Investments
Vitaance closes a financing round of 3M€ to boost its growth

Vitaance is the first Spanish insurtech that offers life insurance that help its customers to live better through a system of healthy habits in the physical, emotional and financial aspects, rewarding them for it. Formed by professionals with a long history and recognized prestige, Vitaance seeks to change the perception of life insurance in Spain with an innovative offer focused on the client.

Startups
Three Spanish companies triumph in the final of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology awards for their solutions to water shortages

The winners of the international ‘Water Scarcity’ programme to find innovative solutions to water scarcity in southern Europe have been announced. The initiative is coordinated by EIT Food, with the participation of EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital and EIT Manufacturing, together with other partners such as Athena Research and Bioazul. After the 20 selected companies have […]

Investments
The startup Shakers closes its first round of investment of €800.000

The Spanish startup Shakers, promoted by Lanzadera, Juan Roig’s business accelerator, has just closed its first round of funding with the support of some of the leading investors in the technology ecosystem. This round, which involves €500,000 in direct investment and a further €300,000 in debt, will enable the company to speed-up the development of […]

Investments
Top Doctors announces investment round of $13 million from Impact Partners and ICF Capital

TopDoctors.com, an online platform for identifying, interacting and booking e-consultations with leading medical specialists in private healthcare, has secured a 13 million dollar investment from Impact Partners and ICF Venture Tech II. Both will join as shareholders of TopDoctors, while a few historical minority shareholders, such as Inveready, divested. Drake Star Partners were the exclusive […]

Investments
RatedPower raises $6 M in Series A funding to boost the digitalization of the solar industry and become the SaaS suite of renewables

RatedPower, a SaaS company  developing cloud-based solutions to help companies discover smarter ways to maximize  the potential of solar photovoltaic (“PV”) plants and reduce the cost of energy (“LCOE”),  announced today that it has raised $6 million in series A. The round was led by Seaya  Ventures—the European venture capital fund behind unicorns Glovo, Wallbox […]

Investments
Ezzing Solar boosts its business with a 4.5 millions euros financing round

Ezzing Solar, a technology company in the renewable energy sector, will continue its international expansion after the 4.5 million euros financing round. One of the main objectives of this injection is that Ezzing Solar can expand its international presence and is definitely getting settled in Europe and America, increasing its workforce and reinforcing its local […]

Investments
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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Idoneo.com closed a €550,000 funding round led by DraperB1

Idoneo.com is a marketplace that allows you to find, compare and hire the best leasing car from the comfort of a sofa and have it delivered to your door. It is an online comparator with the widest choice and exclusive offers. Since its founding in 2019, Idoneo.com has gained a customer base consisting of a fleet of more than 1,500 cars; the company expects to reach a turnover of 1.3 million euros and a fleet of 3,000 cars by 2021.

Investments
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.