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If you’d like to watch the event for yourself, you can watch an archived version of the live stream here


Best Technology Achievement:

Bing (Microsoft)

Chrome OS (Google)

Google Wave


Silverlight (Microsoft)

Best Internet Application:



MOG All Access



Best Social App:






Best Bootstrapped StartUp:
atebits (Tweetie)

Shoes of Prey


Wildfire Interactive



Best Mobile Application:

Google Voice


Kindle for iPhone

Skies of Glory


Best International:






Best Time Sink Application:

Civilization Revolution (iPhone)


I Am T-Pain



Best Design:


Chrome (Google)


Facebook Mobile


Best Enterprise:
Amazon Web Services


Azure (Microsoft)

Chatter (Salesforce)

Google Docs/Office


Best CleanTech:
CalStar Products

Locust Storage


Sappphire Energy

Sun Run


Best New Gadget:
Apple Magic Mouse

Barnes & Noble nook

litl webbook

Motorola Droid

Sonos S5

Zune HD

Best Tech PR:
Brew Media Relations


OutCast Communications



SutherlandGold Group

Best Angel:

Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital)

Jeff Clavier (SoftTechVC)

Ron Conway (SV Angel)


Yossi Vardi

Best VC Firm:
Accel Partners

Charles River Ventures

Benchmark Capital

Greylock Partners

Sequoia Capital

True Ventures

Union Square Ventures

Founder Of The Year:
Aaron Patzer (Mint)

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)

Neil Young (ngmoco)

Richard Rosenblatt (Demand Media)

Tony Hsieh (Zappos)

Best New Startup Or Product Of 2009:

Bing (Microsoft)





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






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

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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

Octopart (W07) Powers Product Search for EETimes

EE Times New Product Center Includes Robust Vertical Search Powered by Octopart

Appoints Allan Yogasingam to Newly Created Product Editor Position

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- EE Times Group [formerly TechInsights], a division of United Business Media [LON: UBM], announced today a new and improved focus on electronic products and components as it aggressively responds to the needs of its audience and advertisers. The first iteration of this strategy is a robust vertical search platform powered by Octopart as part of a new EE Times Product content area of eetimes.com. To lead this effort, EE Times is promoting Allan Yogasingam to a newly created position to oversee the EE Times Products development.

Products are the lifeblood of the electronics industry and are introduced at an incredibly fast pace. With the help of Octopart, EE Times is bringing an innovative and fresh approach to this key information need by combining vertical search technology with a wealth of unparalleled content. This includes design articles, technical papers, online courses, and dynamic product comparison tables. Led by Yogasingam, a former purchasing engineer, the new content initiative will focus on all aspects of product information gathering needs from distributor sourcing to editorial product reviews, from semiconductors to electromechanical components, from search to online design tools.

The beta version of the Octopart powered search engine launched December 7 and enables fast access to critical information from electronic component manufacturers (including datasheets) and franchised distributors with links to distributors to order samples or order your entire supply.

A further integration of relevant content across the EE Times vast network of digital information, such as courses, tutorials, and relevant technical papers, will be incorporated in a phased approach early next year.

"The online universe offers many opportunities to provide designers with timely and useful product information and tools to accelerate their design process," said Paul Miller, CEO of the EE Times Group. "With this re-energized focus on products by EE Times, our goal is to provide all the knowledge and tools an engineer can want in one centralized location, making it easier for them to do what they do best, design."

EE Times Product search functionality is powered by Octopart, a vertical search engine that streamlines the process of finding parts by providing access to manufacturer and distributor data at one central location. Part buyers and engineers can search millions of parts by availability or technical specification.

"Octopart provides part search to hundreds of thousands of design engineers and part buyers around the globe," said Sam Wurzel, CEO and co-founder of Octopart. "We are very proud to be partnering with EE Times, the industry's flagship publication. This partnership will benefit the users of eetimes.com and furthers our position as a leader in the electronic part search arena."

About EE Times Group

EE Times Group, a division of United Business Media [LON:UBM], is the global leader in media and marketing services for the electronics industry. We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through our market leading brands. More than 1.1 million engineering professionals engage with the EE Times Network - EE Times, TechOnline, DesignLines, and Embedded.com - across the globe. The technology community comes to our market leading events to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. As well, EE Times Group provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media and research.

About Octopart

Octopart Inc. is a leading vertical search engine focused on electronic parts. Octopart indexes parts from over 3000 manufacturers at http://octopart.com and also provides an open API. Octopart was started in the fall of 2006 by two physics graduate students who were tired of searching for identical electronic parts in lots of different paper catalogs. The website launched to the public in March of 2007.