E-commerce financing news November 2015

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BY : Diego GutiérrezDecember Tue, 2015
In the last month we have heard about several companies that have received investor backing in the e-commerce sector. Of particular note is the online sportswear sub-sector, where competitors TradeIn and Deporvillage have completed funding rounds. We have also learned about the existence of a new fund to invest in e-commerce startups..



Samaipata is born to invest in e-commerce and Marketplace Startups

The new firm is led by Jose del Barrio, one of the co-founders of Red Fridge, which was bought by Rocket Internet for €80M this year.

The €20M fund will invest in ecommerce and marketplaces startups mainly in post-seed rounds. The 80% will be Series A and B rounds and in companies that can become market leaders. The amount invested in each company will be between €0.5 to €0.7M per round up to €1.5M including extensions.

Samaipata carried out its first operation in June by entering into Deporvillagean e-commerce company specialising in running, swimming and cycling products. The €2.5M round also saw the participation of Mediaset Spain, through its 'media for equity' fund, Ad4Ventures. Previous investors such as  Cabiedes & Partners and business angels also contributed to the round.

Deporvillage completes €2.5M round in June to €4M

Deporvillage has completed the financing round it initiated last June to close a series of M4€ to strengthen its international expansion. 

Investors who entered during the summer (the Samaipata fund, linked to the founders of La Nevera Roja and Mediaset Spain and Italy) are joined by Hugo Álvarez and Félix Ruiz (Jobandtalent and Tuenti) and the founder of Factory Outlet, Dani Losantos., in addition to the venture capital is Italian P101. 

Deporvillage was founded in 2010 and is currently present in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. The round aims to consolidate these southern European markets, especially in Italy.


Suma Capital buys 30% from TradeInn

Another online sports equipment retailer is a major player in e-commerce investment this month. Suma Capital has closed the purchase of 30% of the group of online portals for the sale of sports equipment, which since 2000 had been owned by VenturCap - a fund managed by GVC Gaesco.

Tradeinnbased in Girona is present in more than 180 countries.

Tradeinn has managed to maintain a steady rate of growth in turnover which this year will see it grow by around 50% and reach a turnover of €45M. The company's business plan expects to reach €100M turnover in three years. This expansion will combine the creation of new online shops, specialising in specific sports, with the development of international sales, which currently already account for more than 80 % of the group's total turnover. It also plans to launch new specialised portals.

This strong growth is being made possible by the launch of new specialised portals, such as Dressin, which specialises in fashion.

Offemily launches funding round

Offemily is a children's clothing e-commerce company that has launched a funding round with the aim of supporting its future growth.

The round will be led by two heavyweights in Spanish startup investment, Yago Arbeloa and Marcos Alves.

Arbeloa is a prestigious and experienced businessman, also known for his activity as a Business Angel, while Alves is a very active investor, who has participated in such notable operations as the sale of ElTenedor for almost 100 million euros to TripAdvisor last May.

According to company sources, this round of funding has already committed €165,000, while the remaining €135,000 will come through Startup Explore, an online funding platform that has echoed the initiative, and through which, in just a few days, €78,000 has been raised.

Endado closes a €130,000 round of funding

The car parts e-commerce company Endado, has received a €130,000 round of funding. Big Sur Ventures-Necotium and Toubkal.

The funds will be used to create a new, more user-friendly website, strengthen the team and invest in marketing to achieve its growth targets for 2016. Over the past two years, Endado has managed to quadruple its turnover year on year while maintaining growth rates of 15% per month without any marketing investment.

If you are looking for financing, please contact us. Abra-Invest has a team of experts in alternative financing at your disposal. Fill in the contact form or call us on + 34 946424142.

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