Marbella, 23 May 2016 – Following in the footsteps of previous winners: King.com, Just Eat, BlaBlaCar, Rovio, Klarna, LeoVegas and Net-a-Porter, world leading provider of biometric fingerprint solutions Fingerprint Cards won the coveted 2016 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 sharing insights and looking at new trends.
This year, the invitation-only event took place in Marbella and saw talks from Mark Read, CEO of Wunderman / WPP Digital, Mark Curtis, Founder of Fjord-Accenture, and Gustaf Hagman, CEO & Co-founder of LeoVegas, as well as discussions on the critical developments in the digital economy, key trends, virtual and augmented reality, the pursuit of talent, and GP Bullhound’s latest findings on the European Unicorns which were revealed exclusively to the audience.
Four high growth companies were selected to present and compete for the Summit Superstar Award: Innogames, Uniplaces, Essence and Fingerprint Cards. The winner of the Summit Superstar 2016, as voted for by the group, is the Swedish phenomenon Fingerprint Cards, the world leader in biometric fingerprint solutions that outperformed every other european stock in 2015 with 1,391% growth, led by CEO Jörgen Lantto.
“Technology is driving disruption across every traditional industry, with innovative digital pioneers gaining market share at an extraordinary rate. From finance to health, food delivery to transportation, the increasing diversity of Europe’s technology ecosystem is reimagining the business landscape of the continent and producing highly successful companies in the process.
GP Bullhound’s Summit is designed to bring together the most innovative minds in the tech community to debate and predict the future challenges and opportunities within the technology sector. The discussion was inspirational and the message that emerged was clear – there has never been a better time to be a tech entrepreneur in Europe”, said Per Roman and Manish Madhvani, Managing Partners of GP Bullhound.
The Summit is run as not-for-profit and financed by GP Bullhound and a small group of sponsors wishing to support entrepreneurship in Europe.
Sponsors for 2016 included Berenberg, London Stock Exchange, KKR, Barclays, Olswang and Clifford Chance.
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About GP Bullhound
As dealmakers in technology, GP Bullhound provides independent strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions and private placements to entrepreneurs, companies and investors. By combining a true passion for innovation with great access to global buyers and capital across Europe, US and Asia, GP Bullhound has completed transactions with many category leaders including Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord, King.com, Pingdom, Pozitron and Spotify. The firm was founded in London in 1999 and today also has offices in San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester and Paris. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com
About Fingerprint Cards
FPC offers a complete range of user friendly fingerprint biometrics solutions. The solutions meet the highest demands in both industrial design process and in end user experience. The hardware covers sensors and complete modules and is combined with software that enhances the end user experience and offers possibilities of differentiation for the FPC customer. Mobile and tablet solutions include a number of features such as FPC OneTouch. Embedded solutions include FPC OneModule, a plug-in solution that shortens the time to market. www.fingerprints.com