SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today presented Mia Hegazy with the 2019 Rising Star Award at the 2019 NVCA Leadership Gala. Held at the Four Seasons in San Francisco, CA, the NVCA Leadership Gala celebrates the venture industry and honors those who have made significant contributions to foster innovation, advance technology and drive new company formation. 

“The Rising Star Award is one of our most competitive award categories, and we were overwhelmed with nominations this year. But despite the slew of nominations, Mia’s name rose to the top during the selection process,” said Bobby Franklin. “Recognized for her strategic thinking, attention to detail, and ability to make things happen, Mia is already respected by many in our industry and widely recognized as a true rising star with a bright future in the venture industry. We are incredibly honored to recognize her with this award and look forward to seeing where her career takes her next.”

About the Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award recognizes the next generation of venture capital professionals who are rising through the ranks and establishing themselves as future standard bearers of the industry. Recipients of the award have demonstrated a mastery of venture capital investing gleaned through a relatively short amount of time in the industry and are widely recognized by their peers and others as emerging leaders of the venture capital industry.

Previous Recipients: Robin Li and Kristina Shen.