White Bull Summits Announced 2014 Bully Award Winners

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Sweden, Denmark, Spain, UK and Netherlands top the list of Europe's leading technology, media, and telecom companies

We are thrilled to see so many later stage firms ... who have continued to reinvent, step up, and grow in a challenging climate.

White Bull Summits (http://www.whitebull.com), champions of European innovation, today announced the winners of the 2014 Bully Awards, honouring outstanding technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies. White Bull Summits conducted a rigorous evaluation of over 500 TMT companies. A complete list of the 2014 Bully Award winners may be viewed at http://whitebull.com/latest/meet-our-2014-bully-award-winners. The thirty winners, selected by a panel of industry experts, were announced live at the fifth annual, invitation-only Pathways summit in Barcelona on 8 October 2014.

“This year's Bully Award winners have excelled in a strange and brutal economy,” said White Bull Summits’ CEO, Farley Duvall. “We are happy to see so much enthusiasm and brilliance among our early stage firms, and thrilled to see so many later stage firms, making up the majority of this year's winners, who have continued to reinvent, step up, and grow in a challenging and ever-evolving climate. “

The 2014 winners fall into three categories: Yearlings: seeking or received angel/seed rounds or equivalent, e.g. classic start-ups, Young Bulls: seeking or received Series A financing, e.g. early stage companies, and Longhorns: post Series A firms, e.g. growth stage companies.

The 2014 winners are:

  •     123on - Sweden - Yearling
  •     AdQuota - Denmark - Longhorn
  •     ADSMURAI - Spain - Yearling
  •     Anthem Vault - US – Young Bull
  •     Blippar - United Kingdom - Longhorn
  •     CARNET DE MODE - France - Young Bull
  •     CloudMe.com - Sweden - Longhorn
  •     Crowdynews - Netherlands – Longhorn
  •     CUPENYA - Netherlands – Young Bull
  •     Enigmedia - Spain – Young Bull
  •     Eyefactive - Germany – Young Bull
  •     Imint - Sweden – Young Bull
  •     Inbenta - Spain – Young Bull
  •     JUSP - Italy - Longhorn
  •     Kantox - United Kingdom - Longhorn
  •     Kiosked - Finland - Longhorn
  •     Komfo - Denmark – Young Bull
  •     Qelp - Netherlands - Longhorn
  •     Salviol - United Kingdom – Young Bull
  •     Smadex - Spain – Young Bull
  •     Softkinetic - Belgium - Longhorn
  •     Speakap - Netherlands – Young Bull
  •     Sublime Skinz - France – Young Bull
  •     Teicos Pharma - Finland – Young Bull
  •     The Eye Tribe - Denmark – Young Bull
  •     Traity - Spain – Young Bull
  •     Tyba - Spain – Young Bull
  •     Viva Labs - Norway - Yearling
  •     Worldsensing - http://www.worldsensing.com - Spain – Young Bull
  •     Ysura - http://www.ysura.com - Germany – Young Bull

Additional category winners:

  •     Entrepreneur of the Year – Ilkka Paananen - SuperCell
  •     Best Executive Search – 360° Leaders
  •     Best Accelerator – Startupbootcamp
  •     Best European Angel – Martin Varsavsky
  •     Best Corporate VC – Qualcomm Ventures
  •     Best Early Stage VC – Octopus
  •     Best Expansion Stage VC – Index Ventures
  •     Most Innovative Law Firm - Synch
  •     Best PR/Communications – Ballou PR
  •     Best M&A Firm – GP Bullhound

White Bull Summits’ Pathways 2014 featured discussions on European venture capital, funding and exit trends, go-to-market, leadership strategies, and engaging media led by executives from major TMT companies and global investment firms, including France Telecom/Orange, GP Bullhound, IBM, Morgan Stanley, BDMI, Earlybird, Accel Partners, DFJ Esprit, MTGX, NASDAQ, Qualcomm Ventures, Salesforce.com, Fortune, MSNBC, TechCrunch, Tech.eu, and more. For more information, or to request an invitation to attend an upcoming event, please visit http://www.whitebull.com.

About White Bull Summits
White Bull Summits celebrates and champions European Tech innovation, connecting the visionaries with the global investment , corporate development, services and resources they need to succeed. Built upon the extensive knowledge and network of its founders and advisors, and in the spirit of the “wily beast” inside all successful businesses, White Bull brings together the best and the brightest – Europe’s top technology and media leaders, entrepreneurs, global investors, thought leaders, and inspiring icons. For more information, please visit White Bull at http://www.whitebull.com, like us on Facebook or follow White Bull on Twitter @whitebullsummit.

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