The aim of CVCA Awards is to recognize achievements in the sector of private equity and venture capital. Fund managers, advisors, banks, and law firms, they all help the companies within the region to grow thanks to the resources of PE and VC investors.
CVCA members nominated their candidates. The panel of independent judges selected three finalists in each category. CVCA members voted online for the winners until June, 2021.
The winners were announced on June 23, 2021 at 6.30 p.m., at CVCA Awards Ceremony at Grand Mark.
The CVCA Awards are organized by The Czech Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (CVCA), which brings together venture capital and private equity funds, financial institutions, and private equity service providers in the Czech Republic. CVCA was established in 1995 with the aim of developing and supporting PE/VC sectors and representing their interests in cooperation with Czech and European authorities.
FINALISTS IN CATEGORY PE&VC DEAL OF THE YEAR
Diagnosticni Center Bled (ARX Equity Partners)
MSV Studénka (Jet Investment)
UiPath (Credo Ventures)
FINALISTS IN CATEGORY IMPACT DEAL OF THE YEAR
DOT Glasses (Tilia Impact Ventures, Nation 1)
DOT GLASSES project has brought a radical new concept for prescription eyeglasses. The DOT Glasses solution provides a standardized set of lens powers combined with the one-size-fits-all frames. Solution needed by more than 1 billion people around the globe. People whose glasses would significantly improve their lives but do not have access to them due to affordability or geography. The price of the glasses is less than $ 3 thanks to the simplification of distribution channels, a substantial reduction in the inventory needed for distribution, the immediate issuance of glasses after the examination and the vision measurement system without the need for a qualified eye doctor.
CYRKL (Tilia Impact Ventures)
Cyrkl is an international company whose main mission is to bring the principles of circular economics to waste management with the help of innovative technologies, data analysis and machine learning. On a digital waste platform, it has already helped more than three thousand companies turn waste into source − to connect the waste producer with a customer who can reuse it. Cyrkl has already saved more than 52,000 tons of material from the journey to the landfill and 155,000 tons of CO2 from the journey to the atmosphere. Digital waste platform is already used by companies such as Ikea, Kauflad, Siemens or Škoda Auto.
Snuggs (Nation 1)
Snuggs has created a line of period-absorbent underwear that look like regular underwear. It has highly absorbing and leak-proof nanotechnology membranes and replaces period pads and tampons.
Snuggs products are ethically manufactured in the Czech Republic and have a positive environmental impact on society. In 2020, Snuggs were used by more than 40,000 women. Snuggs aims to be the first to break into EU markets and to become number one in Europe over the next four years and then enter the global market.
FINALISTS IN CATEGORY PE&VC FUND MANAGER
ARX Equity Partners
Diagnosticni Center Bled, TES Vsetín a Fenestra Wieden.
FINALISTS IN CATEGORY PE & VC PERSON
Ondřej Bartoš (Credo Ventures)
Silke Horák (Tilia Impact Ventures)
Silke is a private investor and co-owner of Albatros Media. In the past, she was holding positions in private equity funds and heading CVCA. She founded the Albatros foundation and co-founded the Foundation for support of independent journalism. Silke has ten years of experience in the social enterprise sector.
Jan Tauber (Genesis)
Jan founded Genesis Capital in 1999 and under his management, Genesis Capital became one of the most important and most active regional PE fund managers. He has completed more than sixty deals, AB Facility, ESB and AZ Klima being the most successful ones.
FINALISTS IN CATEGORY ADVISOR, FINANCING BANK & INSURANCE PROVIDER
The Czech advisory firm operates in the field of corporate finance. It focuses on M&A transactions and provides corporate finance advisory services. Thanks to the exclusive partnership with global investment bank Rothschild & Co. combines extensive knowledge of the domestic market with the international, sector and product experience of Rothschild & Co.
Law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal advisory services related to transactions and businesses of commercial companies. JŠK operates in the field of private equity, venture capital, real estate and insurance. JŠK is a member of a unique network of commercial law firms called PONTES, which includes law firms from most of the Central and Eastern European countries.