More than 200 technology companies have already emerged from the hands of students from le wagon; projects that have managed to attract a total volume of $862 million to date through funding rounds. Not surprisingly, this leading technology skills school aims to teach its students the necessary knowledge to achieve their dream career in the technology sector, which includes bringing their own projects to life during the formative stage.
This is the case of Iñaki Mediavilla, who after passing through a web application development program at Le Wagon in 2019, launched together with three other entrepreneurs the fintech Rhythm. This project managed to close a financing round of 200 million dollars last April, being one of the largest achieved by any digital commerce business in Europe and Latin America.
In that same month, Amenitiz, a firm developed in Barcelona by Le Wagon students Alexandre Guinefolleau and Frédéric Cadet, managed to raise 30 million dollars through Series A financing. A figure that will allow it to bring its software for hotels to the rest of European countries, with the plan to increase its team from 150 to 350 employees before beginning 2023.
Other success stories can be found in Cohabs, a solution for coliving which achieved 58 million euros in 2016; Skello, a SaaS team management tool that exceeded 40 million euros in funding last year; or Heygo, a virtual tourism platform that emerged after the pandemic and that reached 20 million dollars in its Series A financing round.
The possibilities of entrepreneurship
These examples follow the trends observed among startups launched in our country. And it is that, among the industries with a greater expansion, are the projects related to fintechdevelopment of software, e-commerce, data and analytical.
Yes indeed, “the half-life of startups Spanish is three years, although it is a figure that is increasing; and only 20% of entrepreneurs who start their first project are successful”explains Fanny Rojon, Country Manager of Le Wagon. “Hence the importance not only of training, but of a differential proposal such as that of the boot camp that we propose, focused on acquiring specific skills in the practical field of the company. It is not about getting a degree, but about acquiring the skills to propose a business project and bring it to an end”.