Anthym, a HR tech startup based in Phoenix, has been selected to present at TechCrunch Disrupt, one of the marquee events for fast-growing companies around the world.
Anthym is one of 200 companies selected to present at TechCrunch’s newly formatted Startup Battlefield and it is the only Arizona-based company to make the cut. The event will take place from Oct. 18 to 20 in San Francisco.
Each day of the conference, these startups will present their companies on the Battlefield stage; For Anthym, co-founder Brian Mohr will handle the pitching duties. From this group of 200, just 20 finalists will be selected to pitch on the main stage for a chance to win $100,000 in equity-free funding.
Anthym is a platform that helps teams bond by sharing more about their personal lives, a need that became more apparent during the pandemic as many people shifted to remote work. The company runs facilitated sharing exercises for colleagues to get to know each other and (hopefully) foster a better team environment. 
Anthym has been in-revenue since its founding by Mohr and Jeremy Gocke in 2020. The company has worked with teams at Zillow, Google and Banner Health and it recently launched a new hire onboarding service.
The company currently has four full-time employees, two part-timers and 30 certified consultants with expertise in team-building, communication and more.
Anthym was selected to participate in the 2022 cohort of the Blackbaud Social Good Startup Program earlier this year and made it into MuckerLab’s annual accelerator program and Lair East Labs’  accelerator, all three of which came with funding.
In the past, just 20 companies were selected to be part of the Startup Battlefield, but TechCrunch changed its format this year. For the first time, TechCrunch picked 200 companies to receive free exhibition space at the event and get a shot at the $100,000 prize.
“Historically speaking, choosing just 20 startups to compete in Startup Battlefield and exhibit for free meant that we had to say no to many incredible, investment-worthy startups,” TechCrunch wrote in a July announcement. “This new, curated process allows 200 outstanding startups to participate and receive benefits associated with the Startup Battlefield program.”
In addition to the free exhibition space, these 200 companies, including Anthym, will participate in special workshops, events and classes on building and running a startup.
Dropbox, Cloudflare, Mint and Fitbit are among the hundreds of companies that have previously pitched at TC Disrupt, collectively raising more than $9.7 billion after participating in the contest.
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