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EIT Digital Challenge finals award the 10 best European deep tech scaleups of 2019

EIT Digital has awarded the 10 best European Deep Tech companies in the EIT Digital Challenge scaleup contest 2019. A record number of 279 scaleups from 33 countries applied, representing a 40% growth with respect to 2018 and the highest country variety in the 6-year history of Europe’s flagship deep tech competition in digital. The […]

Investments | Investments
Spanish fintech startup Bnext raises the largest Serie A financing in Spain worth $25

With the financing raised in the Series A round, led by DN Capital, Redalpine and Speedinvest, Bnext will strengthen its leadership in Spain and launch its services in Latin America.

Acquisitions | Exits
Minsait accelerates open banking business with the acquisition of the startup Afterbanks

Afterbanks unique technology, which allows banking data to be retrieved and aggregated quickly and payments to be initiated, complements Minsait’s advanced offering to the industry and extends its value proposition to financial institutions and other large payment operators around the world.

Startups | Spanish ecosystem
Internxt, the private and ecological cloud that competes with today’s security giants

Internxt is an innovative Spanish startup that is currently fighting against the environmental and privacy problems that society is experiencing. To do this, they have created X Cloud, a (cloud) storage tool like Google Drive, iCloud or Dropbox, which seeks to differentiate itself from its competitors in the levels of security and privacy offered to the user.

Ecosystem | Spanish startups
Crowdcube, equity crowdfunding platform helping ambitious businesses

Crowdcube was founded in the UK in 2011 by Darren Westlake and Luke Lang, and was Europe’s first equity crowdfunding platform. Westlake and Lang came up with the idea after watching a television programme called Dragon’s Den, in which entrepreneurs presented their startups to business angels to raise finance.

Ecosystem | Open calls
PERSEO launches the Startup Challenge: Photovoltaic cleaning

Iberdrola group, through its Renewables subsidiary and its International Startup program PERSEO, is launching the Startup Challenge: Photovoltaic cleaning, an international call for companies from all around the world to present waterless, sustainable and low-cost solutions to improve solar panel cleaning processes in large-scale photovoltaic projects. Registration will be open from 5 September to 18 October 2019.

News | Spanish ecosystem
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.

Ecosystem | Investments
Wayra and TheVentureCity sign a global deal to co-invest in Latin America

Wayra and The Venture City have signed a global deal to jointly invest in Latin American startups focused on Deep Tech. The announcement took place during the LAVCA Summit and Investor Roundtable in New York. The joint investment will reach 250k.

Investments | Spanish ecosystem
Lookiero, Europe’s leading personal shopping startup, raises $19 million

Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by venture capital fund MMC Ventures with support from existing investor All Iron Ventures, and new investors Bonsai Partners, 10x and Santander Smart.

Investments | Spanish ecosystem
HOMYHUB securing more than half a million euros seed round for the future of garages

HOMYHUB has been able to successfully complete its first seed round of 700.000 euros and now ready to reach more than 300.000 thousand garages in the next five years. The investment will be spread across various growth process: product and service launch, marketing, key hirings and expansion.