Investment date: Feb 2017
Co-investors: Breega Capital and Business Angels
Coowry is an end-to-end micropayment platform that allows mobile users utilize their airtime as digital cash, creating a Global Marketplace for digital transactions.
Coowry solves the complexity and costs of micropayments in the digital economy, where billions of dollars are exchanged each year (on apps, digital contents, affiliate payments and P2P transactions), and where the average individual transaction amounts are less than US$10.
Its solution makes micropayment processing easy and frictionless, using Telecoms Operators as “exchange agents” instead of Banks. It is commission free both for users and merchants and transactions with values starting from just a few cents clear in real time. Any user with a mobile phone number can start using Coowry immediately, without the need to register, download an app, or have a banking relationship.
Coowry has strategic partnerships with Telecom Operators in South East Asia and Latin America, enabling micropayments for more than 500M customers, and they are now expanding to Europe.
Investment date: March 2017
Co-investors: Sabadell Ventures, Torret road and Business Angels
Trappit has developed ARPO© a software solution with proprietary algorithms that allows to monitor the price evolution of plane tickets after their issuance. The tool detects potential price reductions on any equivalent ticket to the given one, on the same flight, allowing the client to exchange his pre-existing ticket for a cheaper one (as long as the client can benefit price-wise of the process). The algorithm is unique and protected, and it can render the service without the need of a provider, resulting in a very easily scalable application. Trappit’s solution integrates seamlessly with the travel agent of their clients, without added costs for the client or agent, providing an automated solution that maximises their clients’ costs savings.
The big players in corporate travel have already gotten in touch with Trappit and even big airlines and corporates have started to evaluate and experiment the added value that Trappit services provide.
At present Trappit is made up of a team of 15 people and it plans to grow its forces in 8 more employees, mainly to follow through new business developments and open a new office in the U.K to properly cover the European market.
Investment date: Jul 2017
Co-investors: Global Omnium and Business Angels
Sales Layer is a cloud based CMS that synchronizes the product information everywhere (web, ecommerce, marketplaces, mobile, social media) in just one click.
Sales Layer helps companies to improve the process of managing and updating their catalogues in 3 steps:
- Centralizing the data management in the cloud.
- Synchronizing the information everywhere.
- Analyzing the data usage of the end user to improve product development processes.
Investment date: Oct 2017
Co-investors: Keywords, CSQ and others
Unnax has developed a Banking as a Service platform that allows the creation of new products and services to companies and financial institutions, in an agile and simple way. The multi-product platform offers payment solutions and money movements, financial data and tools for risk measurement, as well as products for the management of customer validation processes, identity verification tools, fraud prevention, etc.
Unnax technology is modularly designed so that new applications created by its customers can be easily integrated with its products. All the company’s technology has been designed to comply with the European Union’s Payment Services Directive 2, known as PSD2, which is expected to take effect next year.
Investment date: Nov 2017
Co-investors: JME Venture Capital and Sonae IM
Continuum Security is a Spanish cybersecurity company in the
Application Security sector and creator of an industry leading Threat Modeling platform. Founded and managed by Stephen de Vries and Cristina Bentué Continuum has become a benchmark in the Application Security Requirements and Threat Management (ASRTM) sector, recently coined by Gartner in their Hype Cycle report.
In 2016 the company launched IriusRisk, a solution aimed at enterprises to help developers and security analysts reduce and mitigate software vulnerabilities at application design time.
In addition, the company has also built the BDD-Security framework, an open source dynamic testing tool that helps businesses integrate security testing in their development pipelines and is already a staple in SecDevOps deployments.