BerriUp is the first Startup Accelerator with private initiative in the Basque Country. It was founded in 2015, by local entrepreneurs to encourage the development of new businesses.
Through its calls, twice a year, BerriUp chooses different projects to be part of its acceleration program. Indifferently of the sector or the typology of the team, BerriUp is committed to innovative and revolutionary initiatives with a passionate team behind and eager to turn their idea into a reality.
They have already made 10 calls, where the winners receive:
- 50K in exchange for 10% of the company
- Training and advice for entrepreneurial teams in charge of our network of mentors.
- A Coworking space
- Belonging to the BerriUp community with more than 100 outstanding members: entrepreneurs, company managers, mentors, etc.
The selected teams in each call are settled for 16 weeks in the BerriUp coworking space in San Sebastián, with the aim of working on the validation of their business model, demonstrating its viability and its place in the market.
In this period, the BerriUp team helps startups in secondary matters and advisory efforts so that they can focus on those tasks that do add value to the project.
The teams have to be personally in the coworking space, which help them training as well as contacting more often with the network of mentors. Also, this allows accelerated companies to share experiences in the same work environment from which new proposals for collaboration and mutual support usually arise.
BerriUp offers its experience in innovation development and entrepreneurship to SMEs, as an external consultant, performing personalized services to each company: either with internal development programs (intrapreneurship), or with external programs (open innovation). In this way they collaborate with companies to achieve new business lines, promote their digital transformation and the development of the business fabric. BerriUp has already analysed more than 700 projects.
Nowadays through this method, it has more than 20 accelerated companies, a network of more than 30 professional mentors with a relevant trajectory, and a space of more than 500mts2 located in San Sebastián.
February closed with a total of €18.99 million invested in a total of 15 public operations, a rather low figure if we compare it with the first month of the year (January closed with €48.47 million invested in startups).
Tutellus, is the first company in the ecosystem based on “tokenization” of education. Currently, Tutellus is focused on combining the traditional business with the Blockchain area.
European consortium EIT Food has launched Seedbed 2020, a programme to boost new agri-food companies. With this intensive six-month programme, EIT Food wants to train new companies so they can turn their projects into viable companies with a future.
Last Mile Team, a startup that simultaneously offers companies of any size the ability to easily incorporate into their distribution operations a level of customer experience, optimization and visibility comparable to Amazon or Uber.
Difunde Online is a boutique performance marketing agency, specialized in lead generation. It offers integral and tailor-made solutions to improve and optimize the internet presence of its clients.
eCO2Blocks develop and produce environmental friendly CO2 absorbent 100% recycled pavement blocks which are made by industrial waste, non-potable water and CO2 – eCO2Pavers.
Feedect is the startups that provides high quality nutrients with minimum environmental impact. His commitment to changing the world through small projects and his ability to attract investment has led him to become part of the EIT Climate-KIC accelerator.
Cleantech Camp is searching for new projects and startups to accelerate the energy transition across Europe
EIT InnoEnergy, Naturgy, Enagás, CRH, Prio, Barcelona Activa y la Cámara Municipal de Lisboa promote the 5th edition of Cleantech Camp, an acceleration program with an international focus oriented towards startups or business ideas in their initial phases that focus on clean energies.
Antai Venture Builder is a startup focused on building digital business. It is born under the word for “commitment” in Japanese. The company, which has launched around twenty businesses since its founding in 2012, decided to specialize in business market analysis and thus achieve “proven success” businesses to implement in the commercial ecosystem.
MotoShare is an online platform exclusively for bikers, where you can rent bikes within a nearby community. This way, bikers can access a wide variety of bikes for a low price, renting them directly from other owners.
Metricson, the comprehensive legal services firm specializing in technology and innovation companies
Metricson is a law firm that operates in the technology and innovation business sector. “The company’s objective is based on helping companies around the world to develop and protect their activity with legal guarantees”, states the company.
Unnax is a provider of Open Banking solutions that, through its APIS portfolio, allows companies to obtain user banking data, it also enables the payment process and moves money in an intelligent way.
