Send us your nominations for 2014 Portfolio Company of the Year Awards

IVCA is seeking portfolio company nominations for our 2014 Awards presentation to be held on December 8th, 2014.  Please send the name your nomination toKathy Pyne at [email protected]  The actual nominating form with background detail will be completed (with your input) by IVCA.  Please include:

Company Name: 
Deal Date: 
Investors: 

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 company, VC/PE backed, which had a realized liquidity event in 2013 or 2014 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
  • 2013:  Gogo
  • 2012:  SurePayroll
  • 2011:  Accretive Health
  • 2010:  Initiate Systems, Inc.
Private Equity backed Portfolio Company
  • 2013:  Actient Pharmaceuticals
  • 2012:  Flexera Software
  • 2011:  Great Kitchens
  • 2010:  Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc.