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A delegation of seven Catalan start-ups attend London Technology Week

Seven Catalan start-ups are in London this week for London Technology Week. Finanzarel, Captio, TECH4FIN, Private Network Investments, Capital cell, ECrowd Invest and Social Currencies Management are in the mission organised by the public business competitiveness and internationalisation agency ACCIÓ. Heading the event is Núria Betriu, Director of Industry of the Catalan Department for Business and Knowledge. She will hold meetings with the Government of Wales and visit British companies and investment funds, as well as present at the event Barcelona's Upcoming Tech Scene: New Horizons in Catalonia. The start-ups will participate in individual meetings and networking activities among other things, in order to experience first-hand one of the ecosystems with the most private and alternative investment culture at an international level.

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21 June 2016 03:58 PM

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Barcelona (CNA).- This week, London Technology Week will receive a visit from seven Catalan start-ups, most of them related to technology sector. The group of start-ups is comprised of Finanzarel, Captio, TECH4FIN, Private Network Investments, Capital cell, ECrowd Invest and Social Currencies Management. The mission, organised by the public business competitiveness and internationalisation agency ACCIÓ, will be headed by Núria Betriu, Director of Industry of the Catalan Department for Business and Knowledge, who will use this opportunity to publicise investment opportunities in Catalonia. Betriu will also hold meetings with the Government of Wales and visit British companies and investment funds, and present at the event Barcelona's Upcoming Tech Scene: New Horizons in Catalonia.

 


Seven start-ups from the Catalan technology and financial sector are travelling to London to participate in London Technology Week, from Sunday to next Tuesday. London Technology Week, an event of reference in terms of technology and innovation, will see the participation of the following Catalan companies: Finanzarel, Captio, TECH4FIN, Private Network Investments, Capital cell, ECrowd Invest and Social Currencies Management. The mission, organised by ACCIÓ, a public business competitiveness and internationalisation agency, will be headed by Núria Betriu, Director General of Industry, who will use the opportunity to publicise investment opportunities offered Catalonia.

In addition to individual meetings, the Catalan start-ups will participate in networking organised by Greater London Enterprise Limited, Innovate UK, and the London & Partners public agency, among others. They will also visit the start-up accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech.

New Horizons in Catalonia\u2028

For her part, the Director General of Industry will hold meetings with the Government of Wales and visit British companies and investment funds, some of which have already invested in start-ups in Catalonia. This Monday, Núria Betriu will present at the event Barcelona's Upcoming Tech Scene: New Horizons in Catalonia, with the aim of presenting investment and business opportunities provided by Catalan companies in the UK. As part of the mission, she will also visit the premises of the Celsa Group company in Wales.

\u2028This trade mission will also serve as a chance for start-ups to learn, first-hand, about one of the ecosystems with the most private and alternative investment culture at an international level. Indeed, 43% of European ‘unicorns’ (companies with more than 1,000 million euros of turnover) are based in the UK, a country where about 70% of funding used by companies is ‘non-bank’.

 

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