Cafler, a Catalonia-based online delegated mobility platform for private individuals and businesses, has announced a financing that secured almost €5 million. The new capital injection is led by Seaya Ventures, a fund that has invested in companies such as Wallbox, Glovo and Cabify. According to the company, Cafler maintains the confidence of its previous investors such as Banc Sabadell, Encomenda, Dídac Lee, René de Jong and Jacky Abitbol, partner of Cathay Innovation.
Cafler is currently present in 25 Spanish cities, in addition to Paris and London. This new injection of capital aims to strengthen Cafler’s presence throughout Spain and to promote the opening of new European cities such as Milan and Berlin. The company also has more than 2,000 service points throughout Spain and has recently launched new services. In little more than six months since its foundation, Cafler has 50 employees and plans to expand its fleet in Spain.
“We have validated in a few months of life a business proposal that was disruptive as well as necessary; investors are giving us their confidence because our strategy of hyper-growth, both in services and in new cities, is providing excellent results. Our business model works and we are working very hard to consolidate it in Europe in a few months,” said Ricard Guillem, founder and CEO of Cafler.
For its part, Aristotelis Xenofontos, a partner at Seaya Ventures, valued its collaboration with the Catalan company very positively: “We are betting on startups with a future and the Cafler team has shown great professionalism, talent for both innovation and management and a great ability to generate business and attract large companies.”
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo advised Seaya Ventures with a team formed by Corporate/M&A partner and head of the firm´s New York office David González and Barcelona office Corporate/M&A lawyer Mónica Martells.