Corporate Venturing Blog

Team members of Incubio and Inspirit launch Peninsula to help corporates to manage open innovation

The initiative is aimed to provide large firms and public agencies, Corporate Venturing programs that encourage open innovation, based on a unique background at the national level, given the experience of the promoting team in startups, corporations and investment. Incubio, based in Barcelona and created in 2011, supports the creation and development of startups and facilitates SMEs access to Big Data…

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Second edition of the UPF Starting Lab programme is about to publish the call for submissions.

UPF Starting Lab ‘aims to provide creative young people with an optimal learning and work platform to carry out highly innovative proposals in the digital audiovisual industry’, explained Carles Sora, a lecturer in the Department of Communication at UPF and the driving force behind the initiative. He added, ‘Not only does it seek to promote bachelor’s degree final projects, but also projects…

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Tekstum’s Founder reconised as entrepreneur of the month by BBVA

Marc Santandreu is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in the publishing world. In this interview he explain to BBVA about his experience as an entrepreneur and the future plans for Tekstum. Tekstum is a startup focused on the publishing and tourism sector. The company analyzes the reading experience by extracting the reader’s emotions and feelings. This information is provided to…

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Signaturit awarded as best Start-up of the Year

Spanish Signaturit, which provides secure and legally valid electronic signatures, has raised €2.8 million in its second funding round. Since its launch, the company has raised a total of €4.1 million. The new investment comes from Banco Sabadell, Nero Ventures, and Faraday Venture Partners, along with other investors. The start-up received a record-breaking quantity of investment through ESADE BAN and has…

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Market Segmentation – The Corporate Innovator’s Toolbox

In the same way that small companies are not just smaller versions of large companies, startup incubators are very different from corporate incubators. Even though they share many of the same goals, such as shaking up markets and introducing original business models to inefficient industries, these two pathways to business growth require different toolsets. Although that sounds like a very…

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