Boston Accelerator Dat Venture Is Recruiting Spanish Startups To The US

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A new channel to accelerate Spanish startups overseas and enter the US market has emerged from my hometown of Boston. In collaboration with Harvard University and Efron Consulting, the Boston accelerator Dat Venture is designed to help Spanish entrepreneurs develop their business models and spur international innovation. The mission is to connect international talent … [Read more...]

Why The Shareholders Agreement Is The Most Important Step For Early Startups

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The road to startup success is paved with failure. Sometimes it's outside of your control; wrong market, bad timing, lack of funding, poor leadership, but in my experience, all too often the reason startups meet their demise is due to internal relations. Now, lets picture your start-up. Of course you probably don't have any money, therefore you don't need to put all those … [Read more...]

European Accelerator Startupbootcamp Announces New Data & IoT Program in Barcelona

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After much anticipation, Startupbootcamp, the pan-European accelerator, announced the launch of their newest program scheduled to begin accepting startups this January in Barcelona. The newest addition to the SBC family will have a core focus in accelerating Big Data and Internet of Things projects and is led by the tenured Barcelona-based entrepreneur and investor Angel … [Read more...]

Did You Hear? Barcelona Startup Icebergs Was Acquired By Pinterest

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Barcelona startup Icebergs has been acquired by Pinterest. The founders, Cesar Isern and Albert Pereta, launched Icebergs last year to enable creative professionals to organize, share and collaborate on their projects in the cloud. As an acquihire, the details of the transaction are a secret, however it does mean that Icerbergs as we know it will cease to exist on September … [Read more...]

Barcelona’s CONDUCTR Picks Up €100K Investment From ITNET & Conector Mentors

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Barcelona-based startup Patchworks has raised €100.000 on its first investment round for their app Conductr. Carlos Blanco's Grupo ITNET and several mentors from the Barcelona accelerator Conector provided the funds that will be invested in product development and marketing the already popular iPad app for DJs and musicians. Conductr is an app that controls music production … [Read more...]

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

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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 VC ACTIVE Venture Partners Adds 2 New Team Members Amidst Their Busiest Summer Ever

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European venture capital company ACTIVE Venture Partners has added two new team members with strong entrepreneurial and venture capital experience to their Barcelona squad. Since 2004 ACTIVE has invested in 23 companies in two funds totalling €74m, investing in three of these companies just this month; from June they have led funding rounds for Spanish startups Traity ($4.7 … [Read more...]

Barcelona Eye-tracking Startup Braingaze Raises €336,000 To Fuel Growth

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Eye-tracking tech startup Braingaze (the Mind Tracking Company) announced the mobilization of €336,000 of public and private money in the firm's first pre-seed round of funding since its inception in September 2013. This latest injection will be used primarily for R&D, product development, patent expansion, product regulatory compliance, and the development of the firm's … [Read more...]

Barcelona Accelerator Conector Welcomes 15 New Startups Into The Program

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Barcelona Accelerator Conector has just selected the next 15 startups to enter into the mentoring program of training and advice. This will be the second class of startups for the newest Barcelona accelerator program, as the first four graduated in Conector's first Demo Day in May. Conector searches for the best projects in the mobile and Internet sectors, typically those less … [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...]