It’s that time of the year – the crunchies winners have been announced. Congratulations to all the winners – they’re changing the world
I wrote about this, disclosing my votes and giving predictions. I did rather well – in the categories I voted for either my prediction or my vote won 75% of the time. Here’s my scorecard.
|Best Technology Achievement|
It’s been all over the news, all over the world. It’s probably the most successful crypto currency we’ve seen, and it challenges the foundation of the financial industry.
|Best Collaborative Consumption Service|
The accommodation service that lets individuals rent out their spare room. The service continues to grow, and this year they’ve launched a couple of innovative ads including the first commercial crowd-sourced vine.
|Prediction and vote|
|Best E-Commerce Application|
|Winner||Wanelo||Zero (although the runner up did get my vote)|
|Best Mobile Application|
The service of disappearing messages, a favourite of the cool kids, messages are only available to the recipient for 1-10 seconds.
|Fastest Rising Startup|
The content collator/publisher that focuses on spreading videos and other content on the “stuff that matters”. Their content is well-shared across facebook, twitter and tumblr.
|Winner||Pencil, by 53
It appeals to my inner stationery geek.
|Sexiest Enterprise Startup|
Customer communication through collaboration, let your team solve customer questions from all sources in one place.
|Best International Startup|
|Winner||Waze||Zero (although the runner up did get my vote)|
|Best Hardware Startup|
3D gaming, geek heaven. I am not a gamer, but I can see that this transforms the game experience, for all games.
|Biggest Social Impact
|Winner||Edward Snowden’s NSA Revelations
It forced lawmakers, companies and consumers to think about how we regard privacy. It scared a lot of people who hadn’t thought about how far data surveillance could go. The full impact is still unfurling.
|Best CEO of the year
|Winner||Dick Costolo (Twitter)||Zero|
|Best Overall Startup of 2013|
I get a kick out of seeing the great ideas – and having a chance to support them. Their funding enabled some of the other nominees to get started.