Tagged: spain

Alter Ibiza Seeks £110,000 on Seedrs to Open Spanish Night Club

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Alter Ibiza, a Spain-based club brand, has recently launched a Seedrs initiative with a mission to raise £110,000 as it prepares to open its night club’s doors. The company is looking to bring music entertainment, quality products and services to its new club in Ibiza. But… Read More

Brief: Spanish Crowdfunding Association President Oliver Discusses Upcoming CrowdDays

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CrowdDays, reportedly the largest event focusing on crowdfunding in Spain, is celebrating its second year. In 2015, there were events in both Madrid and Barcelona; this year, events will be held in the original cities as well as in Bilbao and Valencia that focus on crowdfunding… Read More

Spanish Health App Mammoth Completes Second Funding Round on Crowdcube

Paleo Run by Mammoth

Mammoth Hunters has completed its second investment crowdfunding round on Crowdcube Spain raising € 300,000 from 231 investors.  According to information provided by Crowdcube, 53 of these investors returned to finance the company once again. Mammoth first raised capital on the platform in 2015, raising €… Read More

Energy Tech Firm Vagalume Energía Closes Successful Crowdcube Spain Funding Round

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With the confidence of 43 private investors, the Spanish energy tech firm Vagalume Energy secured 228,620€ on Crowdcube with an average investment of 5,316€.  Grupo Innoven Inversiones, led by Raúl Guerrero Gómez, a business angel of RedInvest,  as well as other investments from other professionals from the energy sector endorsed… Read More

Mammoth Hunters Returns to Crowdcube Spain for Second Round, Repeat Investors Alongside Angels

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Fitness App Mammoth Hunters is fundraising for the second time in eight months on Crowdcube Spain, the platform’s first raise was overfunded by 166 investors. Half of Mammoth Hunters’ investors are investing again, alongside with Angels, according to Crowdcube Spain Co-Founder Pepe Borrell. “It is exciting to see… Read More

Oleg Boyko’s Finstar Looks to Build Big Fintech Portfolio

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Finstar Financial Group wants to build its Fintech portfolio and has hired Paul Muhr, an experienced investment banker to boost M&A and capital markets projects. Until recently Muhr was a Vice President at Citi and before that at Goldman Sachs. Muhr’s hiring is said to… Read More

Crowdcube Spain Brief: Garage Beer Co. Taps Crowd for Campaign Preregistration

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After just 11 months of brewing Barcelona-based Garage Beer Co “maxed out” their brewery capacity. Jointly announced by Crowdcube Spain MD Pepe Borrell and Garage Beer’s website, the brewer is in the works to build a bigger plant and is looking to the crowd — not banks –to… Read More

Spanish BBVA Lassos Finnish Fintech Platform Holvi, Increases Global Fintech Presence

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BBVA has acquired Finnish digital current account startup Holvi, furthering its investment into tech-led alternatives to traditional banking.  Founded in Helsinki in 2011, Holvi offers a current account combined with business MasterCard for small business owners. “We’re excited about Holvi as we share a vision about… Read More

Crowdcube Spain Receives Catalan Government Accreditation, Joins Fintech & Insugetech Association

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Crowdcube Spain has announced that is has received Catalan government accreditation from the Ministry of Business and Knowledge (ACCIÓ) as a quality platform for alternative funding. Crowdcube Spain is affiliated with Crowdcube UK – the largest investment crowdfunding platform in Great Britain. Since 2014, the… Read More

Daniel Oliver Shares Insider View: Capital Cell’s Successful Self-Fund

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Capital Cell, the first European equity crowdfunding platform specializing in biotech and life sciences startups and companies, has successfully linked with entrepreneurs and investors on their most recent self-funding round. To date the Barcelona-based equity crowdfunding platform founded in 2015  by CEO Daniel Oliver, who also serves as the president of Asociación Española… Read More

BCN Mobile World Congress: PayPal + Vodafone= Faster Fintech

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The Mobile World Congress 2016 continues today in sunny Barcelona.  PayPal announced its new global partnerships and product updates that showcase its vision of using technology to reimagine financial services to be faster, simpler and more inclusive, whether online, in-app, in store or in new contexts. “We… Read More

Oleg Boyko’s Finstar Financial Acquires 51% of P2P Lender Prestamos Prima

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Moscow-based Finstar Financial Group has acquired a controlling stake (51%) in Prestamos Prima. According to the company, Prestamos Prima has been operating in the non-bank lending and alternative finance market, specifically Spain, since 2012. Prestamos Prima operates Viventor, a peer to peer investing platform open… Read More

Brief: BBVA Adds $150M to Fintech Fund, Links with Propel Venture Partners

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Spanish Bank BBVA is banking on fintech’s success. Having launched the BBVA Ventures fund in 2013 with $100 million to invest in digital fintech startups, the bank recently added $150 million in funds. The bank will be partnering with Propel Venture Partners, according to Money Market UK…. Read More

Spanish Biotech Platform Capital Cell Quickly Nears Self-Crowdfunding Campaign Goal; Xavier and Josep Castells Lead Investing Round

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Capital Cell is the first European equity crowdfunding platform specializing in biotech and  life sciences startups and companies.  Capital Cell links with entrepreneurs seeking funding with investors who want to invest their money in projects with a high growth potential. To date the Barcelona-based equity crowdfunding platform founded in 2015… Read More

Brief: Spain’s Arboribus Shares Strong Year End Review & Positive 2016 Outlook

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year as Crowdfund Insider keeps tabs on global platforms as quarterly and year end reviews are announced. Just in, Arboribus, a leading Spanish P2P lending platform co-founded by Josep Nebot, released some highlights from 2015.  The platform has continued growing this year, and has… Read More

Crowdcube Spain Closes Biggest Round of Biotech Equity Crowdfunding

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  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

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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