TechCrunch Disrupt Europe came to a close in London on Tuesday as big data storage startup Crate stole the show and went home with the Disrupt Cup.

Crate will join the ranks of Battlefield startups who have collectively gone on to raise nearly $1 billion in follow-on funding after taking the stage.

SV Angel, CrunchFund and 500 Startups have proven to be the most eager to back Battlefield survivors so far, leading or participating in follow-on investments for 9 contestants each. Greylock follows closely behind with another 8 Battlefield startups in its portfolio.

Disrupt London’s 14 Battlefield contestants should not be too disappointed to go home without a trophy and a check – winning the pitch-off appears to have little impact on investor interest or future success.

Battlefield winners, runner-ups, and finalists combined have raised $180 million in 26 follow-on rounds since the first Disrupt NYC in 2010, while all other participants have racked up a total of $629 million in 145 follow-on fundings.

And despite walking away from Disrupt NY 2013 empty-handed, former Battlefield participant Zenefits has gone on to raise the most venture money out of the group – a total of nearly $84 million within one year.

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  • Originally published October 23, 2014, updated April 26, 2023