Tagged: spain

N26 Announces Apple Pay Support in Spain, Italy, & Finland

On Tuesday, German digital-only challenger bank N26 announced it was launching Apple Pay support in Spain, Italy, and Finland. This news comes just after the bank launched the payment method’s support in France. “What if there were a way to pay without your card that is… Read More

Newcomer P2P Lender Robo.cash Touts Positive Q4 2017 Start, Nears First Investor €100K Gain Milestone

The European P2P platform specializing in short-term investments and founded and owned by entrepreneur Sergey Sedov, Robo.cash marked the start of the Q4 2017 with a record growth of its investors’ number by having attracted 32% more the average figure and came closer to hitting… Read More

Spain-based Music Tech Startup Oval Sound Seeks £500,000 on Crowdcube For Global Launch

On Thursday, Barcelona-based music tech startup Oval Sound launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is currently seeking £500,000 as it prepares to expand globally. Founded in 2014, Oval Sound offers music technology solutions for professional musicians, music therapy applications, and music entertainment/education. The… Read More

Online Pharmacy Farmaconfianza Raises €345,000 on Crowdcube

Digital pharmacy Farmaconfianza, a company that specializes in cosmetics and natural supplements, has closed a €345,425 crowdfunding round via Crowdcube to finance its growth plan. In total, 99 investors participated in exchange for 12.73% of the company’s capital.  According to Crowdcube, largest contributions came from… Read More

Alastria Consortium Founded to Develop Blockchain in Spain

Several leading Spanish banking, energy and telecommunications companies have established Alastria, a new regulated national network based on blockchain. The non-profit consortium was presented simultaneously in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia and Malaga with the aim to develop the Distributed Ledger Technology (DTL),… Read More

Marketplace Lender LoanBook Partners with Sage in Spain

LoanBook, a large SME marketplace lender based in Spain, has formed a new partnership with Sage, a market-leader in cloud accounting, payroll and payments software, to offer Sage’s Spanish customers a direct, in-product channel to alternative finance options. According to LoanBook, Sage will offer its… Read More

OurCrowd Expands with Office in Spain, Partners with Spanish-Israeli VC Cardumen Capital

Global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has established a new office in Spain thus expanding its operational footprint in Europe. The additional office, located  in Madrid’s financial district of the Paseo de la Castellana, brings OurCrowd’s global locations to multiple countries with the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore… Read More

Mintos Marketplace Adds ID Finance Loans Issued in Georgia

ID Finance, an emerging markets focused Fintech company, is now listing investment opportunities on the Mintos marketplace incorporating prime personal loans issued under its Solva brand in Georgia. Solva is a fully owned ID Finance subsidiary in Georgia that has disbursed 28,000 personal loans worth… Read More

Fintech Firm Strands Announces Huntington National Bank Partnership

Fintech startup Strands announced on Thursday it is continuing its rapid global expansion by incorporating its new venture with Huntington National Bank. Strands describes itself as a fintech pioneer with the award-winning solution for Personal Financial Management (PFM). Its Finance Suite includes a portfolio of products that… Read More

Santander InnoVentures Adds Pixoneye, Curve & Gridspace to Fintech Portfolio

Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, announced its addition of UK based Pixoneye and Curve and US based Gridspace to its portfolio in the latest round of strategic fintech investments. Pixoneye and Gridspace deepen the fund’s focus in artificial intelligence as… Read More

Update: Santamanía Nears £700,000 During the Final Week on Crowdcube

With its equity crowdfunding campaign set to close next week on Crowdcube, Spanish urban craft distillery, Santamanía, has successfully secured nearly £700,000 from nearly 550 investors. The initiative originally sought to raise £400,000 and quickly surpassed the initial goal within days of its debut. As previously… Read More

Fintonic Secures €25 Million During Series B Funding Round; Seeks to Develop Personal Finance Mobile App & Expand

Spanish personal finance management app company, Fintonic, announced earlier this week that it has attracted €25 million through its Series B funding round, which included investments from ING Group and insurance group PSN. Founded in May 2012, Fintonic describes itself as mobile banking for the… Read More

Capital Cell Shortlisted for UK Business Angels Association Investment Award

Capital Cell, reportedly Europe’s first equity crowdfunding platform specializing in life science, has been shortlisted for the Best International Growth Business award at the UK Business Angels Association Investment Awards 2017. Capital Cell has been trading in Spain for just over 2 years, successfully closing 14 life… Read More

Update: Santamanía Raises Over £500,000 on Crowdcube & Appoints New UK Director/Export Controller

Santamanía‘s equity crowdfunding success on Crowdcube continues. The Spanish “urban craft distillery” has successfully surpassed £500,000 from more than 580 investors and still has over two weeks to go until the initiative closes. Santamanía’s spirits are notably sold throughout Spain and in 19 other countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific… Read More

Overfunding: Craft Distillery Santamanía Quickly Surpasses £400,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Less than a week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, Spanish “urban craft distillery,” Santamanía, has successfully secured its initial £400,000 funding goal and is now nearing £585,000 thanks to more than 200 investors. As previously reported, Santamanía’s spirits are sold throughout Spain and in 19… Read More

Seedrs Success: RideLink Attracts More Than £1.1 Million From Over 400 Investors Through Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

RideLink (previously known as DriveJoy), an online community where car owners can safely rent their cars directly to drivers, has successfully secured its initial £1 million funding target and has raised well over £1.1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The initiative has already attracted more… Read More

Craft Distillery Santamanía Seeks £400,000 on Crowdcube

Spanish “urban craft distillery,” Santamanía, is seeking £400,000 (€460,000) in an equity crowdfunding campaign launched on Crowdcube. The offer is for a 5.41% equity stake at a pre money valuation of just under £7 million.  The crowdfunding round is already partially funded at 46% of… Read More

Zopa Establishes Development Center in Barcelona

Peer to peer lender Zopa has established a development center in Barcelona, Spain. The new tech hub is said to initially focus on building the platform that will launch the next generation digital bank.  This will include deposit systems, credit card processing, payment gateways and… Read More

Capital Cell UK Officially Launches Investment Crowdfunding in the UK

Born in Spain and shipped to the UK, Capital Cell has officially launched in Great Britain. Capital Cell , founded by Daniel Oliver and based in Barcelona, is the first European equity crowdfunding platform for Biotech projects.  After several successful years of investment crowdfunding in… Read More

Lendix’s Multilocal Expansion and its Raison d’être: An Interview with Grégoire de Lestapis, CEO of Lendix Spain

Gregoire de Lestapis has left traditional banking, most recently the direction of BBVA France, for the world of fintech entrepreneurship. In 2016, he joined Lendix, the French SME lending group, as head of its Spanish subsidiary and member of the executive team. In this interview,… Read More