Last night marked the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) 2014 NEVY Awards blowout cocktail party at Boston’s House of Blues. For the second year in a row, the Awards honored the best and the brightest in the region’s technology and healthcare startup ecosystem.
As a proud supporter of NEVCA, we enjoyed the night which featured surprise appearances from Governor Deval Patrick, who helped kick off the show, and NEVCA president/Bessemer Venture Partners General Partner Steve Kraus, as well as attendance of over 700 entrepreneurs, investors and supporters. The evening recognizes game-changing people and companies who make New England’s startup community so dynamic. Awards included Hottest Startup, Rising Star Entrepreneur, Rising Star VC, Fund of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year.
“New England saw dozens of important tech and healthcare IPOs, exits and deals this year. For the second year in a row, it was a thrill to gather so many important investors, company creators and their teams in one room to honor their hard work,” said C.A. Webb, Executive Director of the NEVCA. “These entrepreneurs are a force of nature and are transforming their industries from primary care to childcare, from travel to drug discovery. It was a big year for us and it looks like 2015 will be an even stronger year for major announcements from New England’s startup community.”
This year’s NEVY award winners were selected for the mark they’ve made in the last year by a panel of previous winners and local industry experts. Check out the full list of winners and nominations on the NEVY website.
Photography credit: Ben Porway