BStartup by Banco Sabadell has granted over one billion euros in funding to startups since its inception 10 years ago. The pioneer specialised banking service for startups and scaleups in Spain has dedicated teams to support this type of enterprises with funding and tailor-made products and services. Today, it has more than 4,500 startups among its customers. Its 360º approach to their financial needs has also made of Banco Sabadell one of the main investors in Spain in seed-stage startups: BStartup has invested in 85 startups.
Carlos Ventura, General Manager and Business Banking and Network Director of Banco Sabadell, weighs in on these 10 years: “In 2013, we saw that some of the young tech companies that were emerging were destined to be the big companies of the future, and despite having funding and development models which are very different from traditional companies, we could become the first bank in Spain to support them, thanks to our high specialisation in companies. BStartup has grown every year and we are proud of the role it has played during years of immense transformation of the Spanish economy, and we will continue to support these companies in their journey”.
Another example of Banco Sabadell’s commitment to the entrepreneurial ecosystem is BStartup's presence for the ninth year in a row as main sponsor of 4YFN, the event that serves as a platform to connect startups, investors and corporations organised by the MWC Barcelona. 4YFN will be held in Barcelona between 27th February and 2nd March and Banco Sabadell will take part through its teams for finance and investment in startups, innovation and technology.
You can see a review of these 10 years in figures in this video.
More details on BStartup at 4YFN
In this edition of 4YFN, BStartup will showcase at its stand the 15 more promising seed-stage startups recently added to its investment portfolio. On Monday, 5 sustainability and social impact startups will be there; on Tuesday, 5 startups currently disrupting health and biotechnology will be present; and on Wednesday and Thursday, our new digital investments in various sectors will share the limelight.
In addition, Banco Sabadell will feature its own programming at its stand with 14 quick content sessions, showcasing the work of its hubs in various regions and of sector associations in areas such as digital health and legaltech.
And as part of the official sessions of the Congress, three panels organised by the Bank are noteworthy: on Monday at 11 a.m., the financial health of startups will be discussed with representatives from Abacum, Housfy and The Startup CFO; on Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., the new growth paradigm for scaleups will be the point of discussion with the CEOs of Exoticca, Trendier and Qida; and on Wednesday at 10:45 a.m., big examples of the product led growth methodology will be shared with the CEOs of Wallapop, Kapita, We are knitters and Factorial.