BBVA Ventures

BBVA Ventures is out of business. It is a venture capital arm of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. specializing in direct and fund of funds investments. For direct investments, it specializes in investments in start-up, early stage, and expansion stage companies. For fund of funds investments, it seeks to invest in venture capital funds. The firm typically invests in incubators and companies in the financial services sector with a focus on financial services software, financial technologies like mobile payment or alternative lending, as well as some adjacent areas, such as big data or ecommerce. It typically invests in new products and services with a focus on innovative products and services delivered to customers or used to better serve customers including lenders and service providers, crowd funding, asset management, payments, and financial inclusion. Within channels it focuses on accessing and leveraging tools to deliver or faciltate financial services while providing transparency including digital marketing and analytics platforms and services and digital channels. Within Infrastructure it focuses on systems and platforms to support the digitalization of financial services including bank as a services, security, and big data companies. It does not limit its geographic preference, yet focuses on investments in Spain, México, Latin America, United States, Turkey, and China. It typically invests $0.5 million in the companies. The firm also seeks co-investment opportunities in syndicates with traditional venture capital firms where it can add strategic value. BBVA Ventures was founded in January 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Madrid, Spain.
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Investor Relations

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14 past transactions

SumUp

Series B in 2013
SumUp is a financial technology company that is set to become the first ever global card acceptance brand. The company enables businesses to accept card payments at the Point-of-Sale or on the go in a simple, secure and cost-effective way. SumUp is the only company to offer an end-to-end EMV card acceptance solution built on proprietary hardware and mobile apps. This unique offering enabled SumUp to rapidly expand into 16 markets, including the U.S., Brazil and Germany, making it the mPOS company with the largest global footprint. The company has gone on to develop a full suite of SDKs and APIs for third parties to integrate card payments into their mobile apps. SumUp has been backed by renowned investors, including Groupon, BBVA Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures and American Express. In April 2016 SumUp has merged with the mPOS company payleven to create the global leader in mobile payment.
Since 1990 Telefónica Chile contributes to the development of Chilean society as a sustainable company that positively impacts the lives of people. Under Movistar, Telefónica brand in Chile is now one of the leading suppliers in the telecommunications industry, with services for fixed and mobile telephony, broadband and digital TV.

Prosper

Series D in 2015
Prosper is an online lending platform that connects people who want to borrow money with individuals and institutions. Its platform provides lists of loan requests with low, fixed-rate loans and no hidden fees or prepayment penalties, enabling clients to easily gain access to affordable personal loans and investors to earn solid returns via a data-driven underwriting model. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Kasisto

Seed Round in 2014
Kasisto enables financial institutions to service, engage, and acquire customers via human-like, intelligent conversations anytime, anywhere. Its digital experience platform, KAI, powers omnichannel virtual assistants and chatbots who are fluent in banking across mobile apps, websites, messaging platforms, and voice-enabled devices. The company was founded in 2013 by Dror Oren, Zor Gorelov, Sasha Caskey, and Ruth Brown and headquartered in New York, New York.

Pathway Lending

Venture Round in 2017
Pathway Lending has helped companies grow. As a leader in financing economic development in Tennessee, we have combined expert knowledge with innovation and determination to deliver capital where it’s needed the most. Our lending strategy helps entrepreneurs take their business to the next level, achieve their goals, and grow. We have developed a range of financial products and formed strategic partnerships that enable us to deliver capital precisely where it will do the most good. Our work is paving the way for a stronger, more vibrant Tennessee.

SumUp

Series D in 2015
SumUp is a financial technology company that is set to become the first ever global card acceptance brand. The company enables businesses to accept card payments at the Point-of-Sale or on the go in a simple, secure and cost-effective way. SumUp is the only company to offer an end-to-end EMV card acceptance solution built on proprietary hardware and mobile apps. This unique offering enabled SumUp to rapidly expand into 16 markets, including the U.S., Brazil and Germany, making it the mPOS company with the largest global footprint. The company has gone on to develop a full suite of SDKs and APIs for third parties to integrate card payments into their mobile apps. SumUp has been backed by renowned investors, including Groupon, BBVA Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures and American Express. In April 2016 SumUp has merged with the mPOS company payleven to create the global leader in mobile payment.

