With the aim of connecting more than 30 startups that won the last edition of the EmprendedorXXI Awards with the main investors in the ecosystem and companies interested in innovation, CaixaBank, through DayOne, celebrates the Investors Day EmprendedorXXI for the second consecutive year .
This year, the conference was held in a hybrid format and during the day, the winners of these awards had the opportunity to present their business projects to more than 140 investors and companies, who have signed up for this initiative.
Through this day, investors (venture capital, business angels and accelerators) and companies can learn about disruptive initiatives that respond to the main challenges of today’s society and explore new opportunities for collaboration with star-tups.
In this second edition, the entity has had the online participation of corporate investors, venture capital and business angels such as Wayra, Nauta Capital, Adara Ventures and Seaya Ventures and with the support of organizations such as ASCRI, AEBAN, Zone2boost and Caixa Capital Risc. In addition, a small group of national and international investors have participated in person at the conference, such as Itxaso del Palacio (Notion Capital, London-based fund), Xavi Álvarez (Caixa Capital Risc) or Mercé Tell (Nekko Capital).
Entrepreneurs such as Miguel Silva-Constenla (AllRead – winner PEXXI) and Marta Ortín Obón (Dive Medical – winner PEXXI) have been some of the founders of the awarded companies that have presented their projects to the attending investors.
Miguel Silva-Constenla, CEO and co-founder of AllRead, who has participated in this initiative, highlights that “the EmprendedorXXI Awards are a seal of quality in the work carried out so far and give us access to make the project even more credible for the future. Investors Day “. In addition, he adds that “from the point of view of a DeepTech company, born from the university environment, a lot of initial investment is needed for this technology to become a marketable product, so that we can continue to grow and incorporate quality jobs in our productive fabric. This requires new capital with professional investors who correctly understand this business and growth model, investors to whom we can show our solution at Investors Day PEXXI “.
For her part, Marta Ortín Obón CTO of Dive Medical, considers that this event “gives us the possibility of awakening the interest of a large group of financial and corporate investors towards our company and being able to open conversations to deepen the business opportunity it represents. Dive Medical “. For her, “the PEXXIs are a great recognition of the work of the great multidisciplinary team at Dive Medical and it gives us great notoriety and greater credibility, as well as giving us access to a great network of contacts”.
For CaixaBank, entrepreneurs are essential actors in boosting the productive fabric. They play a key role for economic and social development because they generate wealth, employment and, in turn, help technological development and solutions for the new challenges of today’s society. With this new initiative, the entity wants to continue supporting and promoting the development and growth of these entrepreneurs.
Madrid and Catalonia in the lead
Catalonia and Madrid continue to concentrate most of the sample in Spain: two out of every five start-ups in the sample are in these regions. Catalonia and Madrid continue to be the communities that incorporate the most successful start-ups, respectively 26% and 20%. However, when comparing the percentage of Top 100 with respect to those presented, the Lisbon, South and Islands region stands out, confirming that the Portuguese ecosystem is not only climbing, but also with high-quality companies.