Grow-UP Spain Will Connect Spanish Startups With International Investors

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When it comes to solving Spain’s unemployment problem, creating a startup-friendly environment is one of the priorities of Spanish politicians on all levels, from local city governments to the central government. And within Spain (and Europe) Barcelona is definitely one of the hot spots and hubs for startups, and events like the Mobile World Congress, 4YFN and the Smart City … [Read more...]

7 Venture Capital Firms Investing In Barcelona Start-ups Right Now!

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Before we present the venture capitalists and angel investors that are looking to invest in Barcelona start-ups, let’s give you a few tips for you to choose the right investor. Did I just say that YOU can choose? Yes, I know we are in trying times, but you do NOT want the wrong investor. Signing an investor to your start-up is almost as big a commitment as having a baby with … [Read more...]

Dribble Dots Launches First Dual Spain/UK Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

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Dribble Dots has what it takes for a new business to get initial traction in the global marketplace. The product: gourmet cooking oils. The slogan: How do you Dribble? However the fººº you want. And the passion: until now, founders Jason Clevering and Michelle Fabregas have been hard at work doing everything on their own from sales to distribution, branding to marketing, as … [Read more...]

Meet the 5 Barcelona Startups That Presented at the 2nd Conector Accelerator Demo Day

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Last week, Conector – Barcelona’s high-growth startup accelerator, held their second Demo Day of 2014 at IESE business school. As accelerator programs of various shapes, sizes and business models are expanding across Europe, there’s always eager anticipation to see the results. For most accelerators, those results first appear in the form of a Demo Day  – an afternoon where the … [Read more...]

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...]