The Start-Up Rundown

Start-Up News: Entrepreneurs at Large, Israel Disrupts New York, and App Releases Feature

Visiting dignitary: TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington. Photo: Getty/AOL

This week in TechCrunch Disrupt and other topics of New York start-up interest:

DISRUPT HAPPENED. New York’s tech scene was very well-represented at all levels of the three-day tech conference known as TechCrunch Disrupt: New Yorkers made it into the hackathon finals, Battlefield finals and office hours with Paul Graham and lined the Startup Alley tradeshow: Battlefield finalists and BillGuard both had impressive demos and got a flood of user sign-ups. But there’s a new tech underdog on the map.¬†BillGuard is only half-New York–CEO Yaron Samid is based in “New York and Tel Aviv.” Another finalist, Doat, is also Israeli. Good show, considering that by our count there were only five Israeli companies in the Battlefield competition.

ENTREPRENEURS AT LARGE. Aaron Price, organizer of the Hoboken Tech Meetup, has been named entrepreneur-at-large for DFJ Gotham. ¬†“I’d be happy to talk with you about your ideas or the VC process in general,” he said in an email to the group. Also, if you missed it: The city is looking for an EAL of its own. Read More