Oh man, do we have a story for you.
So there we were, Friday night, at the Crunchie Awards in San Francisco. As you may have heard, we were nominated for two awards—Best Social App and Best New Startup of 2010. Well, we didn’t win either of them, but we’re proud to have been nominated, and really happy for the great group of startups we were up against. You know, we didn’t win the TechCrunch Hackathon we were born at either, but we turned out OK!
Now this is where it gets weird.
The next night, we were relaxing at our hotel when a bunch of people broke in and blindfolded us. We were led to a car, which drove us to a secret location. When we arrived, they removed our blindfolds. All we can say is that it was a gorgeous grotto on the water with a breathtaking view of the city. Really an amazing place.
Our memories of that night, to be honest, are a little fuzzy. We remember a candlelit ceremony, and TechCrunch staffers in robes. Our last memory is sipping ceremonial wine out of ornate goblets.
The next thing we knew, we woke up next to a Crunchie award with our company’s name on it. Check it out:
For what could we have won this mysterious award? It doesn’t indicate the title anywhere.
Our only clues are these mysterious pictures, apparently sent to our “Team GroupMe” GroupMe by founders Jared and Steve during that fateful night.
One depicts TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington giving a backrub to a gorilla, which is holding our Crunchie.
The other depicts our mysterious Crunchie on a beautiful throne.
We’ve been trying to reach the team at TechCrunch all day but their phones are giving us busy signals and they won’t return our emails. Very strange, indeed.
What is going on? Have any other startups won this secret Crunchie? Does anyone know what it’s for? Let us know on Twitter. We’re getting worried.