BillGuard is only half-New Yorker–CEOYaron Samidis based in “New York and Tel Aviv.” But the company, which combs your online statements for fraud and frivolous charges, garnered 10,000 sign-ups in a matter of days after launching in May at TechCrunch Disrupt. They discovered fraud on 20 percent of the new users’ bills, and a $6,000 erroneous charge on one wealthy individual’s card.
The only startup to drive up to the stage, GetAround, is the winner of this week’s mega conference.
The two New York start-ups involved in the finals, Sonar and BillGuard, shared the second place runner up slot.
GetAround lets users put their car up for rent, then provides insurance and turns users iphone into the key.
Betabeat’s intrepid Adrianne Jeffries will be hitting the party scene tonight. Let her know where the action is.