A European Commission report warns that across the EU the technological divide between large cities and the rest of the region is growing.
08 Jan 2019
BBVA’s investment arm, Propel Venture Partners, has led the latest funding round into class leading invisible payments business Grabango.
28 Dec 2018
Professional financing is essential for the survival of startups. Attracting funding requires being very well aware of what investors want and need.
24 Dec 2018
18 Dec 2018
Atom and solarisBank, two companies in which BBVA holds a significant stake, included in KPMG’s ‘Fintech 100’ list. The report ranks the leading 50 ‘Established’ fintech companies across the globe, as well as the most captivating 50 ‘Emerging Stars’ with exciting, new products and solutions.
26 Nov 2018
BBVA-backed investment fund to support growth of advisory service Charlie, aimed at less financially astute U.S. consumers.
23 Nov 2018
For second year in a row, the European Commission has recognized BBVA as one of the 36 corporates that are doing more to collaborate with technological startups.
20 Nov 2018
25 Oct 2018
At the 10th edition of BBVA Open Talent, Dunforce, Sedicii and ChargeAfter were the fintech startups who took this year’s winning titles. Preparations are now underway so that the companies are ready to develop pilots in conjunction with the bank.
22 Oct 2018
BBVA and Das-Nano demonstrate the potential that can come out of alliances between small and big business. Veridas represents a milestone in the development and launch of innovative payment solutions and user identification at BBVA Group. “Our technological developments are on par with the best in the world,” says Eduardo Azanza, CEO of Veridas.
18 Oct 2018
The partnership paves the way for the development of a startup studio in London, reinforcing BBVA’s strategy to be part of the fintech ecosystem and develop products and services for the new era of digital banking.
17 Oct 2018
Boundaries between sectors are quickly disappearing in the fintech world – a trend also apparent in efforts to innovate. With this in mind, the second edition of Open Summit is exploring different ways in which startups and corporations can work together. “At BBVA we want to turn the magic of startups into products that reach our customers,” Derek White, the head of Client Solutions, said at the opening session of the event.
11 Oct 2018
CreditGate24, a company that specializes in financing to individuals and companies, has been chosen as the best Swiss startup in the final of BBVA Open Talent Switzerland held in Zürich. The fintech will represent Switzerland in the global final to be held October 16-17 in Madrid.
08 Oct 2018
Open innovation took center stage at South Summit 2018, where BBVA presented various tools, initiatives, and projects. With its participation in the event, the bank sought exposure to talent and ideas outside its normal ecosystem.
05 Oct 2018
BBVA has given Sheetgo the award as the startup with the most scalable business during the closing of Spain’s biggest startup conference in Madrid.
24 Sep 2018
BBVA has launched a new service for startups looking to work with the bank, which matches up expertise with needs across the business.
28 Aug 2018
21 Aug 2018
BBVA Compass has long been an advocate for small business, winning multiple awards and teaming with organizations that cultivate a thriving entrepreneurial atmosphere. The bank’s BBVA Momentum program even focuses on entrepreneurs who strive to elevate their communities through social projects.
15 Aug 2018
There is no one-size-fits all when categorizing small businesses, according to BBVA Compass Business Banking Segment Executive Director Elizabeth Dobers. Some banks have a different outlook when making that determination – including consideration of annual sales, number of employees and annual receipts.
13 Aug 2018
09 Aug 2018
Three and a half years ago when BBVA acquired Madiva, a small company dedicated to big data, no one could have imagined the impact it would have on the group. In that time, the 16-employee strong startup has shown how the use of non-financial data can translate into new business, sales, and customers.
01 Aug 2018
More than just an acronym, the Small Business Administration has been around since 1953, serving small businesses around the country in more ways than one. BBVA Compass has consistently used the phrase, “cornerstones of thriving communities” when describing small businesses, and the SBA is a big help in molding those cornerstones.
18 Jul 2018
The financing of startups through ICOs using blockchain technology changes the concept of a unicorn. Is it the same to reach a valuation level of $1 billion in this way as through traditional rounds of investment?
12 Jul 2018
Every year BBVA’s Open Talent competition sees an increasingly diverse range of entrants from all over the world, each of who is hoping to make business more effective through technology and the way it interacts with financial services.
11 Jul 2018
BBVA has announced the finalists of Open Talent, the world’s biggest fintech competition. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the competition, which has welcomed over 6,000 entries from start-ups in more than 80 countries since it launched.
