Featured Event - Illinois Venture Capital Association

2021 IVCA Awards - December 6, 2021

IVCA honored its 2021 IVCA Awardees at the 2021 IVCA Awards Dinner, presented by Kirkland & Ellis LLP,  on Monday, December 6, 2021. Recipients of the this year's Awards are:

  • Venture Capital Portfolio Company of the Year recipient:  Factor
  • Richard J. Daley Award recipient:  Linda L. Darragh, Kellogg School of Management Emerita
  • Private Equity Portfolio Company of the Year recipient:  Option Care Health
  • IVCA Fellows Award recipient:  Rocco J. Martino, OceanM19

Click here for pictures from the event!

Special thanks to this year's Sponsors for their continued support:

Presenting Sponsor:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Cocktail Reception Sponsor:  White & Case LLP
Platinum Sponsors:   Financial Investments Corp / Concentric Equity Partners: KRD - Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond; and PwC
Gold Sponsors:   50 South Capital, Adams Street Partners, Baker Tilly, EY, Frontenac, Growth Catalyst Partners, GTCR, Kellogg School of Management, Locke Lord LLP, Madison Dearborn Partners, Mayer Brown, McDermott Will & Emery, NEA, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, Northern Trust, OCA Ventures, OceanM19, Origin Ventures, Plante Moran, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Prairie Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Pritzker Private Capital, RSM US LLP, Shore Capital Partners, Thoma Bravo, Vedder Price


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: