Contact

Venture capital invests in technologies for the fashion world


,
Integral service around a transaction
BY : Diego GutiérrezNovember Fri, 2013
The world of fashion has undergone a profound change from the conception of designs to the way they are distributed with large textile groups such as Zara, Mango and H&M. The venture capital see technology as a tool for further change.

 

Chicisimo: a Spanish fashion community

The online fashion community founded in 2010 by Spaniards Gabriel Aldamiz-Echevarría and María Arenaza, closed its first financing round for €600k for The funds Vitamin K (investor in Alice.com and Sindelantal, among others) and CCH (investor in Nvivo and Offerum). "The Spanish firm competes with companies such as chictopia.com and fashism.com, which have raised significant rounds of financing in the US. In that country alone, the fashion sector moves 200,000 million dollars and 17% of those revenues come from the internet channel", says Diego Gutierrez, an expert in SME financing in the US. Abra Invest.

Fashionroom: where designers and buyers meet

FashionRoom founded by Alvaro Ferrer, a former Google executive, is a B2B online shop for high-end fashion items based on exclusive brands and focused on the Spanish market. It offers a space where wholesalers, fashion and design brands can interact and create a social network with retailers. It received a round of seed funding from incubator Mola.com.

 Iskoa: online fashion shop

Created by fashion experts with the investment of Barcelona Bussines Angels (€1M), aims to be the major Spanish player in the online sale of outlet and seasonal clothing. "Our business model introduces major innovations compared to the classic Spanish outlets. We implement cross-selling between outlet and seasonal clothing or full price, improving the relationship with the customer and the brand, promoting price solutions that guarantee the satisfaction of each customer. We also promote a new concept of online shopping: the Social Shopping Experience, offering a social, personalised and participative experience in the online fashion shopping process", Iskoa points out.

The M&A Professionals

Meet our services

MEET
OUR
METODOLOGY

Do you want to be up to date?

SUSCRIBE OUR NEWSLETTER

Our diferentiation

Market Research Technology
Our team of market analysis specialists is continuously analyzing the investments of the most active markets in the industry in order to unceasingly contribute ideas of the current market situation and identify the most relevant trends for senior management. We integrate the most relevant sources of information which allows us to discover the most interesting companies for venture capital and similarly helps us to identify the investors with the highest probability of involvement in an M&A process to ensure the success of our sell-side operations.

The reports and deductions of our advisors provide a broad view of the sector, both geographically and from the complementary or adjacent markets perspective.
Technology Data Analytics
for M&A
Advanced data anlytics is a weapon". Intelfin is an artificial intelligence tool we use for investing and creating value in SMEs through competitive analytics and the enterprise environment.

IntelFin consists of a cognitive system, which, through the application of advanced analytical technologies, facilitates the automation of investment and financing decisions in the field of non-listed companies and especially SMEs in high-growth sectors.

The information related to these companies is characterized by their lack of transparency and heterogeneity; thus, it is necessary to develop an advanced analysis which is as much predictive as prescriptive and is developed in a natural language custom, suitable to obtain greater clarity and knowledge of the investment scope.

The IntelFin system focuses especially on analyzing the variables that define and influence the competitive environment of a sector and the positioning of a company, analyzing their influence on future value creation. Therefore, IntelFin supports strategic decision-making to senior management by resolving questions such as:

¿What are my competitors' priorities, strategies and expansion plans? Who's my competition? Which competitor is most likely to grow at a higher rate?
Which areas of activity/business models will receive the most investment? Which sectors are most attractive to investors?
Which companies are going to experience the most growth in the near future? Which companies are most likely to receive investment or be acquired?
Training Methodology
We have developed training programs in an innovative set-up which guarantees our teams the acquisition of technical competences both in the field of corporate finance and in the field of psychology, that is much needed when it comes to negotiation processes.

We have a culture of continuous improvement of our processes, closely related to the use of information systems that allow the enhancement of internal communication between our teams, as well as external communication with our customers. Hence, we extend best practices identified internally in an efficient and rapid manner among our members.

Are you one of those who prefer to be well informed when making decisions?

M&A NEWS
INDUSTRIAL REPORTS
closearrow-circle-o-downchevron-downcrossmenu