IE Venture Network

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Venture Network Area 31, February 28th @7pm

Venture Network, an informal weekly pitch slam, is an invaluable resource for early stage entrepreneurs. Venture Network is a forum in which you can engage with the entrepreneurial community, promote your startup, and have the opportunity to pitch before a panel of investors & entrepreneurs. Venture Network is unique in that it is a very informal gathering where startups can meet investors in a casual setting over beers and snacks and focus on what’s important: building relationships. Venture Network is a great way to perfect your pitch, get feedback on your product, and meet the local startup community.

Venture Network's jury this week includes:

Rafael Alcalde, QROWD MAKERS

Javier Duran, LuceCEM

Miguel Maté, y Business Angel

The two startups that will present their project in 7 minutes are:

Kapital100, Antonio Carballo

Kapital100 is the first Fintech platform specialized in Merchants Cash Advance in mainland Europe, serving small businesses’ short-term funding needs, with credit exposures averaging between Euros 2 to 30 thousand.

The business model is hugely innovative, and allows for significant flexibility to borrowers, as they gain access to funds in exchange for a percentage of the businesses' daily credit card income, directly from the processor that clears and settles the credit card payment.

This means that in slower months merchants may repay less than in better periods. It also means that Kapital100 is the first party being paid, therefore reducing significantly the platform´s risks for shareholders.

Kapital100 is currently in operation. Having commenced our activities with a small number of live loans, we are now raising our first round of funding to grow our credit portfolio.

Please watch our video:

Twitter: @Kapital_100

Anbotux, Juan Mateu

Anbotux is a customer-journey Analytics product API integrable with digital channels & chatbots (by any vendor) and other data sources providing a new type of AI (not NLP nor recommendation) to provide personalization and digital empathy actionable rules to improve the digital channels customer experience.

Anbotux solves the lack of empathy in digital channels especially the conversational ones as chatbots and lack of costumer-journey external-factors aware. From nice to have to must-have new piece for customer-service architecture in intensive in digital customer service verticals as banking, insurance, telcos, utilities, airlines, e-commerce.

In 18 months self-investment development phase Anbotux has a commercial product, first corporate customer and several partnerships, participated in an accelerator in Austria, and got finalist in SouthSummit’18 and Chatbot Summit Startup competition (Tel-Aviv). Now looking for seed capital round combining an equity crowdfunding campaign and direct investments.

Twitter: @anbotux

If you have a startup and would like to pitch, please contact Allison Rohe:

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IE Business School is one of the most celebrated business schools in the world. Through its Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, IE offers its students and alumni training, mentorship and resources to ideate, validate and launch startups thanks to programs like the Venture Lab. The Venture Networks, organized by the Venture Lab team, are organized with the aim of fostering a community atmosphere and spirit in Area31 for the greater Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem and also for IE students and alumni who are interested in entrepreneurship. The startups who pitch can be from anywhere (with no ties to IE) and investors who are interested in helping out early stage startups, meet aspiring entrepreneurs and stay abreast of what startups are up and coming are welcome to participate. Contact us!


Thursday, Feb. 28th, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden