Crunchies Who Are Through Crunching Numbers

Natalie O'Connor —  January 27, 2015 — Leave a comment

Hosted by Tech Crunch and Venture Beat, the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards will be presented Thursday, February 5, 2015. This competition celebrates the best startups, internet and technology innovations of the year.

Each company has been nominated and hand-selected by the Crunchies Committee based on their accomplishments during the year 2014. Each category includes five companies and voting is open to the public. Today is the last day to get your votes in! 

Drum Roll Please…

Expensify is excited to announce our customers who have been nominated in the following categories:

Best On-Demand Service
Choosing a favorite in this category is impossible with so many great services used daily. Whether we are traveling and need a place to crash, in a time crunch to ship out our swag, or stranded across town, these on-demand services all deserve a Crunchie.
Hotel Tonight’s motto involves planning less and living more. If you give them 10 seconds they’ll get you a great deal at your soon-to-be favorite hotel.
Lyft is easy, and affordable with some of the friendliest drivers you’ll meet all day.
Shyp is the easiest way to ship anything, anywhere by simply request a package pickup and they take care of the rest.
Uber seamlessly connects riders to drivers through their app making cities more accessible.

Best E-Commerce Application
We are busy little Expensifiers who need fuel throughout the day. We are huge advocates for this application, ordering sometimes twice a day!
Instacart connects you with personal shoppers in your area who deliver groceries from your favorite local stores in as little as an hour.

Best Design
Medium is a platform for everyone from professional journalists to amateur storytellers and non-profit leaders so they encourage writers if you’ve got something to share, jump in.
Our designers, Shawn and Leanne, are totally aligned with this nomination. Medium has a beautiful interface, easy navigation, and the photography… oh, the photography!

Best Bootstrapped Startup
Grammarly‘s flagship product corrects contextual spelling mistakes, checks for more than 250 common grammar errors, enhances vocabulary usage, and provides citation suggestions. With more than 4 million registered users worldwide, there is no doubt they’re going home with a Crunchies.

Best Enterprise Startup
Github is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over eight million people use GitHub including us Expensifiers!

Best Education Startup
What’s not to love about startups bringing easily accessible classes to better this generation and the next? We love them both… who will you choose?
AltSchool is a collaborative community of micro-schools that uses outstanding teachers, deep research, and innovative tools to offer a personalized, whole child learning experience for the next generation.
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

Best New Startup of 2014
Shyp (see above)
Product Hunt is a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
Two totally different concepts. We suggest you purchase great new gadgets on Product Hunt & summon Shyp to surprise your family across the country!

Best Overall Startup of 2014
Another toss-up here with two applications everyone at Expensify HQ love. A good SnapStory on a night out followed by a safe ride home is what millennials’ dreams are made of.
Snapchat is a photo messaging service where users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a list of recipients.
Uber (see above)

Fastest Rising Startup
Reddit is an entertainment, social networking service where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links.
Lending Club is the world’s largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors.

Founder of the Year
Not only do we love Zendesk as a customer, but we are huge fans of their application. Expensify’s support team relies on their tool to efficiently answer users’ questions daily. Mikkel Svane, Alexander Aghassipour and Morten Primdahl, founders of Zendesk, are clearly getting our vote!

We hope you love our Expensifers as much as we do… what are you waiting for? Vote now!

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