Europe is producing more $1-billion-dollar technology start-ups -- or "unicorns" -- than ever before, as investors pour money into the region's stars.
Funding for tech firms in the region almost doubled from $2.88 billion in 2014 to $5.65 billion so far this year, according to GP Bullhound, the technology-focused investment bank.
As part of London Technology Week, an awards ceremony -- The Europas -- identified some of Europe's hottest tech companies, with a panel of judges made up of venture capitalists and journalists deciding the victors.
Companies were nominated across 25 different categories, including best e-commerce start-up and best entertainment start-up.
Here are some of the winners.