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GP Bullhound Summit

Connecting the creators of the new digital world


Once a year, GP Bullhound selectively invite 100 of the most impactful captains of our industry to share experiences, inspire fresh thinking, debate current issues, predict the future and most of all, have an enjoyable time away from the daily grind of building tomorrow’s giants.
Summit 2017 was truly unique. An amazing line up of entrepreneurs who debated, shared ideas and experiences on artificial intelligence, blockchain, the future of automation and driverless technology, the rapid rise of Asia and the secrets of building multibillion dollar businesses. Entrepreneurs had the opportunity to meet some of the sharpest investors in the tech world with leaders from Partech, Bridgepoint, General Atlantic, Stripes Group and Kreos Capital. Business contacts then morphed into friendships with after work activities such as: tennis, padel, water sports and great Andalusian cuisine.
The Summit is by invitation only. It is a not-for-profit venture and the event is backed by GP Bullhound and this year’s sponsoring partners Barclays, KKR, Nasdaq, Gómez-Acebo&Pombo and Heads! International.
The next Summit will be held on 23-24 May 2018.
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Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 120,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit


Heads! International is a leading global executive search and advisory firm focused on Board, C-suite and Senior Leadership Positions for Publicly-listed, Private Equity and Venture Capital backed businesses in the Digital and Technology, Consumer and Retail, Financial Services, Automotive, Real Estate and Manufacturing sectors. Established in 1998 by a number of high-profile search professionals to challenge the predominant approach to executive search, to date we have 130 employees in 12 offices across North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.


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.


Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables clients to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 85 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,800 listed companies with a market value of $10.1 trillion and nearly 18,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit:


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (“GA_P”) is a leading Iberian full-service law firm advising on Spanish and Portuguese law, with more than 280 lawyers and offices across Spain, in Lisbon, London, Brussels and New York. With an extensively developed practice in M&A, private equity and venture capital, the firm´s broad experience guarantees the quality of its services and competence in complex transactions, both cross border and domestically. GA_P represents companies at every stage of development, as well as venture funds, private equity firms and investments banks. GA_P is a firm of choice for technology, life sciences and other growth enterprises, thanks to its business orientation, innovative solutions, multidisciplinary teams and in-depth understanding of these markets.



Confirmed attendees for Summit 2018 include Karl Andersson Matsmart, Alexander Artopé Smava, Omri Benayoun Partech Ventures, Arnd Benninghof MTGx, Teddy Bergsman Quixel, Tim Bjelkstam TipTapp, Kate Burns Hambro Perks, Matthew Candy IBM ix, Alex Capurro Easy Payment Gateway, Frederic Chesnais Atari, Kevin Chou Kabam, Karim Chouikri Emakina, Lawrence Chu Goodwin Procter, Matthew Candy IBM ix, Alex Connock Endemol Shine North, Malcolm Cowley Performance Horizon, Benjamin Davies VYPR, George Davies Hambro Perks, Lee Dentith Now HealthCare Group, Karen Dolva No Isolation, John Doran TCV, Sean Duffy Barclays, Thomas Easterby Barclays, Christian Faes LendInvest, Jacob Fant Seventy Agency, Erik Fjellborg Quinyx, Mark Flanagan 2 Shield Safety Group, Jason ”Foxy” Fox Former U.K. Special Forces, James Freedman Zone, Jeremy Gidlow Intechnica, David González Gálvez Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Johann Green Disrupt Synergies, Kavita Gupta ConsenSys, Pingis Hadenius Löwengrip Invest & Economista, Gustaf Hagman LeoVegas, Richard Hamnett ResponseTap, Philipp Hartmann Rheingau founders, Michael Hayman Seven Hills, Fabian Hielte Erntströmgruppen, Staffan Hillberg Wood & Hill Fastigheter, Niclas Holmberg Nasdaq, Greg Isbister Blismedia, Jurgen Jaron Magix AG, Dominic Joseph Captify, Monica Kalia Neyber, Johan Kampe Harbert, Adam Kostyal Nasdaq, Chris Lee Jellyfish, Sean Lee Wargaming, Johan Leven Quintus Partners, David Levine DigitalBridge, Isabella Löwengrip Löwengrip CC & Löwengrip Invest, Paul Manuel Dept Agency, Philip Marthinsen Nook, Simon Martin Oliver, Álvaro Mateo Sixto Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Ole Mensching Careerteam, Junaid Mohiuddin McKinsey, Sara Murray Buddi, Alicia Navarro Skimbit, Natalia Nazarova Online Effect, Dusan Omercevic Cleanshelf, Giles Palmer Brandwatch, Ben Pederson KKR, Fleur Pellerin Government Minister, Jose Peral Easy Payment Gateway, Henrik Persson Ekdahl Catena Media, Rob Pierre Jellyfish, Tiff Pike Cubic Motion, Antonio Ramirez Montoro Kantox, Robin Ramm-Ericson LeoVegas, Peter Reid Msq Partners, Juliet Rogan Barclays, Kenneth Roth Human Rights Watch, Stephen Shanley KKR, Luke Smith Croud, Arbia Smiti Carnet DeMode, Surjo Soekadar University of Tübingen, Timo Soininen Small Giant Games, Daniel Somos Quixel, Tuomas Syrjänen Futurice, Fredrik Tilander Backstage Invest, Ivan Tintore iContainers, Michel Tombroff Jack Media, Staffan Truvé Recorded Future, Juan Urdiales Jobandtalent, Mårten Vading Kreos Capital, Delphine Villuendas Korelya Capital, Mike Wardell Giacom, Martin Wattin Inbox Capital, Holger Weiss German Autolabs, Robert Wilde Volcanic, Pong Yipp China Pacific Capital Group, Kina Zeidler Journalist & Author and more..