Cloud-focused venture firm nominated for Equity Gap Fund of the Year
LONDON: 4 September 2013 – Notion Capital has been shortlisted for the Equity Gap Fund of the Year Award at the eleventh annual Investor AllStars Awards. The Awards celebrate professional excellence in entrepreneurship and the professional investor community and will be hosted at London’s Natural History Museum on 25 September 2013.
The Investor AllStars Awards is an annual event organised by GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, and GrowthBusiness, a Vitesse Media website specialising in providing information for entrepreneurs and leaders of fast-growth enterprises.
The Equity Gap Fund of the Year Award is for those active in the early stage investment market. The judges look for the firm’s ability to source and manage unique deal flow; their skill in structuring, negotiating and making investments; their ability to create shareholder value; their involvement in supporting local small business initiatives and their ability to work together with other funds, private investors and follow-on investors.
Stephen Chandler, Managing Partner at Notion Capital, said “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. We have had a tremendous year with exits that more than returned our entire first fund and the successful closing of our second at £76m. It is great to see our contribution recognised by AllStars.”
“This is a great achievement for Notion Capital to be shortlisted for the award for Equity Growth Fund of Year” said Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner at GP Bullhound. “It has been a great year for growth and innovation in the European technology sector, funds like Notion set a high standard and are a great role model for others seeking to push the boundaries in this exciting industry.”
“The Investor AllStars Awards highlight entrepreneurs and VCs who are driving the technology sector forward,” said Niki Baker, CEO, Vitesse Media. “The Awards are an opportunity for the European venture capital community to consider the biggest successes of the past year and look forward to the trends and innovation still to come.”
For further information, please contact:
Stephen Chandler at Notion Capital
About Notion Capital
Notion Capital is a venture capital firm focused on high potential businesses in the Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) markets. The Notion team has unique expertise and experience in the Cloud Computing market having founded, built and exited two highly successful businesses in the space – Star and MessageLabs. Companies within Notion’s portfolio include Brightpearl, eSellerPro, NewVoiceMedia, Shutl, The Currency Cloud and Tradeshift. For more information go to: www.notioncapital.com
About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is an international technology investment banking group with offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm and Berlin. Founded in 1999, GP Bullhound provides world-class advice on mergers, acquisitions and private placements to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals.
Combining a true love for entrepreneurship and innovation with deep global buyer relations and sector expertise, GP Bullhound has completed transactions for many category leaders and most recently sold Tunigo to Spotify, and Fjord to Accenture. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com
In 2013, GP Bullhound was awarded Boutique Investment Bank of the Year and Leading Advisers of the Year by the Acquisition International M&A Awards.
Vitesse Media is a multimedia business and offers award-winning publications, fast-growing websites, exciting events and much-acclaimed research. They are the leading specialists in growth businesses entrepreneurs and CEOs, their investors, advisers and suppliers. Vitesse Media is quoted on AIM. For more information, please visit www.vitessemedia.co.uk