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VC of the Year

2014/15 Internet of Things Awards

Venture capitalists are the fairy godmothers of the IoT, turning today’s scruffy startups into contenders for tomorrow’s industry throne. The VC of the Year award praises those who put their faith — and their wallets — behind the concepts that will shape the future of the Internet of Things.

Winners

Shasta Ventures - Rob Coneybeer Shasta Ventures - Rob Coneybeer

I am actively investing in startups that use data, artifical intelligence, machine learning, the Internet and mobile networks to connect people...

R/GA Accelerator R/GA Accelerator

Designed for startups developing connected hardware products and software services with the goal of helping them to build businesses and brands...

Cisco Investments Cisco Investments

Team: Hilton Romanski, Rob Salvagno, Nate D’Anna, Ali Sheikh

"We currently have an active portfolio of $2B with over 80 direct investments...

Nominees

Sequoia Capital Sequoia Capital

Sequoia Capital, a Menlo Park stalwart since the 1970s, has made a name for itself investing in tech companies.

2014 investments include:...

Intel Capital Intel Capital

Intel Capital invests in a wide range of companies, but IoT and connectivity have been high on the VC's list of investments this...

GE Ventures GE Ventures

Backed by GE’s massive global influence, GE Ventures began in Silicon Valley in 2013. The company has invested in more than 60 companies thus far,...

Bolt Accelerator Bolt Accelerator

Bolt is a different kind of venture fund, designed from the ground-up to address the unique needs of early-stage startups at the intersection of...

Plug and Play IoT Plug and Play IoT

Plug and Play provides seed funding, world class mentorship, and an unparalleled network of corporate partners. Plug and Play portfolio startups...

Qualcomm Ventures Qualcomm Ventures

Qualcomm is currently investing in about 100 companies and has experienced almost 20 exits since 2010.

Qualcomm is now a global investor,...