2019 closes with more than 1,000 million Euro invested in startups in Spain and with two Spanish technology companies, Cabify and Glovo, considered as unicorns (companies with valuations exceeding 1 billion Euro), whose latest operations have contributed to these accumulated figures. In fact, the last round of 150M Euro announced by Glovo last December means […]
Pensumo is a Spanish startup that is dedicated to converting “daily actions and purchases” into savings for the pension in a very simple way: through a mobile application.
The Byld startup has launched a model of startup creation called Corporate Venture Building, which is based on the construction of startups with large corporations. This is “the definitive innovation model”, says the company. Byld’s business model focuses on “taking on the risk of the creation process of startups”.
Time flexibility, immediacy, geolocation and process optimization are some of the ingredients that have developed and boosted many startups in the logistics ecosystem in Spain. All this, combined with technology and industry 4.0, have made this sector one of the champions in innovation. Together with artificial intelligence there is a series of startups with a […]
Since 1999, MIT Technology Review recognizes the young innovators and most talented entrepreneurs from different countries who are developing new technologies to help solve the problems that affect our society nowadays.
Yatepeino.com is an online platform and marketplace that offers beauty services on the date and at the place chosen by the client, at home, at a hotel, office or in the place that best suits them. The company was born in 2016 by the entrepreneurs Jesús Olmo and Enrique Arnaldo with the idea of generating […]
Spotahome is a 100% online booking platform, offering an exhaustive list of apartments, rooms, studios, and student residencies. The company focuses on finding residential rentals for mid-to long term stays of a minimum 30 days, depending on city regulations. Inspired by their own experience living abroad, Alejandro Artacho, Bruno Bianchi, Bryan McEire and Hugo Monteiro […]
Relendo is an online platform which allows users to rent their personal goods to those around them. Through Relendo it is possible to share and rent products to users residing nearby, in a safe and fun way. Relendo was created in 2015 as a platform for collaborative consumption that allows individuals within the same area […]
November gave a new boost to investments in 2019 thanks to the end of the month with a cumulative 140.83M€ invested in startups in a total of 22 public operations, making it the second month with the highest number of capital raised in 2019 after April (280.36M€) and ahead of July (131.61M€). The total accumulated […]
HiReach project has launched its new Startup Lab acceleration programme that will connect 20-25 talented startups with key players in the mobility sector and which will create a pioneering ecosystem of innovation for inclusive mobility. The project welcomes EU-based startups with a product or prototype, with established founding teams or wishing to become engaged in product teams or […]
Delvy Law & Finance is an innovative law firm that was born in the 22 district of Barcelona. Delvy’s objective is to be a reference as lawyers for startups to cover the legal, financial and fiscal needs of technological startups and disruptive companies. The startup was founded by Pablo Mancía and Josep Navajo, and according […]
PARSEC is a business accelerator supporting the creation of new Earth Observation-based products and services. The accelerator targets SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and individuals who want to have an impact on the emerging Food, Energy and Environment sectors.
Declarando is a platform that helps Spanish self-employed to avoid certain errors when paying taxes. These workers pay around 4,000 euros more per year in taxes than they should, as they deduct fewer expenses than they are actually entitled to in their quarterly VAT returns. With Declarando, a self-employed person keeps his accounts, makes invoices, presents […]
Factorial HR, a solution for simplifying the management of human resources in small and medium enterprises
Factorial HR is a company that offers software for human resources management. The company was founded in 2016 by Jordi Romero and Pau Ramon, who came from Redbooth (former Teambox) and Bernat Farrero from Itnig. Among the investors who have joined the company are Albert Domingo (Nextret) and Pere Vallès (Scytl). Factorial was born in […]
EDP Starter is an innovative incubation concept for startups in the energy sector, allowing them to enter the innovation ecosystem of EDP, Portugal’s leading electricity group and one of the largest in Europe. It is much more than a physical space, as the platform offers a virtual incubation modality where entrepreneurs can access EDP’s innovation […]
Hotelinking’s activity focuses on the hotel sector. The company is responsible for connecting with accommodations around the world and offering management and distribution. At the same time, the company was created through the collaboration of Daniel Alzina, one of the founders and CEO, who has been a product manager and sales professional with 10 years […]
