GP Bullhound hosts GP Bullhound Summit:PARIS, an invitation-only event hosting 100 of the leading entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the European digital scene. JustEat, Switch Concepts, CLX Networks, BlaBlaCar, Fetch, and Shopcade have all walked away with awards at GP Bullhound’s 11th annual Summit and Media Momentum Awards, which recognise the leading companies in the digital economy. The 2014 invitation-only event took place in Paris. A prominent event in the technology calendar, the Summit is attended by a select group of 100 CEO’s and entrepreneurs from some of the most interesting companies in the European digital economy. The daytime event saw talks from JB Rudelle founder of Criteo, Bernard Liautaud founder of Business Objects, Tom Bedecarre chairman of AKQA, and head of Twitter Europe Ali Jafari, as well as debates around critical developments in the digital economy, the coolest apps, latest ground-breaking technologies, key trends and gazing into the future looking at robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. In the evening, guests attended the Media Momentum gala, where the award winners were announced. The awards, hosted by GP Bullhound, have become the top league table for Europe’s fastest-growing digital companies. This year’s categories were: – Fastest revenue grower of the year, won by Switch Concepts – Fastest revenue grower of the year, larger company, won by CLX Networks – Fastest earnings grower of the year, won by Fetch – Most innovative company, won by BlaBlaCar – Media Momentum entrepreneur of the year, won by David Buttress, CEO JustEat – Judges’ award, presented to JustEat – Coolest app, won by Shopcade “The Summit and Media Momentum Awards are a celebration of Europe’s growing technology sector. The Summit is designed to inspire, with some of the most brilliant minds in Europe coming together to debate and discuss the issues of the sector,” said Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner at GP Bullhound and Media Momentum judge. “We are seeing a fundamental shift in the size and quality of technology companies in Europe. True global leaders and companies being valued at more than one billion dollars are now common events.” The Summit and Awards take place in a different tech hotspot each year. The event is free, run as not-for-profit and financed by GP Bullhound and a small group of companies wishing to support entrepreneurship in Europe. Sponsors for 2014 included Berenberg, London Stock Exchange, Olswang, Invus, Scottish Equity Partners, Barclays, MTGx, Gimv, TeleCity Group, Frog, Idinvest, NasdaqOMX, Harbert European Growth Capital Fund, General Atlantic and Mutual Benefits. For more information visit www.gpbullhoundsummit.com
GP Bullhound is an international technology investment banking group with offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin and Manchester. Founded in 1999, GP Bullhound provides world-class advice on mergers, acquisitions and private placements to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals. Combining a true love for entrepreneurship and innovation with deep global buyer relations and sector expertise, GP Bullhound has completed transactions for many category leaders, most recently selling Pozitron to Monitise, Pure360 to SEP, Tunigo to Spotify, and Fjord to Accenture. In 2013, GP Bullhound was awarded Boutique Investment Bank of the Year and Leading Advisers of the Year by the Acquisition International M&A Awards, and Manish Madhvani, a Founding Partner of GP Bullhound, was named as the winner of the fourth annual M&A Advisor 40 Under 40 Award.
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