Global Online Destination for Accessories and Jewellery Announced as one of '20 Rising Stars' at GP Bullhound Summit: STHLM & Media Momentum Awards 2013

Jun 06, 2013, 08:46 ET from

LONDON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Investment bank GP Bullhound has announced the 2013 Media Momentum list in Europe, naming as one of its '20 Rising Stars' - a list highlighting companies with impressive growth rates and very bright futures. co-founder and CEO Kiyan Foroughi says "We're delighted to have been selected as part of such a prestigious group of companies. We feel this award is a testament to the category defining proposition we're building as well as to the team's hard work over the past couple of years."

Other companies within the 'Rising Stars' category are:

Bia Bia Cars


Commerce Guys


Epidemic Sound


Fly Victor Ltd

Funding Circle








Vestiaire Collective




A prominent event in the technology calendar, the Summit is attended by a mix of 100 business leaders and entrepreneurs from some of the most interesting companies in the European digital economy. "The Summit and Media Momentum Awards are a celebration of Europe's growing technology sector. The Summit is designed to inspire, with some of the most brilliant minds in Europe coming together to debate and discuss the issues of the sector," said Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner at GP Bullhound and Media Momentum judge. "Each year we talk about how high the bar is becoming for emerging companies. 2013 was no different and we were blown away by the talent and ground-breaking innovation of the companies who won each category."

The awards, hosted by GP Bullhound, have become the top league table for Europe's fastest-growing digital companies.

About - is the largest online accessories and jewelry boutique for men and women in the world, with more than 340 independent designers and emerging brands from 40 countries and over 10,000 pieces in handmade leather bags, scarves, ties, leathergoods, hats for special occasions as well as for everyday wear, and jewelry available to buy. Boticca creates a unique experience of discovery and connects an international customer base directly with craftsmen and design talent from all over the world.

The website was launched in London in October 2010 by Avid Larizadeh and Kiyan Foroughi. Every week between two to four new accessories designers and brands are handpicked and launched by the globetrotting Boticca 'Stylehunters'. They curate and edit the marketplace to illustrate the culture, stories, craft and inspiration behind each of the collections on the site. Customers will find unique pieces from the four corners of the world. All of the designers and brands ship worldwide to serve Boticca's international customer base (1/3 of customers come from the US, 1/3 from Europe, and the remaining 1/3 from the rest of world, mainly Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East).

A-list celebrities all over the world have been spotted wearing beautiful pieces by Boticca designers: from Hollywood stars Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Emma Stone, to cool New Yorkers like Leighton Meester and Olivia Palermo, to Pippa Middleton and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Moss and Florence Welch in London, further highlighting the independent designers' work.

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