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GP Bullhound Summit

Connecting the creators of the new digital world


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Once a year, GP Bullhound brings together a small, select group of the most inspiring CEOs, super-entrepreneurs and influencers from some of the most interesting and high performing companies in the digital economy, to 36 hours of networking, brainstorming, company presentations and inspiring talks on the latest trends in Tech. We have been to London, Barcelona, Berlin, Stockholm, Paris, and in 2015 we took the Summit to  Marbella.
 

 
Last year, the invitation-only event took place in Marbella and saw talks from Mårten Mickos former CEO MySQL / Eucalyptus Systems, Adnaan Ahmad Global Technology Analyst at Berenberg, as well as discussions on the critical developments in the digital economy, key trends, Exits, IPOs and Social Intelligence, and GP Bullhound’s latest findings on the European Unicorns were revealed in exclusivity to the audience.
 
During the first afternoon, ten innovative high growth companies were selected to present: Algomi, CLX Networks, Currency Cloud, InSkin Media, Jobandtalent, LeoVegas, Sigfox, Skimlinks, Unruly and Zopa. The audience, composed of CEOs, entrepreneurs, high profile investors, the London Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and the Summit Advisory Board, then voted to elect the winners of the Summit Awards who were announced in the evening at the Gala dinner.
 

Sponsors include Berenberg, KKR, London Stock Exchange, Scottish Equity Partners, Barclays, Olswang and Lakestar.

 

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DOWNLOAD THE SUMMIT BROCHURE 2015 HERE

 
For more information, please contact summit@gpbullhound.com

At the heart of the Summit sits the advisory board, a carefully selected group of some of the most influential European tech leaders representing the entire ecosystem from startups to investors and entrepreneurs, which helps making the Summit a unique event.

 

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Mark Bertram

Richard Brass

Partner

Head of UK Clients

Olswang

Berenberg

Kate_round

Alastair_round

Kate Burns

Alastair Crawford

GM Europe

Founder

Buzzfeed

192

George_round

MarkC_round

George Coelho

Mark Curtis

Managing Director

Founder

Good Energies

Fjord

Nancy_round

Gianluca_round

Nancy Cruickshank

Gianluca D’Agostino

Founder

Co-founder & CEO

MyShowcase

Neomobile

   

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Ann_round

Mark Fahy

Ann Grevelius

Head of UK Small & Mid-Cap team

Partner

London Stock Exchange

GP Bullhound

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Mans_round

Gustaf Hagman

Måns Hultman

Co-founder & Director

Founder & Former CEO

LeoVegas

Qlik Technologies

Manish_round

Stuart_round

Manish Madhvani

Stuart Paterson

Managing Partner

Partner

GP Bullhound

Scottish Equity Partner

Peter_round

Juliet_round

Peter Read

Juliet Rogan

General Partner

Relationship Director

Google Ventures

Barclays



GOLD SPONSORS


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Berenberg is one of the leading privately owned banks in Europe today, with 1,250 professionals operating in 19 offices around the world. Through its four key business areas of Asset Management, Private Banking, Corporate Banking and Investment Banking, Berenberg is able to offer a broad range of services to corporations, investment institutions and private individuals. Since being founded in 1590, we have been run by managing partners with personal and unlimited liability. This direct accountability guides us to act in responsible ways across everything we do, relying on its core values to succeed as trusted advisor and maintaining a firm connection with our heritage and traditions.

 

KKR is a leading global investment firm with deep investment experience and in-depth industry knowledge focused on growing and improving businesses. KKR’s Growth Technology Strategy focuses on growth equity investments in high-growth businesses, and has participated in $2 billion of minority growth equity financings to date. Through this strategy, KKR seeks to partner with leading entrepreneurs – investing flexible, patient capital and leveraging the entirety of KKR’s platform to help growth companies maximize their long-term value potential across the Internet, Software, and Financial Technology sectors.

 

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The London Stock Exchange plays a vital role in maintaining London’s position as one of the world’s leading financial centres. As the UK’s major stock exchange and the most international of all exchanges worldwide, the Exchange offers companies of all sizes the opportunity to raise capital. An expanding range of services, including seminars, internet information and regular publications, are available to all pre‑float and existing quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange’s markets.

 


SILVER SPONSORS


 

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Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs 140,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

 

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Olswang is a pioneering technology law firm with a distinctive approach to business law and an immersive culture. Thanks to our decisive, connected and highly-commercial people, we have built an unparalleled technology, media and telecommunications practice, which makes us the law firm of choice for innovators in the digital world. Our clients include large multinational clients as well as entrepreneurs and high growth businesses. We work closely with our clients to help them stay connected, informed and sharp within their field. Headquartered in London, we have an international presence spanning Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, the UK and Singapore.

