With just one day to go until the close of nominations (Wednesday 11.59pm), we're announcing the first group of judges.
Cloudflare founder and CEO Matthew Prince and Wonga CEO Errol Damelin will join venture capitalists such as Megan Quinn (KPCB), Nic Brisbourne (DFJ Esprit), Max Niederhofer (Accel), MG Siegler (Crunchfund), and Daniel Waterhouse (Wellington Partners). The judging panel will be chaired by Mike Butcher, European Editor of TechCrunch.
The full list of judges announced so far is:
Fred Davis (Code Advisors)
Nicole Shariat (Goldman Sachs)
Jason Whitmire (Earlybird Ventures)
Eileen Burbidge (Passion Capital)
Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures)
Philipp Moehring (Seedcamp)
Bindi Karia (Silicon Valley Bank)
MG Siegler (CrunchFund)
Matt Cowan (Reuters)
Christophe Maire (Txtr)
Megan Quinn (KPCB)
Errol Damelin (Wonga)
Matthew Prince (CloudFlare)
Avishai Abrahami (Wix)
Daniel Waterhouse (Wellington Partners)
Lars Hinrichs (Hackfwd)
Noel Ruane (Polaris Ventures)
Jeremy Johnson (2U)
Ciara Byrne (VentureBeat)
Over 500 entries have already been received across almost 30 categories at this year's Europas. Last week we also expanded to include a number of regional categories including the best startup in the UK, Ireland, Nordics, Germany, Russia, MENA. The regional awards will be presented by the judges at a lunch in Berlin on the afternoon of the event.
The Europas takes place in Berlin on January 22nd. There are still tickets left for the Europas here
. The event will be followed by the kind of after party Berlin's famous for.