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European VC Breega Establishes €250M Fund

Breega, the European VC built “by founders for founders,” has closed a €250 million venture fund and now celebrates the launch of a Barcelona office along with its London and Paris locations. The fund should enable Breega to finance founders at Series A stage and… Read More

CaixaBank, Microsoft Establish Innovation Lab for AI, Metaverse

CaixaBank and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) have established a joint innovation agreement with the aim of “promoting the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in new financial solutions, as well as creating new innovative work environments located in the Metaverse.” The agreement involves the launch of an… Read More

imagin to Enter Metaverse, Becoming One of the First European Fintechs in the Virtual World

imagin, the digital services and lifestyle platform backed by CaixaBank, will be entering the Metaverse in the coming days “by way of imaginLAND.” The project will “enable the platform to launch and run initiatives in the virtual reality universe and will be available to its… Read More

Payhawk Now the First Bulgarian Fintech Unicorn After Securing $100M via Series B Extension

Payhawk, the payment and expense solution with offices in London, Sofia, Berlin, and Barcelona, has secured an additional $100 million in order to extend its Series B round to $215 million. The Fintech firm’s Series B extension was reportedly “raised at a valuation of $1… Read More

UK Fintech Payhawk Acquires $112M via Second Largest Series B in Central and Eastern Europe

UK-based Payhawk, the payments and expense solution with business offices in London, Sofia, Berlin and Barcelona, has secured $112 million in capital three years after its inception, valuing the firm at $570 million. The Series B investment round has been led by San Francisco based… Read More

10 Startups Chosen for the Second F10 Incubation Program for Fintech, Insurtech in Spain

F10 Spain has announced 10 high-potential startups that are joining the second cohort of its Incubation Program in Barcelona. Chosen from over 180 national and global applications, this batch aims to bring innovative business models and trends, includes more female founders and “a good mix… Read More

ID Verification Service Veriff Continues its International Expansion Efforts with New Barcelona based Technology Hub

Veriff is focused on continuing its global expansion with a new Barcelona-based tech hub. The Veriff team writes in a blog post they’re coming to Barcelona and that their new hub will open soon, and they’re currently looking for talent in the Catalan city. As… Read More

European Litigation Funding Platform AxiaFunder Reports Resolving More Legal Cases

Two more legal cases have reportedly been resolved by AxiaFunder, which is one of Europe’s first litigation funding platforms. AxiaFunder, Europe’s “first for-profit” litigation funding platform, has acquired £1.9 million from investors since establishing operations in January 2019, with a 100% “success rate” on completed… Read More

Digital Commerce: Cloud Payment Provider Checkout.com to Expand Operations into Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece

Checkout.com, a Cloud payment provider, revealed on Thursday (May 27, 2021) that it has  established a business office in Barcelona, in order to serve as its headquarters for operations across Southern European markets. Key markets for Checkout.com will include Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece, the… Read More

European Fintech Startup Nomo, a Business Management Solution Provider for SMEs, Acquires €2.5 Million Investment

Banco Sabadell (BME:SAB), a Spanish multinational financial services company headquartered in Alicante and Barcelona, Spain, has reportedly invested €2.5 million in Nomo, an inhouse incubated initiative that spun out from the banking institution. The startup offers various business management tools for SMEs and sole traders…. Read More

UK Fintech Nebeus Now Seeking £400,000 Through New Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedrs

Just a little over two years after raising £1,2 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based fintech Nebeus has launched a new funding round on Seedrs to raise a minimum of £400,000. As previously reported, Nebeus, which began trading in 2017,  reported it has… Read More

Zürich based SIX Group Expands Fintech Incubator Program to Spain, after Acquiring Stake in BME, Spain’s Stock Market Operator

Zürich-based Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, has revealed that it will set up its Fintech incubator and accelerator F10 in Spain. In June 2020, SIX had acquired a controlling interest in BME, the Spanish stock market operator…. Read More

Spain’s Retail Banking Group, Caixabank, Introduces Facial Recognition for ATM Withdrawals instead of Manual PIN Code Entry

Caixabank, a retail banking group in Spain, will be introducing facial recognition technology at 100 ATM locations across the country. The bank’s customers will be able to make withdrawals without having to enter their PIN codes. Facial recognition tech is also being used at the… Read More

Jack Dorsey’s Square Crypto Awards Grant to Talaia, Developer of FOSS Lightning Network Watchtower, called Eye of Satoshi

Square Crypto, a Bitcoin (BTC) focused initiative launched by Jack Dorsey’s payments company Square (NYSE:SQ), has awarded a grant to Talaia (pronounced “Talaia”), a project-based in Spain and developed by Sergi Delgado, a distributed networks specialist from Barcelona. Square Crypto noted via Twitter: “Talaia is… Read More

Barcelona’s Fintech Belvo Secures $10 Million in Capital to Recruit 40 New Developers, Will Launch in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  Barcelona’s Fintech firm Belvo has secured $10 million in capital, in order to recruit between 40-50 new project developers. Belvo is also planning to establish business offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Y Combinator-backed Belvo maintains its second major hub and primary market in Mexico… Read More

CaixaBank Partners With Football Team RCD Espanyol de Barcelona to Launch New Mobile App

CaixaBank, a retail banking group based in Spain, announced on Monday it has teamed up with RCD Espanyol de Barcelona to launch the Spanish football team mobile app. The duo reported that the app will include an integrated “wallet” in order to boost commercial services,… Read More

Nestle Grocery Store in Spain Introduces New Facial Recognition Payment System Designed By CaixaBank

A Nestle grocery store based in Spain has introduced a facial recognition payment system designed by CaixaBank and the institution’s Payment Innovation Hub alliance. Samsung, Global Payments, Visa, and Arval are members of the alliance. Nestle’s Face to Pay Market application can be downloaded from… Read More

Barcelona E-Bike Santafixie Cycles Toward Crowdcube Crowdfunding Success

Barcelona-based Santafixie Group, a brand and e-commerce of bicycles and components,  has released its own brand of bicycles, with nearly 90K orders and counting. Aiming to be the go-to global brand for bicycles, Santafixie is seeking an investment injection in order to release new models… Read More

Sugar Fix: Happy Pills Candies Now Crowdfunding on Crowdcube

Fashioned after medication, Barcelona-based Happy Pills sells its candies primarily to adults but also to children, marketing the idea that candies are “injections of optimism and fun.” Happy Pills has partnered with Crowdcube to raise £200,000 for 6.84% equity. The campaign has quickly experienced some sweet success, collecting… Read More

CataloniaBio Member Cebiotex Crowdequity Round Now Live on CapitalCell: Fighting Pediatric Cancer

Cebiotex, a CataloniaBio member, has launched a new crowdequity campaign to raise €650,000 through CapitalCell in order to ensure its first drug, CEB-01 for post-op treatment of soft-tissue sarcomas, reaches pediatric oncology. The campaign is part of a larger €1.6-million round of funding; since launching, the… Read More

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