The online fashion outlet Privalia, founded in 2006 in Barcelona by Lucas Carné and José Manuel Villanueva, has been acquired by Vente-Privee, his French rival who in 2001 invented the flash sales online. Neither of the two companies has given the amount of the transaction, various sources confirm that the purchase has been closed for about 500 million euros.
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A more mature entrepreneurial ecosystem will create net employment and of a higher quality.
The Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem seems to be in a period of acceleration, the trend has been € 221 million in 2012, € 285 million in 2013 , € 347 million in 2014 and in the first nine months of the year 2015 the startups in Spain have attracted € 409 million .9 of the 10 major rounds of financing Spanish startups have been led by international funds such as Accel Partners or Partners Growt TC ... "The trend has only just begun"
To get your business idea known by the players in the sector, contacts are essential both in Silicon Valley and elsewhere in the world. It is recommended to attend all possible events held aimed at start ups. But in Palo Alto networking becomes routine, you can even approach the Coupa Cafe and try to talk (for 30 seconds) with an investor who is in the premises. If you get his full attention, you will propbably be able to arrange a meeting with the investor.
The Iniciador Foundation collaborates every Monday with the program Afterwork of Capital Radio, a program that houses the experiences of most prestigious entrepreneurs in Spain, where the guests share their experiences as an entrepreneur, as is customary in the Iniciador forums "from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. "
Interview with Rodolfo Carpintier in Afterwork of Capital Radio:
The venture capital investment is one of the emerging forms of financing in Spain, it has given financial support to companies in their early stages of development. Rodolfo Carpintier, president of DAD, indicates that the key to diversify in businesses that have a high mortality rate is to support a group of companies, in the case of DaD this number rises to 25.
MurciaBan and DaD enable that Rodolfo Carpintier answers more than 100 questions from young entrepreneurs in CEEIM
Critizen is a web and mobile platform that provides a channel for productive conversations between companies and citizens. Under the slogan complain strongly, it was born with a global vocation and aspires to become the next unicorn Spanish startup.
In the ranking that The Wall Street Journal (see chart) has elaborated it listed venture capital firms that worth more than 1 billion dollars. We don't see any Spanish startup in the list, because investors in Spain are hard to take risk...
Rodolfo Carpintier in this interview talks about his professional life, a desire that has not been met and a vision of the current landscape of the digital world and what is to come.Read more