Spain

Spain’s Cobee Raises €40M Series B for Employee Benefits Platform

Madrid employee benefits platform Cobee has closed a €40 million Series B funding round with investments from London-based Octopus Ventures and Notion Capital. The company says that it tripled its business since it last raised a €14 million Series A

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Yokoy Brings Its Spend Management Automation Platform to Spain

Swiss spend management automation company Yokoy has opened an office in Madrid to better serve mid-to-large sized enterprises in Spain with a local team. Yokoy helps companies centralise spending activities in a single platform, automate processes by automatically reading out

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Spain’s Digital Nomad Visa Aims to Attract Remote Workers, Tech Entrepreneurs

Last year, the Spanish government approved a draft law aimed at encouraging the development of a thriving startup ecosystem. Better known as the Startups Law, the legislation seeks to make Spain one of the most attractive destinations for investment, talent,

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Binance Secures Virtual Asset Service Provider Registration in Spain

Binance’s subsidiary  Moon Tech Spain, S.L., has been granted registration as a Virtual Asset Services Provider(VASP) by the Bank of Spain. This registration will allow Binance to offer crypto asset exchange and custody services in Spain in compliance with the

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BBVA to Invest $300 Million in Brazilian Digital Bank Neon

BBVA has reached an agreement to invest $300 million (about €263 million) in Neon, a Brazilian digital bank founded in 2016 that aims to improve access to financial services for individuals, self-employed and small businesses in its country. Neon has

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F10 Spain Selects 10 Startups for the Second Batch of Its Incubation Programme

Fintech incubator and accelerator F10 has announced the list of ten promising startups joining the second cohort of its incubation programme in Barcelona. Selected from more than 180 national and international applications, this batch brings innovative business models and trends

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BBVA Spain Joins Ant Group’s Blockchain-Based Trading Platform Trusple

BBVA has signed an agreement to integrate its cross-border payment and financing services on Trusple, a blockchain-based trading platform powered by Alibaba’s affiliate Ant Group, for greater transparency and security. Trusple aims to accelerate the digital transformation and facilitate the

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Helvetia Venture Fund Takes Minor Stake in Spanish Fintech Coinscrap Finance

The Swiss Helvetia Venture Fund has acquired a minority stake in Spanish startup Coinscrap Finance which offers various white-label smartphone apps for banks and insurance companies in the pensions sector. The funds from the financing round will be used to

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Spanish Stock Exchange Set to Pilot a Blockchain-Based SME Financing Platform

The Spanish stock exchange Bolsa de Madrid (BME) announced last week that it is set to test blockchain-based SME financing platform in a regulatory sandbox by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation. The project’s entry into the sandbox

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Barcelona Stock Exchange Aims to Become a Fintech Hub

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) has joined Barcelona Tech City as a Global Partner. The alliance reinforces Barcelona Tech City’s commitment to the fintech sector through BME, which is one of the main financial players in the Spanish and European

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