Each of the companies took to the stage earlier this week in a bid to prove their worthiness, and to top it all off this year’s batch of six had to present once more in front of our final panel of judges that includes Michael Arrington of CrunchFund (and TechCrunch founder), Roelof Botha of Sequoia Capital, Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz, David Lee of SV Angel, Marissa Mayer of Yahoo!, and Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures. Needless to say, this process isn’t exactly for the faint of heart.
The judges spent a considerable amount of time deliberating backstage, and they’ve just now come to a decision. Without any further ado, meet your TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 Battlefield winner.
THE WINNER: LAYER
The grand Layer vision involves support for web apps, too, but for now the team is going to focus on releasing an SDK for iOS and Android developers to tinker with. And what of their scheme to keep developers around and dependent on Layer? Early adopters will be able to deploy Layer for free, but will have to pay some modest cloud infrastructure fees once they really start picking up steam.