Startups are springing up everywhere in Europe at an increasing rate. In the beginning of this year, we took a look at major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to look out for in 2015. We started with Italy and now it’s time for Spain – and it’s been hard to narrow this list down to 5. However we’ve decided to just go with 5 promising Spanish startups out of different sectors. All of them entered the market within the last two years and each of the listed startups has something special to add to the web experience in 2015.
1. Kompyte: Founded in 2014, Kompyte helps you to learn about the online strategy of your competitors in real time. This allows you to respond to them in an easy, fast and affordable way. Kompyte, which is based in Barcelona, aims to reinvent the way companies compete on the Internet. Its service is available in English and Spanish. So far, the young startup received € 48K in seed funding (July 2014).
2. ChicPlace: An e-commerce platform that aims to aggregate the most charming shops in Europe (actual offline shops). The Barcelona-based startup offers original, unique and stylish products from categories like home, decoration, accessories and fashion with a gift product orientation. Personalized products are a main focus due to their great appeal as gift items. The site is available in Spanish, English, French and Italian. Founded in 2013, ChicPlace has raised a total of € 700K in seed funding.
3. Trip4real: A trusted community platform that connects locals with travelers from all over the world. Trip4real’s simple design enables local city-dwellers to offer tours and activities in whatever they are interested in with the click of a button. The platform then connects them with thousands of travelers in search of more authentic travel experiences. The Barcelona-based company started in the beginning of 2013. In June 2014 the ambitious team raised € 1 million in Series A funding.
4. Geenapp: Founded in 2013, Geenapp is a unified promotion platform for Apps. The platform of the Barcelona-based startup takes all the promoted App offers worldwide and pays everybody who gets installations for them. Geenapp helps advertisers to stand out in the increasingly crowded applications market. On the other side it enables publishers to easily earn money from their mobile traffic. So far, the Geenapp team raised about €314K in seed funding (roughly €211K in November 2014).
5. Groopify: A Madrid-based startup which created a new and fun way to meet interesting people in cool places nearby. Groopify is a social club that sets up get-togethers between two groups of friends that don’t know each other yet over a round of drinks. In its simplest format this could be 3 guys and 3 girls in 1 unique spot. Founded in 2013, the mission of Groopify is to end boredom and make it easier for everyone to meet new friends. The young company has raised about €480K in seed funding so far (most recently €180K in December 2014) and plans to expand internationally soon.
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