Tagged: spain

Crowdcube Spain Closes Biggest Round of Biotech Equity Crowdfunding

Mind the Byte-Crowdcube

  Mind the Byte, a bioinformatics company operating in the Barcelona Science Park and the Copenhagen Bio Science Park, has concluded its equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube Spain. The offer closed with 115 private investors raising €234,310 which is the largest crowdfunding round ever in Spain… Read More

Arboribus’ Josep Nebot Writes in P2P-Banking: Spain Ripe for Successful P2P/P2B Lending

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This morning, P2P-Banking.com guest writer Josep Nebot, Co-founder and Representative Director of the P2P lending platform Arboribus writes about the current situation of P2P lending in Spain. Before founding Arboribus, Nebot worked as a lawyer and an International Cooperation for Development business consultant in Spain and South America. In… Read More

ING and Kabbage Partner to Bring Platform Lending to Europe’s Small Businesses: First Stop Spain

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  True to its name, Kabbage is growing and growing, partnering now with ING. Last week, Kabbage announced a $135 million equity raise led by Reverence Capital Partners as well as ING, Santander InnoVentures, and Scotiabank. Kabbage Inc., a leading technology and data platform powering automated lending, and ING, a leading… Read More

LoanBook Capital closes €1.1M Investment Round Led By Fintech Investor Gustav Andersson


LoanBook Capital announces the completion of a €1.1 million equity investment round, bringing the company’s total equity funding since its launch in 2013 to €2.7 million. European fintech investor Gustav Andersson leads the round, alongside new and existing investors, in what represents the largest equity… Read More

Funding Circle Goes Global with Acquisition of Zencap

Funding Circle and Zencap founders

Funding Circle, the leading UK SME marketplace lending platform, has dramatically increased its footprint with the acquisition of Zencap. Funding Circle will now operate in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Funding Circle already has a significant operation in the US. Funding Circle representatives state this… Read More

Viventor Opens for Business. Guarantees All P2P Loans Until December 1st

Andris Rozenbahs, CEO of the Prestamos Prima Group

New peer to peer lending platform Viventor is now open for business. The online lender announced last month its intent to start offering loans secured by mortgages.  To incentivize investors Viventor states that “all investments made until December 1st, 2015 will come with a buyback… Read More

ZenCap is Fastest Growing Online Lender in Europe

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ZenCap, a one-year-old Berlin-based direct lending platform is presently the fastest growing site in continental Europe.  According to data published by AltFi, ZenCap has generated Year over Year growth of an astounding 445.3%.  The next closest growth rate is of Auxmoney at less than half that… Read More

Prestamos Prima Launches Peer to Peer Lending for Real Estate in Spain

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Prestamos Prima, a Spanish finance group, has announced a new platform, Viventor, which will launch soon.  Viventor will be providing peer to peer loans secured by mortgages.  According to the website, no loan will be higher than 50% LTV. Andris Rozenbahs, CEO of the Prestamos… Read More

CrossLend P2P Lending Launches in Germany, Spain & UK

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CrossLend, a young peer to peer lending platform, has launched its direct lending platform in Germany, Spain and the UK.  Originally reported in Lending School, CrossLend was founded by Oliver Schimek, Marie Louise Seelig and Daniel Schlotter last year. The new platform will offer services… Read More

Hiscox Names US as “Most Entrepreneurial” Country, No Time to Rest on Laurels


The International insurance firm Hiscox has released its seventh annual ‘DNA of an Entrepreneur Report’, with the firm using its global network of 268,000 small businesses in order to calculate entrepreneurship and business innovation within six countries, including the US, UK, Germany, France, Holland and… Read More

Zencap Gets Big Boost with €230 Million Investment from Victory Park Capital

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Victory Park Capital (VPC) announced today it is investing up to €230 million in loans originated on the Zencap platform over a 3 year period.  German publication Handelsblatt called the investment “a record deal for a German startup” and “the most ever for a continental… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: The Coolest Sunglasses, PUGZ Wireless Earbuds & FABTotum Returns with Updated Desktop Factory

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Hawkers, based in Madrid, wants to “disrupt” the sunglass market.  Thinking Warby Parker? So am I. But once you dig in a bit, and then you look at their price, you may come to the conclusion they are on to something a bit different. Most… Read More

GLI Finance: MytripleA Crowdfunding Platform Partners with Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises

Antonio Garamendi

GLI Finance has shared that its portfolio company MytripleA has signed an agreement with the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CEPYME) in Spain.  This strategic alliance will see MytripleA’s products and services endorsed by CEPYME and thus promoted to its approximately 2 million business… Read More

Kickstarter Opens For Five More European Countries

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Continuing its global expansion, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it has opened shop for five European countries: Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Kickstarter revealed on Tuesday: “We’re thrilled to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in five more European countries: Austria, Belgium,… Read More

Crowdcube Spain Crowdfunds Foxize School as Teachers and Students Pitch In

Foxize Digital

Raising capital for a private educational institution is not necessarily an easy task. But this recently closed offer on Crowdcube Spain achieved over half of its funding goal from both teachers and students as consumers and employees became shareholders.  This is the first educational company to… Read More

Catalan BioTech ZeClinics Secures Record Funding on Capital Cell, 2015’s Largest Spanish Biotech Crowdfunded Investment


The Catalan company ZeClinics, supported by the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona and and Barcelona Biomedicine Research Park (PRBB) reached its crowdfunding campaign goal  on Capital Cell,  a campaign that set the record for the the year’s largest biotech crowdfunding investment in Spain.  The company is prevalued at 1M€.  After 88… Read More

¡Bienvenidos! Kickstarter Opens For Spanish Inventors

Kickstarter Spain

Earlier this week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it was ready to open its doors to Spanish inventors that are looking to crowdfund for their projects. The platform revealed in its blog: “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to Spanish makers,… Read More

Spain Updates Crowdfunding Regulations, Crowdcube Spain Shares Perspective

Pepe Borrell Crowdcube Spain

Crowdfunding has bee legal in Spain for some time now but the first run at creating a viable regulatory regime endured several challenges.  Regulations published in february 2014 were broadly criticized for being overly restrictive and the new rules are being described as an improvement having eliminated several restrictions… Read More

Crowdcube Spain Has Now Raised Over € 1 Million for SMEs

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Launched last summer, Crowdcube Spain has surpassed € 1 million raised for small companies hitting a milestone for the young company.  To date 6 companies have successfully raised funds on the site. One of the companies raising capital on Crowdcube was HEMAV, a Barcelona based… Read More

Lendico Receives Institutional Investment of “100s of Millions” for Loans

Lendico Founders

Lendico, a peer to peer lender that has not let national barriers get in the way of expansion, has announced that two German banks, along with “international hedge funds” will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from Lendico.  The names of the funding… Read More