We know you have a winner! Send us your nomination for the 2015 IVCA Portfolio Company of the Year Awards!

IVCA is seeking portfolio company nominations for our 2015 Awards presentation to be held on December 7th, 2015.

Portfolio companies nominations should be based on companies that:

  • Are headquartered in Illinois;
  • Are PE and/or VC backed; and
  • Have had a realized liquidity event in 2014 or 2015 and has clear, recognizable metrics of success (see further explanation below.)

Please send the name of your nomination to Kathy Pyne at [email protected]  The actual nominating form with background detail will be completed (with your input) by IVCA.  Please include:

Company Name: 
Exit Date: 
Investors: 

Begun in 2010, The Portfolio Company of the Year Award recognizes a venture capital-backed and a private equity-backed company based on the following criteria:

  • An Illinois-headquartered company, VC/PE backed, which had a realized liquidity event in 2014 or 2015 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.

Previous winner are:

Venture-capital backed Portfolio Company
  • 2014: GrubHub
  • 2013:  Gogo
  • 2012:  SurePayroll
  • 2011:  Accretive Health
  • 2010:  Initiate Systems, Inc.
Private Equity backed Portfolio Company
  • 2014:  Fieldglass
  • 2013:  Actient Pharmaceuticals
  • 2012:  Flexera Software
  • 2011:  Great Kitchens
  • 2010:  Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc.