Investments | Investments
ifeel, the emotional well-being platform for organisations and individuals, raises €5.5M Series A to democratise access to therapy

ifeel, the emotional well-being platform transforming how employees access therapy, has raised €5.5 million series A round led by Nauta Capital with participation from existing investors. With a mission to digitally scale access to therapy, ifeel combines its AI-powered proprietary platform and clinical research with licensed psychologists to provide users with a new way of […]

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Ecosystem | Ecosystem
Minerva Program celebrates its second Investor Day with one hundred attendees from the investment ecosystem

This second investor forum was preceded by a first event in June 2020, which was very well received and attended by more than 60 investment profiles. Minerva Program wants to become the reference in business acceleration for startups investors.

Startups | Startups
Alén Space develops a nanosatellite for the Alfa Crux mission from the University of Brasilia

Alén Space joins the Alfa Crux project from the University of Brasilia (UnB) to develop a 1U CubeSat that will allow research and experiments to be carried out in the communications field. The mission, supported by the Fundação de Apoio a Pesquisa do Distrito Federal (FAPDF) and the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), will also study the effects of the space weather on […]

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Agrosingularity closes a €1M round for the production of natural and sustainable ingredients for the food industry

The foodtech and environmental impact company, Agrosingularity, has closed a seed investment round worth 1.07 million euros. Led by Tech Transfer Agrifood, a fund under the management of Clave Capital, Tokavi Activos and Ship2B, through its Equity4Good impact vehicle, it has also had the participation of Toubkal Partners (SeedRocket) and various Business Angels such as […]

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Landbot secures €6.5M series A to help more businesses design smarter automated conversations with customers

Landbot enables any business to manage and automate conversations with their customers across their website, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Enabling businesses to convert smarter, every time.

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ALiCE Biometrics closes a €1.5 million investment round led by Mundi Ventures

ALiCE Biometrics expands its shareholding to the international arena with the entry of Mundi Ventures, which has operational offices in London, New York, Seattle, Barcelona and Madrid. The investment fund makes its network, with presence in more than 50 cities worldwide, available to the Galician spin-off.

Investments | United States
Clarity AI Raises $15m to Fuel Expansion of Platform lead by Deutsche Börse

Clarity AI is a global fintech company that empowers investors to manage the impact of their portfolios through a proprietary technology platform that leverages big data and machine learning to assess sustainability for all societal stakeholders. Founded in 2017 by Rebeca Minguela.

Ecosystem | Open Calls
UNWTO launches 4 new challenges to help re-start tourism

The Hospitality Challenge in collaboration with Sommet Education is a global call aiming to receive projects that can help hospitality sector reboot. This competition is designed to identify ideas and individuals capable of accelerating recovery while promoting inclusivity and sustainability in the sector to invent the hospitality of tomorrow.

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Investment in Spanish startups reaches €1,767,271 million in the first four months of 2021

The 11 largest investment rounds of 2021 accumulate a total of €1,520.50M, which represents 86% of the total investment of the year. Glovo, one of the Spanish unicorns, leads the largest round of the year with €450 million.

Acquisitions
Affirm acquires the startup Returnly

Returnly is a leading provider of digital return experiences and post-purchase payments for direct-to-consumer brands. Returnly is the only return solution that lets customers get the right item before returning the wrong one. The result is a world-class shopping experience with an average consumer satisfaction score (CSAT) of 91%.

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2020 ends with €1.101M invested in Spanish startups

Glovo and Flywire were the only investment rounds to exceed €100 million. The accumulated total for the year was 1,101,786 million Euro invested in a total of 338 public operations, the second best figure in the history of Spain.

Investments
August ends with 48 million Euro invested in Spanish startups

The month of August ended with an accumulated investment of €48 million, distributed in a total of 18 public investment rounds in Spain. An optimistic figure given the current crisis in Spain due to the coronavirus. The accumulated investment figure is almost identical to that of 2019 at the end of August (€606.124M) and is slightly lower than that obtained at the end of the eighth month of 2020: €607.314M.

Ecosystem
Acceleration calls focused on startups and entrepreneurs during the month of October 2019

Many corporations such as Abanca, Acciona, Iberdrola, Banco Sabadell, Bankia as well as specialized accelerators have decided to launch their acceleration calls after summer and all of them will coincide with the celebration of the South Summit in Madrid from 2 to 4 October, an important time of the year as the Spanish ecosystem is concentrated throughout the week in Madrid.

News
El Referente launches its fourth Investment Guide for Startups

The newspaper El Referente today released the fourth edition of the Investment Guide for Startups, now on sale on our online channels. After three years of growth in the number of guides sold, the magazine has once again opted for a 226-page edition in which it reviews all the agents in the ecosystem.