BOSTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The first annual NEVY awards, a celebration of the most innovative and exciting companies in Boston, proved that Massachusetts houses some of the most remarkable entrepreneurs and start-ups in the country. Thirteen awards, focusing on the tech and healthcare industries, were announced at the inaugural ceremony and cocktail reception held last night at The Sinclair in Cambridge. Hosted by the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA), the event showcased the very best of Boston's start-up community.
"Looking to highlight the success of Boston's start-up community, the NEVY's were created to showcase the widespread talent and innovation being developed in our flourishing entrepreneurial hub," said C.A. Webb, executive director of the NEVCA. "Ranging from biotech, to robotics, mobile, big data, enterprise infrastructure, and e-commerce, these awards celebrate the big ideas, hard work, and breakthrough innovations that are building the next generation of successful companies."
The following companies and individuals received NEVY awards at last night's awards ceremony:
Categories voted on by Tech and Healthcare
- Angel of the Year
Andy Palmer-Koa Labs
- Best New Startup
- Hottest Startup
- Rising Star: Entrepreneur
Sravish Sridhar – Kinvey
- Rising Star: VC
Tie: Rob Go – NextView Ventures
Steve Kraus – Bessemer Venture Partners
- Deal of the Year: Tech
Ash Ashutosh – Actifio
- Exit of the Year: Tech
Acme Packet – Oracle
- Entrepreneur of the Year: Tech
Andy Ory, Acme Packet
- VC of the Year: Tech
- Deal of the Year: Healthcare
Moderna Therapeutics Inc.
- Exit of the Year: Healthcare
Avila Therapeutics: Celgene
- Entrepreneur of the Year: Healthcare
Katrine Bosley – Avila Therapeutics
- VC of the Year: Healthcare
Third Rock Ventures
About the New England Venture Capital Association
The New England Venture Capital Association (http://www.newenglandvc.org) represents more than 700 venture capital professionals from 90 top firms, collectively managing more than $50 billion in investor capital. Its mission is to help ideas that matter become local businesses that benefit entrepreneurs, investors, and the world. To do so it advances the collective interests of member firms in keeping the region competitive, championing emerging and proven venture-backed companies, maintaining strong connections to local universities and talent, and supporting the region's thriving startup community.
SOURCE New England Venture Capital Association