Year
Kickstarter Backers of Oculus VR (Winner)
Cyan and Scott Banister (Runner Up)

VC of the Year
Jim Goetz (Sequoia Capital) (Winner)
Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures) (Runner Up)

Founder of the Year
Stewart Butterfield, Eric Costello, Cal Henderson and Seguei Mourachov (Slack) (Winner)
Brian Acton and Jam Koum (WhatsApp) (Runner Up)

CEO of the Year
Marc Benioff (Salesforce.com) (Winner)
Marissa Mayer (Yahoo) (Runner Up)

Best New Startup of 2013
Product Hunt (Winner)
Shyp (Runner Up)

Best Overall Startup of 2013
Uber (Winner)
GoPro (Runner Up)



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