Congratulations Crunchies, Winners! GitHub Wins Best Overall Startup
And like that, The 6th Crunchies Annual Award Show is in the bag. John Oliver provided a night of laughs while TechCrunch, GigaOm and Venture Beat jointly handed out 20 awards to the best and brightest startups, founders and venture capitalists.
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And like that, The 6th Crunchies Annual Award Show is in the bag. John Oliver provided a night of laughs while TechCrunch, GigaOm and Venture Beat jointly handed out 20 awards to the best and brightest startups, founders and venture capitalists.

The night started off with a bit of science as the Mars Curiosity netted the Crunchie for Best Technology Achievement. Then, Snapchat, the little app that’s a staple on every teenager’s smartphone, won Fastest Rising Startup. Tim Armstrong and Michael Arrington were all smiles as they handed Mark Zuckerberg the Crunchie for CEO of the Year. And as the startup world can attest, Chris Dixon rightly won the Crunchie for Angel Of The Year while Peter Thiel was awarded the Crunchie for VC Of the Year.

Congratulations to all the winners — on to 2013!

Best Technology Achievement (2011 winner: Siri)

Baumgartner Jump
Google Glass – runner-up
Mars Curiosity – winner
SpaceX docks with International Space Station
Tesla Supercharger Network

Best Collaborative Consumption Service (New for 2012)
Airbnb – winner
Get It Now/Postmates
Lyft 
TaskRabbit
Uber – runner-up

Best E-Commerce Application (New for 2012)
Fab – winner
Hotel Tonight
Karma/Facebook Gifts – runner-up
Warby Parker
Zulily

Best Mobile Application (2011 winner: Evernote)
Evernote – runner-up
Google Maps – winner
Grindr
Instagram
Square 

Fastest Rising Startup (New for 2012)
Exec
Lyft
Pinterest
Snapchat – winner
Stripe – runner-up

Best Content Discovery Application (New for 2012)
Flipboard – runner-up
Instapaper
Pinterest – winner
Prismatic
Tumblr (Related posts)

Best Design (2011 winner: Path 2.0)
Facebook Timeline
Medium
Paper by FiftyThree – winner
Square – runner-up
Svbtle

Best Bootstrapped Startup (2011 winner: Imgur)
FreshBooks – runner-up
Instapaper
Nimbus
Techmeme – winner
Upverter

Sexiest Enterprise Startup (New for 2012)
Asana
Box – winner
Cloudera – runner-up
Plexxi
Zendesk

Best International Startup (2011 winner: Peixe Urbano)
Hailo
Rovio
SoundCloud – winner
Spotify – runner-up
Xiaomi

Best Education Startup (New for 2012)
Codecademy – winner
Coursera – runner-up
Edmodo
Khan Academy
Udacity

Best Hardware Startup (New for 2012)
Lit Motors
Lockitron
Makerbot – winner
Nest
Raspberry Pi – runner-up

Best Time Sink (2011 winner: Words With Friends)
Angry Birds Star Wars
Buzzfeed – winner
Letterpress  – runner-up
Pinterest 
WhatsApp 

Biggest Social Impact (2011 winner: Twitter)
Donors Choose
Indiegogo – runner-up
Kickstarter 
Kiva 
Reddit – winner

Angel of the Year (2011 winner: Reid Hoffman)
Michael Arrington
Chris Dixon – winner
Paul Graham – runner-up
David Lee
Chris Sacca

VC of the Year (2011 winner: Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz)
Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz 
Matt Cohler
Jim Goetz – runner-up
Michael Moritz
Peter Thiel – winner

Founder of the Year (2011 winner: Jack Dorsey)
Nathan BlecharczykBrian CheskyJoe Gebbia (Airbnb)
Kevin and Julia Hartz and Renaud Visage (Eventbrite)
Elon Musk (SpaceX, Tesla) — runner-up
Kevin Systrom (Instagram) — winner
Nir Zuk (Palo Alto Networks)

CEO of the Year (2011 winner: Jeff Weiner)
Dick Costolo (Twitter)
Phil Libin (Evernote)
Marissa Mayer (Yahoo!)
Larry Page (Google) — runner-up
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) — winner

Best New Startup of 2012 (2011 winner: Pinterest)
Coursera – winner
Crowdtilt 
Lyft – runner-up
Snapchat 
Waze

Best Overall Startup of 2012 (2011 winner: Dropbox)
Fab
GitHub – winner
Instagram
Palantir – runner-up
Square 


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