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Investor Allstars 2020 winners announced

Latest visionaries of Europe’s technology universe revealed.

2 October 2020 - In our 18th year of Investor Allstars, GP Bullhound remains passionate about championing diversity, creativity and ambition within the European investment and entrepreneurial universe.

With more drive than ever across the European tech space and investors and entrepreneurs working increasingly effectively together, Europe’s tech scene is growing at an unprecedented rate.

A stream of global leaders is emerging, such as Unity, Adyen, Klarna, UI Path and The Hut Group, and over 112 tech companies are valued at more than $1bn.

More than ever, this year we are proud to celebrate the resilience of Europe’s tech ecosystem amid one of this century’s most difficult and volatile periods, and the visionaries helping to change the world.

“I’m very pleased to have won Entrepreneur of the Year and to be among some of Europe’s brightest tech stars for this award. The level of innovation and drive in Europe today is unprecedented, and I’m very proud that we at Vivino are a part of this. ” – Heini Zachariassen, Founder & CEO of Vivino

“European tech is in the midst of great change, as many leaders begin emerge from the region. We are extremely proud to have won the Tech4Good award and for the public recognition that women will play a crucial role in this transformation.” – Nina Wöss, Co-Founder & COO of Female Founders.

“Our awards showcase the most dedicated and inspiring individuals and organisations that are leading European tech’s charge of innovation, and we are extremely proud to bring such an immensely talented group of entrepreneurs and investors together. We look forward to seeing what this terrific energy can accomplish next year.” – Manish Madhvani, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound.

GP Bullhound’s Investor Allstars 2020 brought together hundreds of leading figures from Europe’s technology universe, with standout guest speakers and a star-studded panel discussing their views on the current technology and investment landscape in Europe. We received an overwhelming response for nominations, helping to cultivate our best-ever shortlist.

With over 120 entries and more than 2,000 votes, here are this year’s winners as voted by the public and the Investor Allstars’ judges panel:

Entrepreneur of the Year: Heini Zachariassen, Vivino
Investor of the Year: Stephen Chandler, Notion Capital
Service Provider of the Year: Orrick
Growth & Buyout Fund of the Year: Francisco Partners
Exit of the Year: Hummingbird (Peak sold to Zynga)
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (in memory of Mark Sebba): Daniel Stammler & Janosch Sadowski, Kolibri Games
Venture Capital Fund of the Year: Creandum
Tech4Good: Female Founders

For the full shortlist of the awards, please click here.

We’d like to send a special thank you to the following for making this year’s virtual event such a success:

Premium sponsor: Orrick
Sponsors: Cooley, Shoosmiths, and Berenberg
Our speakers & panellists: Priya Lakhani, Founder & CEO of Century Tech; Husayn Kassai, Co-Founder & CEO of Onfido; Jonathan Cherki, Founder & CEO of Contentsquare; Deep Shah, Partner & Co-President of Francisco Partners; and Peter McKay, CEO of Snyk.
Judges: Kerstin Cooley, Managing Partner, Brightly Ventures; Edwin Hengstmengel, Partner, Endeit Capital; Deep Shah, Partner & Co-President, Francisco Partners; Jean Bourcereau, General Partner & President, Ventech; Zoé Fabian, Managing Director, Eurazeo Growth; Rory Stirling, Partner, Connect Ventures; John Doran, General Partner, TCV; Karen McCormick, Investment Officer, Beringea; Richard Brass, Head of Wealth and Asset Management UK, Berenberg; Chris Grew, Partner, Orrick; Omri Benayoun, General Partner, Partech; George Coelho, Co-Founder of Astanor Ventures; Alexis Scorer, Executive Director, GP Bullhound; and Manish Madhvani, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, GP Bullhound.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Hilton Park Lane in London on 5 October 2021, as we host our live Investor Allstars ceremony.

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About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the world’s best entrepreneurs and founders. Founded in 1999, the firm today has offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester, Paris, Hong Kong, Madrid and New York. For more information, please visit

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