Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: GetYourHero (@GetYourHero)

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For those of you who don't know me, I’m a bit of a clean freak. To the point where a room full of dirty laundry and a sink overflowing with crusty dishes is enough to send me over the edge. Given that cleaning isn't topping the list of my most loved pastimes, finding a cleaner has been on my To-do list for as long as I can remember. The problem with allowing some random into … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Salespoint (@Salespointapp)

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Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Salespoint I used to find myself in a position before a sales meeting where I'd be scrambling around on my phone like a maniac, trying to access information on the person I was about to meet. That was more often that not, a pretty daunting tasks given that the classic CRM systems I was using (Oracle et al.) were designed for desktop use, so the … [Read more...]

Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Typeform (@Typeform)

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Put your hands up if you like filling out online questionnaires. Not many hands, right? I get it, believe me, I do. Why is it that when the rest of web seems to have come leaps and bounds, that the majority of online forms still look like they were designed in the 1800’s? On top of that, questionnaires are pretty mind numbing to fill out at the best of times, especially when … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Tweet-Tag (@twtag_com)

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Joan Izquierdo, co-founder of Tweet-Tag, is a regular on the Barcelona circuit of startup events where apart from taking advantage of the free Estrella on hand, he spends a lot of time meeting people. Not so surprisingly, he began to notice how much time people spent not meeting each other, but instead, staring head down tweeting about what was going on. Seeing how much time … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Conductr (@C0NDUCTR)

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This post was written in collaboration with the founders of Conductr, Julià Carboneras Girgas, Oriol Rosell and Albert Minguell Colome. Music has been the pursuit of each generation to leave its stamp on the timeline of humanity. Each generation has advanced in music production capability using the best of the contemporary technology. A couple of decades back, music was … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Megafounder (@megafounder)

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It’s clear that there is something special about crowdfunding dynamics; a group of passionate people coming together to help bring projects to life. Whether it’s the coolest cooler in the world or even some dude making a potato salad for the masses, people around the world are prepared to invest in projects they really believe in. When campaigns succeed, backers get exclusive … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Kompyte (@Kompyte)

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As founders, we all have those moments where we go a little batshit crazy over the competition. We waste too much time researching and focusing on what our competitors are doing rather than on the goals of our own company. That’s why the folks at Kompyte have just rolled out a series of tools that help monitor the online activity of your competition allowing you to save time … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Trovel (@Trovel)

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With the amount of self-made millionaires on the rise, the luxury market is on an upward trend. According to BCG the global luxury market already accounts for €1.3 trillion worldwide with luxury travel as the largest single category worth €335 billion and growing at an impressive rate of 5-6%. So where online do you buy that private jet you’ve always wanted coupled with a … [Read more...]

Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Adverway @Adverway

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Marketing’s not all fun and games, but it certainly can include them. With the growth of the web and the decrease in our attention spans (*opens Facebook tab*), social games have snuck on to brand media plans. They’re smart ways to entertain and engage—players spend an average of 7 to 30 minutes on an advergame. They’re also expensive. That amount of time holds a lot of value. … [Read more...]

Is Learning To Code Really That Important?

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This is a guest post by Borja Garcia de Vinuesa, Head of International Business Development at Ironhack.  At Ironhack, we hear about new ideas that come to life and revolutionize a market or industry almost every day. What is behind these new products? Is there any trait shared by all of them? There certainly is! Being on-line 24/7 gives us the advantage of expanding … [Read more...]