At the beginning there were 15 startups. After an incredibly fierce competition morning, we now have a winner.
Startups participating in the start-up battlefield were all selected to participate in our very competitive start-up competition. They have all presented to several groups of VCs and technology leaders serving as judges for a chance to win € 25,000 and an all expenses paid trip for two to San Francisco to participate in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch's flagship event, Disrupt SF 2018.
After much deliberation, the TechCrunch editors looked at the judges' notes and narrowed the list to five finalists: Glowee, IOV, Mapify, Wakeo and Wingly.
These startups headed for the final in front of our final jury, which included: Brent Hoberman (Founders Factory), Liron Azrielant (Meron Capital), Keld van Schreven (KR1), Roxanne Varza (Station) F), Yann de Vries (Atomico) and Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch).
And now, meet the Startup Battlefield Europe at the winner of VivaTech.
Wingly is a flight sharing platform that connects pilots and passengers. Private pilots can add the flights they have planned, then potential passengers can book them.
IOV builds a decentralized DNS for blockchains. By implementing the Blockchain communication protocol, the IOV Portfolio will be the first portfolio that can receive and redeem any type of cryptocurrency from a single valuable address.