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Tech Tour announced its 2019 Growth and Innovation Award winners on March 28 at the Tech Tour Growth Summit & Awards held in Lausanne, Switzerland. These were chosen from the 2019 Tech Tour Growth 50 companies, a group of Europe’s most promising super-scale up companies, which in turn were selected from a long list of 312 companies.


The selection committee, chaired by Falk Müller-Veerse, Partner, Bryan Garnier & Co, and made up of 21 international venture capital and growth equity fund managers, chose both Award winners taking into account their achievement, impact and momentum.


SOPHiA GENETICS, the Swiss-based global leader in Data-Driven Medicine, took the Growth Award, joining past Award winners including, Darktrace, Devialet, Klarna, MySql, Octo Telematics, Parallels, QlikTech, and Skyscanner. The selection committee were particularly impressed with SOPHiA GENETICS’ rapid growth, winning trust from clinicians across the globe leading them to serve over 920 hospitals in 77 countries.

Commenting on the win, Dr. Jurgi Camblong, CEO and co-founder of SOPHiA GENETICS said “We are honored to receive the Tech Tour Growth Award, which is a direct recognition and example of the rapid growth and global impact of SOPHiA GENETICS worldwide. The company thus achieves its mission of contributing to a more sustainable global healthcare system where the data used to help a patient today will benefit those of tomorrow.”


Cloud&Heat, the German company whose sustainable, scalable and secure solutions serve the cloud computing market, took the Innovation Award, joining past winners including Algomi, Calastone, Movidius, Shazam, Soundcloud, and Tobii Technology. The selection committee was highly impressed with Cloud&Heat’s innovative cooling technology that both reduces data centres’ carbon footprints and allows for waste heat to heat buildings and supply local heating networks.


Nicolas Röhrs, CEO Cloud&Heat said “We are thrilled to receive this award. It not only confirms the innovative strength of our still young Green IT company, but also the already achieved technological and economic relevance of Cloud&Heat in the data centre sector. I would especially like to thank our incredible team and our European investors, who share our vision of a green digital future.”


Falk Müller-Veerse, Partner, Bryan, Garnier & Co, and Chairman of the 2019 Selection Committee, added “Europe is coming into its own with regard to the number of world class growth companies it is able to nurture, and the quality of teams in these companies is increasingly world class. As a single reference point, there were 70 unicorns in Europe in 2017 versus just 1 in 2005. The future outlook is promising.  As entrepreneurship becomes increasingly mainstream, there is a growing pool of high potential start-ups from which future leaders will emerge. In 2019 our selection team, comprising a sizeable group of the most active venture capitalists in Europe, has once again carefully picked the 2 most promising European companies from the 50 that met our multi-variable criteria of scale, growth and success.”


The Tech Tour Growth Summit & Awards is supported by Bryan, Garnier & Co, Pictet & Cie, Korn Ferry, Euronext, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and The Canton of Vaud, Switzerland.




For more information please contact James Burnham, Tech Tour +44 (0)7887765304

Notes to Editors

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The 2019 Selection Committee

Tech Tour 2019 Growth Summit President: Remy de Tonnac, Partner, ETF Partners  (France/United Kingdom)
Selection Committee Chairman: Falk Mueller-Veerse, Partner, Bryan, Garnier & Co (Germany/France)

2019 Selection Committee Members:

Matthias Allgaier, Managing Director, Summit Partners Limited (United Kingdom)
David Bateman, Partner, Harbert European Growth Capital (United Kingdom)
Jacob Bernstein, Senior Associate, Highland Capital Partners Europe (United Kingdom)
Roel de Hoop, Partner, Prime Ventures (Netherlands)
Roland Dennert, Partner, Cipio Partners (Germany)
Jack Eadie, Principal, Next 47 (Germany/United Kingdom)
Malcolm Ferguson, Investment Team, Octopus Investments (United Kingdom)
Alexander Galitsky, Managing Partner, Almaz Capital (United States)
Anne Glover, CEO, Amadeus Capital Partners Limited (United Kingdom)
Maximilian Kempken, Principal, btov Partners (Switzerland)
Sven Lingjaerde, Managing Partner & Founder, Endeavour Vision S.A. (Switzerland)
Ian Marsh, Principal, DN Capital (United Kingdom)
Dominique Megret, Head of Swisscom Ventures, Swisscom AG (Switzerland)
Alain Nicod, Managing Partner, VI Partners AG (Switzerland)
Per Nordlander, Partner, Verdane Capital (Norway)
Seth Pierrepont, Investor, Accel Partners (United Kingdom)
Markus Roithmeier, Partner, Zobito AB (Sweden)
Pekka Santeri Mäki, Managing Partner, 3TS Capital Partners Ltd (Hungary)
Morgan Seigler, Managing Director, TA Associates (United Kingdom)

About Tech Tour 

Founded in 1998, Tech Tour provides a Community facilitating investment into world class entrepreneurs with event and online matching platforms between growing and emerging innovative companies and investors across borders, regions, sectors and stages. Tech Tour is also the trade name for Europe Unlimited.



About Bryan, Garnier & Co

Bryan, Garnier & Co is a European, full service growth-focused independent investment banking partnership founded in 1996. The firm provides equity research, sales and trading, private and public capital raising as well as M&A services to growth companies and their investors. It focuses on key growth sectors of the economy including Technology, Healthcare, Consumer and Business Services. Bryan, Garnier & Co is a fully registered broker dealer authorized and regulated by the FCA in Europe and the FINRA in the U.S. Bryan, Garnier & Co is headquartered in London, with additional offices in Paris, Munich and New York. The firm is a member of the London Stock Exchange and Euronext.


As the global leader in Data-Driven Medicine, SOPHiA GENETICS helps healthcare professionals better diagnose and treat cancers and hereditary disorders thanks to complex genomics and radiomics analysis powered by SOPHiA AI. The company achieves its mission of contributing to a more sustainable global healthcare system by providing equal benefits to all users, uniting experts in a gold standard health tech platform, and motiving expert knowledge sharing to enter a new era in healthcare, where the data used to help a patient today will benefit those of tomorrow. Adopted by more than 920 hospitals in 77 countries, SOPHiA has already supported the diagnosis of more than 320,000 patients worldwide.

About Cloud&Heat Technologies

Since its founding in 2011, the vision of Cloud&Heat Technologies has been to make sustainability the driver of digital innovation. The Dresden-based company develops, builds and operates energy-efficient, green, secure and scalable data centers that meet the requirements of the digital future. Private and public cloud solutions based on OpenStack are offered in two different business fields: small-scale IT infrastructures with the Micro Data Center (MDC) or the Data Center Container (DCC) for small- and medium sized enterprises, as well as large-scale IT infrastructures, all custom-made with complete combinations of cloud and heating solutions. In both business fields the newest generation of the hot water-direct cooling system developed and patented by Cloud&Heat is used. This system recycles waste heat from the data centers at a constant 60 degrees Celsius to heat buildings or to pass on to the district and local heating networks. Cloud&Heat builds and operates the most energy-efficient and cost-effective data centers worldwide and has already won multiple awards with its technology. Businesses such as Innogy, Commerz Real and STULZ from Germany as well as Inabata from Japan belong to its partners and customers. Cloud&Heat is involved in numerous research and development projects, such as AUDITOR and SecuStack.