Investor Allstars 2019 shortlist announced
Strength of Europe’s Tech Ecosystem revealed
London, 27 September 2019 - GP Bullhound and Bonhill have revealed the shortlist for the 17th annual Investor Allstars Awards 2019, featuring the entrepreneurs and investors that are pioneering the future of the European digital landscape.

Taking place on 3 October at the Hilton Park Lane, London, Investor Allstars 2019 will gather 750 entrepreneurs and investors in a celebration of Europe’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, highlighting how Europe’s technology community continues to blaze a trail across a variety of sectors and investment stages.

For the seventh year running, the awards will include Europe’s Allstar Company challenge, with twelve of Europe’s best-known technology companies pitching to a panel of 60 high profile investors for the accolade of being Europe’s most exciting technology company. This year, Beamery, Believe Digital, Bizagi, Buddi, EcoVadis, Featurespace, MiQ, Monese, Peakon, Tourlane, Urban Sports Club and VanMoof will take part in the challenge.

2019 also sees the introduction of a brand new award: Young Entrepreneur of the Year, in memory of Mark Sebba, former non-executive director of GP Bullhound and CEO of Net-a-Porter.

GP Bullhound Managing Partner, Manish Madhvani, commented: “We are delighted to welcome another outstanding set of companies to this year’s Awards. Yet again, the shortlist demonstrates how Europe’s tech ecosystem is going from strength to strength. We are proud to shine a light on the pioneers that are leading the charge in driving innovation and growth. It’s all set for a fantastic ceremony on 3 October and we can’t wait to reveal the winners.”

Simon Stilwell, CEO of Bonhill Group plc, commented: “The awards shortlist is a great indicator of the outstanding companies, investors and entrepreneurs that are setting the standards for innovation in the European tech and digital landscape. We are excited to see who comes out on top in each category and is crowned the European pioneer in their respective field.”

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

The event is organised by GP Bullhound, the global technology advisory and investment firm, and Bonhill plc, a leading B2B media company.

THE FULL INVESTOR ALLSTARS 2019 SHORTLIST IS AVAILABLE HERE:

Europe’s Allstar Company & Europe’s Allstar CEO of the Year

Beamery
Believe
Bizagi
Buddi
EcoVadis
Featurespace
MIQ
Monese
Peakon
Tourlane
Urban Sports Club
VanMoof

Growth/Buyout Fund of the Year

CVC Capital Partners
Francisco Partners
Inflexion
Kennet Partners
Mayfair Equity Partners
Synova Capital

Exit of the Year

Adyen (Index Ventures)
AlienVault (Adara Ventures)
Farfetch (Felix Capital)
Grapeshot (IQ Capital Partners)
iZettle (Creandum)
iZettle (Northzone Ventures)
Mediatonic (Frog Capital)
Small Giant Games (EQT Ventures)
Watchfinder (Beringea)

VCT of the Year

Albion
Beringea
Foresight
Gresham House Ventures
Octopus Ventures

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Dave Bailey – Mediatonic
Hal Watts – Unmade
Mandeep Singh/ Alex Loizou – Trouva

Specialist Debt Provider of the Year

Barclays
Columbia Lake Partners
Harbert
Kreos Capital
Silicon Valley Bank
TriplePoint Capital – US

Venture Capital Fund of the Year

Augmentum Fintech
Creandum
DN Capital
Draper Esprit
EQT Ventures
Lakestar
Northzone
Target Global

Digital Innovation in Art

Arternal
Artexb
Artnome
ArtRabbit
ArtWalls.art
Artwork Archive
Niio
Scan the World
Soundwave Art™
the Kremer Museum
VirtuItaly
www.bridgemanimages.com

Service Provider of the Year

Bird & Bird
Erevena
Fieldhouse Associates
Goodwin
Multiple
Orrick
Private Equity Recruitment (PER)
Shoosmiths
Taylor Wessing
Withers Tech

Seed Fund of the Year

Albion VC
Crane Venture Partners
Kindred Capital
MMC Ventures
OneRagtime
Parkwalk
Pro Founders
Seedcamp
Speedinvest

Tech4Good

Better to Know
DDM
Smile and Learn
Unmade

Investor of the Year

Chris Caulkin – General Atlantic
Frederic Court – Felix Capital
Karen McCormick – Beringea
Lars Jörnow – EQT Ventures
Max Bautin – IQ Capital
Nenad Marovac – DN Capital
Stephen Chandler – Notion Capital

Entrepreneur of the Year

Christian Faes – Lendinvest
Melinda Nicci – Baby2Body
Richard Barlow – Wejo
Sara Murray – Buddi
Sofia Fenichell – Mrs Wordsmith
Tim Sievers – Deposit Solutions
Timo Soininen – Small Giant Games

Enquiries
For any enquiries, please contact investorallstars@gpbullhound.com or visit www.investorallstars.com

To book a place or a table at the awards, please contact Niki Dowdall at niki.dowdall@bonhillplc.com.

About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the best 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 www.gpbullhound.com, or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound.