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Darrell Cavens of Zulily at the 2013 GeekWire Awards.
Zulily’s Darrell Cavens at the 2013 GeekWire Awards accepting the Deal of the Year award.

Donald Trump may have popularized the “art of the deal,” but over the past 12 months there were plenty of big-time deals happening in the Pacific Northwest tech community.

Venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions and other transactions occurred frequently, and in today’s category were celebrating the creme of the crop. The “Deal of the Year” category at the GeekWire Awards is presented by sponsor WSGR.

Over the next two weeks, we’re opening voting in each of 13 categories, with GeekWire readers choosing their top picks. (Check back on GeekWire each day to cast your ballots, or visit here to see the other categories). All of the winners will be revealed at the GeekWire Awards — presented by Wave — on May 12 at EMP.

Cast your ballot in the poll below.

Here’s a look at this year’s finalists in the Deal of the Year category (Click on headline for full story).

Awards 2016Amazon acquires video processing startup Elemental Technologies for $296 million

IBM acquires Seattle’s Blue Box in major deal for private cloud service

Techstars acquires UP Global, operator of Startup Weekend and Startup Next

Expedia buys HomeAway for $3.9 billion

Electronic fleet tracking company Zonar Systems raises $50M, including cash from Daimler Trucks

Previous voting on GeekWire for the 2016 GeekWire Awards: Vote for CEO of the Year

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