Investments | Investments
Ricari participates in the capital increase of the crowdfunding platform Socilen

Socilen has raised, through its online platform, more than 3,500,000 euros to finance 138 projects initiated by small and medium enterprises. The amount financed comes from a growing community of 3,645 investors. These investors make financial contributions in order to make their money profitable and, at the same time, support the business fabric. It is […]

Startups | Ecosystem
GoHub Accelerator kicks off its second edition with six startups that boost sustainable industrial digitization

GoHub,  Global Omnium’s open innovation has incorporated six new deep tech startups into the second edition of its acceleration program, which is distinguished by a completely tailored approach to each company and personalized accompaniment throughout the process. Following the success of the first GoHub Accelerator call developed in 2020, more than 800 startups from all over Spain and from different countries in Europe have […]

Startups | Startups
Influencity, the software that develops Influencer Marketing campaigns

Influencity is a startup that uses a software to analyze millions of influencers to develop Influencer Marketing campaigns in a powerful and effective way. The company was founded in 2014 by Daniel Sánchez (CEO) and Clara Montesinos (Communication Director), who created the concept as a “meeting place” for influencers. Influencity was created from the idea […]

Startups | Startups
Chronoshare, the marketplace that connects customers and local service professionals with up to four free quotes

Chronoshare is a marketplace that connects clients and local service professionals and offers them up to four free quotes, along with the possibility of expanding the client portfolio, respectively. Local services on demand are those that range from home renovations, personal training, cleaning, moving, to events and personal care. Founded in 2012, Chronoshare was started […]

Investments | Investments
BusUp closes $6 million Series A funding to expand its flexible and shared commute programs in the U.S.

BusUp, the #1 corporate bus commuter management solution in the E.U. and LatAm, announced the close of its Series A financing round to accelerate commercialization of its flexible and shared corporate commuting services in the United States. The new capital will allow BusUp to expand operations in the US and consolidate other existing markets in […]

Ecosystem | Startups
Liquats Vegetals joins forces with Ypsicon to develop new plant-based beverages

The Spanish leader in the plant-based drinks sector, Liquats Vegetals, and Ypsicon Advanced Technologies have announced the signing of an agreement aimed at the development and market testing of a new generation of high added-value plant-based products, through the implementation of UHPH technology in the production process of Liquats Vegetals. This new technology is based […]

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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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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.