Xobni (S06) takes over Twitter's old offices

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You can measure the success of a start-up in square footage.

Just ask Xobni.

A few weeks ago, Xobni moved into Twitter’s old offices in the South of Market area of San Francisco. With 30 employees, it could no longer squeeze into the offices that it first occupied with four people in 2007.

There are still some stray birds painted on the walls, but the expansive views and wide-open spaces now belong to Xobni. 

It seems like only yesterday that Adam & Matt were working out of a dorm at MIT!

Dropbox & Dailybooth Take Home Crunchies!

This year’s third annual Crunchies Awards

have just concluded, and we’re happy to say that it was an overwhelming success. For those that weren’t watching, we’ve included the list of nominees and winners below. Our most sincere congratulations to the winners and to all of the nominees as well. It was an incredibly tight race for many of the categories, and it’s safe to say that everyone on this list is at the top of their field.

We’d like to take a moment to point out Facebook’s win for “Best Overall Startup Or Product”, which marks the third year in a row that the company has taken home the top prize. Facebook continues to innovate and deploy features at an impressive rate while still showing incredible growth. Ours hats go off to you.

If you’d like to watch the event for yourself, you can watch an archived version of the live stream here

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Best Technology Achievement:
Backblaze


Bing (Microsoft)


Chrome OS (Google)

(Winner)
Google Wave


PuSH


Silverlight (Microsoft)

Best Internet Application:
Animoto


Dropbox

(Winner)
Groupon


MOG All Access


Posterous


Yelp

Best Social App:
Aardvark


Brizzly


DailyBooth


Farmville

(Winner)
SocialVibe


StockTwits

Best Bootstrapped StartUp:
atebits (Tweetie)


Shoes of Prey


Tinychat

(Winner)
Wildfire Interactive


wizehive


Wufoo

Best Mobile Application:
foursquare

(Winner)
Google Voice


Gowalla


Kindle for iPhone


Skies of Glory


Tonchidot

Best International:
Amiando


Jolicloud


Playfish


Spotify

(Winner)
TweetDeck


vente-privee.com

Best Time Sink Application:
Canabalt


Civilization Revolution (iPhone)


DailyBooth

(Winner)
I Am T-Pain


Pandora


Zoosk

Best Design:
Animoto

(Winner)
Brizzly


Chrome (Google)


Clicker


Facebook Mobile


Threadsy

Best Enterprise:
Amazon Web Services


Atlassian


Azure (Microsoft)


Chatter (Salesforce)


Google Docs/Office

(Winner)
Yext

Best CleanTech:
CalStar Products


Locust Storage


Picarro


Sappphire Energy


Sun Run

(Winner)
Tendril

Best New Gadget:
Apple Magic Mouse


Barnes & Noble nook

(Winner)
litl webbook

Motorola Droid


Sonos S5


Zune HD

Best Tech PR:
Brew Media Relations


LaunchSquad


OutCast Communications


PerkettPR


Spark

(Winner)
SutherlandGold Group

Best Angel:
Betaworks


Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital)


Jeff Clavier (SoftTechVC)


Ron Conway (SV Angel)

(Winner)
Y-Combinator


Yossi Vardi

Best VC Firm:
Accel Partners

(Winner)
Charles River Ventures


Benchmark Capital


Greylock Partners


Sequoia Capital


True Ventures


Union Square Ventures

Founder Of The Year:
Aaron Patzer (Mint)

(Winner)
Elon Musk (Tesla)


Jack Dorsey (Square)


Jeremy Stoppelman & Russ Simmons (Yelp)


John Borthwick (Betaworks)


Omar Hamoui (AdMob)

CEO Of The Year:
Josh Silverman (Skype)


Marc Benioff (Salesforce)


Mark Pincus (Zynga)

(Winner)
Neil Young (ngmoco)


Richard Rosenblatt (Demand Media)


Tony Hsieh (Zappos)

Best New Startup Or Product Of 2009:
Aardvark


Bing (Microsoft)

(Winner)
Foursquare


Hunch


Milo


Spotify

Best Overall Startup Or Product Of 2009:
Android (Google)


Facebook

(Winner)
LinkedIn


ngmoco


Twitter


Zynga

Congratulations to Dropbox (S07) and DailyBooth (S09) who won Crunchie awards last night for Best Internet Application and Best Time Sink Application respectively. (Also DailyBooth was the runner up for Best Social App.)

Also congrats to Posterous (S08) and Wufoo (W06) who were both nominated for awards.

Finally, congrats to Ron Conway for winning Best Angel. We were honored to be the runner up in that category!

ZumoDrive (S07) Lands Deal With HP To Power Storage And Syncing On Mini Netbooks

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Website: zumodrive.com
Founded: 2007
Funding: $1.5M

Zecter is a Silicon Valley startup creating technology that transforms the way people use cloud storage.

With HybridCloudTM storage solution, our product ZumoDrive brings reliable, scalable cloud storage to consumers. ZumoDrive brings cloud… Learn More

Zumodrive image
Website: zumodrive.com
Founded: 2007
Funding: $1.5M

Zecter is a Silicon Valley startup creating technology that transforms the way people use cloud storage.

With HybridCloudTM storage solution, our product ZumoDrive brings reliable, scalable cloud storage to consumers. ZumoDrive brings cloud… Learn More

YC was nominated for a Crunchie! But please vote for Ron Conway instead.

We were pleased to learn we'd been nominated for a Crunchie, in the angel investor category.  But also nominated is Ron Conway, and we think you should vote for him instead.  Ron is the angel investor par excellence.  No one has funded more startups, and no one is better liked, by both founders and other investors. 

So: Click here to vote for Ron.

Four YC-funded startups were also nominated for Crunchies this year. Please help them out by voting below:

Dropbox for Best Internet Application or Posterous for Best Internet Application

DailyBooth for Best Social Application and Best Time Sink

Wufoo for Best Bootstrapped Startup