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Lodgify raised $18M. Another energy/climate fund. The Startup Law.

November 7, 2022 • Issue #343

¡Invierte de forma segura! Agenda una llamada con un experto inmobiliario hoy mismo y empieza a obtener beneficios.

Housfy ofrece el servicio de Inversión inmobiliaria, o lo que es lo mismo que comprar para alquilar, para ayudarte a conseguir un alto rendimiento en tus inversiones. Se trata de un servicio enfocado a pequeños y grandes inversores que incluye la búsqueda y la compra de una vivienda para posteriormente alquilarla y conseguir hasta un 10% de rentabilidad.

Las ventajas de invertir a través de Housfy Inversión es que seleccionan viviendas por debajo del valor de mercado para obtener mayores ingresos. Además, tienen un amplio equipo de profesionales que evalúan las oportunidades del mercado y te informan de todo en cada momento. La clave está en que te ayudarán a saber aprovechar el mejor momento para invertir de forma segura.

Por último, no tendrás que preocuparte por nada, ya que ellos se encargan de todo. Desde la adquisición del inmueble hasta la gestión integral de su alquiler. Empieza a recibir ingresos mensuales de forma regular sin ningún tipo de esfuerzo. ¿Te animas?

Startup funding news 💸

  • Spanish startups have raised a combined €3B so far this year. It doesn't look like we're going to surpass the €4.2B raised in 2021
  • Barcelona-based vacation rental SaaS platform Lodgify raised $18 million in fresh funding, led by Octopus Investments, with participation from Bonsai Partners, Aldea Ventures and ICF. Existing investors, including Nauta Capital, also participated in the round
  • Madrid-based medtech startup Nuubo raised €8M. The company develops hardware and software for patient monitoring
  • Barcelona-based biotech and eye technology startup Innerva raised €2.3M, led by Inveready
  • Madrid-based staff scheduling and management company Orquest raised €1.5M, co-led by Angels Capital. Angels wrote about the investment here
  • Madrid-based energy startup Stemy Energy raised €1M from Capital Energy
  • Other rounds of funding: Neuraptic AI,

M&A activity 🎊

  • Repsol acquired a 33% stake in Leon-based energy optimization startup Smarkia
  • Covermanager acquired German competitor Seatris

Investor & accelerator news 🚀

  • Banco Santander and EIT Innoenergy announced the launch of a new €125M fund to back companies focused in energy transition. The bank plans to commercialize the fund amongst its private banking customers. This new fund will focus on European seed and early stage investments
  • Barcelona's local government has €10M to invest in funds as an LP, with the condition that those funds are focused on deep tech
  • French B2B payments startup Fintecture raised $26M in a round led by international funds. Samaipata, which had backed the company at the seed stage, also participated in the round
  • TheVentureCity backed US gut health startup Tiny Health leading a $4.5M financing round
  • Lean Finance interviewed with Ana Alvaro, associate at DraperB1, to talk about the fund's strategy and areas of focus
  • UpBizor did a podcast with Jose del Barrio (Samaipata), Lourdes Álvarez de Toledo (JME) and Ramon Blanco (Bewater Funds) about the positioning of their respective funds in the current market

Startup news 💡

  • The Spanish Startup Law was finally approved in Congress. The final content of the law has not been published yet, so it's hard to really understand the impact that it might have on some relevant areas such as stock option taxation, VC carried interest, digital nomads, etc. The two main articles I've found about the law are these. David Miranda, who's published the best comments about the law in the past few months, posted a thread on the law to discuss the parts that he's more skeptical about. More reactions for entrepreneurs and investors here
  • Glovo to shut down Lola Market, the online grocery shopping startup it acquired one year ago, reportedly for €8M. Lola Market had around 80 employees. Also last week, Delivery Hero laid off about 100 employees, mostly from legal, finance, compliance and its q-commerce department. No info on whether Glovo's employees were impacted by this. Delivery Hero will report Q3 financials in the next few weeks
  • Revenue-based capital provider Capchase announced its entry into the German market, its 10th market. Since launching in 2020, Capchase has made over $1.5B in funding available to some 3,000+ customers
  • Wallbox and Uber have extended their partnership to boost access to home chargers across Europe. The partnership enables drivers on the Uber platform to purchase a Wallbox home charger with installation for a discounted price
  • Cabify seems to be doubling down on its B2B logistics business, helping companies with the planning, warehousing and last mile logistics
  • Ancla published its first study on the mental health of entrepreneurs and says that "entrepreneurs' mental health is at risk but there's time to work on it"
  • Pricing is always tough, no matter if you're selling a product or a service. Kosmo*, a startup founded by Spaniard JJ Velaz that provides API infrastructure for last mile logistics, published a post explaining the pricing changes they've implemented and how they've reasoned them
  • Victor Rodado, co-founder of various companies including Upplication and Minimalism, announced the launch of Hackio, which consists of several online learning initiatives around the topic of entrepreneurship. First two products are a podcast and a 5-week educational program called Camp
  • Here's an interview with RevenueCat's co-founder Jacob Eiting. RevenueCat, a US-based company co-founded by Spaniard Miguel Carranza and that has several employees in Spain, is a subscription management platform for developers building across iOS, Android, and web
  • Wallapop has opened its first ever retail store, a pop store in Madrid

Big company news 🏦

  • This is not surprising, but still relevant. Amazon has apparently paused or slowed down the opening and renovation of distribution and logistic centres across Spain. It also seems like it's going to hire fewer people than before for the Christmas period, one of the busiest for the ecommerce giant. A few weeks ago, there reports that Amazon's sales in Spain had dropped by 35% in the first half of 2022, compared to the year-ago period
  • Elon Musk has laid off thousands of Twitter employees in the past few days. Twitter's employees in Spain are not sure what their status is and the company's plans
  • Indra is interested in acquiring more defense companies
  • US agritech company John Deere to open in Spain its first European innovation centre
  • Telefonica published its earnings report, with an uplift of 11% in sales

Interesting reads 🤓

  • Victor Borisov, front end engineer at Glovo, wrote "Helio DS — Glovo design system on steroids", about Glovo's design system
  • Pedro Castillo, co-founder of Devo, wrote "Cybersecurity, digitalization and data". The articles focuses on (in Spanish): "Cómo se pueden usar los datos que todos generamos en nuestra actividad en el mundo digital para que nuestros proveedores, que son en gran medida responsables de nuestra propia seguridad, hagan los deberes y protejan a sus clientes (nosotros) de la forma más eficaz posible."
  • Iñaki Arriaga, co-founder of Acumbamail, published "Forget the playbook: why copying a strategy is a bad idea"
  • David Bonilla, co-founder of Manfred, wrote "Public money. Public code: should code that is financed with taxpayers' money be available to all?"

Podcasts 🎧

  • Product Hackers interviewed Juan Pablo Tejela of Metricool and also interviewed Jorge Schnura of crypto startup Unlockd
  • K Fund interviewed Sançar Sahin, co-founder of Oliva Health and previously VP of Marketing at Typeform
  • Itnig interviewed Rubén Galindo, CEO of AirTM
  • Victor Rodado interviewed Andres Casal, co-founder of foodtech Wetaca
  • Historias de Crecimiento interviewed Philippe Gelis, co-founder of Kantox (recently acquired by BNP Paribas for €120M)