Startup Swipcar, invested in IESE’s Business Angels Network, is acquired by Cazoo as it pushes for European expansion.

The startup Swipcar, led by Julio Ribes (EMBA 16), presented at the 136th IESE Business Angels Network Investment Forum, and was invested in by a group of IESE alumni. Swipcar is a leading Spanish digital car subscription marketplace Based in Barcelona with growing presence in Italy and Portugal Offers a wide selection of cars for […]

Corporate venturing enablers: Allies to enhance open innovation

The adoption of corporate venturing has increased fourfold since 2016, encouraging new trends such as venture client, fund of funds, and corporate venturing squads. Recent data reports that the value of corporate venture capital deals has hit a record high in 2020, up 24% from the year before, with major investments into e-commerce and remote […]

IESE joins international initiative to support the most innovative SMEs and startups

IESE has joined the project GO-SME, funded by the EU program Horizon 2020, aimed at sharing the experience with the support of startups and small and medium enterprises and level differences in the form and quality of support across individual EU members. The GO-SME project brings together national and regional agencies supporting research and innovation […]

Nine innovative European startups pitch to IESE’s Business Angel Investor Network

Nine innovative startups from four European countries presented their agritech projects to investors in IESE’s Business Angels Network as part of a continent-wide drive by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) to promote new technologies in food production and processing. The Investment Forum was held October 27 at IESE’s Madrid campus. The startups […]

IESE’s Finaves Invests in Livestock Management Startup Ixoriguè

Finaves V, the seed capital fund promoted by IESE, has invested in Ixoriguè, a Spain-based agritech startup that has developed an IoT livestock management tool which allows cattle farmers to more closely track the location and health of their livestock. Ixoriguè‘s technology is based around a collar with built-in battery-powered sensors that is attached to […]