Featured Event - Illinois Venture Capital Association
Featured Event: Virtual 2020 IVCA Annual Awards

Virtual 2020 IVCA Awards - December 7, 2020


This year the IVCA celebrates our industry with the 2020 IVCA Awards to honor individual members and outstanding companies from the private equity/venture capital community. Join us on Monday, December 7th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm to celebrate our Awardees:

  • IVCA Stanley C. Golder Award Recipient - Glen Tullman, 7wireVentures
  • IVCA Fellows Award Recipient - Tony Palcheck, Zebra Ventures
  • Live presentation of IVCA VC-backed Portfolio Company of the Year - Our nominees include:
    • 4C Insights develops social advertising and television measurement and planning software. 
    • Lumere's solutions enable health systems to eliminate unwarranted clinical variation and cut unnecessary costs.
    • Sprout Social software helps more than 25,000 companies around the world manage their social media channels more efficiently and create stronger relationships with their customers.

Gold Sponsorships are still available.  The cost is $3,000 and Benefits include:

  • “Gold Sponsor” attribution on Awards Event website
  • 1 Virtual “Networking Room” with up to 10 guests – 10 guests total
  • Sponsor Link on livestream application
  • Logo featured on App
  • Logo on all pre- and post- event emails sent to registrants and attendees

Please contact Kathy Pyne as soon as possible if you'd like to secure a Gold Sponsorship.

Individual tickets are available for $250 each.  Purchase a ticket HERE!

Thank you to the 2020 IVCA Awards Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Premier Sponsor:  Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Premier Sponsor:  White & Case LLP
Platinum Sponsor:  Financial Investments Corp/Concentric Equity Partners
Platinum Sponsor:  KRD - Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond
Platinum Sponsor:  Origin Ventures
Gold Sponsors: 

  • 50 South Capital
  • Adams Street Partners
  • Agent Capital
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Duchossois Capital Management
  • EY
  • Growth Catalyst Partners
  • GTCR
  • Gunderson Dettmer, LLP
  • Hyde Park Venture Partners
  • Jump Capital
  • Madison Dearborn Partners
  • NEA
  • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg
  • OCA Ventures
  • OceanM19
  • Plante Moran
  • Pritzker Group Venture Capital
  • Pritzker Private Capital
  • Shore Capital Partners
  • Thoma Bravo
  • Vedder Price
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Zebra Ventures

Why do we honor individuals annually with the Stanley C. Golder Award?  Click here to view an 8 minute movie we had produced about Stan Golder, a pioneer in the VC and PE industry and long considered the "father of private equity in Illinois".

Previous Awardees who have been honored in past years can be found on the following pages:

 For the 2019 event write up and videos/pictures from the award presentations and event, click here.