Imperia SCM, a startup that has developed software that meets the needs of companies in their demand planning, production and purchasing processes, has successfully closed an investment round of 300,000 euros in which Angels, an investment company from Juan Roig, and Draper B1. With the operation, the startup has the objective of launching a new version of its product and establishing itself in the national market.
«It is an honor to be invested by two benchmarks such as Angels and Draper B1. With the round we will be able to make a leap in value to continue growing and continue to demonstrate our value against the big players in the planning market”, says Álvaro Bernabé, CEO of Imperia SCM.
Imperia SCM was born in 2019, the same year in which it was promoted by the Lanzadera accelerator. The technology company has democratized the use of management platforms for the supply chain by developing a cloud solution that allows companies to manage and optimize operational planning processes.
The startup has important clients in the consumer goods sector, such as Noel Alimentaria or Velarte, where the useful life of the products makes operational planning crucial to improve margins. It also has clients from the cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors, among others, for whom the digitization of these processes is key.
In addition to the new version of the product, the round will allow the startup to expand its staff to 35 people and develop a plan to position itself as a standard tool for the operational planning of companies. "The market is welcoming our solution with open arms, since there was a latent unresolved need," adds Álvaro Bernabé.
"We invested in Imperia SCM because of its clear value proposition to its customers, who are able to have a better sales forecast and thus improve their productivity," explains Pepe Peris, general manager of Angels.
«From Draper B1 we invested in Imperia SCM due to the growing demand in the standardization and digitization of the planning processes of SMEs. In addition, the team has been able to build a solution that has been validated with important clients”, comments Raquel Bernal, Managing Partner of Draper B1.
A venture capital management entity, it was founded in 2010 and has since invested in more than one hundred startups. It was promoted by a team of entrepreneurs and investors who, in turn, founded the first Spanish accelerator specialized in promoting innovative business ideas that base their model on the Internet and mobile applications.
Draper B1, based in Valencia, is one of the leading venture capital managers in Spain. It invests in recently created technology companies through 4 specialized verticals (Future of work, Future of commerce, Fintech and Blockchain). It has fifty active companies within the portfolio and more than fifty million assets under management in three funds.
The investment company Angels forms part, together with EDEM Escuela de Empresarios and the startup incubator and accelerator Lanzadera, of the Marina de Empresas entrepreneurship pole. It is an initiative of Juan Roig located in the Marina de Valencia whose mission is to train, advise and finance the entrepreneurs of today and of the future and which constitutes a commitment to the creation of wealth, employment and the promotion of culture of entrepreneurship.
Angels aims to invest in entrepreneurial leaders to build sustainable businesses and connect them with investors. It offers a management model based on the Total Quality Model, its network of contacts, as well as all the necessary infrastructure to accompany the entrepreneur, starting with the facilities located in Marina de Empresas. Since its inception, Angels has invested more than €32 million in 38 companies. With this operation, there are currently 25 investee companies.