 

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Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is a leading UK venture capital firm. Operating from offices in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, we make equity investments of up to £20 million in innovative high growth technology companies. SEP are investors in some of the UK’s most exciting technology companies, including Skyscanner, the world’s fastest growing travel search company, and were named ‘Venture Capital Firm of the Year’ at the Unquote British Private Equity Awards 2014 for the fourth time in recent years. In addition to venture capital and growth equity, SEP also provide infrastructure finance for small scale clean energy projects.

 

Lakestar

Lakestar is a global venture capital company, with offices in Zurich, Berlin, New York and London. We invest in highly disruptive technology companies across all stages of their lifestyle – seed to growth – and across consumer and B2B business models. Most importantly, Lakestar has been a preferred partner for US entrepreneurs considering international expansion, as well as European entrepreneurs wanting to go global. Selected investments include Spotify, Facebook, Airbnb, Kind.com, Skype, Oscar Healthcare, Harry’s Shaving, Maker Studios, SoFi, Cadre, Zalando, Avito, Algomi, Klarna, Teralytics, Taulia, as well as many earlier stage companies across the US and Europe.

In 2015, the GP Bullhound Summit Top 50 list is dominated by companies in the eCommerce B2C, Marketplace B2C/C2C, and the Internet Software & Services sectors, which together represent 54% of the companies on the list. Notable developments compared to last year’s list is that the number of Marketplace B2C/C2C companies has doubled – now represented by ten companies on the list – as well as the introduction of the FinTech sector, which is represented by six companies.

 

Over the past year we have seen significant investments into these three sectors – as well as substantial M&A activity – and expect the trend to continue. These sectors are characterised by great market potential in terms of online penetration, technology disruption and untapped consumer adoption. We believe the continued strong growth in these sectors is supported by an accelerating shift to online, spanning everything from commerce to advertising and software/ services delivery.

48% of the companies included in the GP Bullhound Summit Top 50 list are headquartered in the UK, followed by Sweden (14%), France (12%), and Germany (10%). This highlights the dominance of London, Stockholm, Paris, and Berlin as the primary technology- hubs in Europe.

We celebrate the continuing success for online commerce, fueling the underlying demand for all other sectors within the technology space. The eCommerce B2C sector rightfully tops the Top 50 list for the third year running and, as such, truly has cemented its place as a cornerstone in the European technology landscape.

 

