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Winners of the 2013 New England Venture Capital Association Awards

Posted by Scott Kirsner  May 1, 2013 08:44 PM

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The New England Venture Capital Association held its first-ever awards party tonight in Harvard Square. These were the winners.

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

Photos from the event are on NEVCA's Facebook page, and the complete list of nominees is here.

(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.)

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