Zulily. PopCap. Blue Box. PitchBook.
Those are just a few of the past winners in the Deal of the Year category in the GeekWire Awards. And this year, we will not crown just one new winner, but two. There were so many deals flying over the past 12 months that we decided to split the Deal of the Year category — recognizing the top deals in two divisions: Acquisitions/IPOs and Venture Capital deals.
Vote for your favorites in the polls below. A big thanks to Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati, the sponsor of the Deal of the Year category.
Over the next two weeks, we’re opening voting in 13 GeekWire Awards categories, with GeekWire readers choosing their top picks from finalists selected by our panel of judges from community nominations. Check back on GeekWire each day to cast your ballot. Winners will be revealed at the GeekWire Awards — presented by Wave Business — on May 10th at the Museum of Pop Culture.
Tickets are on sale for the big Awards show, but we sell out each year, so don’t snooze if you want to join the fun. Tickets available here. Now, let’s get to the voting:GeekWire Awards 2018: Deal of the Year – Acquisition or IPO
And here’s a look at the finalists for Deal of the Year in the venture capital category:GeekWire Awards 2018: Deal of the Year – Venture Capital Round
You can read more about each of these deals in our past GeekWire coverage here:
Deal of the Year — Acquisition or IPO, presented by WSGR
Amazon to acquire Ring video doorbell maker for more than $1B, cracking open the door in home security market
Juno Therapeutics acquired by Celgene for $9B in dramatic deal for rising biotech star
Microsoft acquires Seattle startup PlayFab to bolster cloud offerings for game developers
Redfin prices IPO at $15 per share, higher than expected, in advance of Wall Street debut
Snapchat parent Snap acquires location analytics startup Placed for more than $200M
Deal of the Year — Venture Capital Round, presented by WSGR
Fast-growing Amperity raises $28M round led by Tiger Global, one month after launch
Identity management startup Auth0 raises $30M to fuel international expansion
Echodyne gets $29M from NEA, Bill Gates and others to boost radar for drones
Heptio raises $25M Series B funding round as Kubernetes takes over the world
Icertis raises $50M, looks to become the Salesforce of contract management