Press Release – April 4th 2016
Inveready leads first round seed investment along with Caixa Capital Risc and Private Business Angels into Datumize
Datumize, a rapidly growing “Disruptive Software Technology Company” from Barcelona, announced today that they have closed their first round of seed investment, for the amount of 1 Million Euros.
Datumize, a new Software startup from Barcelona, is gaining significant market share traction in the “Dark Data” and “Big Data” business-to-business markets. Datumize has developed a proprietary software that enables enterprises to capture, unlock and analyse 99% of their operational Dark Data, those data that were previously hidden in internal communication networks or complex industrial devices. For example, Gas Natural Fenosa, a leading worldwide utility company, has unlocked essential data from legacy industrial devices that will be used to provide efficient energy management system to their customers and an immediate ROI for the company.
Datumize is focused on delivering solutions to specific industries such as Big Data, IoT, Energy, E-Commerce, Leisure, Automotive and Retail, by turning their Dark Data into Profitable Revenue Results. With an already impressive client portfolio, which includes Gas Natural Fenosa, Globalia, Piñero, and Quadis to name a few.
Leading the first round of investment is Inveready, along with Caixa Capital Risc and a group of Private Business Angels. They join with current investor Startupbootcamp, after Datumize went through their acceleration program in Barcelona one year ago.
Inveready is one of the leading early-stage venture capital companies in Spain, with five investment funds. Inveready invests in technology companies with high growth potential and innovative business models, and has extensive experience in different areas, with more than 40 portfolio companies that are leaders in their respective sectors.
Ignacio Fonts Managing Partner of Inveready: “We are very pleased to be investing into Datumize, which fits perfectly into our fund Inveready First II investment thesis, specialising in high component technology companies, who are in their early stages of growth.”
Joining Inveready in this seed round is Caixa Capital Risc, the venture capital management company of “La Caixa”. Caixa Capital Risc currently manages a portfolio of 154 million Euros, and invests primarily in Spanish companies in the field of Technology and Disruptive Technology that show increased market share results and projections.
Nacho Lafuente CEO of Datumize: “This round of investment was critical to our long term success and has allowed us to further improve the our Datumize Data Collector technology, which will offer our current clients and prospective clients the power to unlock huge amounts of Dark Data and Operational Data. This will offer them the opportunity to access Revenue Critical Information helping them make better business decisions. We believe our partnerships with Inveready, Caixa Capital Risc, Startupbootcamp and our private business Angels will give wings to our growth plans over the next 12-18 months.”