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Investment

We want to be your partner

Banco Sabadell invests in startups with a philosophy focused on supporting entrepreneurs.

Our investment focus is on Spanish companies with a technological and digital basis, with strong growth potential and scalable and innovative business models. Additionally, BStartup has launched BStartup Health, a program to support Health projects.

Our vocation is to be the leading financial partner in the field of entrepreneurship.

BStartup Offers:

  • Investment in 3 Health Sector startups, for the sum of EUR 75,000, in exchange for a percentage of the equity according to the valuation agreed upon.
  • Accompanying Program: BStartup will offer mentoring by experts to the investees.
    1. Business advice in terms of strategy and in the definition of the road map by recognized experts.
    2. Advice on fundraising strategy, introduction to some of the most important investors relevant to their stadium and activity, as well as advice in the preparation of necessary documents to run an investment round (business plan, investor’s deck and one page summary).

Do you want BStartup Health to analyze your startup?

If you are looking for investment and you think your startup meets our investment criteria, complete the form. We will be glad to analyze your proposal and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Investment Criteria:

  • Sector:Projects in the Health sphere: EHealth, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Therapeutics.
  • Phase: Projects in the pre-seed, seed or early-stage can be presented, along with teams with innovative projects (TRL equal to 3-4).
  • Patent: the existence of patents that protect the results of the investigation will be assessed.
  • Investment Goal: The program consists of jump-starting project evaluation initiatives (patentability studies and freedom to operate, concept testing, prototypes, regulatory roadmaps, business plans…) for the purpose of reaching a stage of maturity, along with optimum desirable guarantees for subsequent investment rounds with sectorial risk capital (first VC rounds). In the EHealth sector the existence of a product/service that is already on the market, having logged initial sales, will be positively viewed.
  • Teams: Projects led by entrepreneurs, highly committed to the project and full-time dedication, with overall ambition, experience in the sector and the vocation to set up teams.
  • Spanish companies, already founded, or in the process of being founded, with an international outlook.
  • A proposal with a differential and innovative value in terms of the product or business model, that meets a market need.
  • With a social impact and relevant market.

Calendar:

  • Registration period: from 15th June to 15th September 2018.
  • Reception and analysis of Applications: from 15th June to 15th September 2018.
  • Analysis and decision of the Scientific/Technical Committee: October 2018
  • Investment Committee and communication of the selected companies: October 2018
  • Formalization of the investment operations: November and December 2018
  • Mentoring and advice: For a maximum period of one year from the investment

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Scientific/Technical Committee:

Formed by three well-known investors and entrepreneurial health experts, the Scientific-Technical Committee will propose the best investments to the Investment Committee of BStartup10. The Scientific-Technical Committee is composed of the following members:

Carlos Gallardo

Carlos Gallardo

Founder of CG Health Partners and Board Member in Almirall
Ex Managing Director UK in Almirall and Ex Venture Partner in Ysios Capital
MBA from Stanford

Damià Tormo

Damià Tormo

CEO and Founder of Artax Biopharma Inc
General Partner in Columbus Venture Partners
PhD from The University of Bonn and Teacher in IE Business School

Montse Vendrell

Montse Vendrell

Partner of Alta Life Sciences
Ex CEO of The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) del Parc Científic de Barcelona
and Biocat (BioRegion of Catalonia)

PhD from Universidad de Barcelona, PDG por IESE

The BStartup Health program has the collaboration of Genesis Biomed as a specialized consultancy in projects of the health sector participating in the process of selection and analysis of the projects.

We have two investment vehicles:

BStartup10

For startups in the seed – early stage phase, which receive an investment up to €100,000 and, on top of that, highly personalized mentoring.

En cash100.000

Sabadell Venture Capital

For startups looking for pre series A onwards in equity, or for startups looking for venture debt in post series A rounds: initial investment of between € 200,000 and € 1,000,000, with possibility to carry out follow-on with a maximum investment of € 2,000,000 per investee.

