Wednesday evening, May 14, 2014 was a great night for Polaris Partners and our portfolio companies as we gathered together at the House of Blues in Boston for the 2014 NEVY Awards. Hosted by the New England Venture Capital Association, the NEVY’s celebrate venture capital and innovation in our region and recognize individuals, teams and companies for their outstanding contributions to our ecosystem.
It was a fantastic event filled with amazing energy. Here at Polaris, we were incredibly proud of our firm and our companies who were collectively nominated in seven separate categories. At the end of the evening we took home five awards including:
RISING STAR VC: Kevin Bitterman, Polaris Partners (photo left)
HOTTEST HEALTHCARE STARTUP: Editas Medicine
RISING STAR ENTREPRENEUR: Nagesh Mahanthappa, Scholar Rock (photo right)
EXIT OF THE YEAR: Acceleron Pharma
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR: John Knopf, Acceleron Pharma
In addition, Polaris-backed Arsia and Xtuit won J&J’s “Quick Fire Challenge” which earned them $50,000 each to become a part of the @LabCentral community for one year.
Thank you to the New England Venture Capital Association for a wonderful event. Can’t wait until next year!