Investments | Investments
November closes with more than €132 M invested in startups in Spain

November gave a new boost to investments in 2019 thanks to the end of the month with a cumulative 140.83M€ invested in startups in a total of 22 public operations, making it the second month with the highest number of capital raised in 2019 after April (280.36M€) and ahead of July (131.61M€). The total accumulated […]

Ecosystem | Open Calls
PARSEC Accelerator launched its first Open Call for applications

PARSEC is a business accelerator supporting the creation of new Earth Observation-based products and services. The accelerator targets SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and individuals who want to have an impact on the emerging Food, Energy and Environment sectors.

Acquisitions | Exits
Aon to acquire CoverWallet, the leading digital insurance platform for small and medium-sized businesses

CoverWallet is the leading tech company reinventing the multi-billion dollar commercial insurance market for businesses. Based in New York and launched in 2016, it has received more than $40 million in funding from renowned investors including Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, Two Sigma, and Foundation Capital, as well as Zurich Insurance Group and Starr Companies.

News | Events
The CBRE Proptech Challenge launches its 3rd Edition

CBRE has launched its Proptech Third Edition Challenge, first ever competition in Europe to seek out digital talent capable of revolutionising the world of real estate through creative and innovative ideas.

Ecosystem | Open Calls
The BFAero accelerator of the Xunta de Galicia launches its second call

Companies and startups with innovative ideas in the field of unmanned vehicles (UAVs, USVs) will be able to present their ideas for the incubation and acceleration programmes of the Business Factory Aero until 15 November at 14.00.

Startups | Ecosystem
Indexa Capital is the first profitable independent automated investment in Europe

Indexa Capital is the leading automated investing platform in Spain with more than 262 million Euros of managed assets. Indexa combines an investment management service (investment funds portfolios and index pension plans portfolios and Voluntary Social Benefit Entities (EPSVs)) with a customized financial planning service.

Investments | Fintech
StudentFinance.com raises 1,15 millions of euro in a round of funding

The Spanish fintech StudentFinance, has raised an investment round of 1,150,000 euros, to consolidate the educational financing system based on the “Income Shared Agreement”. The company will use this capital to build a technological data infrastructure that provides a platform to its partner schools to offer this new financing model. According to the company “It […]

Ecosystem | Accelerators
HiReach launches a Startup acceleration programme for the mobility sector

HiReach project has launched its new Startup Lab acceleration programme that will connect 20-25 talented startups with key players in the mobility sector and which will create a pioneering ecosystem of innovation for inclusive mobility. The project welcomes EU-based startups with a product or prototype, with established founding teams or wishing to become engaged in product teams or […]

Ecosystem | Accelerators
Galicia launches High Tech Auto, the 1st high-tech incubator for the automotive sector

The Vigo Free Trade Zone Consortium (CZFV) together with Igape have launch The High Tech Auto, the first incubator project, part of the Pluriregional Operational Programme of Spain 2014-2020, which is spezilised in the automotive sector. At the same time, the Program in which is included this activity has an 80% co-financing through the INCYDE Foundation […]

Startups | Marketplace
Delvy, the innovative law firm for startups

Delvy Law & Finance is an innovative law firm that was born in the 22 district of Barcelona. Delvy’s objective is to be a reference as lawyers for startups to cover the legal, financial and fiscal needs of technological startups and disruptive companies. The startup was founded by Pablo Mancía and Josep Navajo, and according […]

Startups | Fintech
Declarando, the platform that helps the self-employed to pay their taxes

Declarando is a platform that helps Spanish self-employed to avoid certain errors when paying taxes. These workers pay around 4,000 euros more per year in taxes than they should, as they deduct fewer expenses than they are actually entitled to in their quarterly VAT returns. With Declarando, a self-employed person keeps his accounts, makes invoices, presents […]

Startups | Future Technologies
Factorial HR, a solution focused on simplifying the management of human resources in small and medium enterprises

Factorial HR is a company that offers software for human resources management. The company was founded in 2016 by Jordi Romero and Pau Ramon, who came from Redbooth (former Teambox) and Bernat Farrero from Itnig. Among the investors who have joined the company are Albert Domingo (Nextret) and Pere Vallès (Scytl). Factorial was born in […]

Highlights

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.