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Tyba-equipo-Schruna-iTyba, the online recruiting company founded by three IE University alumni, has just closed a large investment round with an injection of $3.1 million. The news was announced today on Techcrunch, a leading blog on entrepreneurship around the world. The injection of capital is Tyba’s largest to date since its creation in 2011, and comes from initial investor Sunstone Capital, based in Copenhagen, and from a new investor, Impulse, a venture capital fund firm which forms part of the Kuwaiti Investment Authority (KIA), the seventh largest sovereign fund in the world. As a result Impulse has now joined the company’s board.

This latest round of funding comes just 11 months after the online recruitment platform announced a seed round of funding totaling $1.2 million, evidencing the rapid rate at which Tyba is making progress in the candidate hiring sector, helping them “find a job that excites them.”

Tyba, which connects and matches top international candidates with job opportunities at the world’s best startups and technology businesses, is currently the largest of its kind in Europe in terms of the number of firms on its platform. The company was founded by Eiso Kant, Jorge Schnura and Philip Von Have, while they were still students of IE University’s Bachelor in Business Administration. Tyba now has a workforce of 28 people from 16 countries, aged between 18 and 46 years old.

Jorge Schnura, Co-founder and VP of Tyba Users explained that the latest round of funding has consolidated Tyba as Europe’s largest recruitment platform for startups. “It has brought added impetus that will help the company achieve its long-term goal of fixing inefficiencies in recruitment processes.”

Izzat Abou-Amarah, CEO of Impulse, commented on his company’s investment in Tyba. “We at Impulse are keen to be supporting Tyba and its vision of a world where everyone can easily find a job that excites them. Over the past year we have seen first-hand how the company has developed the team, resources and attitude needed to make that vision a reality. Tyba’s team, technology and execution of key projects has impressed us and we are very happy to be supporting the company moving forward.”

Jimmy Nielsen Fussing , Managing partner at Sunstone Capital, also expressed his delight  at closing the round, adding: “Since Sunstone invested  in Tyba a little less than a year ago, it has already taken a huge step towards becoming the preferred startup recruitment platform in Europe. Today, more than five hundred startups trust Tyba to deliver quality candidates and that number is currently growing exponentially.” Nielsen Fussing underscored that fact that “Tyba has a natural curiosity that always challenges the Status Quo, which we believe is the ingredient for their success. We are thrilled to be part of the journey.”

Tyba currently boasts over five hundred startups in 14 different European cities on its platform – more than any of its competitors. Between August and September of 2014, it saw a 200% growth in month on month company registrations. This latest round of funding will help the company increase these figures considerably, with over 1,000 companies expected be signed up to the platform by the end of the year. 


Tyba is an online platform that is re-imagining the process of junior recruitment globally by connecting and matching the most suitable talent available with job opportunities at the world’s most exciting startups.

Founders: Eiso Kant, Jorge Schnura, Philip von Have

Founded: September 2011

Headquarters: Madrid, Spain

Total funding (to date): $4.7 Million

Investors: Sunstone Capital, Impulse (Part of the Kuwaiti Investment Authority – KIA)

Team: 28-person-strong team representing 16 nationalities, all between the ages of 18 and 46 years.

Tagline: Find a job that excites you



Impulse invests in cutting edge or high potential technology companies. The company’s strength lies in its dynamic and diversified portfolio that provides a broad array of technology solutions, establishing a platform that enables its portfolio companies to expand their operations in the MENA region.


Founded in 2007, Sunstone Capital is a leading European early-stage technology and life sciences venture capital firm. The partnership manages around €700 million in committed capital across seven funds. The technology portfolio includes companies like Blackwoodseven, Crate, Fame Analytics, GetYourGuide, Issuu,, and Neo Technology.

