Investments | marketplace
Fiction Express closes a round of 600,000 euros co-led by Equity4Good and two business angels

Fiction Express, the innovative book platform that connects students with professional authors to encourage and improve reading skills through co-creation mechanisms and creative dialogue, closes a new investment round of more than 600,000 euros.

Ecosystem | Investments
Draper B1 is reinforced with a new fund of 30 million euros

Draper B1 is a risk management entity regulated by CNMV in Spain, was founded in 2010 and has since invested in more than 100 startups. Powered by a team of entrepreneurs and investors who, in turn, founded the first Spanish accelerator specialized in promoting innovative business ideas that base their model on the Internet and mobile applications.

Investments | Investments
Fintech Cobee closes €2.1m pre-Series A round

Cobee is the first European digital platform that allows management of employee benefits in a simple, effective, fully automated way. With Cobee, organisations have a simple system to offer different benefits and products to their employees (meals, transport, nursery, medical insurance, etc.).

Venture capital | Future Technologies
Antai Venture Builder seeks digital businesses to reap business success

Antai Venture Builder is a startup focused on building digital business. It is born under the word for “commitment” in Japanese. The company, which has launched around twenty businesses since its founding in 2012, decided to specialize in business market analysis and thus achieve “proven success” businesses to implement in the commercial ecosystem.

Investments | Investments
More than €1,000M was invested in startups in Spain in 2019

2019 closes with more than 1,000 million Euro invested in startups in Spain and with two Spanish technology companies, Cabify and Glovo, considered as unicorns (companies with valuations exceeding 1 billion Euro), whose latest operations have contributed to these accumulated figures. In fact, the last round of 150M Euro announced by Glovo last December means […]

Startups | Future Technologies
Erudit, the web platform that will improve your team's well-being though Artificial Intelligence

Erudit AI Inc., a startup based in Miami, Madrid and Mexico City, has developed a web platform capable of evaluating the risk of burnout, anxiety, depression or level of engagement produced by home seclusiondue to Covid-19 and that came from the communications of the workers in corporate tools.

Investments | investments
Pruvo raises over $1.1M in seed funding round and launches "Pruvo Revenue Maker"

Pruvo closed over $1.1M in its seed funding round despite the tremendous impact Coronavirus has had on the travel industry. This round was led by SeedRocket 4Founders Capital from Spain, along with business Angels from Spain, UK, Netherlands and Israel.

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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.