TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new internet products and breaking tech news. Since the first TechCrunch Moscow in 2010, the event gained reputation of a major splash of the up-and-coming Russian venture industry.
TechCrunch Moscow 2013 is a world-class event that featured some of the world’s leading technology entrepreneurs.The conference was once again moderated by Mike Butcher (TechCrunch Europe), Ingrid Lunden (TechCrunch), and Edward Shenderovich (Kite Ventures). Evan Nisselson (LDV Capital) MC-ed the startup pitches.
Theme of this year's conference was Innovation Detox. We focused on the prime purpose of innovation - addressing the fundamental human needs more efficiently to increase the quality of life. From quantified self to healthy lifestyle, from smart choices in personal finance to educated entertainment. We discussed global trends, new heroes and spectacular failures, toxic investments and viral startups.
As always, the conference was accompanied by the Startup Alley and pitches competition, featuring over 60 up-and-coming Russian startups.