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Tyba, la plataforma de reclutamiento online fundada por antiguos alumnos de IE University, cierra una ronda de inversión de 3,1 millones de dólares

Tyba, la empresa de reclutamiento fundada por tres antiguos alumnos de IE University, acaba de cerrar una importante ronda de inversión de 3,1 millones de dólares. Así lo anunció hoy el portal Techcrunch, uno de los blogs referentes sobre emprendimiento a nivel internacional. Esta inyección de capital, la más importante de Tyba desde su creación en 2011, procede de los anteriores inversores, Sunstone Capital, con sede en Copenhague, y del nuevo inversor Impulse, fondo de capital riesgo perteneciente a la Kuwaiti Investment Authority (KIA), el séptimo mayor fondo soberano del mundo. Como resultado de esa inversión, Impulse pasa a formar parte de la junta directiva de la empresa.

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This event is organized by the Entrepreneur Club of IE University and will be held during the Science Week of Madrid.

Semana-de-las-ciencias1The most common challenge that the young entrepreneurs who are trying to create their own startups is to be able to identify and select the right sponsors to collaborate with their project. Tomorrow the IE University Entrepreneur Club has organized “Hackathon: The Internet of everything”. The overriding aim is to connect students who want to create a startup with the most suitable profile.

The sponsors will be looking out for the six best projects of the event. Ashier Sarasua, President of the Entrepreneur Club states that “this event will create new interesting synergies for students and sponsors from different parts of Madrid with people from IE.” The Hackathon will take place from 9.00 to 18.00 at IE Univeristy in Madrid (calle María de Molina 31 bis)

At 16.00 the “Clicly Universe” will be presented. It is the first edition of a competition between Spanish startups and the chosen winner will compete against other winners from all over the world.  The speakers of both events will be Addy Núñez (CEO and Ashier Sarasúa, President of the IE University Entrepreneurship Club.

About IE University

IE Business School took the educational model into the sphere of graduate and postgraduate education. The result is a university that responds to the needs of the sector, an international and innovative center of learning with a markedly global focus, entrepreneurial slant and humanistic spirit.  It offers innovative undergraduate and post graduate degrees in the Segovia and Madrid campus. The 400-strong, international faculty at IE teaches a student body composed of 1.500 students from 90 different nationalities. IE University offers Business Administration, Arquitecture, Communication , Law, Psychology and International Relations degrees’ in both  English and in Spanish.

Hackathon, una iniciativa que ayuda a emprendedores universitarios a desarrollar sus proyectos

El club de emprendedores de IE University organiza este certamen en el marco de la Semana de la Ciencia de Madrid

El reto más común al que se enfrentan hoy día los jóvenes que intentan crear empresas es identificar y seleccionar a los desarrolladores (programadores de software, aplicaciones y páginas web) que colaboren con sus proyectos de negocio. El Club de Emprendedores de IE University organiza mañana, dentro del marco de la Semana de la Ciencia de Madrid, el “Hackathon: Internet de las cosas”, un acto que pretende ayudar a los estudiantes que quieren desarrollar empresas a que se relacionen con los posibles desarrolladores de sus iniciativas empresariales.

Los desarrolladores que contribuirán a este certamen acudirán a la universidad para conocer los seis mejores proyectos que se postulen. Asier Sarasua, presidente del IE University Entrepreneurship Club valoró la importancia de esta iniciativa ya que “puede crear sinergias muy interesantes para los alumnos al interrelacionar a desarrolladores de diferentes lugares de Madrid con gente de empresa de IE”. El “Hackathon” tendrá lugar de 9,00 a 18,00 horas en la sede de IE University en Madrid (calle María de Molina 31 bis).

A partir de las 16,00 horas, se celebrará la presentación del Clicly Universe, la primera edición de un concurso donde se seleccionará una empresa de nueva creación (Startup) española que competirá en una posterior edición global. Los ponentes de ambos actos serán Addy Núñez (CEO y Asier Sarasúa, presidente del IE University Entrepreneurship Club.

