GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, announced last night its annual list of the most interesting growth companies in the Nordic Digital Economy at venture capital event, Riskkapital 2012 in Stockholm.
Both awards were won by payment solutions companies, iZettle won the award for Disruptive Challenger of the year and Klarna won the Billion Dollar Company award, after pitching against the other companies at the jury day two weeks ago. Runners up in each category were Neonode and Avito.
Per Roman, Managing Partner GP Bullhound, commented: "Listening to the founders of these amazing companies was truly inspiring. It was a highly competitive field but there is no doubt in my mind that iZettle and Klarna were worthy winners. Neonode and Avito are both international success stories and strong runners up. I am proud that Sweden has become a real hotbed for innovation and growth."
The list was nominated and voted for by a high profile panel of seasoned entrepreneurs. The objective for the jury was to find the movers and shakers in the Nordic Digital Economy. The companies can be both privately held or public, with the focus being on disruptive innovation, explosive growth, global potential and amazing management teams.
Full list of GP Bullhound Digital Champions 2012:
Orthocone Innovation Technologies
About GP Bullhound
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