The magazine Emprendedores interviewed two of the Kibo Founders, Aquilino and Javier, as they announced the first closing of their second fund (€71M). Aquilino and Javier, in this interview, talk about their selection criteria when choosing the companies to invest … Continue reading
Kibo Ventures is about to launch a new €60 to €80M fund in order to make a difference at the Series A and B stage. The fund will be almost double the size of the first one (€80 million vs. €45 million), allowing the firm to lead or co-lead investments in the €2 to €5 million range.
To know more about the firm’s intentions, the differences between the new and old fund and LPs’ appetite for technology companies, Novebrief sat down with Aquilino Peña for a short interview.
Approaching the end of the year, Expansion, the economy newspaper just published an article about the records that 2015 has broken in Spain in terms of investment in startups. Interviewing several key players in the startup investment scene in Spain, the article describes the milestones in 2015. ‘Ecommerce’ and ‘FinTech’ are shown to be the most attractive sectors of business in Spain, whereas in 2016 Big Data is expected to be the area with biggest growth potential.
In addition, Javier Torremocha and Aquilino Peña (founders of Kibo Ventures) explain the gap startups find on the expansion or internationalization phase. For Kibo, this problem is tackled by the creation of a new investment vehicle with about 80 million euros, which intends to finance roughly twenty companies by leading rounds between two and five million euros.
For further information: http://www.expansion.com/emprendedores-empleo/emprendedores/2015/12/17/5673025d268e3e03728b46a4.html
Startupxplore , the online community for entrepreneurs and investors in Spain, recently published an infographic that can serve as a guide to for young founders to determine the main sources of funding depending on the phase in which their startup is in. Kibo Ventures appears as one of the main sources of investment in Series A growing phase in this graphic.
If you you want further information… http://www.todostartups.com/emprendedores/actualidad/una-infografia-analiza-donde-pueden-encontrar-financiacion-las-startups
FOND-ICO Global, the Spanish fund of funds associated to ICO (Instituto de Crédito Oficial) and managed by the also public firm AXIS, has announced that it will be extending an additional €300 million to Spanish venture capital firms in its effort to promote the local investment industry by adding more fuel to the fire. Kibo is one of the selected firms.
For further information… http://novobrief.com/fondico-global-spain-venture-capital/
TheNextWeb.com has selected Kibo Ventures as finalist to their award “Best Investor in Spain”. It is an honor for us, given our short history as a fund.
WE are also very happy because two of our portfolio companies have also been selected: Job&Talent in the “Best Start-up” category and Ducksboard as “Best Design”. Congrats!
You can vote for us in http://thenextweb.com/startupawards/spain
We want to welcome you to our website and introduce you to Kibo Ventures.
We are proud to announce the launch of our company. We aim to become the investor of choice for the greatest entrepreneurs of our market. We have just been born, but we already bring to the table many investment experiences across Europe and the US.
We are three founding partners: Aquilino Peña, Javier Torremocha and Jose María Amusátegui and we have the support of relevant investors. They share with us our vision that technology will allow us to change the way we live and to create enormous opportunitties for those that understand it.
The Kibo Ventures Team