Top 10 startups of April

Our monthly list of the most interesting startups of last month.

As the startup ecosystem continues to grow, it can be difficult to keep track of all the emerging companies. That’s where The Startup CFO comes in. We have compiled a list of the top 10 startups that are making waves in their respective industries. Let’s take a closer look at each one.

Audífono is a startup focused on providing hearing aids and related services. The startup uses innovative technology to create affordable and accessible hearing solutions for people in Spain and around the world. They are focused on developing new hearing aid technologies, working with audiologists and other healthcare professionals to ensure that customers receive the best possible care, or helping to develop marketing campaigns to raise awareness of Audífono’s products and services.

The startup raised €300,000 to double the number of people they serve monthly.

Gloop is a foodtech company focused on reducing single-use plastics. Co-founders Marta and Hernán have created vegan, edible straws and spoons made from rice flour, apple fiber, and vegetable oil. Gloop’s mission is to effectively replace single-use plastic with an innovative and sustainable solution that is 100% compostable and vegan. Currently, they offer straws, spoons, and coffee stirrers, and they continue to work on developing new edible products.

The startup closed its first investment round of €540,000, which will allow them to increase research and development of new products.

Qida is a Spanish startup that is making a significant impact in the healthcare industry by providing personalized healthcare services to people in their homes. The startup offers a range of services, including physiotherapy, nursing, and occupational therapy. Qida’s team comprises qualified professionals who provide customized care plans to clients based on their medical history, lifestyle, and personal preferences.

Qida’s healthcare services are available 24/7, and clients can book appointments through their website or mobile app.

Qida raised €18M in funding to date, which it plans to use to expand its services to other regions in Spain and to develop its technology further.

Visor.ai is a startup that is changing the way businesses interact with customers through the development of virtual assistants and chatbots. These are powered by artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology. This means that they can understand and respond to customer inquiries in a conversational manner, just like a human customer service representative would.

Visor.ai’s technology is also customizable, allowing businesses to tailor the virtual assistant to their specific needs. This includes customizing the language and tone of the responses, as well as integrating the technology with existing customer support systems.

Visor.ai raised €4.4M that will be used for international expansion and hiring new research and development talent.

Cocoon Bioscience is a French biotechnology startup that is developing an innovative platform for drug discovery. Their platform, called “Cocoon,” is designed to create microenvironments that mimic human organs and tissues. This allows researchers to test potential drugs in a more realistic setting without the need for animal testing.

The startup raised €15M in a Series A round to accelerate the development of their technology to use their platform to tackle a range of diseases, including cancer and autoimmune disorders.

Bcas is an educational platform specialized in financing the studies and training of its clients. The startup provides a 360 solution that assists students in the process of searching, applying, processing, and receiving scholarships. Its goal is to provide education accessible to everyone. Bcas promotes financial inclusion of students, helping all students to find scholarships and advance them when needed.

The startup raised €7M that will focus on leading the Latin American market.

Ojer Pharma is a Spanish pharmaceutical startup specializing in dermatology that is dedicated to developing innovative products that address unmet medical needs and improve the quality of life for patients. The company’s commitment to using natural ingredients and the latest research and technology sets them apart from other pharmaceutical companies. With their range of products and focus on improving the quality of life for patients, Ojer Pharma is poised to make a significant impact in the healthcare industry.

The startup raised a round of €2.3M with the objective of consolidating the commercialization of products that the company already has authorized.

Tropicfeel is a sustainable and versatile travel brand based in Barcelona, Spain. The company, founded in 2017 by Alberto Espinós, is gaining popularity among travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. Tropicfeel is committed to sustainability and reducing their environmental impact. The company uses recycled materials in their shoes and clothes, including recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets. They also use eco-friendly packaging made from recycled materials.

The startup also partners with environmental organizations to support conservation efforts. They have partnered with organizations such as the Rainforest Trust and the Coral Reef Alliance to help protect and preserve natural habitats.

Tropicfeel raised €5M for their next phase of expansion.

Burger Index is a restaurant data analytics platform that acquires all the available restaurant data in any market, and their AI extracts insights for restaurants, cloud kitchens, food brands, and retailers to make data-driven decisions.

Users simply enter their location, and the website displays a map with the top-ranked places in their area. Clicking on a location will bring up more information about the restaurant, including its address, phone number, and links to the reviews that were used to rank it.

Users can also filter the results by price range, type of cuisine, and other factors.

The startup raised an initial funding round of €1.2M to begin their expansion into the GCC region.

NU-RISE is a healthtech based in Aveiro that aims to lead the modernization of radiotherapy. NU-RISE developed a real-time radiotherapy monitoring system for radiotherapy. With their solution, radiotherapy can be safer and truly adaptive, helping doctors target the cancer, protecting patients from unnecessary radiation, and preventing severe secondary effects.

This technology has applications in cancer treatments, and the startup has already conducted in vitro trials of its device in cases of prostate and breast cancer.

NU-RISE raised €3.25M in a funding round led by GED Tech Seed Fund.

All of these startups have unique solutions for different problems in various industries, and their ability to raise funds is a testament to the potential impact they could have on the world. It will be interesting to see how these startups develop and grow in the future.

