Who rocked the 2014 NEVYs – this year’s winners

Fashion Project, winner of Hottest Startup at the NEVYs
Fashion Project, winner of Hottest Startup at the NEVYs

This year’s New England Venture Capital Association NEVY awards was another celebration of what makes the Boston tech and innovation scene so great.

Although, much of the crowd was somewhat distracted by what was happening in the Bruins game, the awards still took center stage.

One of the biggest wins of the night was by Fashion Project in the “Hottest Startup” category.

Anna Palmer and Christine Rizk of Fashion Project said, “It was amazing, it confirms what we have been doing.”

Eric Paley, who won the “Rising VC” category was complimentary of the other finalists in the category he won in, going as far as saying that, “Ryan Moore (from Atlas) should have won.”

However, it was a bit awkward when General Catalyst, who is involved in some political muck and mire with recent revelations about Charlie Baker and contributions to New Jersey’s Republican party, won “Fund of the Year.”

Here is the full list of winners:

In the Tech category…

Hottest Startup: Seed Stage

Fashion Project

Hottest Startup: A+

Dragon Innovation

Rising Star Entrepreneur

TIE:
Ellen Rubin, ClearySky Data
Joshua Summers, Clypd

Rising Star VC

Eric Paley, Founder Collective

Entrepreneur of the Year

Sheila Marcelo, Care.com

Angel of the Year

Walt Winshall

Fund of the Year

General Catalyst

Exit of the Year
TIE:
Care.com
Kayak

Deal of the Year

DraftKings

In the healthcare categories…

Hottest Startup

Editas Medicine

Impact Award

Zafgen

Rising Star Entrepreneur
Nagesh Mahanthappa, Scholar Rock

Rising Star VC
Kevin Bitterman, Polaris Partners

Entrepreneur of the Year
John Knopf, Acceleron

Fund of the Year

Flagship Ventures

Exit of the Year

Acceleron Pharma

Deal of the Year

Dicerna

 

Dennis Keohane was a Senior Staff Writer for BetaBoston.
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