Investments
Trucksters closes 6.3 million Series A funding round

Trucksters, the Spanish relay-based freight transport operator, has closed a Series A financing round of €6.3 million led by Kibo Ventures, one of Spain’s leading Venture Capital funds. Other investors in this round include the German fund focused on supply chains, Amplifier, as well as Bonsai Partners, a reputed VC fund from Spain. They join […]

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Lookiero, Europe’s leading personal shopping service, raises $30 million

Lookiero, the online personal shopping service, today announces that it has closed a $30 million funding round led by the family-backed private equity and growth capital investor Perwyn, with follow on investment from existing investors MMC Ventures, All Iron Ventures, and Bonsai Partners. The additional funding takes the total funds raised by Lookiero to over […]

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June closes with €282M invested in Spanish startups and 2021 now exceeds €2 billion

We are five months into 2021 and investment in Spanish startups already exceeds €2 billion, thanks in part to the €282 million raised in June. There has also been an upturn in the number of operations carried out, 190 to date, compared to 309 in 2020, and we expect the figure to exceed 400 operations […]

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Ketonico gains €1,1M in its first financing round to lead the European keto market

Ketonico is a company born in 2020 with the impetus of Vicenç Martí, Nico Andonakis and Víctor Sala to lead the keto category in Europe. The firm develops and commercializes their own quality products -which are made with the best ingredients from the land- a subscription service and exclusive content with the objective of helping the society to improve their lifestyle by having healthy habits. With a team made up of 12 people from Barcelona and Ibiza, Ketonico is focused on the South of Europe and Germany.

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Toqio announces €8M round led by Seaya to make it easier for any business to create financial products

Toqio has announced a seed round of €8M from Seaya Ventures, Speedinvest and SIX FinTech Ventures, to scale its global financial SaaS platform. The company makes it easier for any business to quickly launch financial solutions, removing the need to build and manage complex software solutions through its platform and marketplace. Toqio was founded in […]

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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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Idoneo.com closed a €550,000 funding round led by DraperB1

Idoneo.com is a marketplace that allows you to find, compare and hire the best leasing car from the comfort of a sofa and have it delivered to your door. It is an online comparator with the widest choice and exclusive offers. Since its founding in 2019, Idoneo.com has gained a customer base consisting of a fleet of more than 1,500 cars; the company expects to reach a turnover of 1.3 million euros and a fleet of 3,000 cars by 2021.

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Investment in Spanish startups reaches €1,767,271 million in the first four months of 2021

The 11 largest investment rounds of 2021 accumulate a total of €1,520.50M, which represents 86% of the total investment of the year. Glovo, one of the Spanish unicorns, leads the largest round of the year with €450 million.

Acquisitions
Affirm acquires the startup Returnly

Returnly is a leading provider of digital return experiences and post-purchase payments for direct-to-consumer brands. Returnly is the only return solution that lets customers get the right item before returning the wrong one. The result is a world-class shopping experience with an average consumer satisfaction score (CSAT) of 91%.

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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.

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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.