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Tinder and KickStarter Shine at This Year’s at Seventh Annual Crunchies Awards

Last night, tech’s hottest startups, founders, engineers and venture capitalists vied for recognition as the best of best at the 2013 Crunchies Awards. Winners across 20 categories, including Fastest Rising Startup, Best Founder and, new this year, Best Health Startup, took home the coveted brass monkey statuettes of honor.

TechCrunch, together with GigaOM and VentureBeat, hosted the annual ceremony at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, honoring companies and individuals that made the biggest impression on their peers and on the industry in 2013.

“The Crunchies let both incumbents and up and comers take a moment to reflect on how far our community has come,” said Alexia Tsotsis, co-editor of TechCrunch. “Every industry increasingly has a tech component, like health and education. This year we've added a best health startup category, since companies like One Medical Group are transforming the business of being well.”

Emceed for a second year in a row by actor and comedian John Oliver, the show kicked off with a surprise musical number by Patrick Blute and Max Druz. Editors, writers and special guests presented awards to the honorees, and the celebration continued during the tech industry’s favorite after-party.

Chosen by public voting, this year’s winners included AirBnB, One Medical Group and UpWorthy. Full list of 2013 winners include:

Best Technology Achievement
BitCoin (Winner)
Apple A7 Processor (Runner Up)

Best Collaborative Consumption Service
Airbnb (Winner)
Lyft (Runner Up)

Best E-Commerce Application
Wanelo (Winner)
Polyvore (Runner Up)

Best Mobile Application
Snapchat (Winner)
Vsco Cam (Runner Up)

Fastest Rising Startup
Upworthy (Winner)
QuizUp (Runner Up)

Best Health Startup
One Medical Group (Winner)
Oscar (Runner Up)

Best Design
Pencil by FiftyThree (Winner)
Yahoo Weather (Runner Up)

Best Bootstrapped Startup
Imgur (Winner)
Grammarly (Runner Up)

Sexiest Enterprise Startup
Zendesk (Winner)
New Relic (Runner Up)

Best International Startup
Waze (Winner)
BlaBlaCar (Runner Up)

Best Education Startup
Duolingo (Winner)
Code.org (Runner Up)

Best Hardware Startup
Oculus VR (Winner)
3D Robotics (Runner Up)

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
Candy Crush Saga (Winner)
Netflix  (Runner Up)

Biggest Social Impact
Edward Snowden’s NSA Revelations (Winner)
Code.org (Runner Up)

Angel of the Year
Chris Sacca (Winner)
Babak Nivi & Naval Ravikant (Runner Up)

VC of the Year
Peter Fenton (Benchmark) (Winner)
Bijan Sabet (Spark Capital) (Runner Up)

Founder of the Year
Arash Ferdowsi  & Drew Houston (Dropbox) (Winner)
Aaron Levie (Box) Lee Holloway Matthew Prince Michelle Zatlyn (CloudFlare) (Runner Up)

CEO of the Year
Dick Costolo (Twitter) (Winner)
Travis Kalanick (Uber) (Runner Up)

Best New Startup of 2013
Tinder (Winner)
Coinbase (Runner Up)

Best Overall Startup of 2013
Kickstarter (Winner)
Uber (Runner Up)

ABOUT TECHCRUNCH

Founded in June 2005, TechCrunch is dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, breaking tech news, and reviewing the apps and hardware from startups everywhere. TechCrunch is read by millions of startup fans monthly and followed by more than two million on social media. CrunchBase , TechCrunch's open database about start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors, is a valued statistical resource for technology companies and transactions. The company hosts major conferences and events, including the Disrupt series in San Francisco, New York, and Europe, the annual Crunchies awards, and meet-ups worldwide.

ABOUT THE CRUNCHIES

For seven years running the Crunchies Awards, founded by TechCrunch and co-hosted by GigaOm and VentureBeat, have honored the most deserving startups, founders and investors across 20 categories from Best New Startup to Founder of the Year to Sexiest Enterprise Startup. Each year, community luminaries come together to celebrate a new year in tech with an award ceremony and after party. The 2013 Crunchies Awards were held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, sponsored by Yahoo! and media sponsor Lexus.

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