TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 Announces Startup Battlefield Competitors and Judges
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SAN FRANCISCO — TechCrunch, the leading technology media property dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news, today announced 20 participants will compete in Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021.
At the center of TechCrunch Disrupt, Startup Battlefield is the world’s premier startup competition. Startup Battlefield brings together the most exciting early stage startups to compete for $100,000 equity free prize money and the attention of world-class investors, media and innovators. TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 will take place virtually on September 21-23.
“In bringing together the world’s brightest minds and game changing innovations, Startup Battlefield offers a sneak peek at the future,” said Neesha Tambe, Startup Battlefield Editor and Head of Community at TechCrunch. “We’re so excited to usher in the next generation of startups and see what global problems they are solving this year.”
The 2021 Startup Battlefield participants are:
- FLITE Material Sciences
- Knight by Keep Technologies
- Nth Cycle
- Renaissance Farms by Animal Alternative Technologies
- The Blue Box Biomedical Solutions Inc.
- Tide Foundation
The 2021 Startup Battlefield judges include:
- Kirsten Green, Forerunner Ventures
- Sarah Tavel, Benchmark
- Alexa von Tobel, Inspired Capital
- Luciana Lixandru, Sequoia Capital
- Shauntel Garvey, Reach Capital
- Leah Solivan, Fuel Capital
- Sydney Thomas, Precursor Ventures
- David Pakman, Venrock
- Niko Bonatsos, General Catalyst
- Tess Hatch, Bessemer Venture Partners
- Reilly Brennan, TrucksVC
- Dayna Grayson, Construct Capital
- Nina Kjellson, Canaan
- Terri Burns, GV
- Samara Mejia Hernandez, Chingona Ventures
- Bobby Goodlatte, Form Capital
- Yasmin Razavi, Spark Capital
- Emily Melton, Threshold
- Mercedes Bent, Lightspeed
- Camille Samuels, Venrock
- Deena Shakir, Lux Capital
- Julia Collins, FWD
- Benjamin Ling, Bling Capital
Since appearing on the TechCrunch stage, 922+ Startup Battlefield alumni have collectively raised more than $9.8 billion in funding and more than 118 have achieved exits. Notable brands including Yammer, Mint, Dropbox, and Vurb have launched on the Startup Battlefield stage. The Startup Battlefield winner will be announced at the closing awards ceremony on Thursday, September 23 at 2:05 p.m. PT. The winner will receive a $100,000 prize and the coveted Disrupt Cup.
For more information about TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 and Startup Battlefield, please visit https://techcrunch.com/startup-battlefield/
About TechCrunch Disrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a virtual Hackathon, hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, Workshops, and legendary networking at After Parties. For more information, visit TechCrunch.com.
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