Hello and happy Monday!
We’ll dive right in this week with some great events on the horizon. Next week, the 3rd annual Ouishare Fest BCN kicks off next week connecting global leaders in the sharing economy. Today’s the last day to submit your startup or project.
Thinking about moving your company to the US? Barcelona Ventures hosts Migrating Your Startup To The US In The Era Of Trump featuring prominent American attorneys at the Hard Rock Cafe tomorrow night (7th).
Last but not least, today is my beautiful wife Karianne’s birthday and we’re celebrating in Cadaqués!
Cheers and have a great week!
Ok, let’s take a look at the latest Barcelona startup news from this week:
THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS:
Startup & Investment News
- Spanish startup Gaming Experience receives €600k
- Tech startup Appentra closes a €400k investment round
- Barcelona-based recruiting startup Workkola gets €250k
- Fashion e-commerce startup The Brubaker raises €217k
- Spanish firm Sanae secures a €150k investment
- eDreams share prices increase by 23% amidst sale talks
- Catalan startup Vox Prima selected for Ashoka program
- Barcelona startup ByHours enters Argentina & Colombia
- Catalan startup Biwel to expand to Basque Country & Navarra
- Barcelona-based music tech startup Oval Sound seeks €500k
- Catalan energy startup flexiDAO amongst EDP Open Innovation finalists
- OpCapita acquires Barcelona-based shoe brand Merkal
- €89M has been invested in Spanish startup sector in October, up from €84,6M in the previous month
- Barcelona startup profiles, interviews & success stories:
- Amazon plans to hire 2.700 workers in Spain to handle Christmas business, most of the jobs will probably be based in Catalonia where the firm has five logistic centers
- Barcelona-based Schibsted Spain, owners of Fotocasa, Infojobs & Vibbo, increases revenues by 23,4%
- The Spanish government approved a new €98.4M investment to finance Spanish entrepreneurs and small businesses
- Amidst policial turmoil, Catalonia recorded a 3.67% increase in unemployment, the highest rate in Spain for October
GREAT EVENTS THIS WEEK
Tue, 7 Nov @ 18:30: Readable Acceptance Testing & Code Your Future
Tue, 7 Nov @ 19:00: Migrating Startups to the US in the Era of Trump
Wed, 8 Nov @ 9:30: XVI TIG-SIG Forum: Open Geo Data
Thu, 9 Nov @ 19:00: SportTechie at FC Barcelona Sports Tech Symposium
Thu, 9 Nov @ 19:45: UX Book Club Meeting at BCS
Fri, 10 Nov @ 9:00: DVUX Workshop
Sat, 11 Nov @ 10:30: Pitching Workshop
See the full Event Calendar here
STARTUP JOBS IN BARCELONA
- Translation.com is looking for a:
- Totally Communications is hiring a WordPress Developer
- MarsBased is looking for a Full-stack Developer
Barcelona Startup News November 2017 cover all the latest stories about Barcelona’s Tech & Startup scene from October 30th until November 6th, 2017.