2017 Bully Awards

The Bully Award Submissions are now closed. Please say hello to this year's Bully Award Finalists!

30 Winners from privately held European Startups in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications sector (TMT) will fall into four 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
  • Minotaurs: Our version of the Unicorn

The Criteria:

  • Market Opportunity: How large is the opportunity? Is it compelling enough to build a substantial business and take it to  exit?

  • Competitive Landscape: Does the business have key sustainable competitive advantages over the existing and future competition?

  • Model & Revenues: Do the business model, existing revenues and growth forecasts present a compelling story?

  • Execution: What milestones have been reached, and how fast is the customer base growing?

  • Management Team: Is the existing management team and structure sufficient to drive the company forward?

    60 firms have been shortlisted, and 30 winners will be announced at our 7th annual Pathways summit in Barcelona on 7 June, 2017. All 60 finalists have the opportunity to take the main stage and present their visions before an audience of global investors, big brands, and industry peers at Pathways 2017.