As the industry's premier information source, the Asian Venture Capital Journal tasks itself with highlighting the firms, professionals, investments, exits and fundraises that are a cut above the rest. We do this on a weekly basis in print and on an annual basis through our awards. As such, we are proud to introduce the 15th AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards.
The Awards have become the highest distinction that can be achieved in private equity in Asia, and a showcase for first-class innovation, ingenuity and performance. They are also unique in the region in how they are distributed - relying primarily on nominations and votes cast by Asia's entire private equity and venture capital community, but with contributions from a select panel of industry judges as well as the AVCJ Editorial Board. To be selected as a winner is to be truly acknowledged as preeminent.
Following a significant change in format last year, the 2015 iteration features just one new category. Rather than one prize for Deal of the Year - Venture Capital, the category has been split in two: early-stage technology and late-stage technology. This is intended to acknowledge the proliferation of sizeable transactions in the technology space that would more accurately be described as growth capital than venture capital.