Action Item: IVCA Portfolio Company Awards Nomination Deadline: September 13th

IVCA Portfolio Company Awards Nomination Deadline:  September 13th!

September 11, 2013

IVCA is seeking nominations for our 2013 Awards presentation to be held on December 9th, 2013.  Please send the name of your nominee to [email protected].  The actual nominating form with background detail will be completed (with your input) by IVCA.

Just send the award name and the name of your nominee to [email protected]Deadline for submission is September 13th, 2013!

The IVCA 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event in 2011 or 2012 and the exit was successful for investors (and must share investor returns information - not for publication)
  • Recognizable metrics of success
    • High multiple at exit 
    • Dramatic increase in employment 
    • Dramatic increases in top/bottom line 
    • Unique and lasting innovation 
    • Speed to achieve key milestones

Previous Awardees:  Venture-capital backed Portfolio Company

2012:  SurePayroll (Venture-backed)

2011:  Accretive Health (Venture-backed)

2010:  Initiate Systems, Inc. (Venture-backed)

Previous Awardees:  Private Equity backed Portfolio Company 

2012:  Flexera Software (Private equity-backed)

2011:  Great Kitchens (Private equity-backed)

2010:  Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Private equity-backed)