These Are The Top 35 Startups In Spain!

Top 35 Startups In Spain That Is Making A Remarkable Impact In The Global Stage!

  

Spanish startup ecosystem is thriving! Reports shows that, in 2017 Spain’s tech startups investment grew by 45%. And in Jan & Feb, 2018 a large number of their startups already secured funding from major investors around the globe.

 


 

Barcelona – top 4! Barcelona becomes one of the most attractive tech & innovation hubs in Europe.– This year Barcelona is the top 4 startup & innovation hubs in Europe in 2017. Even though there was an unstable political situation, Barcelona based startups got 477 million euros investment and it actually doubles the numbers of 2016. In 2017 Barcelona became the third Europen city in terms of startup investment, behind London, Berlin and Paris. And again, if we compare it with 2016, Barcelona improved it’s position, last year it was on the 5th place. So far, so good! – taken from online journal

 


Spain’s cool weather, delicious food & their openness in culture, makes some of their cities a great place to start a business which includes Madrid, Barcelona. And these cities has incubated many great startups that are thriving in the global stage today.
  

Here Are The Top 35 Startups Based In Spain:

  

1. Cabify:

 

 

An international transportation network company that provides vehicles for hire via its smartphone mobile app. Vehicles are driven by their owners, who must pass a rigorous selection process. Cabify’s platform connects people with private cars and drivers to make getting around cities easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Year Founded: 2011

Total Funding: $407M in 7 funding rounds
Last Funding Type: Series E, on Jan 22, 2018
Lead Investors: Rakuten Capital, Seaya Ventures & Kevin Laws


Valuation: $1.4B, as of Jan 22, 2018

  

2. CornerJob:

 

 

A job matching platform that enables users to find geolocated job offers, apply to them, chat directly with the recruiters and quickly get an answer. CornerJob’s app includes a chat feature to minimize timeouts in the selection process and better fits to recruiters that are not only doing recruitments but managing an activity as well.

Year founded: Sep 1, 2015

Total Funding: $57M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series C, on Aug 1, 2017
Lead Investor: Northzone

  

3. Jobandtalent:

 

 

A free job search app that instantly matches employers with job seekers, simplifying the hiring process so that it’s fast and easy. Jobandtalent is the first business to provide the entire process of selecting, hiring and managing employees within a mobile app. It uses unique technology, developed by data scientists and engineers, which combines big data analysis and machine learning to match the right job opportunities with the right candidates in the most accurate and efficient way possible.

Year Founded: 2009

Total Funding: $93.1M in 7 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Debt Financing, on Feb 12, 2018
Lead Investors: Atomico, Kibo Ventures, Qualitas Equity Partners & Pelayo Cortina Koplowitz

  

4. Typeform:

 

 

A SaaS company designed to let its users create surveys and other kinds of forms. Typeform’s main software creates dynamic forms based on user needs. It brings together design, rich media, and new technologies to improve the user’s experience of online forms. It’s software has been used by Apple Inc., Airbnb, Uber and Nike, Inc.[1][2] Typeform produces millions of forms every month.

Year Founded: 2012

Total Funding: $52.3M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series B, as of Sep 11, 2017
Lead Investors: Index Ventures, General Atlantic & Connect Ventures


Valuation: $2B, on Oct 21, 2016

  

5. Glovo:

 

 

Glovo is an on demand service that purchases, picks-up and delivers anything that is ordered through the app. The service is carried-out in less than an hour by independent couriers, called Glovers. It’s application connects customers with independent local couriers, who acquire goods from any restaurant or shop in a city and also deliver urgent packages for a variable fee.

Year Founded: 2015

Total Funding: €37.1M in 5 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series B, on Sep 28, 2017
Lead Investors: Rakuten & Cathay Innovation


Acquisition: Acquired Foodinho on Mar 31, 2016

  

6. fintonic:
 

 

A mobile-centric consumer banking platform that provides its users with insurance and investment products, and targeted loans. Fintonic offers an advanced access point for its users to enter all of their accounts as well as financial information to guide them through the analysis of millions of financial data points with relevant financial products.

Year Founded: 2011

Total Funding: €26.2M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series B, on Jun 23, 2017
Lead Investor: ING Group

  

7. Fon:

 

 

A carrier WiFi provider that pioneers of residential WiFi sharing, they revolutionized carrier WiFi with their technology, creating a globally connected WiFi network. Today, they continue to innovate through two leading business areas. Fon Solutions offers best-in-class WiFi products and services. Their cutting-edge management solutions enable service providers to configure, deliver and operate their own WiFi services. Fon Network aggregates residential and premium carrier WiFi footprints creating one coherent global WiFi network.

