IVCA Honors 2019 Awardees at December 9th Dinner

IVCA Honors 2019 Awardees at December 9th Dinner

December 19, 2018

IVCA celebrated the accomplished careers of Keith L. Crandell, ARCH Venture Partners and F. Oliver Nicklin, First Analysis, and recognized the successes of our Portfolio Companies of the Year, Livongo and Evans Food Group at our Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, on December 9th at The Four Seasons.

Attendees enjoyed the evening which included a Cocktail Reception, sponsored by White & Case, followed by dinner and the Awards presentation, and closing with the Dessert Reception, sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP.  Emceed by Rocco Martino, IVCA Vice Chairman, the program featured the presentation of four Awards.

Please enjoy the thoughts and comments of our presenters and awardees in the video links (click on the Awardee's name) below.

Click here for pictures from the event!

The awards presented were:

  • The Stanley C. Golder Award which recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the venture capital and private equity profession and to the Illinois Venture Capital Association (IVCA).
  • Richard J. Daley Award which acknowledges a single individual who has given direct and extraordinary support to the State of Illinois by participating in or being an advocate for the venture capital and private equity industry.
  • The Portfolio Companies of the Year are issued to 2 companies, a venture capital-backed and a private equity backed IL company based on a realized liquidity event (in 2018 or 2019) which was a successful exit for investors.

 IVCA gratefully acknowledges the continued support of our sponsors for this event:

  • Presenting sponsor:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Platinum/Dessert sponsor:  Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Platinum sponsor:  Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.
  • Cocktail Reception sponsor:  White & Case, LLP
  • Gold sponsors: