Investor Allstars Awards 2019 winners announced
Latest cohort of Europe’s leading tech pioneers revealed.
London, 4 October 2019 - The winners of the 17th annual Investor Allstars Awards were revealed last night, at the Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane, London.

The awards brought together those instrumental in shaping Europe’s tech landscape – the entrepreneurs, investors, and advisers that have driven the exceptional growth of the European digital economy in the past year.

Hosted by GP Bullhound and Bonhill Group plc, the event convened over 750 leading figures from Europe’s tech landscape.

Denis Ladegaillerie, Founder & CEO of Believe, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have won Europe’s Allstars category this year, and to be included in a cohort of such innovative and pioneering entrepreneurs. Europe’s tech scene is continuing to thrive and prove why it is globally first-class – we are so proud to be contributing to this.”

Sara Murray OBE, Founder & CEO of Buddi, said: “I was impressed by the talent and ambition of the companies competing in Europe’s Allstar Challenge this year, and am thrilled to have won Europe’s Allstar CEO. I’m proud that the market-disrupting path Buddi has forged over the last decade within next generation remote monitoring has been recognised at this important event for Europe’s entrepreneurial and investor community.”

Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner of GP Bullhound, commented: “The Investor Allstar Awards spotlight the strength and velocity at which Europe’s tech ecosystem is developing. It is inspiring to see individuals and organisations across so many sectors converging with technology and emerging as global leaders in the space. Europe’s tech talent makes immense progress each year, and the awards are the best indicator of who the leaders across the industry are. The dedication and innovative approaches of those celebrated last night are inspiring, and fully embody the spirit of European tech.”

Simon Stilwell, CEO of Bonhill Group plc, commented: “The tremendous strength of the competition this year is a testament to the strength of the European tech sector itself. Ambition, talent and innovation are defining characteristics of every single shortlisted company and individual, and last night’s winners are those who are leading the charge at the forefront of Europe’s tech frontiers.”

The full list of Award winners is:

  • Europe’s Allstar Company: Believe
  • Europe’s Allstar CEO: Sara Murray OBE, Buddi
  • Growth and Buyout Fund of the Year: Inflexion
  • Exit of the Year: Adyen (Index Ventures)
  • VCT of the Year: Beringea
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Dave Bailey, Mediatonic
  • Specialist Debt Provider of the Year: Harbert
  • Venture Capital Fund of the Year: Creandum
  • Digital Innovation in Art: Artwork Archive & the Kremer Collection
  • Service Provider of the Year: Multiple
  • Seed Fund of the Year: Pro Founders
  • Tech for Good: DDM
  • Investor of the Year: Frederick Court, Felix Capital
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Timo Soininen, Small Giant Games

The Investor Allstars Awards 2019 are organised by GP Bullhound, the global technology advisory and investment firm, and, a Bonhill plc publication specialising in providing information for entrepreneurs and leaders of fast-growth business.

The Investor Allstars Awards 2019 are sponsored by Orrick, .ART, Barclays, Berenberg, Bird & Bird, Calibre One, Cooley, Shawbrook Bank, Shoosmiths, Taylor Wessing and Withers tech, with Sifted, Wired and Forbes as media partners.

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

About GP Bullhound
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