Category: Spanish

K Fund has another €70M to back early-stage Spanish startups and is launching a pre-seed program
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K Fund has another €70M to back early-stage Spanish startups and is launching a pre-seed program

K Fund is officially outing its fund II today, which sits at €70 million, up from €50 million the first time around. The remit remains the same, however: targeting Spanish startups with an international outlook, the seed-stage firm plans to invest from €200,000 to €2 million, writing first checks in 25-30 companies. A portion of…

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Hims & Hers launch Spanish language telemedicine services
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Hims & Hers launch Spanish language telemedicine services

Hims & Hers, the startup focused on providing access to elective treatments for things like hair loss, skin care and erectile disfunction and online telemedicine services, is expanding its services to include a Spanish language option, the company said. After Mexico, the U.S. has the second-largest Spanish speaking population in the world, with an estimated…

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Coronavirus: Spanish Actress Gemma Marin Returns to Nursing
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Coronavirus: Spanish Actress Gemma Marin Returns to Nursing

Reuters reports that Gemma Marin has returned to nursing after ten years in order to join the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. Marin, an actress and social media influencer, posted a video announcing her return to the medical field, shared by Reuters on Friday. Spanish actress and social media influencer Gemma Marin returned to…

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Spanish startup Elma gets $3.2M for a digital-first health insurance play
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Spanish startup Elma gets $3.2M for a digital-first health insurance play

Insurtech startup Elma has closed a €3 million (~$3.2M) Series A funding round led by Mangrove Capital partners to build out a digital-first health insurance business starting with Spain, its domestic market. Also investing in the Series A are a number of unnamed local investors focused on the healthcare space, along with Barcelona-based investor and…

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Report: Spanish Biologist Working on ‘Human-Monkey Hybrids’ in China
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Report: Spanish Biologist Working on ‘Human-Monkey Hybrids’ in China

If there is one thing science fiction has taught us, it is that nothing bad can possibly come from making monkeys more like human beings. The controversy surrounding a Chinese laboratory creating human-monkey hybrids with the help of a Spanish biologist based in California is therefore puzzling. What could go wrong? Technology Review reported on…

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