The second annual 2017 Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) was a close competition. Out of 25 companies, three made it to the final round of Sir Richard Branson’s version of TechCrunch Disrupt, and only two votes separated the second place contender from the winner. In the end, compact aerial camera drone manufacturer Vantage Robotics took top honors.
Branson hosted the tech competition on his private isle, Becker Island, in the British Virgin Islands. In addition to the airline and entertainment mogul, judges included venture capitalist Jim Breyer, Aspect Ventures managing partner Theresia Gouw, Hillary for America campaign CTO Steph Hannon, iTutor Group COO Jerry Huang, and software entrepreneur Tom Siebel.Read Full Story >