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PeerTransfer gains 5 Million Euro investment

PeerTransfer, the American start-up that facilitates international education payments, and founded by Iker Marcaide from Spain, has secured a 5 million euro investment round. Investors in this round include QED Investors, FIDES, KIBO Ventures and Spark...

Inspiration Day June 2013

María Gómez del Pozuelo, CEO of Womenalia was the first speaker on Inspiration Day 2013 a conference held for 1,200 female and male professionals, entrepreneurs and managers, and hosted by journalist María Escario. The event took place on June 13, and...

Social games provider Akamon continues to expand and gain funding

Akamon, a fast growing start-up from Barcelona and co-founded by Carlos Blanco, offers social games online and has been admired for its expansionary success across markets in southern Europe and Latin America. This expansion has meant it's been able to...

TheMadVideo - Video will never be the same

Spanish company TheMadVideo has had an excellent start to summer 2013 - earlier it was announced they'd gained $585,000 in funding, and it's now won an award as the hottest showcase at Tech Cocktail's Mixer Event, thanks to its easy tagging and promotion...

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...