Companies that have received the most rounds in the sector
Ensygniathe mobile scan-to-pay platform, has received 6 financing roundsall of which have been seed rounds, raising a total of $6.4M, which is the largest of its kind in the world. investors that have opted for this London company founded in 2012 are: Wayra, Matt Deacon, Kevin Taylor, Gillian Kerr, Richard Gillingham, Guy Swarbrick, Robert Swain and Colin Maltby.
Number of rounds per year
Since 2010 the number of rounds per year is growing considerably, from 2012 to 2013 it has grown by 65%, from 32 operations in 2012 to 53 in 2013.In 2014 up to the month of April, more than 10 operations have been carried out, maintaining a good pace of activity.
Type of rounds
The 61% of the extensions have been carried out by rounds Business angels and venture capital are less present, with 13 and 5 operations respectively. Within the venture capital rounds, the majority are series A and B rounds, with only one E and one D round.
"This shows us that it is still a very new sector, with start-ups but it is gaining strength and popularity and investors want to bet on it," says Diego Gutierrez, an expert in alternative financing of the group. Abra Invest.
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