Year Founded: 2006

Total Funding: $110.4M in 6 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Venture- Series unknown, on Jan 20, 2014
Lead Investors: Index Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures & Atomico

  

8. ID Finance:

 

 

A finTech company specializing in online lending in emerging and growing markets. ID Finance is aimed to include unbanked people into full financial relations, raising their standard of living. It brings innovations into emerging markets and provides financial inclusion as a social mission.

Year Founded: 2012

Total Funding:
a) 2 equity Rounds “A” in 2013, “B” in 2015, total funding amounted to $9M
b) ID Finance secured debt funding by $50M announced in 2017

Last Funding Type: Debt Financing, on Feb 16, 2017

Lead Investors: Emery Capital, TransKapitalBank

  

9. Badi:

 

 

Badi is an app company that improves urban living by connecting people with shared spaces with a seamless and powerful product experience. The company built its platform with the aim of disrupting the older classifieds approach to room rentals, where people list rooms to rent and then have to do lots of manual legwork fielding all the calls and emails their advert receives.

Year Founded: 2015

Total Funding: $14.9M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, on Feb 6, 2018
Lead Investors: Spark Capital

  

10. Artificial Solutions:

 

 

A multinational software company that develops and sells natural language interaction products for enterprise and consumer use. Artificial Solutions is the leading specialist in Natural Language Interaction (NLI). The company’s patented technology enables people to hold two-way meaningful conversations with applications and services running on computers, mobile technology and other electronic devices in a humanlike, intelligent manner.

Year Founded: 2001

Total Funding: $18.7M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series C, on Jun 25, 2013
Lead Investor: Scope Capital Advisory

Acquisition: Acquired Kiwilogic on Jul 1, 2006

  

11. Spotahome:

 

 

Spotahome is a rental site for mid to long-term accommodation in the world offering thousands of personally-checked properties with virtual viewings on the site that include photography, HD video tours, and floor plans so anyone can book directly online without an in-person viewing.

Year Founded: 2014

Total Funding: €13.6M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, on Oct 17, 2017
Lead Investors: Passion Capital, Charlotte Street Capital & Seaya Ventures

  

12. Medlumics:

 

 

MedLumics is a medical device start-up that translates the latest technological and scientific developments in the biophotonics field into innovative and quality products for improving quality of life.

Year Founded: 2009

Total Funding: €37.9M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series B, on Mar 20, 2017
Lead Investors: Caixa Capital Risc, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners & Ysios Capital

  

13. Finizens:

 

 

An online robo advisor that allows its users to invest in globally diversified, low-cost index funded portfolios. Finizens uses the best index funds and ETFs from the largest fund managers in the world, such as Vanguard and BlackRock, which, combined through an optimally diversified investment strategy, allow you to have the best possible return adjusted to your level of risk.

Year Founded: 2015
Total Funding: €4.7M in 3 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Undisclosed, on Jul 17, 2017

 

14. OnTruck:

 

 

OnTruck is the first company of innovation oriented logistics and transport born with the ambition to make shipment of goods. Its team of professionals has international experience in the technology logistics sector (land sector short and long-distance shipping and warehouse management).

Year Founded: 2016

Total Funding: $12.2M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, on May 11, 2017
Lead Investors: Idinvest Partners & Atomico

  

15. 21Buttons:

 

 

A social-commerce app that lets fashion influencers share their wardrobe. 21Buttons is the ultimate fashion social and shopping network; it provides the tools everyone who loves fashion is looking for and allows to buy everything that friends and favourite influencers have shared with just a click.

Year Founded: 2015

Total Funding: €12M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, on Oct 5, 2017
Lead Investors: Kibo Ventures, Samaipata Ventures & JME Venture Capital

  

16. Geoblink:

 

 

A SaaS-based location intelligence solution that helps companies make informed business decisions that helps professionals from the retail, real estate, and FMCG industries make informed decisions about their business strategies. Geoblink combines traditional and non-traditional advanced analytics techniques over big and small data, together with a rich map-based UI to display multiple types of statistics in a way that is simple to use and easy to understand.

