The Fifth Digital Masters Awards

Last week, we hosted the fifth Digital Masters Awards, a night of celebrating the best of European digital talent. The event was held at The Victoria and Albert Museum for 400 leading executives, entrepreneurs and investors.

Attendees heard from Alex Stephany, CEO & Founder of Beam, the world’s first crowdfunding platform helping homeless people train up and get into work. We are thrilled to announce we raised over £10,000 for Beam on the night through our silent auction.

The winners were chosen by a panel of 35 judges, a cross-section of the region’s leading tech investors and advisors, and excellently chaired by Daniel Waterhouse of Balderton Capital.

See the full list of winners here.

Thank you to our Digital Masters partners, EY and Silicon Valley Bank.

Demetra Pinsent, CEO of Charlotte Tilbury, wins CEO of the Year

Demetra Pinsent, CEO of Charlotte Tilbury, wins CEO of the Year


Always in awe of what an amazing event you host
— General Partner, Lakestar

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Thank you for a great evening. The format worked really well, and the venue, food, and company were all fab
— Senior Director, Marketing EMEA, Google

Alex Stephany, CEO & Founder of Beam, the 2018 Digital Masters charity partner, addresses the audience

Alex Stephany, CEO & Founder of Beam, the 2018 Digital Masters charity partner, addresses the audience


Congratulations on a great evening, it’s so good to be able to go and see so many familiar faces and to meet many new ones at your events. I’m sure it’s increasingly difficult to raise the bar after each event
— CFO, ZPG

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Amazing to meet so many interesting people, and an event which seems to strike the perfect balance between authority and humour. LJ Rich was an inspired choice of presenter. Thanks again for a cracking evening at a ridiculously cool venue
— Co-founder, Memrise

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Another excellent awards and dinner! As ever it was a fantastic opportunity to meet up with some familiar and some new people – all stars in their fields and brimming with value
— CEO, Level 39

The Up Group’s CEO & Founder Clare Johnston welcomes guests

The Up Group’s CEO & Founder Clare Johnston welcomes guests


Thank you so much for organising such an amazing event. I particularly appreciated the seating plan, which enabled me to make very interesting new acquaintances. Looking forward to next year!
— Chief Product Officer & Co-founder, Fixter

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It was a lovely night and I met some lovely people! Congrats on a great event
— CMO, Monica Vinader

Alice Delahunt, Chief Digital Officer of Ralph Lauren, wins Rising Star for 2018

Alice Delahunt, Chief Digital Officer of Ralph Lauren, wins Rising Star for 2018


Marvelous as always. Great to see so many friends in the room. Such a lovely community you’ve helped build in the space
— UK CEO, HelloFresh

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Thanks for a marvelous evening last night at the V&A. Another triumph for The Up Group
— Founder, Tutorfair

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Thank you to all attendees, and congratulations again to the 2018 winners. We’re looking forward to next year!

EventsCatherine Adams