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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 KKR, Francisco Partners, Partech, General Atlantic and Bridgepoint. 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 with sponsoring partners Berenberg, KKR, Francisco Partners, Barclays and Nasdaq.
The next Summit will be held on 23-24 May 2018.
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Berenberg is one of the leading privately owned banks in Europe today, with more than 1,300 professionals operating in 19 offices around the world. Through its four key business areas of Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Corporate Banking, Berenberg is able to offer a broad range of services to corporations, investment institutions and private individuals. Since being founded in 1590, Berenberg has been run by managing partners who have personal and unlimited liability. This direct accountability sets the standard to work responsibly, relying on the Bank’s core values to succeed as a trusted adviser whilst maintaining a firm connection with its 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.


Francisco Partners (“FP”) is a growth-oriented, middle-market technology investment firm that focuses on investments across software, hardware and internet. Having raised ~$10B in cumulative capital since inception and with a team of about 45 investment professionals across offices in London and its headquarters in San Francisco, FP seeks to invest in quickly-growing businesses that are disrupting traditional, otherwise slow-moving industries. Examples of this include Betterment and GoodRx in consumer internet and Plex Systems, Click Software and eFront in enterprise. In so doing, we partner with management teams providing domain expertise, access to best-in-class operational talent, and complementary connections to M&A opportunities and category leaders as we help companies looking to expand globally.





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


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:



Confirmed attendees for Summit 2017 include Niklas Agevik Instabridge, Paul Aitken Borro, Ray Anderson Bango, Kalle Andersson Matsmart, Alexander Artopé Smava, Mikko Alasaarela Inbot, Omri Benayoun Partech Ventures, Alexander Bergendahl Poppermost, Ulrik Bo Larsen Falcon IO, Chris Blaxall Performance Horizon, Joel Bollö MSAB, Hans Christian Boos Arago, Lucile Cornet Eight Roads, Richard Brass Berenberg, Nathalie Bruls KKR, Stefan Cars Snowfall, Chris Caulkin General Atlantic, Alberto Chalon Qwant, Kevin Chou Kabam, Frederic Chesnais Atari, Karim Chouikri Emakina, Lawrence Chu Goodwin, James Connelly Fetch, Alex Connock Endemol Shine North, James Cox Simba Sleep, Alastair Crawford, Nancy Cruickshank, Karen Dolva No Isolation, Sean Duffy Barclays, John Doran TCV, Thomas Easterby Barclays, Robert Easton The Carlyle Group, John Elvesjö Tobii, Christian Faes LendInvest, Martin Falch 360Leaders, Jacob Fant Seventy Agency, Gi Fernando Freeformers, Pierre Gatz Emakina, Jan Geertman, Philippe Gelis Kantox, Nick Giles Seven Hills, Tom Kirschbaum door2door, Rene Griemens Kreditech, Jitse Groen, Agus Gómez Wallapop, Gustavo Gomez Bizagi, Armando Gonzalez RavenPack, Magnus Gottås Bridgepoint, Johanna Green Disrupt Synergies, Gustaf Hagman Leovegas, Richard Hamnett ResponseTap, Philipp Hartmann Rheingau founders, Michael Hayman Seven Hills, Fredrik Heintz University of Linköping, Staffan Helgesson Creandum, Torgny Hellström Precis Biometrics, Fernando Herrera NordCloud, Konrad Hintermair Truventuro, Johan Leven Quintus Partners, Lewis Horne Uniti, Lars Højgård Hansen Invisio Communications, Måns Hultman Zobito/Qlik Technologies, Matt Isaacs Essence, Johan Kampe Harbert Management Corporation, Olya Klueppel Belvista Advisory, Dr Holger Kläner McKinsey, Reiner Koppitz B2X Care Solutions, Risto Lahdesmaki IDEAN, Kris Lahiri Egnyte, Richard Law GBG, Thibaud Le Séguillon Heliatek, Eric Leandri Qwant, Chris Lee Jellyfish, Paul Lees Thortful, Matthias Lehleither Berenberg, David Levine DigitalBridge, Jorge Lluch Wallapop, Aksel Lund Svindal Alpine ski racer/Spond, Bernhard Lüthi Qwant, Paul Manuel Dept Agency, Dr Ole Mensching Truventuro, Dharmash Mistry Lakestar, Nigel Morris Dentsu Aegis Network, Alicia Navarro Skimlinks, Natalia Nazarova Online Effect, Jonny Nicol Stratajet, Anna Nordell Sana, Jan Odegaard RavenPack, Claudia Olsson Exponential, Giles Palmer Brandwatch, Carl Palmstierna¸ Håkan Persson Precise Biometrics, Steffan Peyer Summit Partners, Rob Pierre Jellyfish, Tiff Pike Cubic Motion, Pietari Päivänen Futurefly, Peter Read Vitruvian Partners, Mike Reid Frog Capitals, Alain Robert aka. Spiderman, Robin RammEricson Leovegas, Mario Razzini Francisco Partners, Bonnie Roupé Bonzun, David Rowan Wired, Jason Santiago Stripes Group, Lucian Schönefelder KKR, Deep Shah Francisco Partners, Kunal Shah Sequoia Capital India Advisors, Stephen Shanley KKR, Timo Soininen Small Giant Games, Tuomas Syrjänen Futurice, Pedram Tadayon Emric, Henrik Tjernberg MSAB, Michael Tombroff Jack Media, Neil Tolaney Francisco Partners, Jérôme Traisnel Slimpay, Frederic Trinel Ecovadis, Joep Van Beurden Kendrion, Peter Veash The BIO Agency, Fredrik Wester Paradox, Ray Wu Corner Door, Cyril Zimmermann Hi-Media, Peter Weed McKinsey and more..