World’s most valuable AI company SenseTime wins GP Bullhound’s Summit Superstar Award 2018

Marbella, 28 May 2018 – SenseTime, the Chinese facial recognition technology developer with a valuation of up to USD5bn, has won the coveted 2018 GP Bullhound Summit Superstar Award at GP Bullhound’s annual invitation-only Summit in Marbella, competing with other high-growth finalists Smava, Small Giant Games and Neyber.

“Our annual summit celebrates the very best fast-growth firms that are changing the world. The levels of ambition and the pace of growth we have seen this year show us the huge potential for building and scaling billion-dollar tech businesses.” commented Per Roman and Manish Madhvani, Managing Partners of GP Bullhound.

This year’s event included talks from world-renowned neuroscientist Surjo Soekadar, Ken Roth Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, Isabella Löwengrip of Löwengrip Invest, Kina Zeidler journalist and author of “The Swedish Tech Wonder” and former NBA Basketball player Boki Nachbar.

Discussions focused on critical developments and key trends in technology, including the future of cyber security, China and neurotechnology, the rise of financial applications on the blockchain, monetisation strategies of leading game and app developers, scalability as a foundation for growth, new opportunities faced as a public company and key market dynamics in US & Asia, and how Europe can build a $50bn tech company.

The GP Bullhound Summit, a three-day gathering for leading entrepreneurs globally, backed by GP Bullhound with sponsoring partners Barclays, Heads International, KKR, Nasdaq and Gómez-Acebo&Pombo, brings together a select group of 150 founders and business leaders of some of the most inspiring and high-performing companies in the digital economy, to share experiences, inspire fresh thinking, debate current technology and entrepreneurship issues and discuss future challenges for entrepreneurs and business leaders.

For enquiries please contact Cecilia Roman, Chairwoman of GP Bullhound Summit, at [email protected] or visit

About GP Bullhound
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About SenseTime
As the world’s leading deep learning platform developer, SenseTime is dedicated to creating industry solutions via innovations in AI and big data analysis. With the goal to “Lead AI innovation to power the future”, SenseTime has established China’s largest and only self-developed deep learning supercomputing center, establishing itself as the largest supplier of AI algorithms in the country. SenseTime has applied for over 500 patents, 90% of which are original inventions, in approximately 10 countries and regions all over the world. By hiring top talents far and wide, SenseTime has established itself as a leading, innovative AI technology company with branches in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kyoto and Tokyo. More information on

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