Inversión
€200K – €1m

€2m

Investment criteria

BStartup10 and Sabadell Venture Capital seek to invest in companies that meet the following criteria:

  • In initial situation, development and growth
    (seed, early stage and startup)
  • Companies in the technology and digital sectors
    (SaaS, mobile applications, marketplaces, e-commerce, big data, internet of things, e-health…)
  • B2, B2C and B2B2C business models
  • Led by entrepreneurs, strongly committed to the project, with experience in the sector and the vocation of creating teams
  • Spanish companies with an international viewpoint or originating in Spain.
  • Differential and innovative value proposition with regard to a product or business model that satisfies a market need
  • Aimed at a broad, global and growing market

Investment vehicles

BStartup10

We invest € 1,000,000 each year in a minimum of 10 startups in seed or early stagephases, up to 100,000 euros per project, in exchange for a share in social capital. The companies receive capital and personalized support that will help them mainly to develop its market and to access subsequent rounds.

Companies during the seed phase eligible for BStartup10 investment must, in addition to the general investment criteria, satisfy the following points:

  • The company must be incorporated and have at least one product or service developed and have the initial metrics of market validation.
  • A team of entrepreneurs who possess the majority shareholding in the company and are 100% committed to the project.

Want BStartup10 to analyse your startup?

If you are looking for investment and believe your startupmeets our investment criteria, complete the form and we’ll be happy to analyse your proposal and contact you.

Companies during the seed phase eligible for BStartup10 investment must, in addition to the general investment criteria, satisfy the following points:

  • The company must be incorporated and have at least one product or service developed and have the initial metrics of market validation.
  • A team of entrepreneurs who possess the majority shareholding in the company and are 100% committed to the project.

Want BStartup10 to analyse your startup?

If you are looking for investment and believe your startupmeets our investment criteria, complete the form and we’ll be happy to analyse your proposal and contact you.

Sabadell Venture Capital

Investment vehicle aimed at companies that want to boost their growth via pre series A onwards investment rounds.

We invest from € 200,000 to € 1,000,000 initially per company, and may reach investments of up to € 2,000,000 accompanying in successive rounds of investment.

Companies during the startup phase eligible for investment must, in addition to the general investment criteria, satisfy the following points:

  • Product successfully marketed. Roadmap of development of new products / features defined.
  • Tried and trusted business model.
  • Team with key positions covered.
  • Significant number of customers.
  • Scalable business model that seeks a global impact.

Our philosophy is to co-lead or accompany rounds of investment with other investors to cover the total financing needs of the company.

We seek to accompany those companies as a partner who can add value to their investees and finance the growth of the company towards its consolidation.

Want Sabadell Venture Capital to analyse your startup?

Complete the form with the information on your company and we’ll be happy to analyse your proposal and contact you.

Companies during the startup phase eligible for investment must, in addition to the general investment criteria, satisfy the following points:

  • Product successfully marketed. Roadmap of development of new products / features defined
  • Tried and trusted business model
  • Team with key positions covered
  • Significant number of customers
  • Scalable business model that seeks a global impact

Want Sabadell Venture Capital to analyse your startup?

Complete the form with the information on your company and we’ll be happy to analyse your proposal and contact you.

SYNERGIES with the Bank

Banco Sabadell will study the potential synergies between the products submitted by the startups and the innovation processes of the bank to include them in our Open Innovation strategy, if it is in the interests of both parties.

The Bank may also become a client, as it is for many other startups.

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Co-investment and collaboration

The Banco Sabadell philosophy is collaboration. This philosophy is present in the BStartup initiative and for this reason, co-investment is encouraged with the different players in the national and international investment eco-system.

We also collaborate with the entire eco-system that encourages the creation and growth of these companies: incubators, accelerators, business angels networks, development agencies, universities and technology parks.

Portfolio

Learn about the companies that we are supporting through BStartup10 and Sabadell Venture Capital programs.

See portfolio