Year Founded: 2015

Total Funding: €1.8M in 3 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Seed-Series Unknown, on Mar 17, 2016
Lead Investor: Nauta Capital

  

17. Packlink:

 

 

A disruptive online shipping comparison and booking service, is a young and upbeat company experiencing extreme international growth. Packlink offers individuals and SMBs customers a fast and easy way of booking parcel deliveries with the world’s top couriers, at a discounted price.

Year Founded: 2011

Total Funding: $23.5M in 3 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series C, on Sep 14, 2015
Lead Investors: Accel Partners, Eight Roads Ventures & Active Venture Partners

  

18. buguroo:

 

 

A cybersecurity company that develops software based on deep learning (AI) and analysis of biometric behavior for online fraud detection. Buguroo’s product BugFraud detects cyberthreat thanks to the development of next generation technologies based on deep learning (artificial intelligence), neuronal networks and behavioral analysis biometric.

Year Founded: 2010

Total Funding: €3M in 1 funding round, to date
Last Funding Type: Undisclosed, on Jul 1, 2015
Investor: Inveready Technology Investment Group

  

19. Red Points:

 

 

A technology company that provides a solution for brands and content owners to counterfeiting online and digital piracy. Red Points is the preferred brand protection partner in the sporting, entertainment, fashion, editorial, design and luxury industries, providing unique products across the entire digital spectrum.

Year Founded: 2011

Total Funding: $14.2M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Jan 9, 2018
Lead Investors: Northzone & Mangrove Capital Partners

  

20. ForceManager:

 

 

A mobile sales accelerator platform that allows you to measure, analyse and improve your field sales team’s performance. ForceManager are pioneers in sales management software for field sales teams, facilitating their work and offering greater visibility of what goes on in the field.

Year Founded: 2011

Total Funding: $15.7M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series B, on Dec 6, 2017
Lead Investors: Nauta Capital, AXA Strategic Ventures, Finaves & SIE (Societat d’Inversió dels Enginyers)

  

21. TravelPerk:

 

 

A next-generation business travel booking & management platform for companies of any size. It is revolutionizing the way that organizations budget, book and manage their business travel. TravelPerk are the world’s first and only all-in-one platform for booking business travel that is 100% free.

Year Founded: 2015

Total Funding: $8.5M in 3 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, on Jun 9, 2016
Lead Investor: Spark Capital

  

22. Worldsensing:

 

 

A market leader in Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The company has built on its expertise in low-power wireless sensing networks and has created comprehensive vertical solutions in sectors where IoT is making a measurable impact. Worldsensing – Connected Operational Intelligence Worldsensing is a widely recognized global IoT pioneer. What drives us is the passion to re-define the way smart cities manage mobility and how traditional industries operate infrastructures and assets.

Year Founded: 2008

Total Funding: €8.3M in 5 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding: Series B, on Jul 11, 2017
Lead Investors: Mitsui Global Investment, ETF Partners (Environmental Technologies Fund), Telefonica Ventures, McRock Capital & Finaves

  

23. MedLab Media Group:

 

 

An innovative technological start-up, focused on improving Medicine worldwide through AI, Machine Learning, EHR. MedLab Media Group aims to meet the needs of this niche through immediate access to information regardless of their geographical location and economic situation, giving the same opportunities to the entire medical community.

Year Founded: 2015

Total Funding: €2M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, on Jun 1, 2017
Investors: Lidya Karchevskaya, Luis Maria Velasco Quijano, Galina Vorontsova, Dmitry Doykhen

  

24. Coverfy:

 

 

A free mobile insurance manager App that simplifies and solves all insurance-related issues for its users. Coverfy allows us to manage all your insurance from your mobile, save on your policies, advise you free with a personal expert, declare a claim from your mobile and much more.

Year Founded: 2016

Total Funding: €4.3M in 3 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, on Oct 9, 2017
Lead Investors: K Fund & Seaya Ventures

  

25. Marfeel:

 

 

An ad tech platform that revolutionizes the way publishers create, optimize and monetize mobile websites. Marfeel’s exclusive partnerships with over 20,000 global ad networks and exchanges, ensures top-paying ads from premium advertisers. Now reaching over 500 million readers a month, the company’s groundbreaking website conversion and monetization solution has been recognized by Google, forming a strategic alliance with the search engine in 2015.

