Strong growth in tech startup funding: Novicap,Besepa, Percentil, Apartum, Adsmurai

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BY : Diego GutiérrezSeptember Wed, 2015
Up to August this year, start-ups in the technology sector have received a total of €277.21M, which is 26.67% more than in the same period last year. Among the subsectors in which most investment is being made are fintech, security, ecommerce and marketing. Abra-Invest wanted to review some startups in these sectors that have received funding rounds in September.


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Fintech funding rounds: Novicap and Besepa

We start with Novicapfor having closed this week the largest round of seed funding in the fintech sector in Spain, in a $1.7M deal led by US fund Techstars Ventures. The following also participated Partech Ventures and Cabiedes&Partners .

NoviCap, which was founded in 2014, enables SMEs with solvent debtors have access to the capital blocked on their invoices. After having confirmed their eligibility, companies can discount their invoices in less than 48 hours.

Besepaspecialised in the automation of SEPA direct debits, which was created in March 20115 has already closed its first funding round of €170,000, led by François Derbaix..

"This business angels of recognised prestige in Spain has already participated in companies in this sector such as Kantox,  Comunitae and Ibercheck And as we can read in a post he wrote a few days ago, he is convinced that "today's banks, off-line leaders, have to reinvent themselves or die to be able to compete with the online world". Diego Gutierrez of Abra-Invest comments.

Besepa wants to consolidate the sales, communication and technical development teams of the Spanish solution, a pioneer in this field.

E-commerce financing rounds: Percentile and Apartum

Percentile Europe's leading online second-hand clothing retailer, has received a €3.2M funding round, led by Seaya Ventures. began its consolidation and European leadership with the purchase, last March, of the leader in Germany: Thanks to this acquisition, the company has a processing centre in Berlin with a team of 25 people, 35,000 garments in stock and thousands of sellers and buyers in Germany and Austria.

This round of financing allows it to consolidate its position in the market as the European market leader.

The tourist flat comparator APARTUM has just closed its third round of financing, valued at 500,000 euros. This round has the participation of the SeedSyndicates fund from Madrid, of several business angels and public funding. 

The company will use this funding to achieve consolidation and expansion into other markets, mainly European. In this sense, the start-up has just launched its new website in 5 new markets (French, Italian, German, Dutch and Brazilian) and has started to establish the first agreements with local agencies. The website was already available in Spanish and English.

Funding rounds in Marketing: Adsmurai

Adsmuraia company that optimises advertising campaigns for maximum performance and recently announced its integration with Instagram, making it one of the pioneering companies in Europe to launch advertising campaigns on the photo social network, has received a round of funding led by  Axon Partners Group.

 This round of funding will help Adsmurai to continue improving its software, offering new technical functionalities and strengthening the integration with Instagam ads. Adsmurai currently has a presence in Barcelona, Madrid, Milan and Bogota, and with this new entry it plans to continue the company's international expansion into new emerging markets.

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