STILL ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS for 2017 IVCA Portfolio Company Award. Send us your submission!

We are still accepting nominations for a VC and PE portfolio company for our 2017 Awards presentation to be held on December 4th, 2017.

Portfolio company nominations should be based on companies that:

  • An Illinois-headquartered company, VC/PE backed, which had a realized liquidity event in 2016 or 2017 and has clear, recognizable metrics of success
  • Examples of a great outcome might include:
      • Great returns to investors
      • Speed to achieve key milestones
      • Impressive revenue growth
      • Impressive net growth
      • Impressive employment growth
      • Introduced a key and impactful technology
      • Turnaround Story

While specific details are required for our voting process, IVCA will not publish information the company or firm deem confidential.

Download the submission form here (This is a Dropbox link from which you can download your form.  Please return the completed form to Kathy Pyne at kpyne@illinoisvc.org)

Deadline for Submission is TODAY, September 13, 2017!

Previous winner are:
Venture-capital backed Portfolio Company
  • 2016: Cleversafe
  • 2015: Paylocity, Inc.
  • 2014: GrubHub
  • 2013:  Gogo
  • 2012:  SurePayroll
  • 2011:  Accretive Health
  • 2010:  Initiate Systems, Inc.
Private Equity backed Portfolio Company
  • 2016: Sage Products
  • 2015: Sterigenics International LLC
  • 2014:  Fieldglass
  • 2013:  Actient Pharmaceuticals
  • 2012:  Flexera Software
  • 2011:  Great Kitchens
  • 2010:  Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The 2016 IVCA Awards Dinner is sponsored by:

Presenting Sponsor:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Platinum & Dessert Reception Sponsor:  Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Platinum Sponsor:  Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.

Gold Sponsorships are now available!  Please contact Kathy Pyne for information!