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Social fashion e-Shop TheFabShoes gains funding deal

It's not often that a new eCommerce venture gets to be successful so soon, but it appears to be the case with The Fab shoes, who launched a curated social fashion e-shop earlier in 2012, and have now gained major funding. The eFashion site The Fab Shoes...

Key players in Start-ups vi) Didac Lee

Serial founder and keen Barcelona FC supporter (he’s their director for New Technologies ) Didac Lee is a famous Catalan with Taiwanese parents, in the Spanish start-up scene. He started his work career in humble origins as a washer-up at his parents’...

Barcelona start-up addFleet raises $3 million funding deal

addFleet has recently announced a 3 million funding deal that will allow it to expand worldwide - the backers include Telefonica Ventures and Caixa Capital TIC. The Barcelona start-up provides intelligent systems for transportation using a cloud-based...

Malaga IT company VirusTotal bought up by Google

The Malaga online virus and malware scanner outfit, has this month been bought up by Google. In contrast to other virus checkers, VirusTotal aggregates the checks carried out by other website scanners and antivirus checkers. In doing so they can detect...

Key players in Start-ups v) Carlos Blanco Vazquez

Carlos Blanco has been a serial entrepreneur in the Spanish internet sector since the 1990s. Just a few of the enterprises he has founded include Grupo ITnet, OcioMedia, Descargas Online, and OcioDigital. One of his most recent ventures, in 2011, was...

PlaySpace - social games start-up, gains $1.9 million in funding

From the moment I read that this start-up was founded by Alfonso Villar and Enrique Dubois (at the end of 2011) I realised that it probably had a bright future. Perhaps I didn't realise how soon it would become successful, but a few months later it has...

ArtTroop – art marketplace, gains funding

ArtTroop is a web marketplace for artworks, founded in October 2011 by Aitziber Irisarri and Raquel Bernal. The aim was to democratize the buying and selling of art, and within a few months the idea has gained traction - with 400 vendors and more than...