BOSTON — December 8, 2020— Recently, in homes all over New England, the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) honored the winners of its eighth annual NEVY Awards, recognizing and celebrating the top innovators, investors, and companies in the region. Presented by Dell Technologies, the “2Oz0 NEVYs: There’s No Place Like Home” ceremony gave an appropriate nod to this year’s alternate reality.
Kyruus was proud to win the 2020 Powerhouse Healthcare Company Award in a highly competitive category that highlights the impressive growth of digital health companies in the New England region. Founded in Boston in 2010, Kyruus offers an industry-leading provider search and scheduling platform that helps healthcare organizations match patients to the right, in-network providers and simplify booking. The company serves more than 625 hospitals across the US, including several large health systems in New England.
Kyruus’ solution proved critical to its customers’ ability to respond to the COVID-19 crisis – enabling them to dynamically route patients with different symptoms and conditions to the best care options as local conditions changed. Kyruus also quickly launched new capabilities, such as the ability for patients to book virtual visits online, to help customers facilitate greater digital patient access during the pandemic. Kyruus closed a $72M Series D in early 2020 in order to accelerate its impact with healthcare delivery organizations and extend its offerings to health plans where many patients begin their search for a provider.
“We are proud of our Boston roots and honored to receive this recognition from the New England Venture Capital Association,” said Graham Gardner, MD, CEO of Kyruus. “We look forward to partnering with more and more health systems and health plans across the region as we work together to connect patients to the right care.”
“Just like the year of 2020, our NEVYs award ceremony was like no other in its history. We came together safely and virtually to recognize the strength and tenacity of New England’s entrepreneurs and investors – but of course, offered the pomp and flair everyone expected,” said NEVCA President Jody Rose. “We are honored to celebrate the hard work and success of our community and offer a bit of levity in these unique times.”
The NEVYs honor both early- and late-stage companies, as well as the venture capitalists who support them, and cover a broad spectrum of the region’s thriving industry clusters: Technology, Healthcare, Life Sciences, MedTech, and CleanTech.
Kyruus joins an impressive list of outstanding companies from around New England, in categories across the innovation landscape.
The winners of the 2020 NEVY Awards in the Technology category are:
- Emerging Tech Company: Reggora
- Hottest Tech Startup: Whoop
- Tech Exit of the Year: Carbon Black & Draftkings
- Next Cornerstone Tech Company: Toast
- Tech Fund of the Year: Accomplice
The winners of the 2020 NEVY Awards in the Healthcare category are:
- Emerging Healthcare Company: FireFly Health
- Powerhouse Healthcare Company: Kyruus
- Healthcare Fund of the Year: Oak HC/FT
The winners of the 2020 NEVY Awards in the Life Sciences category are:
- Patient Impact Award: Acceleron Pharma & Bluebird Bio
- Emerging Life Science Company: QurAlis
- Powerhouse Life Science Company: Akouos
- Life Science Deal/Exit of the Year: Semma Therapeutics
- Tech Fund of the Year: Atlas Venture
The winners of the 2020 NEVY Awards in the MedTech category are:
- Emerging MedTech Company: GI Windows & Hyalex Orthopaedics
- Powerhouse MedTech Company: Sema4
The winners of the 2020 NEVY Awards in the CleanTech category are:
- Emerging CleanTech Company: Commonwealth Fusion Systems
- Powerhouse CleanTech Company: Indigo Ag
Alongside Presenting Sponsor Dell Technologies, the NEVY Awards in Emerald City were supported this year by returning sponsors: AbbVie, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Deloitte, IDA Ireland, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Matter, and V2 Communications; and new sponsors Enel, JP Morgan, and MassDevelopment.
About the New England Venture Capital Association
The New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) invests in the entrepreneurial ecosystem on behalf of the VC community through program-building, policy work, marketing and events. From celebrations (the NEVY Awards) to content series (VC Briefings and Syndicate Sessions), workforce development programs (TechGen and Hack.Diversity) to advocacy and legislation (equity and inclusion initiatives and immigration reform), the NEVCA is at once a network, catalyst and resource for the innovation economy.