The magazine El Referente has produced the first Analysis on Initiatives to Support Startups, which brings together all the agents (accelerators, incubators, acceleration programs, Open Innovation, etc.) that help entrepreneurs in their early stages of life. And thanks to this report, we have drawn a series of very relevant conclusions, which are summarized below. The […]
Correos launches its 3rd edition of Lehnica Challenge to promote the development of 5 business projects
CorreosLabs launches the third edition of the Lehnica Challenge, a competition for innovative projects through which the Correos helps the development and implementation of startup projects with the aim of bringing added value to the market. In addition, this year, the company has explained that it will build a long-term relationship with the chosen startups. […]
Neting App is the first networking team application that optimizes time and generates more business for users. The goal of this startup focuses on the creation of a digital networking channel with which users can sell their products and services in order to generate more business for your company, anywhere and even from a smartphone […]
October closed with 32.11 millions of euro invested in startups, in a total of 17 Spanish public operations, the amounts of two of which have not been made official. This figure puts the accumulated investment in technology so far in 2019 at 733.65 millions of euro, slightly less than the figure for 2018 at the end […]
EIT Digital has awarded the 10 best European Deep Tech companies in the EIT Digital Challenge scaleup contest 2019. A record number of 279 scaleups from 33 countries applied, representing a 40% growth with respect to 2018 and the highest country variety in the 6-year history of Europe’s flagship deep tech competition in digital. The […]
Bnext, its based on a marketpalce of financial, insurance and travel-related products, all managed through a single account. The financial company also works with an electronic money institution regulated by the Bank of Spain.
GOI is focused on the transport of bulky goods and has the aim to become the industry leader within the heavy and bulky last mile home delivery sector, initially in Spain and subsequently other international markets.
Nova Spain, the Spanish branch of Nova Global, connects the world’s best young professionals and students, both through an online exclusive platform and offline through disruptive events. Most of these events, held by Nova, are based on “Design thinking” as a tool to meet the challenges of companies and NGO’s.
Lingbe, a free language practice mobile app that allows users to call native speakers instantly, is announcing its official relaunch and the company’s acquisition by italki.
El Referente has compiled in the following report all the initiatives looking for innovative companies in order to incorporate them into their programs. Some of them end on October, while others will remain open until November and December.
RavenPack raises 10 million dollars from GP Bullhound to provide data and insights to financial institutions
The company RavenPack has raised 10 million dollars (9 million euros) from technology advisory and investment firm GP Bullhound, as the company seeks to expand sales of its analytics platform in Asia.
Digital platform ID Finance has raised over 2 million euros at crowdfounding within a week to the moment, this amount will help the company to improve and developed the project among Europe and Latin American countries.
Impulsa Vision Startups, the accelerator program for startups by RTVE, has opened its 5th Edition for the presentation of projects that must be submitted by the end of December 22nd, 2019. It is a program for freelance professionals and startups whom want to take part in the startups ecosistem.
CBRE has launched its Proptech Third Edition Challenge, first ever competition in Europe to seek out digital talent capable of revolutionising the world of real estate through creative and innovative ideas.
Ecertic is a leading Spanish digital transformation company focused on electronic contracting, online identity and digital signature with legal guarantee in all services.
The chief executive for Climate-KIC Kirsten Dunlop has open in Valencia a new space called #SuperLabPorts, an area for innovation and entrepreneurship in the maritime and port sector on climate change.
Diego Soro (CEO) is the founder of Tender.co, an online platform that aggregates public and private tenders worldwide, offering companies easy access to information and business opportunities. It is a recent addition to the original company Fundera, another of Soro’s projects, which focuses exclusively on aggregating information on public financing lines around the world. For […]
The ten projects that have successfully completed the acceleration phase of the third edition of the Costa del Sol Tourism Hub program will have the opportunity, on October 16, to access one of the three categories covered by the Costa del Sol Award for Entrepreneurial Tourism Initiatives, promoted by Tourism and Planning Costa del Sol and sponsored by the Unicaja Banking Foundation.
Many corporations such as Abanca, Acciona, Iberdrola, Banco Sabadell, Bankia as well as specialized accelerators have decided to launch their acceleration calls after summer and all of them will coincide with the celebration of the South Summit in Madrid from 2 to 4 October, an important time of the year as the Spanish ecosystem is concentrated throughout the week in Madrid.
