June 11, 2014 The Palace Hotel, San Francisco

What is the Innovator Awards (TIA):

The Innovator Awards™ honor significant contributions of venture capitalists, venture backed companies, and entrepreneurs who have achieved success in advancing change. TIA is the prestigious award where the venture capital community votes to honor their own.

How Does it Work?

It begins with a call for nominations, asking venture capitalists to nominate a colleague for each award category. After all nominations have been collected, four finalists per category will be announced. Then, a second ballot with all finalists will be distributed and venture capitalists shall have one final vote per category to determine the winner of each prestigious TIA award.

TIA Pictures

Award Categories

The Big Idea Award Honoring a CEO/Entrepreneur with the most disruptive business model in the past 12 – 18 months.
MVB – Most Valuable Board Member Recognizing a board member who’s been the most active in helping a company and supporting the CEO in the past 12 – 18 months.
Rising Star Award Honoring a young Venture Capitalist that has made the strongest splash in the venture community in the last 12 – 18 months.
Risk Master Award The Venture Investor who made the riskiest bet that paid off in the last 12 – 18 months.
Social Impact Award Recognizing an up-and-coming start-up with the greatest potential to impact human lives in the past 12 – 18 months.
The Best Incubator Award The best program to support entrepreneurial development in the past 12 – 18 months.
The Unique IPO Award The most ground-breaking public offering from the past 12 – 18 months.

And The Winners Are:

  • The Big Idea Award
  • The Unique IPO Award
  • The Rising Star Award
  • The Risk Master Award
  • The Social Impact Award
  • The MVB - Most Valuable Board
  • The Best Incubator Award

TIA was held at the luxurious

Palace Hotel, San Francisco

2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States
Phone: (415) 512-1111

The iconic Palace Hotel has remained the landmark hotel in San Francisco with such timeless creations as the Garden Court's stained glass dome. The Palace Hotel is a full-service destination that offers elegant guest rooms, esteemed restaurants and opulent spaces for meetings and special events.


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