"American Venture Capital bets on mobility".

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BY : Diego GutiérrezFebruary Fri, 2014
venture capital is In 2013 the Venture Capital invested $$3.7B in mobility, consecutively raising investments in excess of USD 1 billion during the last two quarters of 2013.

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Mobility: a wide range of possibilities

The mobility sector encompasses many activities, which at the same time belong to different sub-sectors, from music to food, from sport to e-mail.
Companies providing CRM tools were preferred by venture capitalists, ranking first in terms of deal volume (7%). Among these, the following stand out Draper Fisher, which obtained funding from Juvetson Selligy.

"In Spain, these types of companies are also gaining momentum. Social and Loyallast year it raised its third round of funding of €120,000," says Diego Gutierrez of Abra Invest. Among its shareholders are well-known business angels such as François DerbaixDavid Tomas, Marta Esteve, Yago Arbeloa and also Caixa Capital Risc.
"In Spain Telefónica has, of course, taken centre stage, with operations such as the or addfleet. But there have also been several operations led by business angels such as the Seville-based Icinetic or la gijonesa DNA context" says Diego Gutierrez, the group's corporate finance expert. Abra-invest

Companies involved in advertising and Marketing and those dedicated to providing location-based services are in second place (5%).

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If we take into account the number of operations carried out in each sub-sector, security (10%) and travel (9%) are the sectors with the highest number of transactions in 2013.

Investment in early-stage enterprises

Series A and seed capital investments constitute 70% of total venture capital investment in this sector. Of particular note is the increase in Series A investment, from 30% in 2012 to 34% in 2014.

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