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Voting begins today for the 2013 Crunchies awards

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In collaboration with GigaOm and TechCrunch, VentureBeat is excited to announce the finalists for the 2013 Crunchies awards!

We combed through thousands of your submissions and put them together with the vast expertise of our three sites’ editors to come up with this list. The nominees on this list are some of the most impressive companies and people the tech world had to offer in the past year.

Check out our finalists in all 20 categories below, ranging from Fastest Rising Startup to CEO of the Year. And congratulations to every one of them for making it to this exclusive list.

Now we need you to vote on the finalists! Head over to the 2013 Crunchies voting page and tell us which is your favorite in each category. Keep in mind that you may only vote once per day per award category until voting closes on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winners will be announced onstage at the 7th Annual Crunchies.

The award show will take place on Monday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. followed by the after party from 9:00pm to 11:30 p.m. at Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco. You can purchase tickets here. Be sure to act fast!

We hope to see you there!

Best Technology Achievement

Apple A7 Processor
Bitcoin
node.js
Planet Labs low-cost satellites
Project Loon

Best Collaborative Consumption Service

Airbnb
Crowdtilt
DogVacay
Homejoy
Lyft

Best E-Commerce Application

BarkBox
Good Eggs
Polyvore
Warby Parker
Wanelo

Best Mobile Application

Mailbox
Snapchat
Tinder
VSCO Cam
WhatsApp

Fastest Rising Startup

Lulu
QuizUp
Tinder
Upworthy
Whisper

Best Health Startup

Fitbit
MyFitnessPal
One Medical Group
Oscar
Practice Fusion

Best Design

Exposure by Elepath
Nest Protect
Pencil by FiftyThree
SayHi
Yahoo Weather

Best Bootstrapped Startup

Grammarly
Imgur
NerdWallet
SmugMug
TaskUs

Sexiest Enterprise Startup

Box
ClearSlide
New Relic
Optimizely
Zendesk

Best International Startup

BlaBlaCar
Huddle
Supercell
Waze
Xiaomi

Best Education Startup

Code.org
CreativeLIVE
Duolingo
Khan Academy
Treehouse

Best Hardware Startup

3D Robotics
Oculus VR
SmartThings
Sonos
Square

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Candy Crush Saga
Netflix
Tinder
Vibease
Vine

Biggest Social Impact

Code.org
Crowdtilt
Edward Snowden’s NSA Revelations
StopWatching.Us
Watsi

Angel of the Year

Steve Anderson
Michael Dearing
Keith Rabois
Naval Ravikant
Chris Sacca

VC of the Year

Peter Fenton (Benchmark)
Jim Goetz (Sequoia Capital)
Reid Hoffman (Greylock Partners)
Bill Maris (Google Ventures)
Bijan Sabet (Spark Capital)

Founder of the Year

Drew Houston (Dropbox)
David Karp (Tumblr)
Aaron Levie (Box)
Matthew Prince, Michelle Zatlyn & Lee Holloway (CloudFlare)
Deena Varshavskaya (Wanelo)

CEO of the Year

Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
Dick Costolo (Twitter)
Travis Kalanick (Uber)
Marissa Mayer (Yahoo!)
Elon Musk (Tesla Motors & SpaceX)

Best New Startup of 2013

Anki
Coinbase
Glow
Tinder
Whisper

Best Overall Startup of 2013

CloudFlare
Kickstarter
Snapchat
Twitter
Uber


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