Internxt is an innovative Spanish startup that is currently fighting against the environmental and privacy problems that society is experiencing. To do this, they have created X Cloud, a (cloud) storage tool like Google Drive, iCloud or Dropbox, which seeks to differentiate itself from its competitors in the levels of security and privacy offered to the user.
Crowdcube was founded in the UK in 2011 by Darren Westlake and Luke Lang, and was Europe’s first equity crowdfunding platform. Westlake and Lang came up with the idea after watching a television programme called Dragon’s Den, in which entrepreneurs presented their startups to business angels to raise finance.
The newspaper El Referente today released the fourth edition of the Investment Guide for Startups, now on sale on our online channels. After three years of growth in the number of guides sold, the magazine has once again opted for a 226-page edition in which it reviews all the agents in the ecosystem.
Nektria is a startup that develops SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions aimed at last mile for ecommerce, aligning the interests of online consumers, ecommerce, operators/logistics costs, and cities.
Mentor Day is an acceleration program held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It lasts one week, is inspired by “Google sprint” and is totally free, private and non-profit. The acceleration is completed in only five days and in key sectors, working in each process of acceleration a sector.
FlexiDAO is a software provider in the energy sector founded in 2017 by energy engineers Simone Accornero (IT) and Grzegorz Bytniweski (PL) and by economist Joan Collell (ES). The three founders bring diverse experience from companies like Google, Bain & Company and Everis.
The smart industry public-private startup accelerator, BIND 4.0, closes the registration period for its 4th edition on September 13. From 5 July, startups from all over the world can access the new edition of this program, with the support of the Basque Government’s business development agency, SPRI.
August closes with only six investment rounds and a cumulative €13.52M in investment, a very low figure that causes a drop in investment in startups in Spain at the end of the eighth month of the year.
Teltoo is a platform that distributes high quality audiovisual content online. It is a peer-to-peer technology that helps broadcasters, ISPs and publishers improve the quality of their streaming services, increasing their bandwidth availability by up to 80%.
Tecnalia Ventures is a venture builder belonging to the research and technological development center Tecnalia, the top center in Spain and one of the most relevant in Europe. The incubator accompanies and accelerates the business opportunities of entrepreneurs from the idea to its validation in the market.
Supertech, the Spanish startup founded in 2015, has developed a technological tool that allows orders to be delivered in just one hour, efficiently and profitably, and that manages all e-commerce operations automatically.
Acciona will launch in Chile its open innovation platform, Acciona’s I’mnovation, in September to broaden the scope of its corporate accelerator to Latin America. This program in Chile is the first to be launched outside Europe, and is intended to integrate the company’s innovation approaches developed by its Latin American teams with breakthrough technologies developed by startups and technology partners.
SaludOnNet is an online platform in the Healthcare sector where health services can be booked in more than 4,000 clinics and private hospitals in Spain at very low prices.
C21BeBrave is an ecommerce platform founded in 2015, selling watches, with interchangeable straps, and sunglasses. The fashion brand’s aim is to prove that “being Christian and enjoying life is compatible nowadays.”
July closed with 137,027 million euros invested in startups in Spain, a very interesting figure but somewhat lower than the investment seen in the same month in 2018 (188.56 million euros). This figure reflects that the accumulated investment in Spain following the closing of the seventh month is maintained at very similar numbers to those seen last year.
MGC & Co. is a Public Relation and Talent boutique founded by Marian Gómez Campoy. This PR company privileges one-on-on personal relationship with every person they work with. Hence, the ‘boutique’ concept, which speaks to the intimate, rare and exceptional environment MGC&Co. offers.
MilloLab is a company that provides technology to any startup, company or individual wishing to set up and manage their own crowdsurfing platform or campaign. It builds platforms of any type, including reward, equity and lending, to help clients successfully launch their projects and businesses into crowdsurfing.
Spanish Radio and Television or RTVE, the state-owned media group which is also the largest Spanish language broadcaster in the world has launched an accelerator. Impulsa Visión is an initiative with a vertical design aimed at investing in innovative and disruptive proposals in the fields of technology, content and, business management, applied to the media sector.
