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Investor Allstars 2021 winners announced

London, 14 October 2021 - GP Bullhound has revealed the winners of the 19th annual Investor Allstars Awards, held last Thursday at the Hilton Park Lane, London. Over 600 of the most preeminent names from Europe’s tech and investment landscape gathered to celebrate the strength of the sector, following a record year of growth.

Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner of GP Bullhound, commented:
“It’s astonishing to see how the European tech sector has fast forwarded five years during the pandemic. It has taken 20 years for Europe’s cohort of its most successful tech companies to achieve a combined value of $400bn. In the past year alone, $382bn was added. We have also seen almost 20 years of shareholder value created in one pandemic year. GP Bullhound has itself experienced tremendous growth, with 450% revenue growth from 2020 to 2021, $5bn of advisory transaction value delivered YTD, and having just closed its fifth oversubscribed Fund of €300m. European tech has really reached an inflexion point that will allow it to rival the US and Asian markets. We are proud to support and spotlight the entrepreneurs and investors that sit at the very heart of the ecosystem propelling the future of technology.”


Exit of the Year: Earlybird for the exit of UiPath 
Entrepreneur of the Year: Alex Chesterman, Cazoo
CEO of the Year: Maria Raga, Depop
Venture Capital Fund of the Year: Balderton Capital
Venture Capital Trust of the Year: Octopus Ventures
Specialist Debt Provider of the Year: Silicon Valley Bank
Seed Fund of the Year: Seedcamp
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Christian Hecker, Trade Republic
Growth and Buyout Fund of the Year: Sprints Capital
Investor of the Year: Carlos Espinal & Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp
Service Provider of the Year: Moonfare
Europe’s Allstar Company: Jobandtalent
Tech4Good: Notpla
Digital Innovation in Art: Wondeur AI
Investor Allstars Hall of Fame: Anne Glover

View the full shortlist, event brochure and pictures of the evening here.

A huge THANK YOU to our impressive panel of judges, who have dedicated their time to debating the shortlists and selecting the winners, and to our sponsors – Astanor Ventures, Berenberg, Orrick, Wilson Sonsini,.Art, Bird & Bird, Bloomberg, Calibre One, Cooley, httpool, and Shoosmiths, for helping us make this event come together.

Investor Allstars is proud to support Working Options in Education, an organisation that helps young people fulfill their potential by developing employability and life skills. Thank you to those who so generously pledged their support! For more information or to complete your donation, you may contact Rachel Roxburgh

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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 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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