7 Start-ups That'll Change Your Life In 2015

Last week, techies gathered at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall to fete what is basically the Oscars of tech: The Crunchies. Now in its eighth year, the event praises the best and brightest stars and start-ups of Silicon Valley. Like most awards shows, it came with its fair share of cringe-worthy moments — most notably from host and HBO's Silicon Valley actor TJ Miller — but, the shining light throughout was definitely the celebration of industry achievements.

While the big winners included the usual suspects, like Twitter, Uber, and Oculus VR, what we found fascinating was the next generation of start-ups and apps. These noteworthy companies are disrupting fields as diverse as blood testing and education to weed delivery and shipping, and could easily become the new household names in tech. Check them out here, and get ready to keep your eye on these rising stars in 2015.