eighth Annual Crunchies Awards

8th Annual Crunchies Awards

Within the tech world, few issues matter as a lot as progress. On the finish of the day, it’s all about grabbing the most important potential slice of the pie.

On the eighth Annual Crunchies Awards, we’re recognizing the startups who took 2014 by storm, rising from oblivion to develop into family names.

The winner of the Quickest Rising Class is YikYak, and the runner up is Slack.

The nominees are:

Lending Membership, a peer-to-peer lending community, blew 2014 aside. The corporate went public in December with shares popping fifty six % in its first day.

Product Hunt got here into trend in 2014, as nicely, providing a single place for tech lovers and early adopters to publish their favourite new apps, providers and merchandise. I imply, you possibly can theoretically use TechCrunch for that (wink wink), however we’re joyful to have the corporate of a startup as cool as Product Hunt.

Reddit has been round for fairly some time, however the ‘entrance web page of the web’ had an enormous yr in 2014. The corporate tackled a number of the largest obstacles its ever seen, just like the Fappening and a few modifications to the management group.

Slack, a startup that folks will completely not shut up about, is taking up the enterprise collaboration area, preventing off greater names like Convo and Yammer with a probably superior product.

And eventually, Yik Yak broke out throughout 2014 providing an alternative choice to anonymish providers like Secret and Whisper by specializing in proximity.

All 5 startups deserve their nomination on this class. Congratulations to every of them.