VCCircle Awards 2017

The 6th Annual VCCircle Awards are India’s most coveted and the pre-eminent honours for disruptive and fast-growth business in the startup, private equity and venture capital ecosystem.

Saluting the spirit of achievement and recognizing the contribution to brand India, the awards are a celebration of excellence as the organizations and visionaries are felicitated by their peers and the members of the grand jury.

The award ceremony in 2017 was held on March 1 at Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai along with VCCircle’s flagship Limited Partners Summit.

India Inc.’s most revered names attended the ceremony including CEOs, prominent international and domestic private equity fund managers, limited partners, and top executives of investment banks, accounting firms and law firms.

Award Winners – 2017

» Consumer Internet Company of the Year Practo Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

» Education Company of the YearSimplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

» Financial Services Company of the YearRBL Bank Ltd.

» Healthcare Company of the YearThyrocare Technologies Ltd.

» Infrastructure Company of the YearReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

» Consumer Company of the Year Suminter India Organics Pvt. Ltd.

» Investment Bank of the YearEY India - Investment Banking

» Law firm of the Year AZB & Partners

» Exit of the YearMakemytrip Ltd. - Saif Partners

» Fund Raiser of the Year - Private EquityMultiples Private Equity Fund II LLP - Multiples Alternate Asset Management Pvt. Ltd.

» Fund Raiser of the Year - Venture CapitalBlume Ventures India Fund II - Blume Venture Advisors

» Active Impact Investor of the YearAavishkaar Venture Management Services Pvt. Ltd

JURY 2017

Arun Duggal
(Jury Chairman)

Anjali Bansal

Ireena Vittal

Mohandas Pai
Manipal Global Education

Padmanabh (Paddy) Sinha
Managing Partner,
Private Equity, 
Tata Capital

Uday Shankar
Chairman and CEO,
Star India  


The nominees across categories were screened & shortlisted by VCC Edge, India’s premier financial research platform with comprehensive data on deal origination, deal structuring & valuations.

Top contenders in each category were further scrutinised for performance and compared against industry-specific benchmarks and peer group performance. Financial performance was judged on parameters including growth in revenue and profitability and return on investment. Companies were also assessed on qualitative aspects such as brand value, existing and estimated market share, business models and impact of products on the industry and the economy.

The qualifying nominations in each category were shared with the jury members, with their detailed information. The elite jury independently evaluated, discussed and decided on the winners led by the jury chairman.

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