Sobre IE University 

IE University representa la extensión del modelo educativo de IE a la formación de grado y ofrece en su campus de Segovia y en Madrid una innovadora propuesta de titulaciones de grado y de postgrado. Cuenta con 1.500 alumnos de 90 nacionalidades y un claustro único integrado por cerca de 400 expertos nacionales e internacionales. IE University imparte grados oficiales en inglés y castellano en: Administración de Empresas, Arquitectura, Comunicación, Derecho, Psicología y Relaciones Internacionales.


Vargas llosa640px-Jean-Marie_Gustave_Le_Clézio-press_conference_Dec_06th,_2008-2Big names in the worlds of literature, art, architecture and journalism will be in Segovia for a new edition of the Hay Festival, set to take place on September 20 – 28. Over fifty creators will come together at Hay Festival Segovia to take part in debates, conversations, concerts and exhibitions of visual arts held in a range of venues of the Castilian city, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1985.

For the sixth consecutive year IE University will be the Festival’s key partner and sponsor. The University will host some of the main events, welcoming creators of world renown to its campus to take part in this international festival of ideas, art and thought, including key players from the worlds of literature, gastronomy, education and politics. IE University has organized some fourteen events, with the active participation of its professors and experts, who will be playing a key role in activities related directly to their fields of expertise. The activities in question will be centered around key areas of university education that include architecture, communication, humanities, international relations and law.

Presentacion Hay Festival IEOn Saturday, September 20, the Festival will kick off in IE University’s Aula Magna, with a debate organized by IE University and El País, centered on the changes that have taken place in Europe since the First World War. Participants in this opening debate will include the editors of newspapers The Guardian, La Repubblica, El País, Tages-Anzeiger and La Gazeta Wyborcza, with the presence of the UK Ambassador, Simon Manley, and the President of IE University, Santiago Íñiguez. On Saturday, September 27, the day when most of the main events will take place, IE University will be hosting seven important debates, with participants that include Nobel Prizewinners Mario Vargas Llosa and Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, chef Ferran Adrià, UK politician Chris Patten, and writer Javier Marías.

IE University will also be running events in collaboration with media organizations ABC, Marca and Elle magazine. Some of the big names that will be taking part include Michael Steinberg, Director of Humanities at Brown University, journalist Don Guttenplan, Paul Smith, Director of the British Council in the US, historians Manuel Lucena and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Honorary President of the Loewe Foundation Enrique Loewe Lynch, José Carlos Martínez, Artistic Director of Spain’s National Dance Company, writer and former footballer Jorge Valdano, Óscar Campillo, Director of Marca, journalist Santiago Segurola, television presenters Marta Fernández (Noticias Cuatro) and Sandra Barneda (Telecinco), Antonio Fernández, General Director of International Trade and Investment at Spain’s Ministry of Finance and Competitiveness, Fidel Sendagorta, Secretary General of the US Spain Council Foundation, international landscape artist Martha Schwartz, imperial Prince Georg Von Habsburg, author Peter Esterházy, and Professor Arpad Von Lazar.

Program Hay Festival Segovia 2014


Hay Festival Segovia activities at IE University:


Saturday 20 September 2014

Launch of the ninth Hay Festival Segovia

Event 46Saturday 20 September 2014, 6.45pm–9pmVenue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real–IE University

Ian Traynor, Guillermo Altares, Paolo Rumiz, Oliver Meiler and Adam Michnik in conversation with Ignacio Torreblanca


Thursday 25 September 2014

José Carlos Martínez, Enrique Loewe Lynch and Julieta Martialay

Event 4Thursday 25 September 2014, 8.15pmVenue: San Juan de los Caballeros

​The art of dance and other cultural luxuries


Friday 26 September 2014

Marta_Fernández_VázquezABC/IE Workshop

Event 7Friday 26 September 2014, 12pm – 1.30pmVenue: Sala Capitular, Campus de Santa Cruz la Real

Novels and Journalists: Real Fictions


Earl H Fry, Antonio Fernández-Martos and Fidel Sendagorta talk to Marco Benito

Event 56Friday 26 September 2014, 1pmVenue: Aula 142, Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (T-TIP): A positive step for business between Europe and the USA


