Investments | Investments
Velca closes a financing round of 750,000 euros in 4 hours through Crowdcube

A total of 165 investors have participated in this financing round led by business angel René de Jong, in which other leading investors such as Tom Horsey and Hugo Arévalo have also invested.

Ecosystem | Ecosystem
DNActive: the startup that predicts the most common illnesses and pathologies

Genética Avanzada DNActive was born in late 2015 by Juan Antonio Martínez Fiestas, with the mission of democratising genetic information among the population.

Investments | 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.

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The first quarter of 2020 ends with an accumulated €578M invested in Startups

The month of July follows the inertia and trend of June and closes the first half of the year with an accumulated investment of €578M, partly thanks to the two good post-pandemic months

Investments | Investments
Bnext extends its Series A with additional €11 million

The Spanish neobank Bnext has successfully extended its Series A financing round, adding €11 million to the €22.5 million it has already raised last October, bringing total funding to over €40 million.

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.

Ecosystem | Biotech
Medicsen creates a non-invasive device that makes life easier for diabetes patients

Medicsen is a startup that works in an artificial, non-invasive pancreas for those suffering from diabetes. It is capable of predicting future glucose values for the patient an hour ahead of time with a margin of error of less than 10 glucose units, while at the same time providing practical lifestyle advice to control illness.

Investments | Fintech
Fintech startup Lana secures $12M to ease financial inclusion in Latin America

Personal finance platform Lana, developed for the traditionally underbanked population in Latin America, has secured a 12 millions of dollar Series A, led by Base10 Partners with participation from mobility company Cabify and global VC Cathay Innovation (via its C.Entrepreneurs fund).

Startups | Fintech
TaxDown is the online platform to save on your tax return

TaxDown was set up in 2019 with the aim of creating a technological platform that allows taxpayers to submit their tax returns from their computers and mobile devices, maximising savings and making the process as flexible and as simple as possible.

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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.

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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.