Investments
Nubentos closes its first round of investment led by Encomenda Smart Capital

Nubentos is a Spanish startup founded in late 2018. Since then it has been working internationally to bring together a complete catalog of the most advanced APIs for healthcare from around the world on its cloud platform, and has users in more than 60 countries.

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Ironhack secures $20M in funding round led by Lumos Capital Group

Ironhack is an internationally renowned global tech school, offering intensive bootcamps and immersive courses in Web Development, UX/UI Design, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity.

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Capchase raises $60 million led by i80 Group to provide growth financing for early stage and growing SaaS companies in the US

Capchase, a Boston-headquartered SaaS and recurring revenue financing platform, today announced it raised $60M in additional funds. Founded in early 2020, Capchase established itself as an attractive alternative to dilutive venture capital and traditional venture debt for SaaS and recurring revenue companies. The new funds will be used to deliver larger advances to rapidly growing […]

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Meep closes a 4 million euro financing round led by Liil Ventures

Meep is a mobile application that integrates all modes of transport available in a city, public and private, in a single platform. Users can plan, book and pay for trips in a single transaction, eliminating the need for multiple applications or tools.

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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.

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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.

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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.