Jorge Valdano, Óscar Campillo, Santiago Segurola and Eduardo Fernández-Cantelli

Event 59Friday 26 September 2014, 6pmVenue: San Juan de los Caballeros

Tribute to Alfredo Di Stéfano: The embodiment of everything positive about football


MarthaSchwartz_B+WMartha Schwartz in conversation with Martha Thorne

Event 14Friday 26 September 2014, 8.30pmVenue: San Juan de los Caballeros

Beyond bricks and mortar: Landscape, art and architecture for liveable cities


Saturday 27 September 2014


Manuel Lucena and Felipe Fernández-Armesto in conversation with Arantza de Areilza

Event 19Saturday 27 September 2014, 11amVenue: Sala Refectorio, Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University

New Prospects for Europe, the West and the Global Village


Michael Steinberg and Paul Smith in conversation with DD Guttenplan

Event 22Saturday 27 September 2014, 12pmVenue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real–IE University

Global Issues Cannot be Resolved Without the Humanities


Chris PattenChris Patten, Santiago Iñiguez and Javier Moreno

Event 27Saturday 27 September 2014, 1.30pmVenue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real-IE University

Europe, Innovation and Education


Charity Lunch: Lord Patten of Barnes in conversation with Peter Florence

Event 62Saturday 27 September 2014, 2.45pmVenue: Sala Capitular, Campus de Santa Cruz la Real – IE University

A Front-row Spectator of Globalization


adria_V_®arduino-vanucchiFerran Adrià in conversation with Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

Event 66Saturday 27 September 2014, 4,15pmVenue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real–IE University




Vargas llosaMario Vargas Llosa and JMG Le Clézio

Event 31Saturday 27 September 2014, 5.30pmVenue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real-IE University

Two Literature Nobel laureates (from 2010 and 2008 respectively) talk about their literary careers. Chaired by the writer Carlos Granés.


Javier Marías in conversation with Paul Ingendaay

Event 67Saturday 27 September 2014, 8.30pmVenue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real–IE University


Sunday 28 September 2014

Jorge de HabsburgoPéter Esterházy, Georg von Habsburg and Arpad Von Lazar

Event 42Sunday 28 September 2014, 1.30pmVenue: Capilla del Museo Esteban Vicente




Vargas llosa640px-Jean-Marie_Gustave_Le_Clézio-press_conference_Dec_06th,_2008-2Grandes nombres de la literatura, el arte, la arquitectura o el periodismo se darán cita en Segovia en una nueva edición del Hay Festival, que se celebrará del 20 al 28 de septiembre. El Hay Festival reunirá a más de cincuenta creadores en torno a debates, conversaciones, conciertos y exposiciones de artes visuales, que se desarrollarán en diversos escenarios de la ciudad castellana, declarada Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO.

Por sexto año consecutivo, IE University será patrocinador principal y socio académico del festival. El campus acogerá algunos de los actos más significativos; creadores de prestigio internacional visitarán la universidad para participar en este festival internacional de las ideas, del arte y del pensamiento. Por IE University desfilarán figuras importantes de la literatura, la gastronomía, la educación o la política. IE University se ha volcado en la organización de catorce actos con la participación activa de profesores y expertos de la universidad para ofrecer unas actividades relacionadas directamente con los ámbitos de su enseñanza universitaria, como son la arquitectura, la comunicación, las humanidades, las relaciones internacionales o el derecho.

El sábado 20 de septiembre se inaugura el festival en el Aula Magna con un debate, organizado por IE University y El País, sobre los cambios ocurridos en Europa desde la I Guerra Mundial, en el que intervendrán editores de los periódicos The Guardian, La Repubblica, El País, Tages-Anzeiger y La Gazeta Wyborcza, y con la presencia del embajador del Reino Unido, Simon Manley, y el presidente de IE University, Santiago Íñiguez. El sábado 27 de septiembre, día principal del Hay Festival, IE University acogerá siete importantes debates, entre los que destaca la participación de los Premios Nobel Mario Vargas Llosa y Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, el cocinero Ferran Adrià, el político británico Chris Patten yel escritor Javier Marías.