Housers is the first crowdfunding platform that allows buying property in Spain, Italy and Portugal. Its objective is to democratize real estate investment, and the platform offers transparent, simple, swift and secure processes, enabling anyone to choose how much (minimum investment is 50€), when and where to invest.
Homolgation Student Services is a company dedicated to offering help and advice to students wanting to study abroad. Founded in 2013 by Alejandro Casado, María Dolores Granados and Enrique Martos, the company assists students in finding the university course that best suits their needs and expectations, as well as managing the entire legal process.
Spacestartup helps startups in their commercial processes, providing both good planning and sales strategy, as well as one of the most differentiating characteristics: a professional team that accompanies the entrepreneur throughout the process. The company was born in 2018 thanks to the main actors of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, investors, accelerators, and consultants.
In 2009, business angel and entrepreneur Óscar Fuente and financial management expert Susana López launched IEBS, the digital business school. A pioneering initiative at the time and in Spain, focused on business training applied to Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
JDA Assessors Consultors Professionals, or JDA, is a law firm, tax and labour advisors and business consultants with more than 30 years of experience. With more than 100 specialized professionals, JDA is one of the top ten professional services companies in Catalonia and occupies the 41st position among the top 100 professional firms in Spain, according to the Expansión 2018’s Lawyers.
June does not slow down and maintains ascending constancy regarding investments in Spain, exceeding the figure of 81 million Euro invested in startups in our country in a total of 19 public operations. A figure that keeps alive the hopes of increasing investment this year (476,226 million Euro invested in Spanish technology) compared to 2018, the month ended with €431.3 million, a slightly lower figure.
WONOWO is the first sharing economy search engine created with the goal of bringing together all transport, accommodation and leisure options.
We Are Knitters is an ecommerce of knitting kits and wool crochet balls and 100% natural fibers from Peru, handcrafted needles and a pattern explaining all the steps in a very simple way, founded in 2011 by Pepita Marín and Alberto Bravo.
Milingual is a social learning startup that breaks with the conventional way of learning languages taught at schools and academies, founded by brothers Andrés and Gabriel Pazos in 2015.
Juan A. Baños Martín founded On&Off, a Public Relations and Communications agency specialized in Technology, Startups and E-commerce at the end of 2009 to respond to a demand for public relations in the technology sector.
Kuorum is a comprehensive consultancy firm and SaaS that helps governments, companies and organizations carrying out participatory processes. The startup was launched in 2013 by Matías Nso, Iñaki Domínguez and José María García with €214k raised from angel investors, grants and convertible loans.
Verse, the Fintech App for millennials, obtains European payment license and closes a seed funding round for Euro7M led by Greycroft Partners LLC and international investors to expand to other European markets such as Italy, France and Portugal.
International Airlines Group (IAG) has launched its latest Hangar 51 global innovation programme in collaboration with Iberia, Vueling and IAG Cargo. The initiative will be based in Spain for the second time after the huge success of its previous Spanish programme in 2017.
Fellow Funders is a professional equity crowdfunding platform that enables investors, both institutional and individuals, to invest in early stage companies. Every project liable for investment is submitted to a thorough process of scoring and assessment, developed by Fellow Funders.
May shows a decrease in investment in startups in Spain after the month ended with a cumulative 28.3 million Euro invested in a total of 13 operations and the hangover from April. Despite the fall in the cumulative investment in May, 2019 (€393.62m) continues to have a higher cumulative investment than 2018 (€333.16m).
SumaCRM is CRM platform focused on SMEs and small businesses, in other words, an online tool to manage customers. Its innovation lies not only in its simplicity but also in its usefulness.
Ontruck connects its customers with an extensive network of professional carriers, in order to provide a reliable and efficient delivery service, with the possibility of checking the status of each shipment in real time. Íñigo Juantegui, Gonzalo Parejo Navajas, Samuel Fuentes, Javier Escribano and Rika Christanto founded the company in 2016 to automate the process of assigning palletized loads to carrier vehicles.
AD&LAW was founded by Oliver von Schiller, Ignacio Wucherpfennig and Miguel Ángel Martínez at the end of 2009. Making use of all the technologies available in the market, they cover all the requirements of their clients from a financial, fiscal, accounting, payroll and legal perspective.
