The Asian Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards 2020

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 an ongoing basis through our editorial coverage and annually through our awards. As such, we are proud to introduce the 20th AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards.

The Awards have become a mark of distinction in Asian private equity, 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. The winners will be announced on 16 November 2020. 


Submissions are invited from the industry from August 24 until September 25. They should relate to investment, exit and fundraising activity in the last 12 months, i.e. September 22, 2019 to September 26, 2020. Submissions can be made on behalf of third parties. No allowance is made for the number of submissions. Nominations can be made via this website or by email (

The shortlists will be posted online for the entire private equity and venture capital community to vote on from October 14 until November 2. As in previous years, voting is not limited to AVCJ subscribers but voters must register - providing name, firm and contact details - so as to avoid vote packing. No more than 10 votes will be accepted from employees of a single firm. The AVCJ subscriber base has a 50% say in the result, with the judges and the AVCJ Editorial Board accounting for 40% and 10%, respectively.

Three categories are not subject to a public vote. The Responsible Investment Award and the Operational Value Add Award are presented at the discretion of the AVCJ Editorial Board with input from separate expert judging panels comprising industry professionals with experience in ESG and operations, respectively. The AVCJ Special Achievement Award is presented solely at the discretion of the AVCJ Editorial Board, although as in previous years, suggestions from the private equity and venture capital community are considered and valued.

The AVCJ Editorial Board will evaluate the entries and submit a long list in each category to a select panel of industry judges. The judges will consider these recommendations, and if necessary, review the original submission documents and propose alternative candidates. The final shortlists - no more than five per category - will then be drawn up.

The winners will be announced on November 16, preceding the AVCJ Forum, which runs from November 17 to November 19.