Madrid-based GuruCall, a knowledge sharing and content platform, announced that it has raised €1.2M in its pre-Seed round of funding.
The company claims to be building a ‘marketplace for business advice’ in which users are offered one-to-one or one-to-many meetings. Users can have meetings with successful company founders, C-Level executives, or acclaimed athletes with durations ranging from 15 to 60 minutes.
After a closed six-month beta, the company will launch at the end of September and will start onboarding professionals and companies.
Investors in this round
The current round of funding was led by entrepreneurs like Félix Ruiz, co-founder of Tuenti, Auro, Storybeat, former President of Job and Talent and actual co-CEO of Playtomic, Paco Avila, founder of Medac (recently sold to KKR for €200M), Hugo Arevalo, co-founder of The PowerMBA, Auro, and New York-based FJLabs.
The round also saw participation from a number of high-profile angel investors like Eduardo Sicilia.
Receive business advice from successful professionals
Founded in 2020 by Jose Manuel Peral Cortés and Juan Varela de Limia, GuruCall uses technology to take the coaching & advice experience to a new level.
Jose Manuel Peral explains, “The truth is that when we have a life decision to make, we end up listening to friends that have lived a similar situation and ask them for advice. Why? because we trust their experience. Why don’t we apply the same principle to business and receive advice from experienced and well known professionals so we make better decisions, manage crucial situations or motivate our teams? GuruCall is a marketplace where successful people will share their experiences and advice with other professionals that are facing important decisions.”
GuruCall platform has a panel of successful gurus – CEOs, Founders, and World Champions – who can help organisations grow. They empower people by sharing their real-life experiences, inspiring them, advising them on learning new skills, igniting passions, helping get real insights, and thereby making better decisions.
Some of these successful professionals include Alejandro Agag, founder of Formula E, Albert Rivera, founder of Ciudadanos political party, Gloria Lomana, founder of 50&50, and Dimas Gimeno, founder and CEO of WOW Group. Others from the tech ecosystem like Fabrice Grinda, founder of FJLabs, Paula Almansa, founder of Loom are also part of the platform.
Sports personalities such as Gisela Pulido, twelve times wakeboard world champion, and Sergio Scariolo, NBA and World Basketball Champion, along with many other successful entrepreneurs and executives from different fields are also part of the platform.