IEBS Business School has launched a fund to invest in projects developed by its students with the aim of strengthening its activity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. IEBS already had an incubation service in collaboration with Seedrecket.
The first project in which they have decided to invest is The PayPro, a fintech company that offers companies a cheaper alternative to banks in foreign currency payments. After closing a first round of funding of 310,000 euros, it has now managed to enter its growth phase, closing an investment round of 187,000 euros in which IEBS has participated.
Kkr has closed a new fund, with a new investment strategy: growth capital focused on the technology and telecommunications sector.
This new fund, which will take the name KKR Next Generation Technology Growth Fund, will participate in innovative companies that already have a place in the market but are still far from maturity and therefore need the injection of new resources to move towards consolidation. KKR intends to invest less than $100M in each transaction, which is significantly less than it is used to.
Spain is one of the areas of interest on which KKR's new fund is focused, according to sources close to the fund manager, who indicate, however, that Spanish projects will have to compete to attract the attention of this instrument with other candidates from the rest of Europe, the United States and Israel, markets that are also on the vehicle's radar and where there are initiatives with great potential waiting to receive a boost from a large investor.
KKR Next Generation Technology Growth Fund will focus primarily on companies focused on Business to Business software; IT automation; infrastructure, security, digital media and the Internet of Things.
Udekta Capital is an independent private equity vehicle created to invest in companies listed on the Mercado Alternativo Bursátil (MAB) and in pre-MAB companies (to be listed on the MAB in less than 2 years).
In its first stage, Udekta Capital plans to invest in five companies with an investment of approximately 50,000 euros per company and expects to close 2017 with at least ten investees.
Strengzen and Caixa Innvierte Start, new funds March 2016
New venture capital funds for SMEs: Meridia capital and Closa Gordon
New funds for 2016: Sabadell, Caixa Capital risk, Samapaita Ventures and others.
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