Startups get funding through Crowd equity

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BY : Diego GutiérrezDecember Wed, 2015
Crowdequity, despite being a lesser known form of Crowdfunding, is growing considerably in our country. In 2014 this type of crowdfunding grew by 234%. This year we have witnessed new records in this area. MindTheByte, closed a €234,310 round in October, making it the largest crowdequity round raised in the biotech sector in Spain with 115 private investors.

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Tabletech and Burrets Bcna raise equity through Crowdcube

Crowdcube is the leading Crowdequity Platform in Europe and the largest in Spain. In the first 10 months of 2015 it has channelled €2M thanks to 915 investors. In the last month Tabletech and Burrets Barcelona have secured funding through the platform.

Tabletech is a technology company that has developed a digital menu, which allows restaurant and hotel customers to visualise the dishes, products and services offered in the establishment where they are and order them, in a quick, simple and visual way; the user can also make the payment from the system. Tabletech also allows the establishment to obtain customer information, segment, control stock and even send personalised product offers, thus optimising costs and revenues.

This company has received €67,200 in which 25 investors have participated with an average of €2,700 each.

With this investment, the technology company will continue with its growth policy and its international expansion plan. It is currently present in more than 30 establishments in Spain, Norway, Panama and Mexico and has recently closed several collaboration agreements with other Spanish and international distributors. The company expects to triple its turnover in 2016.

Burrets Barcelona wants to become a Tex-Mex food chain, healthy, organic and at a good price, and to this end has closed an investment round of €182,000. Burrets will open its first location in Barcelona, on Avenida Paral-lel, number 184, which is scheduled to open in March 2016. This is the second round of Burrets, which in August already raised €77,100 from private investors.

"In October of this year Crowdcube obtained the accreditation as an alternative financial institution from the Generalitat de Catalunya, through ACCIÓwhich makes co-investment with public funds possible. This opens the door to initiatives such as the London Co-Investment Fund, a consortium between Crowdcube and the Government of London, which is already investing €6.5 million of public funds in technology companies published on the platform, and on the same terms as Crowd" says Diego Gutierrez of Abra-Invest.


Bolsa Social gets CNMV approval

This platform, which has more than 400 registered investors (both professionals and individuals), was launched in October of this year with the aim of building bridges between companies and investors with values and raising €800,000 in its first months of life.

Bolsa Social's operating mechanism is simple. Interested investors must register on the platform, analyse the projects that are currently active and decide whether they want to invest in them or not.

The first three social bag projects are Wake App Health, Utopic_US and Nostoc Biotech.

Wake App Health: is an mHealth company, created three years ago, which has developed a total of eleven apps to address health issues in areas such as dermatology, oncology, cardiovascular health, pregnancy and mental health.

 Utopic_US: is a company that promotes new organisational working models, the creative economy and the promotion of entrepreneurship through innovative solutions.

 Nostoc Biotech: company created in 2014 and dedicated to the manufacture of biofertilisers for agriculture.

 If you are looking for financing, please contact us. Abra-Invest has a team of experts in alternative financing at your disposal.

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