News

The “la Caixa” Foundation and “Caixa Capital Risc” open calls for applications for the CaixaImpulse program to promote the creation of new biotechnological engineering companies.

EIT Health, leading European consortium for innovation in biomedicine, collaborates in this edition of the pioneering program.

engineering companies.

• Tomorrow, the third call for applications for the CaixaImpulse program will be re-opened. This initiative of the “la Caixa” Foundation and Caixa Capital Risc will also have the support of EIT Health, the leading European consortium for innovation, research centres and innovation companies in the fields of biomedicine and health.

• This year’s edition will include two novelties: the call will be opened to Portugal and the number of beneficiaries will grow from 20 to 23.

• Projects can be presented to the program until the 15th of March, by Spanish and Portuguese research centres that are owners or co-owners of protected assets or are in the process of being so in the field of life science and health.

• Caixaimpulse is the first integrated program in Spain and Portugal for the transformation of scientific knowledge originated in research centres, universities and hospitals, into companies and products that will generate value to society, either in the form of a spin-off or a transfer agreement.

• The CaixaImpulse program will allocate over 2 million euros to the iniative. The selected projects will receive a financial benefit of up to 70.000 euros, destined to define and execute a valuation plan of the technology with the highest probability of success, as well as an eight-month expert support program valued in 300.000 euros, led by mentors, specialists, entrepreneurs, and internationally renowned educators.

| Read more |

(Español) Nautal cierra una ronda de financiación de un millón de euros para iniciar la expansión internacional

(Español) • La ronda está liderada por Caixa Capital Risc, la gestora de capital riesgo de “la Caixa” y cuenta con la participación de la Red de Business Angels de IESE.

• www.Nautal.es es la agencia de alquiler online de embarcaciones con y sin patrón líder en España y cuenta con 9.000 embarcaciones por todo el mundo.

• El importe de la ronda va dirigido a consolidar su liderazgo en España, convertirse en líder europeo e iniciar la expansión al mercado americano.

| Read more |

(Español) “la Caixa” e Inveready lideran una inversión de 1,3 millones de euros en Nanusens

(Español) • La compañía se dedica al desarrollo y diseño de dispositivos de microelectrónica para aplicaciones en movilidad, automoción, wearables y dispositivos conectados (Internet of Things –IoT).

• Caixa Capital Risc, la gestora de capital riesgo de “la Caixa”, e Inveready, a través del fondo Inveready First II, lideran la ronda, a la que hay que sumar la participación de inversores minoritarios privados.

• La ronda se destinará a finalizar las pruebas de un nuevo sensor de alto rendimiento y a preparar la compañía para la producción.

| Read more |

Imaging specialist Wooptix secures US$3.3 million in Series-A funding

The technology has broad applications, from 3D acquisition using a single camera of a mobile phone to high precision measurements for industrial purposes using portable devices. Natural3D technology can be implemented for both photo and video acquisition using a single camera with standard optics.

| Read more |

Spanish Mobile Games Studio Codigames Secures $1 Million in Funding

(Español) ● En esta operación han participado Caixa Capital Risc, la gestora de capital riesgo de “la Caixa”; Angels, sociedad de inversión creada por Juan Roig y Faraday Venture Partners.

● Codigames desarrolla videojuegos sociales, multijugador en tiempo real y multiplataformas para plataformas móviles ambientados en el género de gestión y estrategia.

● La empresa tiene como objetivo de la ronda consolidarse como líder en videojuegos multijugadores en móviles.

| Read more |