TechCrunch’s startup launch events go back to 2007 with TC40. That inaugural event surfaced some pretty amazing companies, including Mint, TripIt, Xobni and ZocDoc. The conference grew and in 2010, was re-named Disrupt featuring the Startup Battlefield competition. Over the years it grew into a Mecca for young teams to lay it all it on the line in front of top VCs, CEOs and technologists. To date, 508 companies from more than 25 countries have appeared on the Battlefield stage. More than 72% of those startups are still operational, and an additional 13% have exited, including two IPOs. In total, the startups have raised $4.4 billion.
Thanks to Crunchbase we’ve been able to track all that data.
Today, we’re excited to launch a new channel dedicated to Startup Battlefield. It will serve as a hub for past, present and future Battlefield founders, interested investors, media and the tech community. Each Battlefield contestant has…
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