Ecosystem | Startups
AD&LAW, a spanish firm specialized in advising startups

AD&LAW was founded by Oliver von Schiller, Ignacio Wucherpfennig and Miguel Ángel Martínez at the end of 2009. Making use of all the technologies available in the market, they cover all the requirements of their clients from a financial, fiscal, accounting, payroll and legal perspective.

Investments | Investments
Glovo closes a €150M Series D round led by Lakestar

Glovo, one of the most relevant and fastest growing companies in the delivery sector in the world, led by Óscar Pierre and with investment from important Spanish investors such as Seaya Ventures, Bonsai or Antai Venture Builder or business Angels such as Hugo Arévalo, Félix Ruiz, Bernardo Hernández or David Tomás, today announced a Series D financing round of 150 million Euro ($169M) led by the venture capital firm, Lakestar.

Ecosystem | Calls
Open the call for the 5th edition of the Airbus Bizlab program

The Airbus Bizlab is a global aerospace accelerator bringing together start-ups and Airbus’ own entrepreneurs to transform innovative ideas into valuable businesses more quickly. The call is already open and the registration period starts on May 7, 2019 and ends on July 7.

Investments | Ecosystem
Kompyte raises $3M and expands operations in Austin, Texas

Kompyte, a startup company redefining the competitive intelligence (CI) software category, has successfully raised $3 million in funding from Caixa Capital Risc, Adara Ventures and Swanlaab Venture Factory, along with other existing investors. The company provides revolutionary software that automates competitive research and reporting, so their customers can monitor competitors in real-time and adjust their strategy to best compete.

Investments | Spanish Ecosystem
April closes with record investment in startups: €280M

April breaks a new record with respect to the accumulated public investments in Spanish startups and is placed as the second highest monthly figure in the last four years in terms of investment: 280 million Euro, surpassed only by the 439 million Euro of August 2018 thanks to the stratospheric round of Letgo.

Ecosystem | Startups
Squire Patton Boggs, the international law firm One Full-Service Firm

Founded in 2003, Squire Patton Boggs is an international law firm that was created as a result of the January 2011 merger of the international law firms Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, Hammonds and, later, Patton Boggs.

Startups | Spanish startups
Comunicae is making business communication easy and efficient

Comunicae is an online press release distribution service, that enables users to create, distribute and analyse their press releases, helping them promoting their businesses in a simple and effective way.

Ecosystem | Partnership
Wayra and TheVentureCity sign a deal to invest jointly in deep tech startups

Wayra Spain and TheVentureCity have jointly signed a deal to invest in startups in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Video, Cybersecurity, Edge Computing, among others. Each startup they invest on will receive up to 250k euros, from which Wayra can provide up to 150k euros.

Ecosystem | Accelerators
Metxa, the startup accelerator with an online program

Metxa is an accelerator of projects for entrepreneurs. Its objective is to invest in the projects selected to participate in their online acceleration program – Metxa BootCamp.

Investments | Ecosystem
Hubtype raises €1M in seed funding to disrupt conversational messaging industry

Conversational messaging startup Hubtype closes a round of seed funding to fuel the development of their powerful framework. The expanding startup was founded in Barcelona in 2016 with the goal of leading enterprise businesses beyond chatbots and into the conversational messaging era.

Ecosystem | Startups
ECIJA, an innovative law firm that specializes in Technology and Startups

With over 20 years of experience, ECIJA was has consolidated its position as one of the best multidisciplinary and independent firms in the Spanish market.

Ecosystem | Startups
Fotawa, the success story of the food delivery business, is expanding to other cities

Fotawa is a food delivery specializing in delicious, balanced food prepared by chefs. The startup was born in 2016 by the hand of Virginia Tortosa and Iván Cayuela.

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CEMEX Ventures invest in Energy Vault to support rapid deployment of energy store technology

CEMEX Ventures, the open innovation and Corporate Venture Capital unit of CEMEX, announced on Thursday its investment in Energy Vault, an Idealab company that has developed a transformative technology to store energy. The new investment is further reinforced by plans to support rapid market adoption and deployment of Energy Vault’s technology through CEMEX’s strategic network.

Ecosystem
AD&LAW, a spanish firm specialized in advising startups

AD&LAW was founded by Oliver von Schiller, Ignacio Wucherpfennig and Miguel Ángel Martínez at the end of 2009. Making use of all the technologies available in the market, they cover all the requirements of their clients from a financial, fiscal, accounting, payroll and legal perspective.

Ecosystem
Wayra and TheVentureCity sign a deal to invest jointly in deep tech startups

Wayra Spain and TheVentureCity have jointly signed a deal to invest in startups in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Video, Cybersecurity, Edge Computing, among others. Each startup they invest on will receive up to 250k euros, from which Wayra can provide up to 150k euros.

Investments
Glovo closes a €150M Series D round led by Lakestar

Glovo, one of the most relevant and fastest growing companies in the delivery sector in the world, led by Óscar Pierre and with investment from important Spanish investors such as Seaya Ventures, Bonsai or Antai Venture Builder or business Angels such as Hugo Arévalo, Félix Ruiz, Bernardo Hernández or David Tomás, today announced a Series D financing round of 150 million Euro ($169M) led by the venture capital firm, Lakestar.

Investments
Report on investment in Startups in Spain 2018-2019

The newspaper El Referente launches through its English magazine, StartupsReal, the platform’s first paid report, which analyzes the evolution of investment in Spain over the last three years (2016 to 2018). The report also identifies and thoroughly details the 100 most active Spanish investment funds and investors in recent years.

Acquisitions
2018 ended with 34 Spanish technology company exits

2018 ended with a total of 34 public exits, sales of technology companies founded by Spanish entrepreneurs. A much higher number than in 2017, which was only 15 exits.

Venture capital
Investment in Startups in Spain exceeds €1.2 billion for 2018

The close of 2018 saw record levels of investment in Spanish startups, with in excess of €1.2 billion raised. The total final figure was €1,227.09 million euros raised across 198 transactions.