Angel of the Year: Andy Palmer of Koa Labs
Rising Star VC (Tie): Rob Go of NextView Ventures and Stephen Kraus of Bessemer Venture Partners
Rising Star Entrepreneur: Sravish Sridhar of Kinvey
Deal of the Year (Tech): Actifio
Deal of the Year (Healthcare): Moderna Therapuetics
Entrepreneur of the Year (Tech): Andy Ory of Acme Packet
Entrepreneur of the Year (Healthcare): Katrine Bosley of Avila Therapeutics
VC of the Year (Tech) : Spark Capital
VC of the Year (Healthcare) : Third Rock Ventures
Exit of the Year (Tech) Acme Packet, acquired by Oracle
Exit of the Year (Healthcare): Avila Therapeutics, acquired by Celgene
Best New Startup: Jounce Therapeutics
Hottest Startup: Wayfair
(In the photo are Fred Destin of Atlas Venture and Nicole Stata of Boston Seed Capital. Destin doesn't actually need money; his firm just raised a new $265 million fund.)
About Scott Kirsner
Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched Boston.com in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books "Fans, Friends & Followers" and "Inventing the Movies," was the editor of "The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England," and was a contributor to "The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston." Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Here's some background on how Scott decides what to cover, and how to pitch him a story idea.
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December 9: Web Innovators Group
Demos of new mobile apps and web ventures at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. Free admission; cash bar.
December 10: Fintech Demo Day
Short demos from startups in the financial technology realm.
December 11: Unpitch
Entrepreneurs and investors sit down for lunch, advice, and feedback. Entrepreneurs must apply to participate.