Frog Capital, the London-based European growth capital investor, walked away with a major industry award at the 2011 Investor AllStars, which took place on September 22nd at London’s Natural History Museum.
Frog Capital received the honour of “Development Capital Fund of the Year” for its track record of innovative investments and noteworthy exits, as well as for working closely with the investment community and portfolio companies to add value through capital, networks and expertise.
Frog Capital’s three most recent exits include SiC Processing, BuyVIP and agri.capital, all of which were nominated for “Exit of the Year”. Additions to the Frog portfolio include cross-media pioneer Rockabox Media, AIM-listed fraud and identity management specialist GB Group and Rated People, the online platform for homeowners to connect with quality, local tradesmen.
“'We're delighted with the award. The team at Frog has worked incredibly hard, but not nearly as hard as the teams we back,” commented Mike Reid, Managing Partner of Frog Capital.
Now in its ninth year, Investor Allstars is one of the most important events of the year for recognising the leading investors in the venture capital community. More than 500 investment professionals attend the awards ceremony each year, where previous winners have included Balderton Capital, Index Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, 3i, Accel, Wellington Partners, Investcorp Technology Partners, TA Associates, among others.
Visit the Investor AllStars website for a full list of 2011 winners.
About Investor Allstars
The Investor Allstars Awards, organised by tech investment bank GP Bullhound and Vitesse Media, are known as the “Oscars” of the venture capital community. Each year the VC community congregates to vie for one of the coveted Investor Allstar trophies. Not only is it an opportunity to reward those who have made outstanding contributions in the last 12 months, but also a chance to network with over 600 people at a must attend networking event - and enjoy a great party at a fabulous and unique venue. Manish Madhvani, Founding Partner GP Bullhound, acts as Chairman of the Judges who decide on a pre-announced shortlist, and winners, who are announced on the night. This year's event, the ninth edition, took place on 22nd September at The Natural History Museum.