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GP Bullhound Awards Speedinvest Seed Fund of the Year

October 20, 2023

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GP Bullhound has announced that Speedinvest is the winner of their coveted Seed Fund of the Year award, beating out strong competition from the likes of LocalGlobe, Seedcamp, IQ Capital, High-Tech Gründerfonds, and more. 

The GP Bullhound Allstars awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the tech world,” has celebrated the successes and achievements of the European tech universe for more than twenty years. The nominees and award-winners are recognized for their role in shaping the future of the industry and creating the success stories of tomorrow.

“Speedinvest, founded nearly 12 years ago as a small Austrian microfund, has now established itself as a leading European player in the VC sector,” says Oliver Holle, co-founder, CEO, and managing partner at Speedinvest. “This award, which is ultimately recognition from industry leaders to their peers, makes this clear.”

At the 2023 edition in London, 22 judges from across European venture capital, tech, and finance participated, including leaders of EQT Ventures, AlbionVC, Beringea, and HV Capital. They were tasked with deciding the winners of 14 different categories ranging from Entrepreneur of the Year to the Allstars Hall of Fame. Speedinvest won Seed Fund of the Year for demonstrating:

  • Strength in sourcing and managing unique deal flow –  structuring, negotiating and making investments
  • Creation of shareholder value
  • Involvement in supporting local small business initiatives
  • Commitment to social responsibility
  • Beneficial partnerships with other seed funds, private investors, and follow-on investors

Receiving this award, along with being named VC of the Year at the Europa’s in 2022, validates that the unique early-stage investment model we’re building at Speedinvest is both successful and respected in our industry. With €1 billion in AuM, our commitment to building a scalable, high-impact investment platform that truly benefits our portfolio companies, our LPs, and the entire European ecosystem has been strengthened. 

But none of this would be possible without the continued success of our founders and their 300-plus companies, the ongoing support of our incredible LPs and corporate partners, and our world-class team working from offices in London, Paris, Munich, Berlin, and Vienna. Together, we’re forging a new path for early-stage success in Europe. And we can’t wait to see what 2024 (and the future) holds for us all.

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