disrupt sf Archive

Anyone can prototype and build with Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

With side-hustles being all the rage these days, the new Shaper Origin makes it easier than ever to start building and selling cool gadgets in your free time. While you might not be able to build yourself a homemade Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s handheld CNC machine, you just might be able to build yourself a successful shop on Etsy. CNC machining is not a new concept, but it has …

Watch the last day of Disrupt SF live right here!

The final day of Disrupt is upon us. Which means that I don’t have the energy for enthusiasm. That said, today’s lineup is absolutely killer. Alongside some amazing speakers, including Twitch’s Emmett Shear, Facebook’s Adam Mosseri, and Instacart’s Apoorva Mehta, we’re also heading into the Finals of the Battlefield. Finalists include BlazingDB, Carbon Health, EverlyWell, Mobalytics, Sqreen, and UnifyID. You can watch the whole thing …

These are the six finalists in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Battlefield

Over the last two days, over 5,000 attendees (along with hundreds of thousands of people tuning in online) have watched 25 companies duke it out for the right to call themselves the Startup Battlefield Winner at Disrupt SF 2016. These are the six companies that remain: BlazingDB BlazingDB lets you run SQL queries on a database, using GPUs to do the heavy lifting for incredible …

Myki rolls out a password manager that locks all your info away on your phone

Everything is getting hacked to the point that it’s getting kind of ridiculous — and everyone needs to have secure passwords. The trouble, however, is making them tough to crack and also being able to remember them. That’s led to a blossoming ecosystem of password management services like OnePassword. But if you ask Antoine Vincent Jebara and Priscilla Elora Sharuk, that’s not going far enough. Instead …

Lucy wants to make it easier for expectant parents to find and book support services

Lucy, a Bay Area startup, which was founded this January and launched its beta today, reckons it’s found an underserved not-so-niche market to target: expectant parents. The team presented on stage today here at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016, after being lifted from startup alley as the day’s wildcard battlefield company. Lucy offers a marketplace focused on helping expectant families find support services. Specifically it’s for pregnant women in the third and fourth trimester, so pre-birth …

BlazingDB uses GPUs to manipulate huge databases in no time

Gathering petabytes of data about your customers is cool, but how can you take advantage of this data? BlazingDB lets you run high-performance SQL on a database using a ton of GPUs. The company is introducing a free community edition of its solution on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in our Battlefield competition. If you’ve been running complicated SQL queries, chances are it took so …

User’s guide to Disrupt SF 2016

Hard to believe that Disrupt SF is just around the corner! Check out this guide for helpful event info. Logistics We want you to have a successful experience at Disrupt. Check out these tips to have a great day. Location & Parking: Disrupt SF’s location at Pier 48 is great because it is close to public transit and easily accessible via any shared ride service. Click on this …

ILMxLAB’s Diana Williams and Michael Koperwas will join us at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Every Star Wars fan’s dream is to be there – to inhabit the rich world created by Lucasfilm and the creative minds behind the epic films and their surrounding media universe. ILMxLAB, the immersive entertainment division of Lucasfilm, is working to make those dreams come true. Michael Koperwas and Diana Williams are two of the creative forces that help ILMxLAB make its magic, and we’re excited …

Announcing the Disrupt SF 2016 Agenda

We’re excited to announce the full agenda for TechCrunch Disrupt SF. The show runs from September 10-14 and is returning to the wonderful Pier 48 venue. General admission tickets and exhibitor packages are still available. The event spans five days where we will celebrate entrepreneurship and technology with the best of Silicon Valley appearing on the Disrupt stage. Silicon Valley pioneers Marc Andresseen, Marc Benioff and Reid …

Early-bird Disrupt SF ticket sales extended by one week

Don’t say we don’t ever give you anything, startup fans! While early-bird ticket sales were originally scheduled to end today, we’ve decided to give you one more week to save $1,000 on tickets to Disrupt SF 2016. You now have until next Friday, August 19, to get your Disrupt tickets for the deeply discounted price of just $1,995 apiece. But you definitely won’t want to …