And 2015 NEVYs Winners Are… [May 13, 2015]

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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From inside the House of Blues, the winners are in! Some of the biggest names in the Boston startup community were nominated; some left with a NEVY and others left with added motivation for next year, but everyone left with new friends and renewed appreciation for the huge year that was for Boston’s innovation ecosystem. There was laughter and there were tears, but at the end of the show the awards fell into deserving hands.

The Winners in Tech

Hottest Startup, Seed Stage: BookBub

Hottest Startup, A+: PillPack

Next Unicorn: Acquia

Rising Star Entrepreneur: Elias Torres, Driftt

Angel of the Year: Dharmesh Shah

Rising Star VC: Nicole Stata, Boston Seed Capital

Fund of the Year: FKA Atlas and Founder Collective

Exit of the Year: Wayfair

Entrepreneur of the Year: Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah, Hubspot

The Winners in Healthcare

Hottest Startup: Navitor Pharmaceuticals

Rising Star Entrepreneur: Zoe Barry, ZappRx and Nancy Simonian, Syros Pharmaceuticals

Rising Star VC: Bruce Booth, Atlas Venture

Deal of the Year: Moderna Therapeutics

Entrepreneur of the Year: Rushika Fernandopulle, Iora Health

This list deserves recognition, but so do all of the Nominees. The past year was enormous for Boston startups and the investment community as a whole. The NEVYs set out to celebrate Boston’s wins, and judging from the turnout and the energy, it was a success. Those who couldn’t join us missed a party that, as of this writing, is still going strong. But don’t worry, we’ll be right back at it next year.

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