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DIGITAL CONSULTANCY FIRM OUTVISE RAISES €1.2M


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BY : Diego GutiérrezSeptember Mon, 2019

Spanish startup Outvise closes a €1.2M funding round to improve its platform technology. The Barcelona-based firm provides technology consulting services, mainly for companies in the telecommunications and media sectors.

Outvise, specialising in professional services mainly for companies in the telecommunications and media sector.has been able to capture 1,2M€ recently, a capital increase that will be used to improve the technology of the Catalan start-up's platform, through which companies are put in contact with the professionals who offer their services.

Its aim is to create a community of experts to which companies can turn and, in this way, disintermediating consultancy.

Through them, consultants have an infrastructure at their disposal that they cannot afford as '...'.freelanceThe 'best practice' and companies can turn to highly qualified professionals at a more affordable price.

Outvise currently has 22,000 registered users and its clients include telecommunications multinationals such as MTN and large media groups such as Liberty Media, as well as consultancies that need specific subject matter experts on an ad hoc basis who would not be cost-effective to keep on staff.

Each time a company hires the services of a professional through Outvise, Outvise charges a fee for the services provided. 15% commission.

With such an internationalised business that revenues in Spain accounts for only 15% of the total and Germany is its main market.For the time being, the firm has no plans to open offices abroad. It intends to continue to grow through sales representatives in strategic countries.

This money is not the first financial injection for the firm, which has already closed a 375,000 first round provided by 'business angels by the end of 2016.

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CORNING

Spaceboost is a company that develops software for the management and optimisation of search engine advertising.

Although it started as a spin-off from the agency RocketroiSince it started out as an independent company, it has had a clear objective: to position its product as a benchmark in the sector. To this end, it has closed a round of 4M€ with the participation of the founding partners and two family offices Catalans.

ZHIHU

Over the past eight years, this Chinese firm has built up a reputation as a one of the most trusted social networking platforms and has become one of the country's most important reference for professional knowledgeThis allows users to interact with experts and companies in a wide range of industries.

Based in Beijing, Zhihu has recently collected 434M$F Series, its biggest round since 2011.

This funding brings with it the arrival of two important new partners: the video and live-streaming application Beijing Kuaishou, and Baidu.

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