IESE’s Finaves Invests in Neurotech Startup InBrain

Finaves V, IESE’s venture capital fund, is part of a group of investors providing €900,000 in financing for InBrain Neuroelectronics, a startup that is developing graphene-based technologies to treat neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s with unprecedented precision. Finaves contributed €150,000 to the round, which was led by Sabadell-Asabys and Alta Life Sciences, two […]

IESE’s Business Angels Network in Financing Round for Dinbeat

IESE’s Business Angels Network and a group of other investors have participated in a €500,000 financing round for Dinbeat, a Barcelona-based startup specializing in monitoring devices for pets that hopes to expand into human patients. It is the second financing round, in convertible notes, for Dinbeat. In addition to IESE’s Business Angels Network, current shareholders, […]

IESE’s Barcelona Technology Transfer Group Recognized by AACSB for “Innovation That Inspires”

IESE’s Barcelona Technology Transfer Group (BTTG) has been recognized by AACSB International for its innovative efforts to elevate entrepreneurial thinking and encourage new business creation. The AACSB, the world’s largest business education alliance, recognized 25 business schools from 12 countries for a wide range of innovation projects, which emphasize research, experiential learning, cross-disciplinary efforts, and community […]

Venture Capital and COVID-19: Conversations with Investors

As director of Finaves, the micro VC managed by IESE Business School, my first reaction to understanding the implications of this unprecedented and unpredictable crisis in Finaves’ portfolio and future investments, was to read, listen, and ask professionals in the sector whose good work inspires my confidence. During the last few weeks, I have had […]