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New England Venture Capital Association announces finalists for its first annual 'NEVY Awards'

Posted by Scott Kirsner  April 10, 2013 02:49 PM

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The New England Venture Capital Association will unveil a new awards ceremony on May 1st in Cambridge: The NEVYs. Executive director C.A. Webb just sent over the list of finalists, adding, that the NEVY "academy" of several dozen investors and entrepreneurs will be choosing the winners over the next couple weeks.

Angel of the Year

Andy Palmer- Koa Labs
Dharmesh Shah- Hubspot
Will Herman- Techstars
Nicole Stata- Boston Seed Capital
Ty Danco- BuySideFX
David Chang- PayPal Boston
Joe Caruso- Bantam Group

Rising Star: VC

Rob Go- NextView Ventures
Stephen Kraus- Bessemer Venture Partners
Kent Bennett- Bessemer Venture Partners

Rising Star: Entrepreneur

Sravish Sridhar- Kinvey
Eliot Buchanan- Plastiq
John Harthorne- MassChallenge
Fred Shilmover- InsightSquared
Andrew Paradise- Lookout Gaming
Justin Borgman- Hadapt

Deal of the Year: Tech

Rethink Robotics
Consumer United

Deal of the Year: Healthcare

Bluebird Bio
Foundation Medical
Moderna Therapeutics Inc
Constellation Pharmaceuticals

Exit of the Year: Healthcare

Avila Therapeutics (acquired by Celgene)
Enobia (acquired by Alexion)
Humedica (acquired by Optum)
Stromedix (acquired by Biogen)

Exit of the Year: Tech

Acme Packet (acquired by Oracle)
Kiva Systems (acquired by Amazon)
Demandware (IPO)
Crashlytics (acquired by Twitter)

Entrepreneur of the Year: Tech

Ash Ashutosh- Actifio
Wayne Chang and Jeff Seibert- Crashlytics
Andy Ory, Acme Packet
Dave Balter- BzzAgent
Mike Baker- Dataxu

Entrepreneur of the Year: Healthcare

Katrine Bosley- Avila Therapeutics
Michelle Dipp-Ovascience
David Schenkein- Agios

VC of the Year: Tech

Spark Capital
Atlas Venture
Google Ventures

VC of the Year: Healthcare

Atlas Venture
Third Rock Ventures
Polaris Partners

Best New Startup

Jounce Therapeutics

Hottest Startup


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