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Scalefast raised $22m. Voicemod raised $8m. WeWork sells Wavegarden back to original shareholders.

July 6, 2020 • Issue #224

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Startup funding news 💸

  • Madrid-based company Scalefast closed a $22 million Series B to boost ecommerce pathway for high-growth brands. Xplorer Capital, Stereo Capital and FJ Labs led the new round of funding, which included the participation of Spanish VC Adara Ventures
  • Valencia-based gaming startup Voicemod raised $8 million from Bitkraft. Voicemod has more than 10 million downloads and 2.5 million MAUs
  • Barcelona-based home care startup Qida raised €3.6 million from Creas, Ship2B and Fondo Bolsa Social
  • Valencia-based travel startup Passporter raised €900,000
  • Barcelona-based gadget repairmen service Taclia raised €500,000
  • Galician fintech startup Livetopic raised €500,000
  • Valencia-based real estate startup Designable raised €488,000
  • Barcelona-based sports performance startup Oliver raised €400,000
  • Madrid-based Ufounders raised €350,000
  • Almeria-based detect startup Twenix raised €335,000 led by JME
  • Barcelona-based raised €150,000

M&A activity 🎊

  • In 2016, WeWork acquired 41% of Wavegarden, a Basque company that had developed technology to create artificial waves for surfing, for more than €12 million. Now WeWork has sold the company back to its previous shareholders for an undisclosed amount
  • Jesus Martinez of La Informacion has the latest on the proposed MasMovil M&A transaction, including the participation of Deutsche Bank as both as a shareholder and financial advisor on the transaction, as well as modifications that investor firm Inveready has made with its shares in MasMovil

Investor & accelerator news 🚀

  • SeedRocket held its startup campus last week. The winners of the edition were Balio, Tacter and EDIT

Startup news 💡

  • Media publication and newspaper published its 2019 financial results: €6.9 million in revenues, profit of €302k, 56k paid subscribers and 103 employees
  • Analia Plaza of looked into the activity of The Power MBA. The company has come under fire in the past couple of weeks. The article talks about the history of the company, its marketing strategy and the quality of its product
  • Expansion interviewed Luis Sanz, CEO of CARTO, to talk about the current crisis and how different types of companies are being affected
  • The legal issues at real estate crowdfunding startup Housers continue. According to this article, an unspecified number of investors in the platform have requested the company to be more transparent and to provide updates on how their money has been invested and the development of the various projects
  • Sabadell's startup Nomo, which provides various digital products to freelancers, has acquired more than 40,000 users in 2020, in part thanks to tailwinds from the pandemic
  • El Referente published a list of some of the most influential women in the Spanish technology sector, featuring founders, investors and employees
  • Insurtech startup Bdeo named 'Cool Vendor' by Gartner in the area of digital insurance projects
  • El Español interviewed Ramon Blanco of Indexa Capital and Bewater Funds, to talk about how both companies have behaved during the pandemic and his estimates for the remaining of the year
  • Inapto Coffee is a Barcelona-based startup that has developed a coffee subscription service, as well as the hardware to consume it. The company claims to have raised €500,000 to date

Big company news 🏦

  • Mercadona has installed facial recognition in several of its supermarkets. Xataka looked into the why and how they've implemented it
  • The current situation of 5G spectrum auctions in Spain, Brazil and the UK and how those could affect Telefonica
  • Google and the Ministry of Industry to create a €10 million program to help SMBs in their digitalization efforts, especially those in the hospitality and tourism sector
  • Banco Santander appointed three leading technologists to support its strategy and digital transformation. Santander also announced that it's entering the car subscription market, thanks to its acquisition of

Tech and policy 💂🏼‍♂️

  • Spain's Public Prosecutor Office (la Fiscalía) is looking into Uber's activities and a €5 million potential tax fraud with Hacienda

Interesting reads 🤓

  • Mar Cabra (ICIJ and Punitzer Prize winner) wrote an op-ed in El Pais about how she's dealing with technology overdose
  • Jordi Altimira of Lanzame Capital wrote 'Why invest?'
  • Eduardo Gulias, CTO of Packlink, wrote 'Packlink according to four key metrics'
  • Samuel Gil of JME wrote 'Leadership, strategy and culture'

Podcasts 🎧