The Europas 2015

Founded in 2009 and run by Mike Butcher, Editor of TechCrunch, the Europas are the premier awards for Europe’s hottest tech start-ups. The Awards celebrates the most forward thinking, progressive and innovative tech companies across over some 20+ categories.

This week the awards returned to Old Billingsgate for a second year, with event management by Ultimate Experience.

Citymapper took away three awards for its urban navigation app, bagging a total three awards at what’s billed as the premier awards evening for Europe’s hottest tech startups. The fast-growing London company won best mobile startup, best travel startup and the highly sought after grand prix award.

Other startup winners at The Europas included the likes of Spotify, Kano, SwiftKey, Transferwise and Digital Shadows, while investors like Accel Partners and Point Nine Capital were also recognised for the financial support they’ve given to startups.

Mike Butcher, founder of The Europas, said: “It’s been an incredible year for European startups, which have continued on their upward curve over the last few years. We’ve seen some very significant fund-raisings, some amazing new products and a mounting number of exits, whether through acquisition or IPO.

"We have come a long way from the first event in a bar in Bermondsey in 2009, but in front of almost 800 of Europe’s top top tech entrepreneurs tonight, The Europas Awards played host to the cream of Europe’s tech startup industry”