Category Archives: Spain-Startups

busuu.com raises €3.5m and moves its headquarters to London

busuu.com, the world’s largest social network for language learning, has just closed a Series A investment round of €3.5 million from PROfounders Capital and private investors. PROfounders Capital investment partner Brent Hoberman (lastminute.com co-founder and serial entrepreneur) will join the … Continue reading

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addFleet gets €3M from Telefonica and La Caixa

Meet addFleet, a Barcelona based provider of fleet management services. And here comes Telefónica and La Caixa, just nine months after the company starts, with a €3M “inversión” (investment). The company’s main product is a complete solution that includes the … Continue reading

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busuu.com apps reach landmark of 10m downloads

The Madrid-based language learning startup busuu.com just announced that it has reached 10 million downloads of its Android and iOS apps. Every day, busuu.com registers more than 20,000 downloads of its app by language learners from all over the world. … Continue reading

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Worth reading: PayLeven, CogniCor, Beintoo, Barcelona, Twago

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you every now and then with a few links to interesting articles of … Continue reading

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Did Twitter expect the Spanish Invasion?

It seems that barely a week goes by without a new Twitter tool being launched by a Spanish start-up. Indeed some voices from Iberia have been claiming that the best Twitter tools now come from Spain. Is this a rash … Continue reading

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Rakuten acquires Spanish video startup Wuaki.tv

The Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten today announced it acquired the Spanish streaming and video on demand startup, Wuaki.tv. Founded in 2009, Wuaki.tv is headquartered in sunny Barcelona and offers premium content over the Internet directly to Smart TVs. The young company … Continue reading

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E3 Union brought the Silicon Valley to Barcelona

Earlier this year, the E3 Union organized an event called “Silicon Valley comes to Barcelona” which was designed to bring together and inspire students, entrepreneurs, and investors from Spain and the Silicon Valley. During the event, the speakers discussed topics like … Continue reading

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Smithfield Case raises funds to tailor online shopping for men

During my visit to Barcelona in the summer of 2011, I had the chance to talk to Alex Valls and Jose Ojeda who told me about their plans to launch a new personalised clothing service for men. I was fascinated … Continue reading

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Spanish Betabeers network venture into London

Earlier this month, the Spanish social network for web and app developers, Betabeers , met for the first time in London. I was privileged enough to be able to attend, and I came away with some new conclusions about this … Continue reading

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Worth reading: Blink Booking, Badoo, Archify, HeyCrowd

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other … Continue reading

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