Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) announced today its sponsorship of the tenth annual GP Bullhound Summit and Media Momentum Awards 2013 in Stockholm. The awards recognise the leading companies of Europe’s digital economy. Invitation only, the exclusive event is attended by a hand-picked group of Europe’s top 100 business leaders and entrepreneurs.
During the day guests attend debates and talks around the critical developments in the digital economy, the coolest apps, latest ground-breaking technologies, key trends and success factors. In the evening, the award winners are revealed at a gala dinner.
The awards, hosted by GP Bullhound, have become the top league table for Europe’s fastest-growing digital companies. This year’s categories are: fastest revenue grower of the year; fastest earnings grower of the year; most innovative company; entrepreneur of the year; and the judges’ award.
SEP is one of the largest venture capital firms in Europe and the only UK firm focused solely on innovative high growth businesses in the technology, media and telecoms, healthcare and energy sectors.
The current SEP portfolio comprises over 30 high growth companies including travel search company Skyscanner, luxury fashion retailer Matches and healthcare informatics company Aridhia.
Andrew Davison, Partner at SEP comments: “The awards are a fantastic platform for the brightest digital talent in Europe today. These are exciting times to be working in technology investment and the line-up for 2013 is the strongest we have seen. Our own portfolio, including Skyscanner, will be represented, and it is heartening to see so many quality, innovative, high growth companies being showcased.”
The summit and awards take place in a different tech hotspot each year. The event is free, run as not-for-profit and financed by GP Bullhound and a small group of companies wishing to support entrepreneurship in Europe. Sponsors include Berenberg Private Banking, Kemp Little, Acton Capital Partners, TA Associates, London Stock Exchange, Scottish Equity Partners, Northzone, Creandum, Vivendi, EMI and Ballou PR.
“The Summit and Media Momentum Awards are a celebration of Europe’s growing technology sector. The Summit is designed to inspire, with some of the most brilliant minds in Europe coming together to debate and discuss the issues of the sector,” said Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner at GP Bullhound and Media Momentum judge. “The evening is about celebration, showcasing the Europe’s most promising growth-stage technology companies. Previous winners include Klarna, Wonga, Vente Privee and King.com and each year we talk about how high the bar is becoming for emerging companies. 2013 is no different and we have been blown away by the talent and ground-breaking innovation of the companies entering.”