Analysis by: Aitor Almendros, Investment Analyst at Cardumen Capital Tel Aviv Office.

Foreword by: Gonzalo Martínez de Azagra, Co-founder and General Partner at Cardumen Capital Tel Aviv Office.

Following the success of our Israeli funding ecosystem report, the research and analysis team of Cardumen Capital has created a map of the Funding Ecosystem in Spain.

Foreword

The funding ecosystem for entrepreneurship in Spain has grown at an accelerated pace in recent years. Investment in venture capital has almost tripled since 2014, reaching €1.1B in 2020.

One of the key market drivers has been the launch of FOND-ICO Global in 2014, initially…


Analysis by: Noa Shamay, Investment Analyst at Cardumen Capital Tel Aviv Office.

Foreword by: Gonzalo Martínez de Azagra, Co-founder and General Partner at Cardumen Capital Tel Aviv Office.

Known as the “Start Up Nation” or “Silicon Wadi” Israel has proven itself as one of the leading high-tech ecosystems in the world. In 2019 Israel was ranked 1st in venture capital investments per capita with over $410 raised, followed by the US, with $282. In addition, Israel came in 6th on Bloomberg’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Countries for 2020 ahead of the US (9th place).

To expand our scope…


Foreword by: Gonzalo Martínez de Azagra, Co-founder and General Partner at Cardumen Capital Tel Aviv Office.

Analysis by: Noa Shamay, Investment Analyst at Cardumen Capital Tel Aviv Office.

Over the last 10 years, Israel has positioned itself as one of the leading ecosystems for Artificial Intelligence startups. The number of newly founded Israeli startups that employ Artificial Intelligence has raised over the years and so has the capital they have raised.

Our analysis shows 1,042 active AI companies in Israel as of June 2020. …


Foreword by Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra,Co-founder and General Partner at Cardumen Capital.

Survey created by Noa Shamay, Analyst at Cardumen Capital.

In the weeks during confinement we were surprised by more and better quality dealflow. We wondered if this was due to the confinement or due to our recent PR regarding the closing of our $60 million technology fund.

To answer this question we conducted a survey at the end of April to understand how other VCs were reacting to the crisis and what they were perceiving from the market. …


Written by: Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

In this article we will review how large corporations take advantage of startup innovation. We will discuss corporate venturing. We call corporate venturing the entrepreneurial efforts by which established business organizations invest in and/or create new businesses (Sharma & Chrisman, 1999, p. 19).

The insights are based on the academic and professional experience of the author, Gonzalo Martinez de Azagar; co-founder and CEO of Cardumen Capital, founder and former head of Samsung Ventures Israel. Our wish is for this article to be alive and changing. We invite you to comment at the end.

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