5 Tips For Startup Branding On A Budget

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Building a brand is often an afterthought for startups, and it’s easy to see why. As an entrepreneur starting a business for the first time, you probably have a million and one things to think about. When you’re not balancing product management with managing a team, you’re probably working out how to promote your product on a limited budget. At the same time, you have to stand … [Read more...]

Meet MIU: Barcelona’s Urban Robot Designed To Help People


There seems to be some fear in the world about “the coming of robots” that will take over humanity. This was taken to a new level recently when the famous pioneer, Elon Musk, described Artificial Intelligence, as being the greatest existential threat to humanity. Well, like many others, we think his comments are way off the mark. The greatest threat to humanity is probably … [Read more...]

Bitcoin And Other Electronic Currencies Exempt From VAT In The EU


Many things have been said, written, speculated upon, rumored, and of course imagined when talking about electronic currencies (the vast majority referring to Bitcoin). The instability, the volatility, the uncertainty, and not to mention the early adopters bringing infamy to electronic currencies with their shady business dealings, have given us at least some kind of footing to … [Read more...]

There’s A Glass Ceiling for European Virtual Reality Startups


Let’s face it: Europe’s reputation has never been that of a vibrant tech startup continent. Many factors can be named as the underlying reasons for this: brain drain, scalability problems across countries, a general tendency of people to focus on less risky ventures and a proclivity towards proven business models, just to name a few. It seems that a risk-averse mindset is … [Read more...]

See How Barcelona Is Inspiring New Collaborative Consumption Platforms


A new economic trend is on the rise and rapidly transforming our relationship with our consumerism. After a surge of environmental concerns, a global recession, and years of extreme consumption, people are realizing that it is not the stuff that they need, but the experience that the stuff fulfills. We all have so many possessions lying around that we don’t use from watched … [Read more...]

How To Boost Cash Flow For Your Startup


As a growing startup we have personally experienced the challenges of cash flow management so we know how it feels! The truth of the matter is cash flow management is important for all businesses but it is essential for early stage start-ups. Put simply, cash flow management can be narrowed down to delaying outlays of cash as long as possible whilst encouraging and facilitating … [Read more...]

Why An International Team Chose A Spanish Startup Accelerator


For some young startups, the opportunity to join a leading, promising accelerator that will help get their ideas off the ground and achieve our goals is a dream come true. I wrote an article for Barcinno a few months back describing the benefits of choosing Barcelona as a base for your startup, and mentioned some of the great accelerators in the Barcelona startup ecosystem. For … [Read more...]

Barcelona Startup Trip4real Raises €1.4 Million Investment For Global Growth


Trip4real is here to stay! The fast-growing Barcelona collcons startup has officially locked its second million euro investment, this time in a €1.4 million round led by Emprendetur (€1.2M) and ENISA (€250K). Their first investment round of €1,000,000 was led by Caixa Capital Risc and Kibo Ventures closed in June 2014. The expanding company, famous for their unique online … [Read more...]

Medtep’s $2M Funding Is Good News For Barcelona’s E-Health Sector

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Medtep, a cutting-edge online platform utilizing digital therapeutics for disease prevention along with advanced solutions for treatment and wellness, closed a $2,000,000 investment round today led by Mexican Investment Fund Stella Maris Partners with the participation of other American and Spanish investors such as Iñigo Juantegui (Co-Founder of neveraroja.com), Pablo … [Read more...]

CEO Interview: How Tappx Created An Entire Community To Promote Your Mobile App


In a world where the Internet and technology rule almost every aspect of our daily lives, marketing and advertising online is a must. However, this is not an easy task. Pop ups and spam have made this fleet quite difficult. Now with Tappx the game has changed. Last month, Tappx successfully hit their break-even mark and and show no plans of slowing down. But what is Tappx and … [Read more...]