Europe's Leading TMT Companies Honoured as 2011 Bully Award Winners

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UK, Netherlands, Germany and Sweden top the list of Europe’s leading technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies

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The 2011 Bully Award winners have been recognized as a leader in their field, with a bright business proposition and meaningful market strategies, driven by a rich understanding of customer needs and technological solutions.

White Bull Summits (http://www.whitebull.com), champions of the European innovation ecosystem, today announced the 2011 Bully Award winners honouring Europe’s leading European technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies. The United Kingdom topped the list of honoured winners each with ten companies represented, followed by The Netherlands with five companies, Germany with four companies, and Sweden with four companies represented. The remaining European countries and companies represented include: Denmark (3), Finland (2), Spain (2), and Switzerland (1).

The deserving winners were selected from a pool of entries that included hundreds of nominated European TMT companies, which was eventually narrowed down to 6o finalists. The winners fall into three categories:

  •     Yearlings: firms that seek or have received angel/seed rounds or equivalent; classic start-ups
  •     Young Bulls: firms that seek or have received Series A financing; early stage companies
  •     Longhorns: post Series A firms; growth stage companies

"The 2011 Bully Award winners were selected for innovation and values of excellence in the TMT sector. They have been recognized as a leader in their field, with a bright business proposition and meaningful market strategies, driven by a rich understanding of customer needs and technological solutions,” stated Farley Duvall, Founder and Chairman of White Bull Summits.

The 2011 Bully Award winners include:

  •     Adform (Denmark) – Longhorn
  •     Aframe (United Kingdom) – Young Bull
  •     Appear (Sweden) – Longhorn
  •     ASYX (The Netherlands) – Young Bull
  •     CarryQuote (Switzerland) – Young Bull
  •     Certivox (United Kingdom) – Yearling
  •     Criteo (United Kingdom) – Longhorn
  •     eCommera (United Kingdom) – Longhorn
  •     Hitlantis (Finland) – Yearling
  •     IOVOX (United Kingdom) – Young Bull
  •     jobandtalent (Spain) – Young Bull
  •     Kiosked (Finland) – Yearling
  •     Marvia (The Netherlands) – Young Bull
  •     Moodagent (Denmark) – Young Bull
  •     MyWidz (Sweden) – Yearling
  •     Octoshape (Denmark) – Young Bull
  •     Ondango (Germany) – Yearling
  •     PrismaStar (United Kingdom) – Longhorn
  •     Publitas.com (The Netherlands) – Young Bull
  •     Qubulus (Sweden) – Young Bull
  •     Rated People (United Kingdom) – Longhorn
  •     Screenreach (United Kingdom) – Young Bull
  •     Shutl (United Kingdom) – Young Bull
  •     SoundCloud (Germany) – Longhorn
  •     SponsorPay (Germany) – Longhorn
  •     Taulia (Germany) – Longhorn
  •     Tobii (Sweden) – Longhorn
  •     TouchType (United Kingdom) – Young Bull
  •     Tribe of Noise (The Netherlands) – Young Bull
  •     Usabilla (The Netherlands) – Young Bull
  •     Zyncro (Spain) – Young Bull

“The White Bull judges very carefully reviewed seed-stage, early-stage and growth-stage companies, and selected the winning companies they believe have demonstrated clear potential for further growth and a high probability for exit in the next few years,” added Duvall.

White Bull has a successful track record in identifying Europe’s leading TMT companies. Eight of the 2010 Bully Award winners identified by White Bull were acquired in the past year including BuyVIP (acquired by Amazon), JayCut (acquired by RIM), Q-go (acquired by RightNow Technologies), Severa Corp (acquired by Visma Group), SunglassesShop.com (acquired by Glasses Direct), Ubitexx (acquired by RIM), Vilant Systems Oy (merged RFID activities with Swisscom Auto-ID Services AG), and WatchMouse (acquired by CA Technologies).

About White Bull
White Bull’s aim is not simply to produce events. White Bull is here to help companies succeed. Built upon the extensive knowledge and network of its founders and advisers, and in the spirit of the “wily beast” that lives inside all successful businesses, White Bull offers a community that brings together the best and the brightest – Europe’s top technology and media leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and visionaries. White Bull will respond to the needs and wants of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector, while providing a forum for ongoing discussion. For more information, please visit White Bull at http://whitebull.com, on Facebook or follow White Bull on Twitter @whitebullsummit.

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