NEVCA announces nominees for 2014 NEVY Awards

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On May 14, many of Boston’s most active startup investors and fastest rising entrepreneurs will gather at the House of Blues for this year’s New England Venture Capital Association’s NEVY Awards.

(BetaBoston is a media partner for this year’s NEVYs.)

This morning, NEVCA announced the tech and healthcare startups, founders, and investors who have been nominated for this year’s awards in categories such as “Angel of the Year,” “Rising Star Entrepreneur,” and “Deal of the Year,” among others.

A statement from NEVCA said that this year’s nominees were selected by “an Academy of past winners and local industry experts who have their fingertips on the pulse of the region’s biggest deals and breakthroughs.”

C.A. Webb, executive director of the New England Venture Capital Association said in the statement, “It’s a fantastic privilege to be able to bring the region’s brightest innovators and investors together in one room – not just for an awards ceremony, but for a blowout party that celebrates the powerhouse companies being built here in the northeast.”

Here are the nominees (the full list can also be found here):

ANGEL OF THE YEAR – TECH

Joe Caruso
Mike Dornbrook
Semyon Dukach
Jean Hammond
Steve Papa
Jit Saxena
Dharmesh Shah
Walt Winshall

HOTTEST HEALTHCARE STARTUP

Editas
Mitokyne
Scholar Rock
Syros Pharmaceuticals
Visterra

HOTTEST TECH STARTUP –
SEED STAGE

Evergage
Fashion Project
Oyo Sportstoys
PillPack
Rest Devices –

HOTTEST TECH STARTUP – A+

DraftKings
Dragon Innovation
Superpedestrian
Thinking Phones

IMPACT AWARD – HEALTHCARE

Constellation Pharmaceuticals
Foundation Medicine
Gennocea Biosciences
Good Start Genetics
Iora Health
Zafgen

SPECIAL RECOGNITION CATEGORY
INNOVATION CAPITAL

Blade
Boston Seed Capital
Data Point Capital
Founder Collective
G20 Ventures
Nextview Ventures
Project 11
TechStars
Romulus
Rough Draft Ventures

RISING STAR ENTREPRENEUR – TECH

Phil Beauregard, Objective Logistics
Brent Grinna, EverTrue
Dulcie Madden, Rest Devices
Daniel Nadler, Kensho
Jason Robbins, DraftKings
Ellen Rubin, ClearySky Data
Joshua Summers, Clypd

RISING STAR ENTREPRENEUR – HEALTHCARE

Nagesh Mahanthappa, Scholar Rock
Jacob Sattelmair, Wellframe
Ben Shaw, Vets First Choice
Kazumi Shiosaki, Mitokyne

RISING STAR VC – TECH

Peter Blacklow, Boston Seed Capital
Ryan Moore, Atlas Venture
Eric Paley, Founder Collective
Scott Savitz, Data Point Capital

RISING STAR VC – HEALTHCARE

Kevin Bitterman, Polaris Partners
Bruce Booth, Atlas Venture
Alexis Borisy, Third Rock Ventures
Aaron Sandoski, Norwich Ventures
Krishna Yeshwant, Google Ventures

DEAL OF THE YEAR – TECH

Applause
Belmont Technology
DataGravity
Datto
DraftKings
Simplivity

DEAL OF THE YEAR – HEALTHCARE

Dicerna
Mitokyne
Modema Therapeutics
PreCision

EXIT OF THE YEAR – TECH

Care.com
Cloudant
Kayak
Neolane

EXIT OF THE YEAR – HEALTHCARE

Acceleron Pharma
Agios
Bluebird Bio
CoStim
Epizyme

FUND OF THE YEAR – TECH

Atlas Venture
Founder Collective
General Catalyst
Google Ventures
Matrix Partners

FUND OF THE YEAR – HEALTHCARE

Atlas Venture
Flagship Ventures
MPM Capital
Polaris Partners
Third Rock Ventures

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – TECH

Steve Conine and Niraj Shah, Wayfair
Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, Hubspot
Sheila Marcelo, Care.com
John Roland, Extreme Reach

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR –
HEALTHCARE

Stephane Bancel, Moderna Therapeutics
Rushika Fernandpulle, lora Health
Tom Hughes, Zafgen
John Knopf, Acceleron
Nick Leschly, Bluebird Bio
Kazumi Shiosaki, Epizyme

Dennis Keohane was a Senior Staff Writer for BetaBoston.
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