Barcelona VC Nauta Capital Announces €2.5M Investment In Language Learning Platform ABA English

Barcelona VC Nauta Capital Invests ABA English

Nauta Capital has announced a €2.5M investment in language technology company ABA English. The Barcelona-based ABA English takes a multi-dimensional approach to learning English that combines original films and video classes to compliment their proprietary Listen-Record-Compare technology. With more than 1.000.000 satisfied students in 170 countries worldwide, they've certainly … [Read more...]

Barcelona Taxis Threaten Violence Against the Startup Community and Hotels As Uber Protests Escalate

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A group of professional Barcelona taxi drivers have channeled their angst against Uber onto the entire Barcelona startup community by threatening violence at a now-cancelled startup event hosted by Startup Party and Iniciador. Startup Party is a young, but rapidly growing offline community that hosts monthly informal gatherings and social events for Barcelona's … [Read more...]

Barcelona VC Active Venture Partners Injects €1M Into Madrid Startup Percentil

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The Barcelona venture capital firm Active Venture Partners has confirmed a €1.000.000 investment in the Madrid startup Percentil that brings the age-old trend of "hand-me-down" clothing to scale.  The platform is on pace for €800k in revenue for 2014 across Spain, Germany and France and will undoubtedly continue to expand operations throughout Europe. Active Venture Partners … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Hacking Your Personal Health Through The Paleo Philosophy

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The following post was written by Oriol Roda, founder and CEO of Mammoth Hunters, the Barcelona-based startup that is a virtual lifestyle advisor based on the Paleo philosophy. Utilizing a combination of training and nutrition, Mammoth Hunters removes all barriers to help people live a healthier life with the latest trends on health and physical performance. Oriol holds a PhD … [Read more...]

Meet The 10 Barcelona Startups That Pitched At Pirates On Shore

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World Cup be damned. Uruguay takes down England? No thanks. It was pitch night in Barcelona as Pirates on Shore arrived and friends from Wellington Partners, Nauta Capital and Active Venture Partners came out for the deal flow. Wayra Barcelona sponsored our shindig at the MediaTIC Cibernarium and the call went out for Barcelona’s best to test their merit. We were not … [Read more...]

Barcelona Startups Kigo and Hotel Ninjas Get Acquired On The Same Day

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Yesterday was payday in Barcelona for two homegrown startups in the fast-paced vacation rental and hotel management software space. The rumors were swirling two weeks ago of a Kigo acquisition by RealPage, the US software company that also recently snatched up Instamanager.  The announcement was made official yesterday when RealPages dropped $32 million to become the proud new … [Read more...]

Barcelona Startup Trip4Real Announces €1M Investment from Caixa Capital Risc and Kibo Ventures

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Our good friends at Trip4real officially closed an investment round of €1.000.000 led by Spanish VCs Kibo Ventures and Caixa Capital Risc. The young startup has barely been in operation for a year, but has proven their model and established global partnerships with the likes of Airbnb and celebrity chef/endorsor Ferran Adriá. In Spain, Trip4real has become an … [Read more...]

Pirates on Shore Brings International VC’s To BaRRRcelona

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Picture a junk yard - scrap metal, beat-up old cars and abandoned heaps of unwanted machinery. Now, light it on fire and make entrepreneurs walk the plank after pitching their startup in front of Europe's most successful investors. This Burning Man-esque startup events goes down every summer in Cologne and it's called the Pirate Summit. For the last four years, the Pirate … [Read more...]

After 3 False Starts, Impact Hub Barcelona Has Found Its Home

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Today marks a historic date in Barcelona's social innovation timeline. Not only has Impact Hub arrived; it is finally here to stay. Coperfield for Social Good in Plaça Reial will transition into the Impact Hub Barcelona effective immediately. To understand the colossus of this moment, we need to take a look at the current, and expanding, success of the Impact Hub global … [Read more...]