Creator Economy, Supply Chain Software and the Metaverse Set to Drive 2022 Technology Trends, New GP Bullhound Report Predicts

  • Buy Now/ Pay Later, virtual doctor visits, and wearables tech to intensify
  • Supply Chain software should see surge of adoption
  • Workplace demographics to leverage AI/ ML to achieve more diversity

NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#QR–The ‘creator economy,’ decentralized finance, supercharged supply chains, ARM-based chips, and the metaverse virtual playground are among ten key trends that will drive digital transformation in 2022, according to a new report released today by GP Bullhound, a leading technology advisory and investment firm. The firm’s 2022 Technology Predictions Report emphasizes how new software, innovative media platforms, and the latest AI technologies will profoundly influence the workplace, how we bank, how we access healthcare, and how we socialize.

Assembled from expert insights and analysis by GP Bullhound, the report also highlights how these technology trends will continue to be influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in accelerated growth in machine learning, financing payment solutions, telemedicine, and wearable technology. While increased consumer demand is leading to many sector innovations, the report also points to a number of challenges including a global semiconductor shortage which could become a recurring problem, and the current supply chain crisis that is severely impacting product inventory levels heading into the holiday season.

“Our report declares that the ultimate winner in 2022 will be the consumer,” said Per Roman, Managing Partner, and Alec Dafferner, Partner at GP Bullhound. “From healthcare to finance to supply chain and manufacturing, we believe investments in emerging technologies will change the way we live and play, work, interact, and conduct business in the immediate future and long after the pandemic is over. We hope our insights help make sense of an everchanging, complex technology landscape and how the future of digital transformation is likely to unfold.”

“During the pandemic, technology further reduced the barriers to digital disruption, and paved the way for more rapid technology-driven change while encouraging innovation across many industry verticals,” they added. “Entrepreneurs must continue to explore and invest in areas like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and new software applications, and this will in turn produce the necessary demand for seamless services that work for enterprises and consumers.”

GP Bullhound will further reveal findings from its reports on a virtual webinar to be held on 15 December 2022 where participants can hear analysts speak in greater depth about technology trends in 2022, joined by guest speakers Liz Wessel, Co-founder & CEO of WayUp and Payman Zamani, CEO of Logicbroker. To join the webinar, please click here.


This report is based on the expert insights of GP Bullhound’s worldwide team alongside detailed analysis of investment trends across the global technology landscape. It is intended to provide the firm’s predictions for growth, investment, and impact in the digital economy in 2022.

Each year, GP Bullhound presents a transparent assessment of its predictions from the previous report to maintain a high level of scrutiny on its own research. Conceptually predicting tech of the distant future is in many ways simpler than predicting near-term advancements. GP Bullhound’s challenge is to identify which technologies will see the greatest progress and market adoption over the next 12 months.

About GP Bullhound

GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the world’s best entrepreneurs and founders. Founded in 1999 in London and Menlo Park, the firm today has 10 offices spanning Europe, the US and Asia. For more information, please visit


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