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Ticketea gains $4million funding deal.

In the last couple of weeks there have been several funding deals for Madrid start-ups - a couple of them being "We Are Knitters" and Etece (article to follow). One of these funding deals has been for Ticketea, the leading social ticketing platform in...

CoverTimes - display the world's front pages

Sometimes a start-up does not have the most original idea, yet its implementation of that idea is so good that users rave about it. This is a fascinating site that allows you to look at Newspaper front pages around the world. It's not the first aggregator...

Another Spanish Fashion success story - El Ganso opening new stores

The fashion company El Ganso (described by some as having a British style with a Spanish twist) has consolidated its expansion in Spain with the opening of stores in Gijón and Pamplona in May. It has also opened its fourth store in Paris. Created in 2004...

Spanish eCommerce giant Privalia closes €25M funding deal

Privalia, the Spanish eCommerce giant that sells fashion brands in flash sales, has recently raised €25M from Sofina Belgium, Highland Capital, Insight partners, Index Ventures & others. Founded in 2006 by José Manuel Villanueva and Lucas Carné, the company...

Footballers investing in start-ups shocker!

We've heard of footballers investing in bars, clubs and even fashion brands, but an interesting article published recently in ElConfidencial has highlighted the growing tendency for top footballers in La Liga to invest in start-ups. A good example is...

eCommerce start-up "We Are Knitters" gain funding

It's fascinating to see how arts and crafts are gaining popularity, and "We Are Knitters" are riding this wave, having just won a funding round of 150,000 euros. As their name suggests they specialise in selling kits and material for those who like to...

Funbox - Bringing the world of edutainment to schools world-wide

Their aim is to prepare children for a future global, competitive workplace via the creation of interactive, engaging products that are connected to the real world. They are Funbox, a women-led start-up based in Barcelona that produces edutainment products...

Lessons from a start-up folding...

For obvious reasons we hear less about a start-up when it ceases trading, but the demise of Doocuments ( a start-up that provided secure ways of sharing documents on the cloud) has left us with some essential and valuable feedback. The statement that...