Comunicae is an online press release distribution service, that enables users to create, distribute and analyse their press releases, helping them promoting their businesses in a simple and effective way.
The Airbus Bizlab is a global aerospace accelerator bringing together start-ups and Airbus’ own entrepreneurs to transform innovative ideas into valuable businesses more quickly. The call is already open and the registration period starts on May 7, 2019 and ends on July 7.
Metxa is an accelerator of projects for entrepreneurs. Its objective is to invest in the projects selected to participate in their online acceleration program – Metxa BootCamp.
April breaks a new record with respect to the accumulated public investments in Spanish startups and is placed as the second highest monthly figure in the last four years in terms of investment: 280 million Euro, surpassed only by the 439 million Euro of August 2018 thanks to the stratospheric round of Letgo.
Founded in 2013 by Antoni Guitart, Pau Buixeda and Francisco Philip, it is an all-in-one solution created to help better manage self employed and small businesses.
The newspaper El Referente launches through its English magazine, StartupsReal, the platform’s first paid report, which analyzes the evolution of investment in Spain over the last three years (2016 to 2018). The report also identifies and thoroughly details the 100 most active Spanish investment funds and investors in recent years.
Playtomic closes a 6 million round with the objective of consolidate the digitalization and the sports ecosystem
Playtomic, Spain’s biggest sports ecosystem, has obtained 6 millions in an international round to continue working in the digitalization of the sector and the sport’s socialisation.
In less than 2 years Bdeo has established presence in Europe and Latin America, collaborating with the main insurance companies in these markets, such as Mutua Madrileña and Zurich in Spain, Fidelidade in Portugal and BBVA Bancomer in Mexico.
Users can compare prices and coverage of the top insurance companies and quickly and easily subscribe an insurance policy either online or by phone by talking to one of the more than 60 advisers.
beWanted is the largest job search website for students and recent graduates looking to land their first job or internship.
FUDEAT is a curated corporate catering marketplace that allows customers to browse, compare and book different caterers booking a quality service.
Wegow is the first social live music marketplace where fans, artists, promoters and brands interact in a whole new way to get exposure to live music.
Tetuan Valley is an accelerator that helps entrepreneurs turn their idea into a real business that can be tested by forming a community of entrepreneurs who help each other.
EIE is the acronym for the European Institute for Entrepreneurship. Their overall mission is to promote entrepreneurship, paying special attention to people.
Rgtogether is a communications consultancy that specializes on corporate communications, offering customized solutions for startups, founded by Reyes González.
Clicpiso, founded in 2017 by Francisco Moreno, provides the user the guarantee of immediacy and transparency of payment in the face of a real estate sector that tends to hamper such transactions.
February is once again a very weak month in terms of public investment in Spain, achieving one of the worst records of the last 24 months, as the month ends with just over 12 million Euro invested in startups through a total of 7 operations.
Cloud Incubator Hub is a start-up accelerator, an incubator that offers an entrepreneurial ecosystem to seek business opportunities in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
At Mola they spot ideas and projects focused on the Internet and technologies to give them financial support, know-how and “whatever they need” to turn them into viable business projects.
Berriup is the first private Startup Accelerator from the Basque Country. Through a comprehensive supporting program, they accelerate entrepreneurial projects taking into account their maturity stage as well as their particular needs.
APEC (Psychological Support at Home, Apoyo Psicológico en Casa in Spanish) is a social enterprise that intends to change the way we understand psychology.
Demium Startups is a network of incubators dedicated to identifying the best entrepreneurial talent and connecting it with the best business opportunities at the global level, building innovative, scalable and investible tech businesses.
Dietox is the pioneer company in Spain for the realization of detox therapies based on healthy food: vegetables, fruit, legumes and cereals, among others.
Founded by Javier de la Torre and Sergio Alvarez in 2012, CARTO is a leading location intelligence software headquartered in New York, with offices in Madrid, Washington, London and Estonia. Its portfolio of 2,000 customers includes BBVA, BCG, New York City and Twitter and it counts with over 300,000 users around the globe.