Marbella, 12 June 2017 – Following in the footsteps of previous winners: King.com, Just Eat, BlaBlaCar, Rovio, Klarna, LeoVegas, Net-a-Porter, and Fingerprint Cards, global leader in forensic technology for mobile device examination MSAB won the coveted 2017 GP Bullhound Summit Superstar Award at GP Bullhound’s annual invitation-only Summit in Marbella.
Once a year, GP Bullhound brings together a select group of 100 founders and business leaders of some of the most inspiring and high performing companies in the digital economy, spending 36 hours together to share experiences, inspire fresh thinking, debate current issues and predict the future.
This year, the event took place in Marbella and saw talks from CEO of Takeaway.com Jitse Groen, CEO and Founder of Kabam Kevin Chou, Singularity University Associate Faculty Claudia Olsson, Artificial Intelligence Professor Fredrik Heintz, free climber extraordinaire Alain Robert, and World Cup Champion and Olympic gold medallist Alpine racer Aksel Lund Svindal.
Discussions revolved around the critical developments and key trends in technology: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, the Future of Mobility and how transport and cities are being redefined, Blockchain Beyond Financial Services and Decentralised Trust, Value Creation in SaaS, China’s love for European tech and the long term implications, and how to drive Positive Impact from Technology. GP Bullhound’s latest findings on European Billion Dollar Tech Companies were also revealed exclusively to the audience.
“Building world-beating technology businesses is about being fearless, doing what many people would call impossible, and constantly beating expectations. GP Bullhound’s Summit brings together the innovative, the ambitious, and the audacious to consider the key trends shaping the future of the global technology sector. The levels of ambition shown throughout this year’s Summit demonstrate the potential of the sector to continue to build and scale billion-dollar businesses.” commented Per Roman and Manish Madhvani, Managing Partners of GP Bullhound.
Four high growth companies were selected to present and compete for the Summit Superstar Award: Egnyte, MSAB, Takeaway.com and Wallapop. The winner of the Summit Superstar 2017 Award, as voted for by the audience, is Swedish MSAB, the global leader in forensic technology for mobile device examination that helps law enforcement, military and government organizations to leverage the power of mobile forensics, led by CEO Joel Bollö.
The Summit is a not-for-profit venture, backed by GP Bullhound with sponsoring partners Berenberg, KKR, Francisco Partners, Barclays and Nasdaq.
For enquiries please contact Cecilia Roman, Head of GP Bullhound Summit, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gpbullhound.com/events/gp-bullhound-summit
About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is a leading technology merchant bank, providing transaction advice and capital to the best entrepreneurs and founders in Europe and beyond. Founded in 1999, the firm today has offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester, Paris and Hong Kong. The firm’s advisory team has completed over 240 M&A and Capital transactions to date, working with category leaders including Essence, Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord, King Digital Entertainment, Pingdom, Innogames, Spotify and many more. Through its principal investment team, GP Bullhound provides institutions, family offices and entrepreneurs with access to some of the most ambitious privately-held technology and media companies in Europe. The firm’s events and speaking activities bring together thousands of Europe’s leading digital entrepreneurs and technology investors throughout the year, and its thought-leading research is read by decision makers globally, and regularly cited in leading newspapers and publications. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com, or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound
MSAB is the global leader in forensic technology for mobile device examination, with offices in Europe and in the USA, as well as a network of distributors across the globe. The company has been involved with mobile communications since 1984 and now has a singular focus on the forensic recovery of data from mobile devices.
Their software XRY is used by Police, Law Enforcement, Military, Government Intelligence Agencies and Forensic Laboratories in over 100 countries worldwide to investigate crime, gather intelligence, investigate fraud and fight corruption. The company is based in Stockholm and has been listed on the Swedish Stock Exchange since 1999, and has been recognized for the past 3 years running by The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA program as a technology company that has achieved the fastest rates of annual revenue growth in EMEA during the past five years. For more information please visit www.msab.com