Company Name

Country

Category

6 WUNDERKINDER

Germany

Internet Software & Services

ACHICA

United Kingdom

eCommerce B2C

ADYEN

Netherlands

Payment Solutions

ALGOMI

United Kingdom

FinTech

AUCTIONATA

Germany

eCommerce B2C

BELIEVE DIGITAL

France

Online Content Publisher

BLABLACAR

France

Marketplaces B2C/C2C

BORRO

United Kingdom

FinTech

BRILLIANT BASICS

United Kingdom

Digital Agency

BUDDI

United Kingdom

Internet Software & Services

CARLOAN4U

United Kingdom

Marketplaces B2C/C2C

CLX NETWORKS

Sweden

Mobile Software

CURRENCY CLOUD

United Kingdom

FinTech

DELIVERY HERO

Germany

Marketplaces B2C/C2C

DESIGNIT

Denmark

Digital Agency

FARFETCH

United Kingdom

Marketplaces B2C/C2C

FUNDING CIRCLE

United Kingdom

Marketplaces B2C/C2C

GB GROUP

United Kingdom

Online B2B Services

HELLOFRESH

Germany

eCommerce B2C

INSKIN MEDIA

United Kingdom

Online Advertising

JOBANDTALENT

United Kingdom

Internet Software & Services

KING

Ireland

Entertainment Software

KLARNA

Sweden

Payment Solutions

KNCMINER

Sweden

FinTech

LAMODA.RU

Russia

eCommerce B2C

LEOVEGAS

Malta

Entertainment Software

METAPACK

United Kingdom

Online B2B Services

MISSGUIDED

United Kingdom

eCommerce B2C

MOBICA

United Kingdom

Internet Software & Services

MULTIPOSTING

France

Internet Software & Services

NEOMOBILE

Italy

Payment Solutions

PRESTIGIA

United Kingdom

eCommerce B2C

PRIVATEOUTLET

France

eCommerce B2C

QLIRO GROUP

Sweden

eCommerce B2C

SECRET SALES

United Kingdom

eCommerce B2C

SHAZAM

United Kingdom

Entertainment Software

SIGFOX

France

Internet Software & Services

SKIMLINKS

UK

Online Advertising

SMAVA

Germany

Marketplaces B2C/C2C

SPARTOO.COM

France

eCommerce B2C

SPOTIFY

Sweden

Online Content Publisher

TAKEAWAY.COM

Netherlands

Marketplaces B2C/C2C

TICTAIL

Sweden

Internet Software & Services

TRANSFERWISE

United Kingdom

FinTech

UNRULY

United Kingdom

Online Advertising

WAHANDA

United Kingdom

Marketplaces B2C/C2C

VIBRANT MEDIA

United States

Online Advertising

WORLDREMIT

United Kingdom

FinTech

ZOPA

United Kingdom

Marketplaces B2C/C2C

ZOUND INDUSTRIES

Sweden

Consumer Electronics


Confirmed and previous attendees include Carl Waldekranz Tictail, Henric Ehrenblad Widespace, Benjamin Bak LOVOO, Gero Decker Signavio, Björn Bak LOVOO, Cameron Stevens Prodigy Finance, Dirk Graber Mister Spex, Julia Bosch Outfittery, Mirko Caspar Mister Spex, Frederic Chesnais Atari, Ilkka Kivimäki SLUSH, Bertrand Quesada Teads, Kent Wakeford Kabam, David Fellah Designit, Dominik Richter HelloFresh, Sach Kukadia Secret Sales, Philipp Freise KKR, Stephen Shanley KKR, Philippe Gelis Kantox, Alexander Hannerland Hitta.se, Didier Bench Deezer/Lumesse, Mathias Ackermand GP Bullhound, Adnaan Ahmad Berenberg, Michael Karl Ambros ekomi, Giles Andrews Zopa, Cyril Andrino Privateoutlet, Charlotte Baird Berenberg, Benjamin Bak LOVOO, Menno Beker Creaal Group, Ray Berry Vibrant Media, Mark Bertram Olswang, Martín Blinder Tictrac, Martin Boddy Jaywing, Guillaume Bonneton GP Bullhound, Nadja Borisova VostokNafta, Richard Brass Berenberg, Kate Burns Buzzfeed, Scott Button Unruly, Luis Martin Cabiedes Cabiedes & Partners, Conrad Caine Conrad Caine, Hugh Campbell GP Bullhound, Jason Cartwright Potato, Chris Caulkin General Atlantic, Fred Chesnais Atari, Jon Clayton Mobica, George Coelho Good Energies, Alastair Crawford 192, Julie Curran Scottish Equity Partners, Alec Dafferner GP Bullhound, Ali Dagli GP Bullhound, Gianluca D’Agostino Neomobile, Ola De Freitas Goo Technologies, Ryan Dignan CarLoan4U, Hugo Drayton Inskin Media, Sean Duffy Barclays, Henrik Ekdahl Optimizer Invest, Mark Fahy London Stock Exchange, Jacob Fant Seventy, Paul Fishbein Qliro Group, Eva Fors Microsoft Sweden, Craig Gooding Vibrant Media, Paul Gouge Gouge Playdemic, Jon Green Luxor Capital, Ann Grevelius GP Bullhound, Jitse Groen Takeaway.com, Benjamin Guenther Stylight, Gustaf Hagman LeoVegas, Johan Hedberg CLX Networks, Staffan Holm LiveNation Nordics, Nick Hynes Somo, Matt Isaacs Essence, Jeremy Jauncey Tictrac, Lars Jörnow King, Johan Kampe Harbert, Adam Kostyal Nasdaq , Sach Kukadia Secret Sales, Mike Laven The Currency Cloud, Ludovic Le Moan Sigfox, Paul Lees Powwownow, Matthias Lehleiter Berenberg, Claes Lind Seventy, Sebastien Lombardo Valtech, Manish Madhvani GP Bullhound, Torben Majgaard Ciklum, Vincenc Marti Akamon, Cesar Mascaraque The Fusion Labs, Chris Mayo London Stock Exchange, Mårten Mickos MySQL, Alicia Navarro Skimlinks, Felipe Navio Jobandtalent, Mikhael Nayeem Fuel, Simon Nicholls GP Bullhound, Hans Otterling Northzone, Jari Ovaskainen Supercell, Stuart Paterson Scottish Equity Partners, Andre Pienaar C5 Capital, Robin Ramm LeoVegas, Peter Read Google Ventures, Mike Reid Frog, Ivan Retzignac MedicAnimal, Julian Riedlbauer GP Bullhound, Juliet Rogan Barclays, Per Roman GP Bullhound, Cecilia Roman GP Bullhound, Richard Ronay, David Rosenthal Andrino Group, Felix Ruiz Hernandez Tuenti, Boris Saragaglia Spartoo.com, Youness Schraibi Prestigia, Hamish Shephard Hedsor, Martin Smith GP Bullhound, Nick Stammers Mobica, Tom Strafford DST, Stuart Taylor Algomi, Niels Tonsen LaModa.ru, Juan Urdiales Jobandtalent, Mårten Vading Kreos Capital, Anthony Waller Olswang, Martin Wattin Contur Software, Anand Verma Brilliant Basics, Renaud Visage Eventbrite, Jonathan Wolf Criteo, Cyril Zimmermann Hi-Media and more..