Send us your nomination for the 2016 IVCA Portfolio Company of the Year Awards!

IVCA is seeking portfolio company nominations for our 2016 Awards presentation to be held on December 5th, 2016.

Portfolio company 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 2015 or 2016 and has clear, recognizable metrics of success (see further explanation below.)

Download the submission form here:

Deadline for Submission is August 12, 2016!

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
  • 2015: Paylocity, Inc.
  • 2014: GrubHub
  • 2013:  Gogo
  • 2012:  SurePayroll
  • 2011:  Accretive Health
  • 2010:  Initiate Systems, Inc.
Private Equity backed Portfolio Company
  • 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 Sponsors:

  • Adams Street Partners
  • EY
  • GTCR
  • Limerick Investments
  • Madison Dearborn Partners
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • OCA Ventures
  • Plante Moran
  • Pritzker Group
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Winston & Strawn LLP