The Definitive Barcelona BIG Tech Event List for the Second Half of 2014

Barcelona Wins The European Capital of Innovation Award

Well, it's August and there's not much to report on during these sultry Barcelona summer days. Many escape the city for a few weeks of holiday bliss, while the rest put their heads down and actually get some work done, undisturbed from the usual hustle and bustle of startup life. So, as you have some downtime and chance to take a step back and assess the rest of 2014, here is … [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...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Kompyte (@Kompyte)

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As founders, we all have those moments where we go a little batshit crazy over the competition. We waste too much time researching and focusing on what our competitors are doing rather than on the goals of our own company. That’s why the folks at Kompyte have just rolled out a series of tools that help monitor the online activity of your competition allowing you to save time … [Read more...]

Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Trovel @Trovel

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With the amount of self-made millionaires on the rise, the luxury market is on an upward trend. According to BCG the global luxury market already accounts for €1.3 trillion worldwide with luxury travel as the largest single category worth €335 billion and growing at an impressive rate of 5-6%. So where online do you buy that private jet you’ve always wanted coupled with a … [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

Conductr DJ iPad App Barcelona Startup - Barcinno

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

Barcelona VC Nauta Capital Invests ABA English

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 Taxis Threaten Violence Against the Startup Community and Hotels As Uber Protests Escalate

Uber in Spain - Barcinno

A group of professional Barcelona taxi drivers have channeled their angst against Uber onto the entire Barcelona startup community by threatening violence at a now-cancelled startup event hosted by Startup Party and Iniciador. Startup Party is a young, but rapidly growing offline community that hosts monthly informal gatherings and social events for Barcelona's … [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

Braingaze mind tracking technology Barcelona Startup

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...]