English-language publication covering the Spanish startup ecosystem.

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Entrepreneurship

Gaming

Barcelona-based gaming startup Akamon to be acquired for $25M

This acquisition helps solidify Barcelona’s position as one of the leading gaming hubs in Europe.
Sep 09, 2015

Madrid-based Playgiga raises €5 million to find cloud gaming’s winning formula

Playgiga has two key elements it believes will set it apart from previous cloud gaming companies that have either failed or been sold
Jul 15, 2015

Conector Accelerator launches gaming vertical in Madrid

Conector Games Madrid will be the result of a partnership between Conector and Grupo Recreativos Franco, one of the leading Spanish companies in the field of arcade [Read More...]
Jan 22, 2015

Industry

The Spanish VC industry: from oligarchy to democracy in five years

Oct 31, 2015

Barcelona’s startup ecosystem is bigger than Madrid’s. But does it really matter?

Spain's startup scene is thriving, and yet many remain preoccupied with whether Barcelona or Madrid is the bigger ecosystem. But this misses the point. Instead of [Read More...]
Aug 17, 2015

Facts and figures: an in-depth look at the Spanish startup scene

While still in its infancy, the Spanish startup ecosystem is starting to attract the attention of investors. Could this up-and-coming tech hub ever be big enough to [Read More...]
Aug 09, 2015

The Spanish VC industry: focus on growth stage and the commoditization (or not) of capital

“Capital has become a commodity in our sector. I’d go even further to predict that investors providing only capital will face a very difficult time in the future.”
Jan 19, 2015

Mobile

Photo Credit: UserZoom

UserZoom: the Barcelona-based company that Amazon and Twitter rely on to build a better customer experience

How did this company get top clients like Alibaba and the New York Times? Some boot strapping and a mobile approach, among other things
Oct 25, 2015

Softonic acquired US-based AppCrawlr for $6 million amid company’s turmoil

Once known as one of the biggest internet companies to come out of Spain, the software recommendation site will soon fire 200 of its 450 employees
Dec 17, 2014

Helpling launches app to request cleaning services on the go

Cleaning-By-Demand mobile apps are taking Spain by storm and they won't leave any spots intact
Nov 25, 2014

News

The Spanish startup ecosystem in 2015

Below is an overview of the state of the Spanish startup ecosystem in 2015, as presented to 4YFN
Jan 15, 2016
Photo Credit: Wallapop

Wallapop makes its first acquisition, buys OLX-related startup Sell It

Why would they buy such a new app?
Nov 26, 2015
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Investment in Spanish startups to surpass $0.5B in 2015 for the first time ever

Many in the industry have often claimed that one of the main weaknesses of the Spanish startup scene was the lack of funding. That no longer seems to be true
Oct 19, 2015

Adtech platform Marfeel closes $3.5M Series B investment to accelerate U.S. expansion

“It’s better to raise money when you don’t need it”
Oct 14, 2015
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Venture Capital

The Spanish VC industry: from oligarchy to democracy in five years

Oct 31, 2015
Photo Credit: beamillion / Creative Commons

Investment in Spanish startups to surpass $0.5B in 2015 for the first time ever

Many in the industry have often claimed that one of the main weaknesses of the Spanish startup scene was the lack of funding. That no longer seems to be true
Oct 19, 2015

Venture capital in Spain in Q1 2015: €109 million invested, almost half of total investment in 2013

If the pace continues, 2015 could become a record year for the Spanish startup ecosystem in terms of fundraising
May 04, 2015

The Spanish VC industry: focus on growth stage and the commoditization (or not) of capital

“Capital has become a commodity in our sector. I’d go even further to predict that investors providing only capital will face a very difficult time in the future.”
Jan 19, 2015
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Advertising

Adtech platform Marfeel closes $3.5M Series B investment to accelerate U.S. expansion

“It’s better to raise money when you don’t need it”
Oct 14, 2015

Fueled by the adult industry, ExoClick has become the biggest adtech company in Spain

The 50-person company has become the fourth biggest ad network in the world - this is how
May 26, 2015

Big Data

Spanish location data visualization startup CartoDB raises $23M

Accel Partners leads the round, with investors from Salesforce Ventures, Earlybird VC, and Kibo Ventures also participating in the deal
Sep 13, 2015

Beabloo raises €10M from SoftBank to provide retail stores with data analytics

This is particularly notable because it is SoftBank's first investment in a Spanish startup
May 25, 2015

Hardware

Is it possible to build a hardware startup from Spain? bq says yes

Since 2010 the company has been growing quite fast and it’s currently in the midst of an aggressive expansion
Dec 08, 2014

Health

Fitness app 8fit gets in shape with $2.5M in new funding

8fit's funding round may be impressive, but does this startup have what it takes to dominate the crowded health and fitness space?
Aug 31, 2015

eHealth made in Spain: ClinicPoint and Topdoctors close €1M+ funding rounds

We don’t usually hear about health startups raising significant amounts of capital in Spain. This week is an exception
Jun 11, 2015

Internet

Photo Credit: UserZoom

UserZoom: the Barcelona-based company that Amazon and Twitter rely on to build a better customer experience

How did this company get top clients like Alibaba and the New York Times? Some boot strapping and a mobile approach, among other things
Oct 25, 2015

And she said yes! Bodas.net acquired by WeddingWire, reportedly for €50 million

According to Recode, both companies had combined revenues of $50 million in 2014 and were profitable
Mar 01, 2015

Media

Spanish location data visualization startup CartoDB raises $23M

Accel Partners leads the round, with investors from Salesforce Ventures, Earlybird VC, and Kibo Ventures also participating in the deal
Sep 13, 2015

Music sales in Spain increase for 1st time since 2001, driven by streaming services

In 4 charts, see how digital streaming has saved the music industry of a perpetual downfall. But by how much? Probably not enough.
Feb 12, 2015