Investments
LUDA Partners closes a funding round of 2,5 million Euros

LUDA Partners, the digital network of pharmacies established to fight against the shortage of medicines and parapharmacy products, has announced the closure of its last funding round for 2.5 million Euros,  which has raised great interest among investors, amounting a total of 4.4 million Euros since its foundation, four years ago. The startup will use […]

Venture capital
Seaya Ventures and Cathay Innovation announce $125M fund to invest in Latin America

Seaya Ventures and Cathay Innovation today announced the first close of a $125M multi-sector fund for startups across Latin America redefining industry and society. Based out of Mexico City, the Seaya Cathay Latam Fund aims to be the direct link for local, purpose-driven entrepreneurs to the worldwide resources needed to build and scale resilient businesses leading […]

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iF Lastmile launches in Spain with a 1.5M€ round

iF Lastmile has a clear goal: to bring to the online world the flexibility and personalized attention of the physical shopping experience. They make it possible by arming brands with a fulfillment service capable of handling deliveries and returns on the day and 30 minute slot that the client chooses, combined with a fully personalized […]

Investments
Zazume raises a €2.5 million round with funds from Picus Capital and Nodstar


The proptech firm Zazume – an end-to-end rental management software simplifying the entire letting process for real estate companies, landlords and its tenants.- has raised €2.5 million in an investment round led by the London based Nordstar, formed by former executives of WeWork. Picus Capital, Europe’s leading proptech fund with portfolio companies such as Casavo, […]

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Amenitiz announces 6.5M€ Seed investment led by Point-Nine to build the operating system of independent hotels

Amenitiz, the Barcelona-based startup which has become one of the fastest-growing “Hospitech” companies in Europe, has secured €6.5 million in seed funding from some of the world’s most successful technology investors, including Point-Nine, Backed and renowned business angels like Avi Meier (Travelperk), Matt Robinson (GoCardless) and Carlos Gonzales (ex-GoCardless). In addition, Jean-Christophe Taunay (ex-Vend, now […]

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Nauta Capital closes one of Europe's biggest B2B focused-funds to invest €190M in early-stage software companies

Nauta Capital, the pan-European Venture Capital firm investing in capital-efficient B2B software companies, has today announced the final close of its oversubscribed fifth fund at €190M.  With a €120M first closed announced in 2020 – at the height of global pandemic – the fund’s final close brings the firm’s assets under management to €550+M, making Nauta one of Europe’s largest venture capital firms specialising in B2B startups.  […]

Investments
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.

Investments
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.

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.