Year Founded: 2011

Total Funding: $5.6M in 3 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series B, on Oct 13, 2015
Lead Investors: Nauta Capital, BDMI & Elaia Partners

  

26. Lola Market:

 

 

Lola Market is an online platform (web and App) that offers a quality service in the online purchase of food products in traditional markets, neighborhood stores and supermarkets.

Year Founded: 2015

Acquisition: Acquired Comprea on Oct 4, 2017 for €4.5M

  

27. BYHOURS:

 

 

An online hotel booking platform and app that allows you to book microstays in hotels in sets of 3, 6, and 12 hours and let’s you decide the time of arrival and departure. BYHOURS has introduced a new and disruptive business model in travel industry, about micro-stays and pay-per-use and based in flexibility, which also allow hotels to increase their income, as well as monetize and optimize their resources.

Year Founded: 2012

Total Funding: $9.6M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown, on Dec 18, 2017
Lead Investors: Howzat Partners, Axon Partners Group, HR Ventures & Mediaset

  

28. Whisbi:

 

 

A global provider of innovative live video engagement and mobile-first Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. Whisbi is helping global brands connect their online customers in real time to the company’s brand and product experts; providing these customers with a revolutionary live video experience that is 100% browser and device agnostic, without any plugins or installation of any kind for the customer. It’s seamless, directly from the brand website.

Year Founded: 2008

Total Funding: €7.4M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown, on Jul 26, 2017
Lead Investors: Capital Expansion Fund

  

29. The Colvin Co:

 

 

The Colvin Co is an Spanish online flower shop that offers a wide range of bouquets at accessible prices.

Year Founded: 2016

Total Funding: €3M in 3 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Seed, on Dec 18, 2017
Lead Investor: Samaipata Ventures

  

30. Top Doctors:

 

 

Top Doctors is a globally recognised market leader in the international medicine and e-Health sector. The company represents over 60,000 of the world’s top physicians, and uses the latest innovation and technology to bring them closer to the patients.

Year Founded: 2013

Total Funding Info: €4.6M in 3 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown, on Apr 25, 2017
Lead Investors: AddVenture

  

31. Beabloo:

 

 

A tool for digital marketing that offers the marketing metrics of e-commerce to brick-and-mortar stores. Beabloo delivers this through a simple software that allows content creation and publishing to digital signage screens, websites, mobile phones and social media. The software enables message creation, upload and scheduling, centralized control with wide deployment and campaign analytics.

Year Founded: 2008

Total Funding: €10.4M in 2 funding rounds
Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown, on May 25, 2015
Lead Investor: Infema

  

32. Bipi:

 

 

A tech mobility company that offers the easiest way to get access to a car, anywhere. Bipi are transforming the mobility space by offering subscription packages for car usage with a mix of daily rates with an amazing car fleet. With just a few taps users can have a car delivered right to their home, hotel or office and drive, anywhere.

Year Founded: 2016

Total Funding: €5.1M in 5 funding round, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, on Sep 15, 2017
Lead Investor: Kibo Ventures

  

33. Book’n’Bloom:

 

 

A business management tool integrated into Facebook that helps small local businesses grow further by giving them the opportunity to take advantage of Facebook’s benefits. Book‘n’Bloom helps business owners manage their schedule more easily and more effectively. It’s simple to replace the traditional way of accepting bookings and start receiving appointments online!

Year Founded: 2011

Total Funding: €12.6M in 6 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown, on Apr 1, 2016Apr 1, 2016
Investors: Black Swan Venture Capital, Churvey Business Co. & Claus Rosenberg Gotthard

  

34. Eelp!:

 

 

An app to delegate all personal daily needs busy people have. Eelp! works with best professionals and services at your place to let you have more time for yourself and the ones you care.

Year Founded: 2016

Total Funding: €200K in 1 funding round, to date
Last Funding Type: Angel, on Jan 12, 2017

  

35. Restb.ai:

 

 

RestB is an image recognition AI startup that provides Cognitive Artificial Vision technology, to allow companies fully tailor specialized image recognition models.

Year Founded: 2015

Total Funding: €1.2M in 1 funding round, to date
Last Funding Type: Seed, on May 15, 2017
Investors: Capitana Venture Partners, Athos Capital, Lanta Digital Ventures, Lanta Capital Holdings, Tandem Capital & Court Westcott

  

6 thoughts on “These Are The Top 35 Startups In Spain!”

  1. RGK Mobile is definitely missing here, those guys are working with operators in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, the Mid East relentlessly, by far one of the hottest things to come out of Spain in recent years.

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