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Kibus Petcare raises a €350,000 seed round and launches the first dog food cooking device on Kickstarter

Kibus Petcare was founded in 2018 to improve the way we feed our pets. Its proprietary product, Kibus, enables a pet diet that combines the healthiness of traditional home-cooked meals with the convenience our modern lives demand. After two years of research and development, Kibus is finally ready for mass-production and is supported by a passionate team that includes Albert Icart, CEO, who has spent his life in the pet food industry since his grandfather began feeding animals in 1953.

Ecosystem | Funds
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AI HealthTech Startup Savana Secures $15 Million Series B Funding Led by Cathay Innovation to Expand in America

Founded in 2014, Savana is an international medical company that accelerates health science by giving health care providers the power to unlock all of the clinical value embedded within existing Electronic Health Records via Artificial Intelligence (AI) such as Clinical Natural Language Processing (cNLP).

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aptaTargets closes a second financing round of 5 million euros

Founded in 2014, aptaTargets span-out from Aptus Biotech, an aptamer technology platform. AptaTargets strated a drug development program, in collaboration with the Complutense University and the Ramón y Cajal University Hospital. In 2017, Caixa Capital Risc and Inveready Asset Management, venture capital funds specialized in biotechnology, completed the first  financing round for the company (2.7 million euros).

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).

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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.

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.

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.