Presentacion Hay Festival IEAsimismo, IE University coorganiza actos con la participación de medios como ABC, Marca o la revista Elle. Entre los grandes nombres que participarán se encuentran el director de Humanidades de Brown University Michael Steinberg, el periodista Don Guttenplan, el Director del British Council en EEUU Paul Smith, los historiadores Manuel Lucena y Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, el Presidente de Honor de la Fundación Loewe Enrique Loewe Lynch, el director artístico de la Compañía Nacional de Danza José Carlos Martínez, el escritor y exfutbolista Jorge Valdano, el director de Marca Óscar Campillo, el periodista Santiago Segurola, las presentadoras de televisión Marta Fernández (Noticias Cuatro) y Sandra Barneda (Telecinco), el director general de Comercio Internacional e Inversiones del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad Antonio Fernández, el secretario general de la Fundación Consejo España- Estados Unidos Fidel Sendagorta, la paisajista internacional Martha Schwartz, el príncipe imperial Georg Von Habsburg, el escritor Peter Esterházy y el profesor Arpad Von Lazar.

Entre los profesores y expertos de IE University que participarán en el Hay Festival Segovia figuran Santiago Íñiguez, Arantza de Areilza, Martha Thorne, Eduardo Fernandez-Cantelli, Susana Campuzano, Rolf Strom-Olsen, Marco de Benito.

Toda la información del festival en:

Programa Hay Festival Segovia 2014









Ian Traynor – The Guardian, Guillermo Altares –El País,  Paolo Rumiz –La Repubblica, Oliver Meiler – Tages-Anzeiger y Adam Michnik – Gazeta Wyborcza  en conversación con Ignacio Torreblanca.






José Carlos Martinez, Enrique Loewe Lynch y Julieta Martialay

El arte de la Danza y otros lujos culturales.




Marta_Fernández_Vázquez12:00–13:30 H,SALA CAPITULAR, CAMPUS DE SANTA CRUZ LA REAL

Taller ABC/IE

Novelas y Periodistas: Ficciones Reales 



Earl H. Fry, Antonio Fernández-Martos y Fidel Sendagorta en conversación con Marco de Benito

El Acuerdo Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversión (T-TIP), un paso más para los negocios entre Europa y EEUU 



Jorge Valdano, Oscar Campillo, Santiago Segurola y Eduardo Fernandez-Cantelli

Homenaje a Alfredo Di Stéfano: Los valores del fútbol en una sola persona 


MarthaSchwartz_B+W20:30-21:30 H,SAN JUAN DE LOS CABALLEROS

Martha Schwartz en conversación con Martha Thorne

Más allá de los ladrillos y el mortero: paisajismo, arte y arquitectura de ciudades habitables







Manuel Lucena y Felipe Fernández-Armesto en conversación con Arantza de Areilza

Europa, Occidente y la aldea global. Nuevas perspectivas 



Michael Steinberg y Paul Smith en conversación con DD Guttenplan

Los problemas globales no pueden solucionarse sin las humanidades


Chris Patten, Santiago Iñiguez y Javier Moreno

Europa, innovación y educación



14:45-16:30 H, SALA CAPITULAR, CAMPUS DE SANTA CRUZ LA REAL-IE UNIVERSITY, Almuerzo benéfico: Lord Patten of Barnes en conversación con Peter Florence



Ferran Adrià en conversación con Jesús Ruiz Mantilla




Mario Vargas Llosa y JMG Le Clézio

Los dos Premios Nobel de Literatura hablarán sobre sus trayectorias literarias, en un evento moderado por el escritor Carlos Granés.





