The Pathways awards gala, which took place last week (7 June 2017) in Barcelona, saw 30 European companies secure the prestigious title in three different categories: Yearlings, Young Bulls and Longhorns. The Bully Awards, now in its seventh year, celebrates excellence in product innovation, leadership and performance, growth and growth potential.
A total of 60 European companies were shortlisted as finalists for this year’s Bully Awards, selected from a pool of nearly 500 entries. The 30 winners were chosen by a panel of high profile judges, including successful entrepreneurs, journalists, investors and industry experts.
Elizabeth Perry, Co-founder and Creative Director of White Bull Summits, said: “We’re always impressed by the standard of entries and overwhelming interest to the Bully Awards, and this year was no different. Submissions were particularly strong in Nordics and the UK, emphasising the huge amount of entrepreneurial talent coming out of Europe.
“It’s also been great to see the winners continue to impress our judges by going above and beyond their expectations, and showcasing new ideas that will no doubt spur on Europe’s innovation scene. All of our winners should be proud of what they have achieved, particularly given the incredibly high standards this year.”
The White Bull judges carefully reviewed seed-stage, early-stage and growth-stage companies. They selected the winners based on those they felt demonstrated clear potential for sustainable growth and a high probability of further success. White Bull has a successful track record in identifying European TMT companies that are poised for a bright future, with over 75% having received significant funding, expansion, or moving on to exit.
The full 2017 Bully Award winners:
Yearlings: firms that seek or have received angel/seed rounds or equivalent; classic start-ups
Authentiq – Netherlands
BroadBit Batteries – Finland
Idka AB – Sweden
Jack Media – Belgium
Sherpa – Spain
XIOS/3 – Sweden
YoungBulls: firms that seek or have received Series A financing; early stage companies
Bitrefill – Sweden
BEAD – Turkey
BuildSafe – Sweden
Claned Group – Finland
Currency Alliance – Spain
Datapath.io – Germany
Donkey Republic – Denmark
Go Find it Technologies SA – Spain
iFoodbag AB – Sweden
iNovar EMEA Limited – United Kingdom
Meniga – Iceland
Sound Dimension AB – Sweden
Spotahome – Spain
Supertext – Sweden
Swapcard – France
Syneidis Cybersecurity – Spain
Tespack – Finland
Universal Avenue – Sweden
WellPlayed Sports – Netherlands