To get an idea of what final presentations of IESE´s Master in Management (MiM) were like, imagine 47 highly qualified students of 17 nationalities putting in months of hard work in the midst of difficult COVID-19 circumstances, and producing many innovative ideas with great market potential. Add to that the structure and methodology of IESE, […]
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 Finaves Fund Invests in Agtech Company Agroptima
Finaves V, IESE’s venture capital fund, has taken part in a €1 million financing round for Agroptima, an agtech startup that provides farm management software to help farmers gather and manage data related to their crops. The Barcelona-based company was founded in 2014 by Emilia Vila, its CEO, and Ferran Gascon, its chief technology officer, […]
Business Angels or Crowdfunding? How About a Crowd of Angels?
We are increasingly consulted whether it would be better for start-ups to assemble financial resources through crowdfunding (e.g. Kickstarter) or through angel investors, and how to sequence each funding mode (i.e. what should come first). However, an alternative route is to combine both modes by attracting financing through a ‘crowd’ of angels, or ‘equity based […]
Before You Say Yes to an Entrepreneur, Ask 5 Questions
Startups need Board members who can contribute with ideas, experiences, contacts and resources, all of which can help in generating business growth. But how can you be sure to say YES to the entrepreneur?