January ends with more than €686M invested in startups in Spain and four new unicorns

  • January once again set an investment record, reaching €686 million invested in 34 startups and also increasing to 12 the number of companies valued at €1 billion.

  • The following are considered new Spanish unicorns: Paack, Domestika, Fever and Travelperk.

2022 begins with promising figures for Spanish startup investment. 2021 ended with more than €4.2 billion invested in startups and with eight Spanish technology companies valued at more than €1 billion, and it seems that 2022 is picking up where 2021 left off. At the end of January, the cumulative investment exceeds €686M invested in startups (January 2021 closed with more than €370M invested in startups) and in January alone four new scaleups became unicorns, reaching valuations of more than €1 billion.

This is the case of TravelPerk (€100M), Paack (€200M), Fever (€200M) and Domestika (€90M), which have announced million euro rounds and have laid the foundations for another promising year in terms of investment. Four startups join the exclusive club of companies with million-euro valuations (currently made up of eight scaleups) that we recently published  in El Referente.

This month there have been a total of 34 public deals compared to 32 in January 2021, with the SaaS sector obtaining the most rounds (5) followed by other sectors of reference such as health, fintech, energy and logistics/delivery with three deals. In addition to the four mega-rounds of the month, it is worth highlighting other notable investment operations such as MyInvestor (€20M), Submer (€30M) or the rounds of Peptomyc and Payflow, which have exceeded €8M. 

In addition, the rest of the Spanish investment rounds in January were ClimateTrade (€7M), Cloudtown (€2.2M), Lastapp (€2.2M), NWare (€1.1M), Haddock (€1m), Kanguro (€1M), V2C (€1M) and those under €1M; Calliope, Hobeen, Subbliminal, Linking Realities, HR Bot Factory, Revoolt, Evix, Aritum, Livetopic, Bitstartups, Kupay, Impulsyn, Veris Behavior, Berrly, Fuel Your Brands, Nymiz, Opground and Gurucall.