Startup Battlefield

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2023 Startup Battlefield 200 Cohort Explore all companies About Startup Battlefield

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The [Startup] Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt is the world series of startup competitions

Roelof Botha
Managing Partner @ Sequoia Capital

This was a tremendous and transformative opportunity…The TechCrunch audience is who we want to reach. We had 3000 new installations in 36s hours [since we pitched on stage].

Elizabeth Lawler
CEO @ AppMap

Startup Battlefield was a game changer for our press and sales. It shared with the world who we are and how hard we have been working. Our clients and investors, alike, have never been more excited!

Samir Vasavada
CEO @ Vise AI

Startup Battlefield helped us refine our thinking and vision for our company. It has introduced us to many top-tier VCs who have also given us incredible feedback and guidance. Since Battlefield, we have received countless inbound inquiries from prospective clients including interest from one of the largest cities in the world to adopt our platform.

Geng Wang
CEO @ Civic Champs


Startup Battlefield Alumni represent 1300+ companies with approximately 200 exits and over $29B in funding raised. Past Startup Battlefield alumni include:

  • DropBox

  • CloudFlare

  • Fitbit



    Vurb is a local app helping consumers find local things to do and letting them save their ideas.

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    Render provides a unified cloud for developers and teams to host all their applications, databases, and websites.

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    Siren Care

    Multi-specialty virtual care clinic leveraging proprietary technology to cost-effectively care for patients at risk of diabetic foot ulcers.

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    Last Year’s Winner


    1 out of 2 patients with a fetal malformation is misdiagnosed. We’re using AI to detect fetal abnormalities in prenatal ultrasound.

    • Currently Raising

    Why did they win?

    You can watch their winning pitch here.

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    Electrified Thermal Solutions

    Electrified Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ETS) is decarbonizing industry with new electric heating and storage technologies. Our flagship product, the Joule Hive™ thermal battery, turns intermittent renewable or cheap, off-peak electricity into on-demand constant industrial-grade heat.

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    Other finalists from the 2023 Startup Battlefield competition:

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