The TechCrunch European Tech Awards nominations are out and the voting is open, and two of my clients plus a company we worked with for a year, Palringo, giving us three are in the running which in hockey terms gives us the Hat Trick!
Shozu and Truphone have hit the list in different categories. Truphone is joined by Palringo in the The Europas: Best Mobile Startup (EMEA) category, while Shozu is listed in the The Europas: Best Mobile Application (EMEA) category.
What's also great to see is that one Truphone's key founders, Alexander Straub was also listed a nominee in the The Europas: Best Investor Personality (EMEA) category. I just had dinner with Alexander and Truphone CEO Geraldine Wilson, along with CFO Coen Van Breda and founder James Tagg. If there was a category for best fund raisers it would be Van Breda and Tagg, who together have raised over $52 million US Dollars for Truphone.
It's also nice to see pal Pat Phelan's company, MaxRoam on the list. We all know Pat as one of the hardest working guys around so its nice to see his company recognized.