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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Malaga-based startup Agrow Analytics has started 2024 by raising €650,000 in a seed round led by GoHub Ventures, Demium Capital and First Drop, which will allow the company to consolidate its precision technology focused on optimizing water use and reducing water footprint in agriculture. Agrow Analytics has developed a system that unifies all data […]
TravelPerk secures over $100m in funding led by Softbank Vision Fund 2 to expand hyper-growth business travel platform
TravelPerk, the hyper-growth business travel management platform, today announces it has closed an additional $104m investment led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with significant participation from existing investors, including Kinnevik and Felix Capital. The round is an extension of the Series D-1 raised in January 2022, led by General Catalyst. Stephen Thorne, Investment Director for […]
Bankflip, the data capturing and processing platform for financial services, successfully raises a €2.6 million funding round.
Startup Bankflip, a platform aiding financial service providers (credit, mortgages, banking, and insurance) in real-time document and data collection and processing from public authorities, has closed a €2.6 million funding round. JME led the round, with participation from Draper B1, Demium, Enzo Ventures, Notion Capital, and notable Business Angels like Iñaki Berenguer and Fernando Cabello-Astolfi. […]
Harbiz raises €5 million funding round led by Octopus Ventures to strengthen its UK and German presence
Harbiz, the leading technology platform for fitness professionals, has closed a €5 million funding round to strengthen its international presence, focusing on consolidating its growth in the UK and German markets. The funding will also be used to fuel its go-to-market strategy of product-led growth, in addition to continuing to attract international talent. This new […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
StartupsReal launches the evolution of investment in Spain over the last three years (2016 to 2018). In this 120-page report, the magazine analyzes the evolution of investment in the Spanish startup ecosystem in recent years, identifying important milestones in the ecosystem and analyzing the Spanish startups with the greatest potential.
StartupsReal is launching its second report on Investment in Spain of startups and the 100 most active venture capital funds in the country after 2019’s edition.
StartupsReal presents a report analysing all the startup support initiatives in Spain, detailing each one on an individual basis while also analysing the overall regional impact of these initiatives in the country’s different Autonomous Regions.