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Arcvi is a consultancy firm specialised on the development of strategies, and advanced analytics and Big Data applications. With clients in the banking, telecommunications, retail and communication industries, we have developed projects such as churn rate prediction, credit risk assessment or cell-phone tracking in shopping centres. Our passion is adding value by advanced and strategic data treatment.


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Our History

The origins of Atraura date back to September 2013 when its three founding associates, Albert Castellana, Ivan Payan and Josep Cugat, decided to start a joint project with the purpose of creating projects that could give rise to new online products and services.

The first project Atraura had was Game Discovery, app that each week recommended a game with a special offer for Android.

Atraura was constituted on the 1st of January 2014 with the arrival of our first client, Dinube, platform that allows cell-phone payment in shops.

From that day on, the projects haven’t ceased arriving and as of now, we are working with prestigious companies, such as the Creu Blanca clinic.


Our Vision

All of us in Atraura pursue the same objective. We aim to CREATE, create as in developing all those projects/ideas that we have in mind. This is a long term goal, as we know that funding is essenti

al to be able to create, funding that we get from our development and consulting work.

We work with the Lean methodology in order to improve our knowledge and be more effective professionally and personally. We consider being of a very high importance the values that we transmit. We like to uphold values of friendship, teamwork, leadership and transparency, since each of these values is essential for our gears to work correctly.



DatoSphera is an online platform that works with top Big Data technologies to provide competitive intelligence studies automatically. A so far time consuming process is now to be done within only a few clicks, helping entrepreneurs and investors to take the best decisions.

We use complex text mining algorithms and we process data in real time in order to deliver full competitive intelligence studies and market overviews.

With more than 500.000 worldwide companies and with historical data we can help investors to choose the lower risk options and entrepreneurs to know fully their competitors.

We deliver alarms whenever we detect that competitors are taking important moves.

The innovation comes from automatizing such a conservative and traditional field like market research. The new approach saves entrepreneurs and market researchers' weeks of copy-pasting and updating data.


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Dineyo is a smartphone app that pays the user for his purchases and the ones of his friends on local businesses. It does so by means of the well-known “cashback” system. You download the Dineyo app, look for an associated business, pay in the usual manner (credit card/cash), ask for their QR and scan it with the app. You get back a percentage of the money. The user accumulates the money in the app and transfers it to his bank account whenever he wants.

If a user invites a friend to the app, he will also have a reward for his friends’ purchases.

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dineyo team


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inhours app

Inhours is a bridge between university students
and the working world. At Inhours, the students work together to solve real challenges of
companies and organizations of their environment.

Picto Connection


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Picto Connection is an intelligent communication software, specially manufactured for people that as a consequence of a neurological disorder, an illness or an accident are not able to communicate or cannot do so effectively.

This revolutionary software starts off by doing a neuropsychological analysis of the patient through some questions that can be answered by his parents, his teacher or his therapist. From this analysis, a communication tool is automatically generated in function of the user’s pathology and needs. This tool doesn’t only take into account if the patient has, for example, autism, cerebral palsy or has suffered an ictus, but also every additional need that each of this problems triggers: visual deficiency, epilepsy, low cognitive level, anacusis, hyperacusis…

At the moment, this tool has 5 levels of difficulty; every level offers a communication panel with a configurable and customisable template. The Picto Connection team offers a template with a methodological proposal, but also allowing the user to customise the tool at his will, enabling him to uploading and capturing images, recording voice, uploading songs and integrating all these to the user panel.

The tool disposes of a collaborative gallery where all the content and materials, created by the parents or professionals, can be made public. It’s a collaborative network that will benefit families and professionals in the creation and customisation of the tool and in the work with the patient.

Professionals, schools, day-centres or other organisations can manage faster and in only one tool a great number of users, at the same time, they can also communicate with the family and other professionals through the tool.

This project was created by the young entrepreneur Meritxell Molina (@meritxellmolina) in collaboration with a group of Informatics’ Engineers. This project has been constituted as a company with the help of Incubio(@incubio), an incubator located in Barcelona and run by Simón Lee and Andrés Manso. This is not the first social project that Meritxell Molina has created, when she was 20 years old she founded an association for people with autism in the Castelló province, which has been rewarded  by different institutions, like the Telefonica Foundation or the Youth Action Net. Picto Connection(@pictoconnection) has been rewarded by the Vodafone Foundation, by the “Talento Joven” contest organized at the Valencian Community by Bankia and Levante and was declared the 9th best world application at the WSA-Mobile contest of the UN.


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