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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
Equity-based crowdfunding, where small investors join forces and buy an ownership stake in young companies, is becoming a big business, with nearly 1.4 billion dollars invested in the United States and Europe in 2015*. Most of these transactions originated in online platforms, and recent regulatory changes are helping to attract more investors to take part […]
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