There’s A New Sheriff In Town: What Does Mayor-elect Ada Colau Mean For Barcelona Entrepreneurship?

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Last Sunday, the townspeople of Barcelona elected Ana Colau as their new leader to run City Hall for the next 4 years. This act represents the democracy-in-action and  recognizes the freedom of the people, but it may also signal drastic changes in the way our city works. Barcelona has been for most of its time under the government of central-left party PSC, and run by a … [Read more...]

Barcelona’s FOREX Startup Kantox Raises $11M Series B

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Another London-headquartered fintech startup, albeit one with a development and marketing team in Spain, has raised more capital of its own. This time it’s the turn of Kantox. The currency exchange marketplace for SMEs right up to ‘mid cap’ companies has raised $11 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Partech Ventures, and IDinvest Partners, while Cabiedes & … [Read more...]

7 Steps To Becoming An Awesome Startup Mentor

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The Story Of One Startup Mentor Building a successful company is wicked hard. When creating a new business, you generally lack experience in one realm or another and you're limited with how far you can go learning by your own methods. While you can navigate uncharted terrain alone, it’s not the quickest and most efficient way to go about building an elusive unicorn. Any … [Read more...]

Could Wallapop Be Barcelona’s First Billion Dollar Startup?

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Do you Walla? If you live in Spain it's highly likely that you already have the secondhand marketplace app Wallapop installed on your phone. Between their cheeky TV ads to their irresistible UI that just lets you keep scrolling, Wallapop has seemingly come out of nowhere to blow past Spain's long list of competitors in the already crowded classified ads arena. In fact, the … [Read more...]

Barcelona Startup Lodgify Raises €600k To Become the Shopify For Vacation Rentals

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Barcelona startup Lodgify has announced today the closing of a €600,000 seed investment  to become the "Shopify of the vacation rental industry." The round was led by angel investor Chris Hitchen, HOWZAT Partners, Venrex Investment Management and other notable angel investors including Roland Zeller, former CEO of travel.ch and Kilian Thalhammer, former managing director of … [Read more...]

Heard@ The Next Web Europe 2015: 10 Years of Innovation

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Some events you expect to go beyond imagination. In search of inspiration and with admittedly big expectations I entered the venue of The Next Web Europe's tenth edition in Amsterdam: home to startups the likes of Peerby, Booking.com and WeTransfer. All prime examples of how the digital economy is disrupting the market place. Hence, I hoped to find the vibe of the disruptive … [Read more...]

Why Data Is The Backbone of Barcelona’s Smartcity Future

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Despite the lingering economic crisis in Spain, Barcelona - a relatively small city with an urban population of 1.6 million - seems to be prospering in its golden age that arrived in the 1990s. Barcelona is currently #11 on the list of most visited cities in the world.  It's considered among the top 10 places in the world to do business, sits 11th for global scientific … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Barcelona Companies Should Join Barcinno Channels

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Barcinno has been a collaborative and experimental platform since day 1. What began as a simple Wordpress blog has evolved into an influential resource and de facto landing zone for anyone interested in Barcelona tech, startups and innovation. Keeping with our experimental culture, we're opening our platform up to the community so that together we can highlight and amplify the … [Read more...]

Barcelona Tech & Startup Events and Conferences Guide For Summer 2015

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Spring has sprung and summer is close behind. Barcelona entrepreneurs have about 12 weeks to hustle and close deals before Spain grinds to a halt for summer holidays. However, in between now and August, there are a few dozen opportunities to meet and mingle with key players in your respective industry. Tech and startup events have become so popular over the last decade because, … [Read more...]

10 Amazing Examples Of Personal Branding In Barcelona

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The term "branding" has traditionally been associated with companies - large corporations that have expensive ad agencies and consultants hard at work polishing their image and positioning their brand in the marketplace. However, an interesting by-product came about with the rise of the social media revolution: the personal brand. Don't get me wrong, personal branding has been … [Read more...]