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Nominate a Candidate for a 2020 Award

IVCA Annual Awards Individual Nomination Process for 2020:

 

1. By September 9th, email [email protected] with your submission to be considered for an award at our December 7, 2020 IVCA Annual Awards.

2. We will have our professional writer compile a nomination form from email or phone interviews with yourself and your suggested references, so that the level of detail is similar for all of our nominees.

3. The voting panel will include prior awardees and IVCA Board of Directors.

Get all nomination forms here.

DEADLINE to submit:  September 9, 2020


Descriptions of each Award are below:

Civic Contributions – Daley Award
  • Has directed significant effort toward improving our city, our state and the country.
  • A person who demonstrates the highest ethical standards on both a personal and professional level.
  • Has participated in the venture/private equity industry as an investor, service provider or academic.

Investment Success – Golder Award

  • Is a recognized leader in venture/private equity investing.
  • Has a strong track record of investment results.
  • A person who demonstrates the highest ethical standards on both a personal and professional level.
  • A history of achievements that reflect high standards for him/herself and others.

Contribution to IVCA – Fellows Award

  • Has recognizable accomplishments working with IVCA in its mission of advocating, educating and promoting for VC/PE in Illinois.
  • A person who demonstrates the highest ethical standards on both a personal and professional level.
  • Has participated in the venture/private equity industry as an investor, service provider or academic.

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

  • Company is located in Illinois
  • Is/Was VC or PE backed, had a realized liquidity event in 2019 or 2020 and the exit was successful for investors 
  • 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