Next Score View the next score

    New England startups honored by venture capital group

    Gene editing, satellite propulsion, and a way to search for car deals were just some of the innovations in the fields of tech and health care recognized at the fourth annual NEVY Awards held Wednesday at the House of Blues.

    Three-year old Editas Medicine Inc., which went public earlier this year with a $94.4 million initial public offering got the Exit of the Year award in the life sciences category, while Rapid7, the only Massachusetts technology firm to go public last year, took the prize on the tech side.

    The awards are a celebration of Boston entrepreneurs at all stages of startup growth and it’s put on by the New England Venture Capital Association.


    Decibel Therapeutics, which launched with an initial $52 million investment last year, won the prize for the hottest startup in health care, while on the tech side the honor went to Accion Systems and Toast.

    Get Talking Points in your inbox:
    An afternoon recap of the day’s most important business news, delivered weekdays.
    Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

    Fitness app company Runkeeper, which was purchased earlier this year by Japanese sports-apparel company ASICS Corp. for about $85 million, was named digital health company of the year.

    Mary Lynne Hedley, the founder and chief scientific officer of Waltham-based biotechnology company Tesaro Inc., and Langley Steinert, founder of CarGurus and cofounder of TripAdvisor, were named entrepreneurs of the year.

    Here’s a full list of the winners:

    Winners in the technology sector


    Hottest Startup: Seed — Accion Systems

    Hottest Startup: A+ — Toast

    Next Pillar Tech Company — Fuze

    Rising Star Entrepreneur — TJ Parker & Elliot Cohen, PillPack

    Angel of the Year — Jennifer Lum


    Rising Star VC — Katie Rae, Project 11

    Fund of the Year — General Catalyst

    Exit of the Year — Rapid7

    Entrepreneur of the Year — Langley Steinert, CarGurus

    Winners in the life sciences sector

    Hottest Startup — Decibel Therapeutics

    Rising Star Entrepreneur — Rosana Kapeller, Nimbus Therapeutics

    Rising Star VC — David Grayzel, Atlas Venture

    Deal of the Year — CRISPR Therapeutics

    Exit of the Year — Editas Medicine

    Digital Health Company of the Year — Runkeeper

    Fund of the Year — Atlas Venture

    Entrepreneur of the Year — Mary Lynne Hedley, Tesaro

    Katheleen Conti can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @GlobeKConti.