If everything can be bought online, then why not cars too, right? With this reflection and encouraged by their work experience in the US and other European countries where online sales platforms for used cars are growing exponentially, Carlos Rivera and Pablo Fernandez decided to launch the Clicars platform for second-hand vehicles two years ago. In these months, they have accumulated more than 1,000 cars sold and closed last year with a turnover of about 15 million euros, three times more than in its first year of operation. "By 2020, we have announced annual sales of 10,000 cars," explains Fernández.
The uncertainty about the process of independence in Catalonia since 1-O hardly affected the tsunami of investment in the real estate market in Spain. The figure increased by 45% in one year - with special emphasis on retail, hotels, logistics and residential- and even surpasses the data of acquisitions of the past decade, before the real estate crash. The investment figure reached a 14 million euro historical record, according to the series provided by the real estate consultancy JLL. "This year there have been very large investments in sectors such as residential or alternative investments where capital did not enter
François-Xavier Panaget founded WeRecruit in 2015 but started to market his applicant tracking platform in 2016. Based on his extensive knowledge of hiring, he believed the process could be eased with an appropriate Saas. Some recruiters still use a sturdy yet outdated excel sheet to keep track of the applicants. No matter how well your job offer looks, it needs to be published on the right job seeking platforms. This step alone is as tedious as it is crucial. WeRecruit takes the recruiter along the way from writing up the offer to publishing it to up to 25 job platforms in one click. Once the applicants’ resumes start coming in, WeRecruit tracks
PurpleBricks, the online real estate site offering fixed-price homes selling for around £849, has seen its share price more than quadruple from 95p to 422p now. At the same time, shares in traditional estate agency Countrywide were changing hands at 400p. Now, they are 113p after yet another warning about slowing profits. Countrywide could, just about, cope if its problems were purely cyclical. Transaction activity, more important to estate agents than rising house prices, has fallen significantly in the crucial London market. The volume of sales is down, and the time it takes to close a sale is rising. Meanwhile, the
The offer, distributed throughout the national territory, has a greater concentration of properties in Murcia, Andalusia, Catalonia, the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands. Bankia and Casaktua have launched a joint development consisting of 700 homes aimed at young people who want to buy a home. The buildings are reduced by an average of 20%, which means a discount of about 23,000 euros on average. The offer includes homes with an average area of more than 100 square meters and 3 rooms, for a price of 100,000, on average, depending on the entity. This means an average cost per m2
SureCert is a start-up located in the capital of Northern Ireland has secured a funding of £400,000. The start-up will use the funding to develop and launch an online platform which will revolutionize and accelerate the process of recruiting in industries where high-level verification is required. SureCert, which will create six jobs over the next 12 months, is a recruitment platform that sources, stores, shares, and analyses high quality verified candidate data, which enables recruiters to source, process and verify candidates quicker. The funding for the Catalyst Inc-based company is coming from Clarendon/Co-Fund NI, TechStart NI, and various private investors. Its
The last funding round was in May 2017 for almost 100 million dollars and with the objective of expanding its international expansion, mainly in Latin America. Now, Cabify, the startup that calls itself the first unicorn of Spain, has managed to close a new operation for the modest amount of 160 million dollars. In a statement from Cabify, the CEO of the company's parent company, Juan de Antonio, says that they are "excited to receive this new group of investors, as well as to continue strengthening our relationship with Rakuten Capital. We share a vision of transforming mobility in cities
ManpowerGroup combines technology and human ingenuity with its new and practical approach to helping organizations lead through transformation at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The leading global workforce solutions business is showcasing its latest inventions — the Digital Room, which assesses digital fluency, hosted by the organization's newest addition, Zara the avatar — and the DigiQuotient, a scientifically validated quiz that helps leaders assess readiness to integrate into the digital age, available at digiquotient.io. The impact of technology on organizations of every size and sector is accelerating, and by 2020, 30 percent of industry revenues will come from new business models.
The resemblance is amazing and is that, after all, they are family. Cousins specifically. Carlos Pierre, founder of Badi, could have a story similar to that of his close relative, Oscar Pierre, happy owner of Glovo. If one was bored of the field of aeronautical engineering, the other one was as much the same but with the audits. From Barcelona and with a year and a half of experience in the sector, he soon realized that it was not his thing. The problem is that he did not have another idea as to what to do - neither that, nor
Lockchain.co, a blockchain-based service for booking has announced in an official statement of the Alpha release of its marketplace that will have 600 completely integrated listings. Along with that service, it will also have the possibility for hosts to list their properties for free and travelers can book without any commissions. Lockchain.co will feature 100,000 hotels as well, providing global accomodations. "Booking.com and Airbnb.com charge on average 20% from each booking that is made through their platform. Our plan is to utilize advanced blockchain technology and to cut out any commissions. It is the right of the host to receive