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Top 10 startups of April

As the startup ecosystem continues to grow, it can be difficult to keep track of all the emerging companies. That's where The Startup CFO comes in. We have compiled a list of the top 10 startups that are making waves in their respective industries. Let's take a closer look at each one.

Audífono is a startup focused on providing hearing aids and related services. The startup uses innovative technology to create affordable and accessible hearing solutions for people in Spain and around the world. They are focused on developing new hearing aid technologies, working with audiologists and other healthcare professionals to ensure that customers receive the best possible care, or helping to develop marketing campaigns to raise awareness of Audífono's products and services.

The startup raised €300,000 to double the number of people they serve monthly.

Gloop is a foodtech company focused on reducing single-use plastics. Co-founders Marta and Hernán have created vegan, edible straws and spoons made from rice flour, apple fiber, and vegetable oil. Gloop's mission is to effectively replace single-use plastic with an innovative and sustainable solution that is 100% compostable and vegan. Currently, they offer straws, spoons, and coffee stirrers, and they continue to work on developing new edible products.

The startup closed its first investment round of €540,000, which will allow them to increase research and development of new products.

Qida is a Spanish startup that is making a significant impact in the healthcare industry by providing personalized healthcare services to people in their homes. The startup offers a range of services, including physiotherapy, nursing, and occupational therapy. Qida's team comprises qualified professionals who provide customized care plans to clients based on their medical history, lifestyle, and personal preferences.

Qida's healthcare services are available 24/7, and clients can book appointments through their website or mobile app.

Qida raised €18M in funding to date, which it plans to use to expand its services to other regions in Spain and to develop its technology further.

Visor.ai is a startup that is changing the way businesses interact with customers through the development of virtual assistants and chatbots. These are powered by artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology. This means that they can understand and respond to customer inquiries in a conversational manner, just like a human customer service representative would.

Visor.ai's technology is also customizable, allowing businesses to tailor the virtual assistant to their specific needs. This includes customizing the language and tone of the responses, as well as integrating the technology with existing customer support systems.

Visor.ai raised €4.4M that will be used for international expansion and hiring new research and development talent.

Cocoon Bioscience is a French biotechnology startup that is developing an innovative platform for drug discovery. Their platform, called "Cocoon," is designed to create microenvironments that mimic human organs and tissues. This allows researchers to test potential drugs in a more realistic setting without the need for animal testing.

The startup raised €15M in a Series A round to accelerate the development of their technology to use their platform to tackle a range of diseases, including cancer and autoimmune disorders.

Bcas is an educational platform specialized in financing the studies and training of its clients. The startup provides a 360 solution that assists students in the process of searching, applying, processing, and receiving scholarships. Its goal is to provide education accessible to everyone. Bcas promotes financial inclusion of students, helping all students to find scholarships and advance them when needed.

The startup raised €7M that will focus on leading the Latin American market.

Ojer Pharma is a Spanish pharmaceutical startup specializing in dermatology that is dedicated to developing innovative products that address unmet medical needs and improve the quality of life for patients. The company's commitment to using natural ingredients and the latest research and technology sets them apart from other pharmaceutical companies. With their range of products and focus on improving the quality of life for patients, Ojer Pharma is poised to make a significant impact in the healthcare industry.

The startup raised a round of €2.3M with the objective of consolidating the commercialization of products that the company already has authorized.

Tropicfeel is a sustainable and versatile travel brand based in Barcelona, Spain. The company, founded in 2017 by Alberto Espinós, is gaining popularity among travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. Tropicfeel is committed to sustainability and reducing their environmental impact. The company uses recycled materials in their shoes and clothes, including recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets. They also use eco-friendly packaging made from recycled materials.

The startup also partners with environmental organizations to support conservation efforts. They have partnered with organizations such as the Rainforest Trust and the Coral Reef Alliance to help protect and preserve natural habitats.

Tropicfeel raised €5M for their next phase of expansion.

Burger Index is a restaurant data analytics platform that acquires all the available restaurant data in any market, and their AI extracts insights for restaurants, cloud kitchens, food brands, and retailers to make data-driven decisions.

Users simply enter their location, and the website displays a map with the top-ranked places in their area. Clicking on a location will bring up more information about the restaurant, including its address, phone number, and links to the reviews that were used to rank it.

Users can also filter the results by price range, type of cuisine, and other factors.

The startup raised an initial funding round of €1.2M to begin their expansion into the GCC region.

NU-RISE is a healthtech based in Aveiro that aims to lead the modernization of radiotherapy. NU-RISE developed a real-time radiotherapy monitoring system for radiotherapy. With their solution, radiotherapy can be safer and truly adaptive, helping doctors target the cancer, protecting patients from unnecessary radiation, and preventing severe secondary effects.

This technology has applications in cancer treatments, and the startup has already conducted in vitro trials of its device in cases of prostate and breast cancer.

NU-RISE raised €3.25M in a funding round led by GED Tech Seed Fund.

All of these startups have unique solutions for different problems in various industries, and their ability to raise funds is a testament to the potential impact they could have on the world. It will be interesting to see how these startups develop and grow in the future.