Category Archives: Spain-Startups

Groupalia receives $26 million in funding

The Barcelona based daily deals startup Groupalia has just scored $26 million in another round of financing. The fresh capital was raised from existing investors like Caixa Capital Risc, General Atlantic, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Nauta Capital and others. … Continue reading

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Will there be a Spanish explosion of start-ups in 2012?

I read recently an article by Marek Fodor, a Spanish Business Angel and founder of the sites Atrapalo.com and Elecciones.es. As it’s in Spanish I’ll summarize his main points as to why 2012 should be a bumper year for Spanish start-ups: … Continue reading

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busuu.com launches Android apps for 9 languages

Since their launch, the iPhone apps of busuu.com, which is a Madrid based language learning community, have been downloaded more than 2 million times. As the startup announced today, busuu.com apps are now also available for Android phones. The young company … Continue reading

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GourmetOrigins: Rebirth as a marketplace for food

Last Thursday GourmetOrigins.com was launched as an online marketplace for quality foods and beverages. However, the story of this Barcelona and London based startup goes a bit further back: In 2010 the two founders launched the first version of GourmetOrigins.com, so different from the current … Continue reading

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MedTep aims to build the LinkedIn for the medical world

During my recent visit to Barcelona I had the chance to talk to the creators of MedTep. The founders Pablo Pantaleoni and Jacob Suñol are aiming to build the LinkedIn for the medical world – a save venue where patients, doctors and … Continue reading

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NEOTEC program – Blinklearning has just received funding

Blinklearning, a Madrid and London based startup that aims to personalize education by providing teachers with tools to create high-quality educational material, has just received 350,000 Euro of funding from the Spanish CDTI NEOTEC program. The CDTI (Centre for Industrial … Continue reading

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Restalo raises €1 million from Active Venture Partners

Restalo.es, one of the leading European restaurant reservations services, has just raised 1 million Euro from Active Venture Partners. Restalo.es and Active Venture Partners are both based in Barcelona. The young company, which was created in 2007, is going to … Continue reading

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I’ll be in Barcelona from June 11th-18th

Atenció: I’m going to visit Barcelona next month (on June 11th-18th). If you’re a regular reader of EU-Startups.com, a founder, investor or just a nice guy: Let’s meet for a coffee or beer. Just contact me via e-mail. Since Barcelona … Continue reading

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Masterbranch has closed a new round of financing

Masterbranch, a platform for employers who are looking for great developers, recently closed a new round of financing. The capital (€470k) for Masterbranch’s second financing round comes from NEOTEC and several Spanish business angels. The Barcelona based startup was founded in 2010 … Continue reading

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Martin Varsavsky recently invested in Busuu.com

The Madrid based language learning community Busuu has just raised an Angel round from Martin Varsavsky (founder of FON). The specific sum of this investment has not been disclosed yet. Martin Varsavsky had been advising Busuu before and recently stated … Continue reading

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