10 Jul 2018
Aquademy, a swimming school in Laredo, Texas, specializes in teaching people of all ages to swim – whether they’re babies, toddlers, children, teens or adults – where they learn the basics with the option of also learning four styles of swimming. Additionally, Aquademy holds aqua aerobics classes for adults.
05 Jul 2018
Azlo is empowering a new generation of founders and entrepreneurs with the digital tools to access key financial networks and accelerate their economic opportunity. BBVA has incubated Azlo to help them achieve this mission and to better serve ‘gig-economy’ workers, that are currently underserved by the financial services sector.
03 Jul 2018
Last month, Revolut became one of only five fintechs in Europe to achieve unicorn status, following a $250 million Series C funding round.
28 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018
20 Jun 2018
BBVA Compass and the Houston Rockets today announced Buy On Purpose as the winner of the Small Business Opportunity Contest, awarding them the top prize of $10,000.
06 Jun 2018
BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo have crowned Reason2Race as the winner of their 2018 installment of The Pitch contest, awarding the organization the $10,000 prize to put towards growing their business.
01 Jun 2018
This year’s edition of the European event will bring together some of the most brilliant minds of today’s tech scene: from legends like Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to the founders of some of the most successful fintech solutions, like Alipay. BBVA will also play a prominent role in the event, where it will share its view on the financial services of the future and its collaboration with the fintech ecosystem.
29 May 2018
The BBVA Open Talent team has recognised a number of fintech businesses with a financial inclusion mission. Their business models, and the resulting impact on society, make Open Talent alumni businesses such as Destacame, ePesos, and Musoni ones to watch.
25 May 2018
BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo have announced the four finalists for their annual small business contest known as The Pitch.
24 May 2018
This is the 10th edition of the Open Talent competition. Since it launched, 6000 fintech startups have been through the doors of BBVA, facilitating collaboration with the BBVA team and wider ecosystem. But what makes a winning entry that stands out from the crowd? And how can you craft a ‘pitch’ that resonates?
23 May 2018
Technology serves to create opportunities and also solve problems in the public sector. However, because of its many peculiarities, the pace of innovation is different, and its implications are more profound.
21 May 2018
In two weeks time, BBVA will be a five star sponsor at Europe’s largest dedicated financial services and fintech conference, Money20/20 Europe.
14 May 2018
The very concept of venture capital makes clear the possibility of losing everything invested in projects that don’t go ahead. However, there are investors with an almost flawless track record. Who are they?
London, Paris and Berlin have long been at the forefront of European efforts to create a startup community that can compete on a level with Silicon Valley. In terms of headcount, at least, they are nearly there. Recent data suggests that there are more than 515,000 software engineers spread between the three cities, not far off the Bay Area’s 564,000.
08 May 2018
Every year, National Small Business Week brings out initiatives and recognition for small businesses, showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit from coast-to-coast.
04 May 2018
Creating a startup isn’t the exclusive territory of new entrepreneurs or young people with moneymaking ideas. Big technological companies and their CEOs have recognized how to spot potential in emerging companies, buying them outright or overseeing the development of their growth potential.
01 May 2018
For the third consecutive year, BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo are creating an opportunity for a local small business to take the next step in its success.
25 Apr 2018
Adapt or die. An emphatic statement, but one that perfectly captures the spirit that drives startups. The search for innovation is often what characterizes these entrepreneurs, who now how to seize the opportunities enabled by new digital technologies linked to an innovative business idea.
24 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
On Tuesday, April 17, a panel of fintech professionals, investors and entrepreneurs gathered at BBVA Open Space, BBVA’s innovation hub in the heart of Madrid, to attend the first edition of BBVA Open Talks in Spain, and try to answer a question that is becoming increasingly relevant in a context marked by artificial intelligence: “Are we aware of how we make decisions?”
18 Apr 2018
With a little under a month to go until the world’s biggest fintech competition closes for entries, BBVA Open Talent has unveiled a new incentive to enter.
17 Apr 2018
Kai-Fu Lee, founder of the venture capital fund, Sinovation Ventures, is as popular in China as Elon Musk is in the west. With 50 million followers on “China’s Twitter,” the social network, Weibo, he was dubbed by Wired as the indisputable rock star of China’s technology scene.