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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...

Key players in Start-ups iv) Enrique Dubois

Mallorcan-based Enrique Dubois is a serial entrepreneur who is now heavily involved in the start-up incubator and accelerator Mola.com . Mola is one of the most important Spanish start-up incubators today, yet is not restricted to the Balearics, having...

Key players in Start-ups iii) Elena Gomez del Pozuelo

The number of companies and start-ups that Elena is involved with, is staggering. Womenalia, teleciguena , encesta , secretariaplus , directivosplus... the list doesn’t appear to end. Perhaps her most famous and ambitious project has been with Womenalia...

Key players in Start-ups ii) Marek Fodor

Marek Fodor is known as the founder of Atrapalo one of the leading B2C online Spanish agencies. It provides deals and promotions for leisure activities such as concerts, flights, theatre tickets etc. They continue to expand and have invested over a million...

Key players in Start-ups i) Jesus Encinar

I’m going to write brief descriptions of key players in the Spanish startup scene – these are well-known within the country but sometimes not so famous outside of Iberia. Today I will start the series with Jesus Encinar. Jesus Encinar is the founder and...

theEtailers.com - eCommerce services, gain funding

Running an internet shop nowadays is not just finding the right product and displaying them on a website. There are a multitude of factors to consider, including marketing, SEO and customer services. theEtailers.com aim to provide professional services...

Chicisimo, fashion portal, in funding deal

More good news in the Spanish start-up scene, as a major funding result has been announced by the shopping community start-up Chicisimo to the tune of 600,000 Euros. The investment has been made by various parties, including Vitamina K and CCH. Since...

Day 2 pitches from the Madrid Startup & Investor Summit

On the second day (8th June) more pitches were made by emerging Spanish start-ups at the summit. I again found the quality of presentation to be high and often hit the Wow! factor. The editing of the video is also better on this second day. Although property...

Notes (part 2) from day one of a Start-up Summit Madrid

The last batch from Day 1 of the Startup & Investor summit in Madrid June 2012. The organisors claimed this last batch are the best bunch, but are they right? Look at the presentations and find out! As per the previous entry I've noted the approximate...

Notes from a Start-up summit, day 1/2 (Madrid)

On the 7th-8th of June, the Spain Startup & Investor Summit took place in Madrid, organised by http://spain-startup.com/. A great number of impressive start-ups took the opportunity to present themselves to prospective investors, and a video was made...