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Chify acquired by Vinted. JME announces third fund. Santander, BBVA and Telefonica invest in startups.

October 21, 2019 • Issue #187

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Startup funding news 💸

  • Valencia-based Fundsfy raised €2.2 million from undisclosed investors
  • Barcelona-based fintech ID Finance secured €1.7 million within minutes on Crowdcube
  • London-based but Spanish founded startup Cledara raised pre-seed funding of $900,000 from BBVA and Anthemis
  • Hardware manufacturer Neki raised €180,000 on Startupxplore
  • Security startup PrivacyCloud raised a seed round led by BBVA
  • Fintech startup Bnext is looking to complement its $25 million round with an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube
  • There have been a bunch of fintech deals in Spain in recent weeks and months. BlackFin looked at activity in the local market

M&A activity 🎊

  • Fashion marketplace Chicfy has been acquired by Lithuanian startup Vinted. La Informacion says the price of the transaction was less than €10 million
  • How Spanish scooter startup Koko went from market leader to exit in just 11 months
  • SumaCRM continues to write about its exit process. This time they shared a draft version of the M&A contract

Investor & accelerator news 🚀

  • Madrid-based VC firm JME announced a new €60 million fund and the opening of an office in Barcelona
  • Bankia announced the launch of a €20 million fund to invest in fintech startups in the next five years
  • Telefonica invested in US-based Altiostar's Open RAN Technology to accelerate network transformation
  • Santander InnoVentures led a $39m investment in German debt marketplace CrossLend
  • Cayetana Hurtado promoted to principal at London-based VC firm Balderton

Startup news 💡

  • Online and offline pet retailer TiendAnimal expects to reach sales of €120 million this year and a gross profit of €10 million. The company
  • At the Spatial Data Science Conference, Carto presented the recently launched Data Observatory 2.0, a new platform powered by Google BigQuery to discover and consume location data for spatial analysis
  • Mariano Rodriguez, co-founder of Barcelona-based Beamer, wrote a post about the startup's journey to $1 million in ARR with just 5 employees
  • Spanish video on demand platform Filmin has grown substantially in the past few years despite increased competition from Netflix, HBO and others. The company expects to reach €4 million in profit this year
  • Ara wrote a profile of Wikiloc, the Girona-based GPS location-sharing community. The company has more than 5 million users and in 2017 posted revenues of €750,000 with just 13 employees
  • El Mundo profiled Miguel Carranza, co-founder of San Francisco-based app subscription management startup RevenueCat
  • El Español interviewed the founders of Platanomelon, a Spanish ecommerce sex shop
  • Emprendedores wrote a profile of fashion ecommerce brand Brava Fabrics
  • Uber launched a new offering aimed at Spanish SMBs and corporates. The company's Spanish director, Juan Galiardo was also interviewed last week to talk about regulation and the local market
  • WeWork is in trouble. La Informacion looked at the company's traction and financials in the Spanish market
  • Carlos Sanchez (OnTruck): 'The 10 rules that are helping OnTruck fix internal communications'
  • Startup profiles: Nespra, Consentio, Factic Brain

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Big company news 🏦

  • TripAdvisor paid €82,000 in taxes in Spain last year, based on revenues of €2.25 million
  • Spanish fashion brand Scalpers shuts down retail stores in the UK and Netherlands, expects ecommerce sales to represent 20% of total revenues next year

Interesting reads 🤓

  • How Sevilla FC's Monchi relies on big data to make decisions and find new players
  • Nada Es Gratis looked at the impact (or not) of Airbnb on Madrid's property rental market
  • Felix Lopez (Google): 'The role of an engineering manager'
  • Samuel Gil (JME): 'Network effects'

Podcasts 🎧