๐Ÿ† The European VC Awards

A little message from David & Andreas ๐Ÿ’Œ

When we set out to build eu.vc our mission was to connect and champion The European VC industry, so coming together with Isomer Capital, HSBC Innovation Banking and SuperVenture to launch The European VC awards is nothing short of a dream come true.

Itโ€™s been integral to us that the The European VC Awards be all about bringing the community together around celebrating our champions. To that end, your involvement in the nomination process is key in helping shape the awards & ensure that the winners truly represent the best of European VC. On top of that, if you nominate before February 28th youโ€™ll join in our raffle for a free ticket to SuperVenture๐Ÿ˜‰.

You can nominate for each of the awards by following the links below.

Now, all thatโ€™s left to say is: we hope to see you at Day 1 of SuperVenture to celebrate our champions!๐Ÿ’–

Designed to celebrate change-makers in European VC, the awards are dedicated to recognize and honor the firms and individuals that truly stand out and make a difference. We will do so across five categories:

  • Hall of Fame: Celebrating a lifetime of achievement in European Venture, this award is for those who have shaped the industry through their investments, contributions, and thought leadership over 20+ years and is stepping back from an active investing role and/or entering into a portfolio career of multiple firms.
    Nominate here ๐Ÿ†.

  • Firm of the Year: This accolade recognizes a firm from a fully holistic view, including pure financial performance and portfolio performance as well as innovation, impact on the ecosystem, diversity, transparency and fairness as well as team and culture.
    Nominate here ๐Ÿ†.

  • Newcomer of the Year: Honoring emerging managers, this award goes to a fund that has had its first close in the past year, recognizing their remarkable success in bringing something new and innovative to the European Venture market while building traction around their fund and vision.
    Nominate here ๐Ÿ†.

  • Achievement of the Year: This category is for the outstanding achievements and contributions in the European VC ecosystem in the given year, whether from an individual, company, or fund. This is the wild one where anything can happen.
    Nominate here ๐Ÿ†.

  • Exit of the Year: Honoring the firm that has had a company that has exited and created the most value back to the VC and therefore back to the European Venture ecosystem. This is about venture capital returns as opposed to โ€œthe biggest exitโ€ and will also encompass strategic aspects of the exit such as timing in relation to market conditions and exit strategy.
    Nominate here ๐Ÿ†.

Now, we know every award lives and dies with the integrity of the process, the quality of the judging panel, and of course the final decisions โš–๏ธ. We know we wonโ€™t all agree on the final outcome of every award, but we promise to do our very best to live up to the weight of the responsibility ๐Ÿซก. Letโ€™s dive in.

The process

The process is run by Isomer Capital and everyone across the ecosystem will be able to nominate for the awards. We will be transparent about the selection criteria and all who are nominated will be notified.

  • The judging criteria are described on the nominations page.

  • The nominations are open as of today and will be so until March 31st.

  • Evaluation and deliberation will happen from then and the finalists will be announced when identified.

  • The final winners will be announced at Day 1 of SuperVenture on June 4th.

In assembling the judging panel, weโ€™ve looked for LPs with decade-long investing excellence and experience that together would form a panel all of the European ecosystem will recognize as capable and just.

The Awards will be the closing act on Day One of SuperVenture 2024, taking place at Vienna House by Wyndham Andelโ€™s Berlin, Berlin on June 4th at 5 PM.

SuperVenture is Europeโ€™s largest LP/VC relations event with more than a thousand total attendees, of which more than three hundred are LPs.

The official award show is followed by a VIP dinner for the finalists, judges, and select LPs.

We will be featuring interviews with select nominees, all finalists and fireside chats with all the winners ๐Ÿ†

Your Voice Matters - Nominate Now!

All who nominate before March 1st will participate in a raffle for 1 free ticket to this yearโ€™s SuperVenture ๐ŸŽซ