Many companies trust that it will be the year of definitive consolidation of the economic recovery and the definitive takeoff of certain sectors. After complicated months, due to the restrictions derived from the pandemic, it seems that the light is beginning to be seen at the end of the tunnel, although there is still some uncertainty regarding the new variants.
It is at this point, the companies that serve as a union between investors and startups they play a fundamental role since the initial phase is crucial for the future of SMEs. Do not forget that 90% of emerging companies disappear at this time.
One of these organizations is Oryon Universal. The company, located in Barcelona, but also based in Madrid, offers legal advice and technological development services for emerging companies. In addition, it has a high-performance center in the 22@ district of Barcelona, in Poblenou, aimed at entrepreneurs.
Oryon currently offers services to 450 startups, generating new business opportunities for them, contributing its experience in the sector and getting involved in the process. In addition, through the development of its high-performance center, it intends to promote innovation through the incubation of highly scalable and accelerated ideas and promote the technological development of its clients.
From Oryon they assure that the most common benefit obtained from this synergy with emerging companies is the innovation itself.n. “To protect their strategic position, corporations must be aware of changes in the market caused by new technologies and innovation within their industry. Startups, by not depending on corporate bureaucracy, have greater freedom to develop disruptive solutions. Corporations can benefit from these solutions and, above all, take the pulse of innovation and ally themselves with actors that can change everything. Therefore, collaborations facilitate the necessary disruption of the business model itself, something difficult to achieve from within».
GoHub is the corporate venture of Global Omnium. Its purpose is to help deep tech startups to become great disruptors of the water technology sector, industry 4.0 and smart cities. Last September, the company presented its Investor Day in a hybrid format, face-to-face in Valencia and online, in which emerging companies had the opportunity to connect with the investment ecosystem and raise funds for their expansion.
At this event, companies such as Divirod, Barbara IoT or Last Basic exhibited their advances in Artificial Intelligence and industrial technology and Aunoa or Wenalyze in terms of data analysis and process automation.
GoHub has a fund of 30 million euros and a portfolio of 23 startups from different countries. Fundamentally from Spain, but also from the United States, Chile or Argentina.
K Fund aims to develop companies and entrepreneurs who are capable of creating the organizations of tomorrow, investing in the early stages of a company’s development. Usually, they bet on experienced teams that are starting new projects in certain markets and with a global vision, in which they claim to be able to invest a maximum of 100,000 euros.
Its modus operandi includes the search for teams that it can help in the first construction, definition and validation phases. They also promise to select, over the next three years, 20 projects in which to invest. At the time a project is chosen, they ensure that it will have its money in the bank in two weeks. Once inside, they become one of the team. No management tips and helping to close the best pre-seed round possible. Finally, they affirm that if the results are satisfactory, they will continue to invest from their seed fund, with amounts ranging from 200,000 to 2,000 million euros.
Likewise, last September, the venture capital company announced, together with Telefónica, the creation of Leadwind, a firm to invest in startups in the sector that plans to start operating in the coming months. Its objective is to put money in this type of companies in Latin America and southern Europe, “with a focus on technological platforms that enable new business models”, as assured by El Confidencial. Its investments include Aluspot, Webphone, Sindelantal, Deporvillage, Chicisimo and startupxplore as a more personal commitment.
Cabiedes & Partners
Cabiedes and Partners is a company created by the former CEO of Europa Press, Luis Martín Cabiedes, and his brother, which is committed to technological investments in companies at an early age. Recently, he has invested together with Juan Roig and Itnig in a startup for the sale of used books, Hamelyn. In addition, it is part of the investors of BlablaCar, Tiendeo, Chicfy or Deporvillage.