A total of 60 European companies were named as finalists for the 2011 Bully Award, and the deserving winners were selected from a pool of entries that included hundreds of nominated European TMT companies.
The winners fall into three categories:
- Yearlings: firms that seek or have received angel/seed rounds or equivalent; classic start-ups
- Young Bulls: firms that seek or have received Series A financing; early stage companies
- Longhorns: post Series A firms; growth stage companies
"The Bully Award winners were selected for innovation and values of excellence in the TMT sector. They have been recognized as a leader in their field, with a bright business proposition and meaningful market strategies, driven by a rich understanding of customer needs and technological solutions,” stated Farley Duvall, Founder and Chairman of White Bull Summits.
“We’re of course very honoured to be named a 2011 Bully Award winner, and to be recognized as one of the leading TMT companies in Europe,” stated Hessel van Oorschot, CEO at Tribe of Noise. “It’s validating to be named a winner for this prestigious award, and we accept and share it with the entire Tribe of Noise community.”
Tribe of Noise connects musicians and business online by focussing and bypassing the music publishing industry.
“The White Bull judges very carefully reviewed seed-stage, early-stage and growth-stage companies, and selected the winning companies they believe have demonstrated clear potential for further growth and a high probability for exit in the next few years,” added Duvall.
White Bull has a successful track record in identifying Europe’s leading TMT companies. Eight of the 2010 Bully Award winners identified by White Bull were acquired in the past year including BuyVIP (acquired by Amazon), JayCut (acquired by RIM), Q-go (acquired by RightNow Technologies), Severa Corp (acquired by Visma Group), SunglassesShop.com (acquired by Glasses Direct), Ubitexx (acquired by RIM), Vilant Systems Oy (merged RFID activities with Swisscom Auto-ID Services AG), and WatchMouse (acquired by CA Technologies).
For a complete list of the 2011 White Bull Bully Award winners, please visit http://www.whitebull.com/latest
About Tribe of Noise
Tribe of Noise, based in the Netherlands and founded in 2008, connects talented musicians and composers online with businesses around the world in need for great, all rights included, music. Today, Tribe of Noise represents over 10,000 artists from 144 countries. For more information, please visit Tribe of Noise at http://www.tribeofnoise.com
or follow Tribe of Noise on Twitter @tribeofnoise
About White Bull
White Bull’s aim is not simply to produce events. White Bull is here to help companies succeed. Built upon the extensive knowledge and network of its founders and advisers, and in the spirit of the “wily beast” that lives inside all successful businesses, White Bull offers a community that brings together the best and the brightest – Europe’s top technology and media leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and visionaries. White Bull will respond to the needs and wants of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector, while providing a forum for ongoing discussion. For more information, please visit White Bull at http://whitebull.com
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Mindy M. Hull
Mercury Global Partners for White Bull
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