Startups
YNSAT Awarded ESA Contract for Satellite Imagery Processing and Visualization Platform

YNSAT, a leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions specializing in satellite imagery access, is thrilled to announce its recent contract win with the European Space Agency (ESA). Starting in April 2024, YNSAT will provide ESA with a subscription-based platform dedicated to satellite imagery processing and visualization, aligning with the cutting-edge capabilities of Remote […]

Investments
Factorial secures $80M of Go-To-Market investment from General Catalyst to accelerate growth

Factorial, the all-in-one business and HR management platform for SMBs globally, today announces the closing of an $80 million Go-To-Market investment from General Catalyst, a leading US-based venture capital firm. This financing comes after Factorial closed a heavily oversubscribed $120 million Series C led by Atomico in October 2022, making Factorial a unicorn. Factorial, as […]

Investments
Imperia raises a €3M investment round to become the benchmark software in Supply Chain Management in Europe

In a strategic move to revolutionize supply chain management, Imperia announces the closure of a €3 million funding round. This round is led by the Spanish VC Samaipata and includes participation from All Iron Ventures and Accel Starter Programme, along with follow-on investments from previous investors such as Draper B1 and Angels Capital. The round […]

Ecosystem
Innovation in packaging, key to the agrifood industry

New EU regulations state that by 2030, all packaging on the EU market must be reusable or recyclable in an economically viable manner.  They also stipulate the percentages of plastic that different packaging must contain, while banning plastic carrier bags. These measures have provoked various reactions, including protests from the food industry. This is why, […]

Investments
Ailin closes €1.5 million financing round to drive healthcare innovation

The startup Ailin, the first platform that offers a convenient, efficient and secure diagnostic support solution to know and monitor people’s health status, has announced the successful closing of its first official financing round, reaching a significant figure of 1.5 million euros. This round has been possible thanks to the backing of private investors and […]

Investments
Heura's €40 million Series B funding cements its role as a cutting-edge force in food tech evolution

Heura Foods, a leading force in the food-tech industry, has successfully closed its Series B, securing €40 million being the largest plant-based round in 2023. This investment marks a milestone in the company’s trajectory allowing it to accelerate its business vision and confirming Heura as a pivotal tech agent driving the global protein transition towards […]

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European Innovation Council Fund partners with Methinks AI in €2.5 Million Investment

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund and Methinks AI, a leading digital health company specializing in early detection and management of acute stroke patients using artificial intelligence (AI), has announce a significant investment from the EIC Fund along with participation from existing investors and the addition of a new investor. Methinks AI has secured €2.5 […]

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Spanish startup Frenetic raises $12M Series A to rapidly reduce the time required to produce magnetics

Frenetic, a pioneer in custom magnetics technology, has announced a $12M Series A led by Kibo Ventures. Existing investors 42Cap, Join Capital, Bankinter, Bonsai, and Big Sur participated in the round. The funding will enable the company to embark on an ambitious new manufacturing project, open an office in Silicon Valley and expand its presence […]

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Arkadia Space, a green orbital propulsion company, announces the closure of its 2.8M€ Seed round

Arkadia Space, a Spanish company specializing in chemical propulsion systems for satellites and spacecrafts, announces the closure of a €2.8 million Seed funding round from private and public sources. The oversubscribed round was led by Draper B1, a VC based in Valencia and part of the Draper Venture Network, founded by the renowned American investor […]

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Jotelulu raises €4M to help IT companies easily deliver cloud services to SMEs

Jotelulu, a platform that helps transform IT companies into cloud service providers, announced today it has successfully closed €4 million in a Series A round of investment. Adara Ventures, one of the leading European deep tech funds, led the round, with participation from US-based fund G2A Investment Partners and previous investors Fundación Bankinter and Big […]

News
New technologies in sports: South Summit Madrid 2023 bets on Sportstech, with Pau Gasol, the NBA and Iker Casillas as protagonists

South Summit Madrid 2023, the leading event for the entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem co-organised by IE University, will feature content and conversations dedicated to analysing the growing trend of Sportstech, i.e. the application of innovation and new technologies to the world of sport.  The 11th edition of South Summit, to be held between the 7th […]

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Sustainability and healthy living, the pillars of meal kit startup Let’s cook

Let’s cook is a meal kit company based in Barcelona. The company sends the ingredients in exact quantities with the corresponding recipe to cook at home and creates plans for cooking healthy and tasty food every week. Chefs and nutritionists develop new recipes every week for a complete cooking experience with healthy and varied meals. […]

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iPronics raises €3.7 Million to accelerate the adoption of programmable photonic chips

iPRONICS, the pioneering photonic computing company that has developed the first general-purpose photonic processor that is reconfigurable by software, today announced a €3.7M investment led by Amadeus Capital Partners, with participation from Caixa Capital Risc.  Emerging technology trends in autonomous vehicles and LIDAR, 5G signal processing, deep learning and AI, cyber security, DNA sequencing, and […]

Ecosystem
There are currently 9 unicorns in Spain and there are 20 other companies that could become unicorns in the next two years

2021 ended with a cumulative investment in tech companies in excess of €4 billion and it was partly thanks to the mega rounds that took place over the past year. The 25 largest rounds of 2021 (over €60M) achieved more than 85% of the cumulative investment in Spain and led to two new companies, Jobandtalent […]

Investments
2021 exceeds €4 billion invested in Spanish startups

The year 2021 ends with the highest investment figure ever obtained in Spanish history: €4,207 billion in a total of 400 operations. Madrid and Barcelona are consolidating their position as national entrepreneurial hubs, accounting for 85% of the country’s investment. Jobandtalent becomes a new unicorn, after raising €628M in 2021 alone. The fastest-growing sectors in Spain in terms of startups and innovation are healthcare and Fintech.

Investments
Investment in Spanish startups reaches €1,767,271 million in the first four months of 2021

The 11 largest investment rounds of 2021 accumulate a total of €1,520.50M, which represents 86% of the total investment of the year. Glovo, one of the Spanish unicorns, leads the largest round of the year with €450 million.

Investments
2020 ends with €1.101M invested in Spanish startups

Glovo and Flywire were the only investment rounds to exceed €100 million. The accumulated total for the year was 1,101,786 million Euro invested in a total of 338 public operations, the second best figure in the history of Spain.