All nominations received by December 12, 2013, will be collated based on the award category they belong to. Please ensure the nomination form is complete and accurate in all respects, failing which the nomination will be rejected.
Nominations in each category would then be put through an elementary screening to arrive at the top contenders, which will then be evaluated on the basis of percentage growth in revenue, market share and the impact on the industry.
Shortlisted nominations will then be scrutinised for performance on a metric pegging the nominee's performance against industry-specific benchmarks and that of its peers. Financial performance will be judged on a variety of parameters, including growth in revenue and profitability and their sustainability, and the return generated on the investment. Besides financial performance, companies will be assessed on certain qualitative aspects, including market traction and brand value, existing and estimated market share, disruptive and innovative models and products impacting the industry and leading to its expansion, and the impact on economy in general.
The qualifying five nominations (and their detailed information dockets) in each category would be shared with the jury members ahead of the jury meet. The jury would meet on the scheduled day to debate and decide on the winners in each category.
The winners will be selected by an expert jury, with assistance from VCCircle and VCCedge team. The jury, to be announced soon, will comprise industry veterans, academicians and top consultants.
Click here to see last years' winners.
This year, VCCircle Awards will pick two companies in each sector, namely Emerging & Mid/Mature Market, which have raised at least one round of funding since January 1, 2008. The sector categories are:
1. Best PE/VC-backed Consumer Products/Services Company
2. Best PE/VC-backed Financial Services Company
3. Best PE/VC-backed Healthcare Company
4. Best PE/VC-backed Infrastructure Company
5. Best PE/VC-backed Manufacturing Company
6. Best PE/VC-backed IT Company
7. Best PE/VC-backed Education Company
8. Best PE/VC-backed Media & Communication Company
9. Best PE/VC-backed Cleantech Company
10. Best PE/VC-backed Consumer Internet Company
The companies can nominate themselves or be nominated by their PE/VC investor. Click here for the online application form. For any query, contact Komal Shah at 022-61214000 or email@example.com.
Best Intermediaries (Law Firms & Investment Banks)
The awards will also recognise the best law firms and investment banks which have facilitated such investments most.
1. Investment Bank of the Year (Bulge bracket)
2. Investment Bank of the Year (Mid-market)
3. Law Firm of the Year (Bulge bracket)
4. Law Firm of the Year (Mid-market)
The time frame for awards for investment banks and law firms categories will be October 2012 till September 2013. Click here for the online application form. For any query, contact Komal Shah at 022-61214000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.