Lucid Energy Group, LLC

Debt Financing in 2017
LUCID ENERGY GROUP is a midstream services company providing gathering, treating, processing, compression and transportation services to producers working in the Permian Basin. LUCID has developed and is continuing to expand its greenfield gathering and processing facilities in the high-growth production areas of the Wolfcamp and Clines shales. LUCID was formed in 2011 with equity commitments from EnCap Flatrock Midstream of San Antonio. Headquartered in Dallas, LUCID is focusing its operations on the Eastern Shelf region of the Permian Basin and has field offices near its operating assets in Sterling City and San Angelo. The company's ability to create unique solutions distinguishes LUCID and puts the company in a strong position to meet the accelerating demand for midstream infrastructure in the region. At LUCID, they understand how important service is to our customers. They hold fast to their vision and creativity. They believe in communicating clearly so that every deal is easily understood. They are perceptive and in the moment with our customers while we work hard to develop unconventional solutions and partner with them for success. Their customers trust them because there are no surprises. At LUCID, they are Vision At Work.

SumUp

Series C in 2014
SumUp is a financial technology company that is set to become the first ever global card acceptance brand. The company enables businesses to accept card payments at the Point-of-Sale or on the go in a simple, secure and cost-effective way. SumUp is the only company to offer an end-to-end EMV card acceptance solution built on proprietary hardware and mobile apps. This unique offering enabled SumUp to rapidly expand into 16 markets, including the U.S., Brazil and Germany, making it the mPOS company with the largest global footprint. The company has gone on to develop a full suite of SDKs and APIs for third parties to integrate card payments into their mobile apps. SumUp has been backed by renowned investors, including Groupon, BBVA Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures and American Express. In April 2016 SumUp has merged with the mPOS company payleven to create the global leader in mobile payment.

Personal Capital

Series D in 2014
Personal Capital is a remote-delivery, industry-leading digital wealth management company that helps people transform their financial lives through technology and advisory services. The company’s state-of-the-art tools and technology provide investors with a complete financial picture, utilized by over 2.5 million customers. Its registered investment advisors provide expert guidance, and customized strategies, based on a personal understanding of an investor’s financial picture and goals. It was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.

Opportunity Fund

Debt Financing in 2016
Opportunity Fund's microloan & microsavings programs help working families gain financial stability.

Travelprice.Com

Venture Round in 2000
Travelprice is an independent 100% online travel agency. Behind the scenes, Travelprice is also a group of travel specialists at your service.

SumUp

Venture Round in 2015
SumUp is a financial technology company that is set to become the first ever global card acceptance brand. The company enables businesses to accept card payments at the Point-of-Sale or on the go in a simple, secure and cost-effective way. SumUp is the only company to offer an end-to-end EMV card acceptance solution built on proprietary hardware and mobile apps. This unique offering enabled SumUp to rapidly expand into 16 markets, including the U.S., Brazil and Germany, making it the mPOS company with the largest global footprint. The company has gone on to develop a full suite of SDKs and APIs for third parties to integrate card payments into their mobile apps. SumUp has been backed by renowned investors, including Groupon, BBVA Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures and American Express. In April 2016 SumUp has merged with the mPOS company payleven to create the global leader in mobile payment.

DocuSign

Series E in 2014
DocuSign, Inc. provides cloud based transaction products and services in the United States. The company offers e-signature solution that enables businesses to digitally prepare, execute, and act on agreements. It serves large enterprises, sole proprietorships, small- to medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals. The company was 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Taulia

Series D in 2014
Taulia is a FinTech startup that provides working capital management and electronic invoicing services for supply chain companies. Its platform helps businesses to turn every invoice into a revenue opportunity using their cash or third-party cash to fund early payments, lower the barriers for e-invoicing participation by accepting all forms of electronic invoices without having to charge suppliers, and empower suppliers to be self-sufficient by giving them access to free self-service and management tool.