Canadian Startup Makes Finals at TechCrunch Disrupt NY

The 17th TechCrunch Disrupt conference is taking place this week in New York City with over 2,100 people passing through the Manhattan Center with dreams of becoming the next Snapchat.

Along with NYC mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina, executives and founders like Joanne Bradford, Dennis Crowley and Leandra Medine have graced the stage.

In tandem with the interviews and keynotes, 24 startups have presented on their Startup Battlefield stage and yesterday they announced the seven finalists that move on to today’s final round to compete for a large check and an even larger cup.

Among the finalists is Ottawa’s PageCloud.

Recently featured as a GoToMeeting Five company, PageCloud is a browser-based website creation app. Existing website publishing apps require coding skills to manipulate content beyond just filling the blanks of a rigid pre-built template. PageCloud’s advanced technology represents a dramatic shift in web design, as it’s the first to deliver this professional level of desktop publishing experience to the Web.

PageCloud raised a $2.2 million seed round in March which included Shopify CEO and co-founder Tobias Lutke.