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Posted on October 8, 2018 by staff

Winners announced for Investor AllStars 2018

Investment bank GP Bullhound and Bonhill Group have revealed the winners for their 16th annual Investor Allstars Awards.

The winners were recognised at an awards ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane in London last week.

Spotify was awarded the Exit of the Year Award while co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year.

The event brought together over 750 leading figures from every stage of the investment cycle along with Europe’s most successful digital entrepreneurs.

Manish Madhvani, managing partner of GP Bullhound, said: “The awards showcase the strength and velocity of Europe’s tech talent, celebrating their past achievements and looking forward to another record-breaking year.

“The pioneering work and attitudes of those recognised last night are an inspiration, and demonstrate that European tech is a force to be reckoned with.”

Niki Dowdall, MD of events and marketing at Bonhill Group, added: “This year’s shortlist was a culmination of the most ambitious and innovative companies, investors and entrepreneurs that are leading the way for European tech and digital economy.

“Our winners are of the highest calibre and are leading the charge towards new goals and milestones for the tech community.”

An early backer of Spotify, Pär-Jörgen Pärson of Northzone was recognised for his achievement in delivering three billion-euro plus exits for a fund, winning Investor of the Year.

Index Ventures was awarded VC Fund of the year, while General Atlantic won Growth and Buyout Fund of the Year and Albion Capital claimed VCT of the Year.

IQ Capital, Fieldhouse, TriplePoint Capital and Big White Wall were also winners, in the Seed Fund of the Year, Service Provider of the Year, Specialist Debt Provider of the Year and Tech4Good categories.

The event brought together over 750 leading figures from every stage of the investment cycle along with Europe’s most successful digital entrepreneurs.

The full list of award winners is:

  • Exit of the Year: Northzone (Spotify)
  • Growth and Buyout Fund of the Year: General Atlantic
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Daniel Ek (Spotify)
  • VC Fund of the Year: Index Ventures
  • Europe’s Allstar Company: Revolut
  • Investor of the Year: Pär-Jörgen Pärson
  • VCT of the Year: Albion Capital
  • Specialist Debt Provider of the Year: TriplePoint Capital
  • Seed Fund of the Year: IQ Capital
  • Service Provider of the Year: Fieldhouse Associates
  • Tech4Good: Big White Wall