Ecosystem | Ecosystem
Indexa Capital is the first profitable independent automated investment in Europe

Indexa Capital is the leading automated investing platform in Spain with more than 262 million Euros of managed assets. Indexa combines an investment management service (investment funds portfolios and index pension plans portfolios and Voluntary Social Benefit Entities (EPSVs)) with a customized financial planning service.

Startups | SaaS
SHEETGO, a solution for managing spreadsheet data

Sheetgo is a cloud-based platform (SaaS) that enables anyone to create, automate, share and control their workflows right from spreadsheets. It was founded in 2016 by Yannick Rault van der Vaart and Jonatan Gomes Da Silva, and he later joined the project Chad Pittman and Rafael Vidal.

Interviews | Investments
Erudit AI raises $500K of seed capital, spearheaded by TheVentureCity

The artificial intelligence startup Erudit AI Inc. has obtained $500K of seed capital within its first three months of existence.The company, incorporated in the United States and headquartered in Madrid, has already joined The Venture City’s “Growth” program.

News | Events
Live streamer marketplace startup, Streamloots, wins South Summit’s 2019 competition

South Summit’s sixth edition has come to an end under the slogan ‘Where Innovation meets business.’ The leading startup conference in Europe has reached new heights, gathering more than 20,000 attendees, 6,500 startups, 1,100 investors with an average portfolio of 120,000 million dollars and more than 6,700 people from corporations seeking for innovation.

Investments | Investments
September ends with 81 million Euro invested in Spanish startups

September closed with €81m invested in Spanish startups in a total of 29 public operations, where the round of Bnext announced has given a major boost to the month, which is the third most important month in terms of Spanish investments.

Investments | Investments
Spanish fintech startup Bnext raises the largest Serie A financing in Spain worth $25

With the financing raised in the Series A round, led by DN Capital, Redalpine and Speedinvest, Bnext will strengthen its leadership in Spain and launch its services in Latin America.

Ecosystem | Open Calls
Startupbootcamp Australia Travels to Madrid to Scout for 2020 EnergyAustralia Program

During the intense 3-month accelerator program, StartupBootcamp the selected startups receive hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, free office space, seed funding, and access to a global network of investors.

Ecosystem | Events
10 business projects compete for the second edition of the Costa del Sol Tourism Award

The ten projects that have successfully completed the acceleration phase of the third edition of the Costa del Sol Tourism Hub program will have the opportunity, on October 16, to access one of the three categories covered by the Costa del Sol Award for Entrepreneurial Tourism Initiatives, promoted by Tourism and Planning Costa del Sol and sponsored by the Unicaja Banking Foundation.

Ecosystem | Announcements
Nalej Lab expands in Europe with TheVentureCity

Backed by TheVentureCity, the Nalej™ platform is opening its first innovation Lab in Europe. Headquartered in Silicon Valley and New York, Nalej’s gateway to global expansion is Madrid. The Lab will become a startup hub, offering services and knowledge in IoT, Smart Cities, and Cloud Computing. Stephen Reade, CEO of Nalej, made the announcement at […]

Ecosystem | Open calls
PERSEO launches the Startup Challenge: Photovoltaic cleaning

Iberdrola group, through its Renewables subsidiary and its International Startup program PERSEO, is launching the Startup Challenge: Photovoltaic cleaning, an international call for companies from all around the world to present waterless, sustainable and low-cost solutions to improve solar panel cleaning processes in large-scale photovoltaic projects. Registration will be open from 5 September to 18 October 2019.

Ecosystem | Investments
Wayra and TheVentureCity sign a global deal to co-invest in Latin America

Wayra and The Venture City have signed a global deal to jointly invest in Latin American startups focused on Deep Tech. The announcement took place during the LAVCA Summit and Investor Roundtable in New York. The joint investment will reach 250k.

Investments | Spanish ecosystem
Lookiero, Europe’s leading personal shopping startup, raises $19 million

Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by venture capital fund MMC Ventures with support from existing investor All Iron Ventures, and new investors Bonsai Partners, 10x and Santander Smart.

Highlights

Ecosystem
Indexa Capital is the first profitable independent automated investment in Europe

Indexa Capital is the leading automated investing platform in Spain with more than 262 million Euros of managed assets. Indexa combines an investment management service (investment funds portfolios and index pension plans portfolios and Voluntary Social Benefit Entities (EPSVs)) with a customized financial planning service.

Ecosystem
10 business projects compete for the second edition of the Costa del Sol Tourism Awards

The ten projects that have successfully completed the acceleration phase of the third edition of the Costa del Sol Tourism Hub program will have the opportunity, on October 16, to access one of the three categories covered by the Costa del Sol Award for Entrepreneurial Tourism Initiatives, promoted by Tourism and Planning Costa del Sol and sponsored by the Unicaja Banking Foundation.

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.