Tune into the 2022 GeekWire Awards – GeekWire

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The anticipation is building. The champagne is on ice. We are moments away from the sold out 2022 GeekWire Awards, taking place live in-person for the first time in three years at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle. You can watch the live stream of the show starting at 7 pm (PT) here.

If you are attending the in-person festivities, make sure to check out the FAQ on the event site here.

This year, we are announcing winners and honorees across 15 categories, everything from Startup of the Year to Next Tech Titan to Workplace of the Year. The winners were chosen after a months-long community nomination and voting process. A big thanks to Astound Business Solutions for its longtime support of the GeekWire Awards.

You can read about all of the 2022 GeekWire Awards’ finalists and honorees in these category posts or click on the link of each category in the listing below. The awards appear in the order of presentation at tonight’s ceremony. Here’s a link to the livestream.

Startup of the Yearpresented by Meridian Capital

  • Common Room
  • Copper
  • DexCare
  • Logixboard
  • WhyLabs

Young Entrepreneur of the Year, presented by ALLtech

  • Tori Dunlap, Her First 100k
  • Esha Joshi and Varun Puri, Yoodli
  • Shane Kovalsky, Mystery
  • Michael Petrochuk, WellSaid Labs
  • Nancy Xiao, Mason

Public Policy Champion for Innovationpresented by the WTIA

Deal of the Year: Fundingspresented by Wilson Sonsini

  • Esper: DevOps for device fleets: Esper raises $ 60M to manage devices used in retail, healthcare, schools
  • Place: Real estate startup Place comes out of nowhere with 100M round, led by Goldman at 1B valuation
  • Shelf Engine: ‘We make our customers rich’: Shelf Engine raises 41M to help grocery giants manage their orders
  • Symbl: Symbl lands $ 17 million for its “conversational intelligence” software used by developers to build speech, text, and video services.
  • Tomo: Tomo, a ‘PayPal for the mortgage industry’ fintech startup, lands $ 40M at $ 640M valuation

Deal of the Year: IPOs, M&A and Mega Funding Roundspresented by Wilson Sonsini

  • Ally: Microsoft acquires collaboration software startup Ally to bolster employee experience platform Viva
  • ExtraHop: Seattle cybersecurity startup ExtraHop to be acquired by private equity firms in 900M deal
  • Rec Room: Seattle VR startup Rec Room raises 145M, reaches 3.5B valuation
  • Remitly: Remitly prices IPO at 43 / share; Seattle fintech giant valued at nearly $ 7B
  • Zipwhip: Twilio to acquire Seattle business texting startup Zipwhip for 850 million

Innovation of the Year, presented by Astound Business Solutions

  • Aviation
  • First Mode
  • Helion
  • Spaceflight
  • StormSensor

Health Innovation of the Year

  • A-Alpha Bio
  • Parse Biosciences
  • Tasso
  • Truveta
  • University of Washington Institute for Protein Design; RoseTTAFold

UX Design of the Yearpresented by Blink UX

  • Crelate
  • Genba
  • Humanly
  • SecureSave

Workplace of the Yearpresented by JLL

  • Edifecs
  • F5
  • Flyhomes
  • Icertis
  • Uplevel

STEM Educator of the Yearpresented by DreamBox Learning

  • Johanna Brown, teacher at Pullman High School
  • Devina Khan, computer science and information technology instructional designer at the West Valley Innovation Center
  • Stephanie Winslow, teacher at South Kitsap High School

Geeks Give Back Awardpresented by BECU

  • The Black Boardroom Initiative
  • Coding Dojo
  • COVIDWA.com

Hardware / Gadget of the Year

  • Carbon Robotics
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Pallet
  • Picnic
  • Wyze

Next Tech Titanpresented by Fuel Talent

  • fabric
  • Highspot
  • iSpot
  • Karat
  • OctoML

Startup CEO of the Year, presented by Aon

  • Justin Beals, Strike Graph
  • Raghu Gollamudi, Included.
  • Linda Lian, Common Room
  • Gaurav Oberoi, Lexion
  • Ambika Singh, Armoire

CEO of the Year, presented by RSM US

  • Maria Colacurcio, Syndio
  • Anoop Gupta, Seek Out
  • Sandi Lin, Skilljar
  • Bill Richter, Qumulo
  • Karl Siebrecht, Flexe
  • Xiao Wang, Boundless

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