GeekWire Awards 2018: Deal of the Year recognizes the top venture rounds, acquisitions and IPOs

Pitchbook CEO John Gabbert accepts the award for Deal of the Year at the 2017 GeekWire Awards. (GeekWire Photo).

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

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