The Top 50 companies in the 2009 list, collectively grew their revenue base from €380m to an incredible €1,103m in a three year period.
Manish Madhvani, Partner at GP Bullhound and Media Momentum judge, said: “The Media Momentum Awards and top 50 league table has over the past six years become the industry barometer for the digital sector, and has established a reputation for identifying the European stars of the digital media industry. The quality of last year’s entrants and attendees, meant the bar was set high for companies to make it into the top 50. It was great to see some ground breaking partnerships and deals announced off the back of last year’s event. The 2010 Awards are set to be the most exciting yet.”
Entrants must have a turnover of at least €1.5million in 2009 and be headquartered in Europe. The top 50 fastest growing companies will be ranked by their annual revenue growth rate between 2007-2009. Winners will be announced at the invitation only awards dinner at London’s Sketch on 12th May 2010.
The 2010 Media Momentum Awards judging panel consists of leading digital figures such as Kristian Segerstrle Co-Founder & CEO of Playfish; Martha Lane-Fox, Co-founder of Lastminute.com and the British government’s Champion for Digital Inclusion; Anil Hansjee, Head of M&A Google Europe; Lars Hinrichs Founder & Managing Director of Xing; Seb Bishop, International CEO of RED; Steve Rosenblum, Founder & CEO of Pixmania; and Michael Nutley, Editor-in-Chief, NMA.
Previous winners and attendees include: Betfair, Netaporter, Spotify, Lovefilm, DailyMotion, Seatwave, MoneyBookers, Shazam and YouGov.
The Media Momentum 2010 Awards are supported by premium sponsors Schroders Private Banking, Acton Capital Partners and law firm, Kemp Little LLP.
GP Bullhound, Europe’s leading Investment Bank in Technology and Digital Media, has during the period 2006-2008 successfully raised in excess of 250MUSD for growth companies. With offices in San Francisco and London, GP Bullhound takes an active part in the local entrepreneurial community, venture market and corporate environment, Thus giving expert advice within mergers & acquisition and institutional capital funding. In 2008 GP Bullhound demonstrated positive growth for the 5th consecutive financial year.