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  • Portfolio News
  • 05 October 2018
  • 2 min read
  • Words: Northzone

Investor of the Year at the Investor Allstars Awards

Pär-Jörgen Pärson was awarded Investor of the Year, and Northzone awarded Exit of the Year for Spotify, at the 2018 Investor Allstars event in London.

The industry award recognises excellence in the entrepreneurship and investment community and is voted for by a jury of industry peers.

PJ’s award was in recognition of what has been an incredible year, with his investments in Spotify and iZettle generating two of the biggest tech success stories in Europe. The award also recognised his long-standing contribution to the European ecosystem, and active role in backing the next generation of companies like Fubo.TV, Qapital, Playdots and others.

His investment in Spotify, where Northzone led the A-round in 2008, was also recognised in the Exit of the Year Award. The direct listing in April was a defining moment in the growth of the European tech ecosystem.