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BY : Diego GutiérrezJune Fri, 2014
mobile-wallet-e1345475459979Las empresas que ofrecen pagos por móviles han crecido en popularidad en los últimos años, un estudio realizado en EEUU  afirma que el 48% de la población está interesado en esta forma de pago, frente al 27% que lo estaba el año pasado. Esto es una de las razones por las que este sector está muy activo en cuanto a inversión y operaciones corporativas. En los últimos años,  290 inversores han realizado 172 rondas por un importe de 739M$.

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Empresas que han recibido más rondas en el sector

Ensygnia, plataforma móvil de pago a través del escaneo, ha recibido 6 financing rounds, todas ellas han sido rondas de capital semilla, consiguiendo un total de $6,4M, los investors que han apostado por esta  empresa Londinense fundada en 2012 son: WayraRichard H Harris, Matt Deacon, Kevin Taylor, Gillian Kerr, Richard Gillingham, Guy Swarbrick, Robert Swain y Colin Maltby.

A Ensygnia,  le siguen  Binu, Validity Sensors y Tabbed Out con 5 y Device Fidelity con 4.

Número de rondas por año

Desde el 2010 el número de rounds por año está creciendo de forma considerable, de 2012 a 2013 ha crecido un 65%,  pasando de 32 operaciones en 2012 a 53 en 2013.En el 2014 hasta el mes de abril se han realizado más de 10 operaciones manteniendo un buen ritmo de actividad.

Tipo de rondas

El 61% de las ampliaciones se han realizado por rounds de tipo venture capital y  capital semilla.Los business angels y el capital riesgo tienen menos presencia, habiéndo realizado 13 y  5 operaciones respectivamente.Dentro de las rondas venture capital la mayoría son rondas serie A y B, tan solo encontramos una ronda E y una D.

“Esto nos muestra que es un sector todavía muy novedoso, con empresas incipientes pero que está cogiendo fuerza y popularidad y los inversores quieren apostar por él” comenta Diego Gutierrez, experto en financiación alternativa del grupo Abra Invest.

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