Javier Marías en conversación con Paul Ingendaay





Jorge de Habsburgo13:30-14:30 H,CAPILLA DEL MUSEO ESTEBAN VICENTE

Péter Esterházy, Georg von Habsburg y Arpad von Lazar


Foto para decretoIMG_8271Foreign students of all nationalities will no longer need to do the Spanish state’s university entrance exam to study an official bachelor degree in Spain

As from the start of the 2014-2015 academic year foreign students worldwide who wish to study a bachelor degree at an official Spanish university will no longer be required by law to sit the Spanish state’s university entrance exam (Selectividad). This change in Spanish legislation was set out in the Royal Decree 412/2014 of June 6 published in Spain’s official state gazette on June 7, 2014, thereby enacting these new provisions for admissions procedures for undergraduate degrees at official Spanish universities.

The change in legislation means that any student who wishes to enroll in a degree program run by an official Spanish university can now simply apply to have their high school qualifications recognized as being equivalent to the Spanish Baccalaureate. Pertinent documents submitted for official recognition are examined to confirm that the studies undertaken by the high school student in a determinate country are equivalent to the studies that comprise the Spanish Baccalaureate.  The inspection of the documents, and subsequent certification if found to be equivalent, will be carried out by Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport.

As soon as a student’s studies are officially recognized, he or she will have the same right of access as a Spanish student to degree programs in official Spanish universities. This change in legislation also means that official universities in Spain can award conditional admission to foreign students who have applied to have their studies recognized by the Spanish state while they are waiting for the procedure to be completed.

This new, more flexible legislation makes Spain more open to international students and places it in a better position to compete with other similar countries. According to the latest UN report, 4.3 million students in the world study outside their respective countries of origin, and it is forecast that this figure is set to double by 2025.

“This new law is a big step forward for the Spanish system and is excellent news for our university, given its marked international focus. Sixty percent of our students are from outside Spain, and we have 87 nationalities on campus,” said Antonio de Castro, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at IE University.


(Spanish Version)

España facilita el acceso a su sistema universitario a los alumnos extranjeros de todo el mundo

 Los estudiantes extranjeros (no-europeos) no necesitarán la selectividad para acceder a la universidad española

A partir del próximo curso 2014/2015, los estudiantes de cualquier nacionalidad que quieran acceder a una universidad oficial en España no necesitarán realizar la prueba de Selectividad como uno de los requisitos legales de acceso. Así lo establece el Real Decreto 412/2014, de 6 de junio, publicado en el Boletín Oficial del Estado del sábado 7 de junio de 2014, por el que se establece la normativa básica de los procedimientos de admisión a las enseñanzas universitarias oficiales de Grado.

Un cambio en la legislación permite ahora que el estudiante que desee matricularse en una universidad en España, para poder tener acceso legal, simplemente tenga que homologar sus estudios de secundaria con el título de bachiller español. La homologación consiste en el estudio y posterior confirmación de la equivalencia entre los estudios que ha realizado un alumno de secundaria en un país determinado y los estudios de la última fase de secundaria (Bachillerato) en España. Tanto este estudio comprobatorio como la certificación posterior, en caso de que se pueda establecer la equivalencia, son realizados por el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

Tras el proceso de homologación, el alumno se encontrará en las mismas condiciones de acceso legal que un alumno español. Este cambio en la legislación permite además que las universidades oficiales de España puedan admitir con carácter condicional a los estudiantes que acrediten haber presentado la correspondiente solicitud de homologación de sus estudios mientras se hace la verificación de la equivalencia.

De esta manera, con la nueva legislación España puede competir en mejores condiciones con otros países de su entorno, con una legislación más flexible y abierta a los alumnos internacionales. Según el último informe de la UNESCO , 4.3 millones de estudiantes en el mundo estudian fuera de sus respectivos países y la previsión para 2025 es que esta cifra se duplique.

“La nueva normativa supone un gran avance para el sistema español y un aliciente para nuestra universidad, que tiene una evidente vocación internacional, donde el 60 por ciento de nuestros alumnos son de fuera de España, con 87 nacionalidades en su campus”, asegura Antonio de Castro, decano de estudios de Grado de IE University.

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