Top Startups / January 27, 2022
Asaf Fybish

Asaf is an investor and startup growth advisor. He specializes in organic marketing and he's our Chief of Stash

Top Spanish Startups To Watch in 2022

Spain is a country that is known for its luscious environment and friendly people, but the country also has a strong startup ecosystem that generates a large number of top startups in Spain. It was found that startup funding in the country has gone through an acceleration process in 2021, with the results surpassing those of previous years by a noticeable margin. It is of course, the Spanish startups that benefit from this growth.


1. CodeOp

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founders: Katrina Walker

CodeOp is a Spanish tech startup in the education industry. It is a tech school that runs courses for individuals underrepresented in the technology industry. The company aims to teach and train women, transgender and nonbinary people in tech, to enable them to gain new skills, upskill, earn a pay-raise, increase confidence and much more. They run multiple courses, ranging from product management to data science. The courses vary in time and length with remote opportunities.

CodeOp was funded in 2018 by Katrina Walker and the company currently has around 11 to 50 employees. The headquarters are based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. They have raised €1.6 million in two funding rounds, one of which was in 2019, the second was in 2021.

2. Hetikus

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Javier Garaeta

Hetikus is a legal technology startup company based in Spain. The company helps their customers by giving them control over their governance, risk management, and compliance. Hetikus aims to help their customers improve productivity by giving tools to track tasks, make remote working easier. They also provide customers with an easy way to keep records well organised. They claim to offer a service that saves 80% of the time in governance processes and has 90% less risk of fines. It allows customers to be compliant and accountable.

The company was founded in 2018 by Javier Garaeta. It currently has about 1 to 10 employees and the headquarters are based in Madrid, Spain. The total funding Hetikus has raised is $396.7K and was raised through two funding rounds.

3. X1 Wind

Year Founded: 2017

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Alex Raventos, Carlos Casenovas

X1 Wind is a Spanish startup that was founded in 2017 and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. The company makes its money through the design and development of floating platforms which can be used to utilize wind power in waters that are too deep to be used for wind power normally. This helps the world achieve a better overall climate.

Since being founded, the company has gone through two rounds of startup funding, with a pair of investors being interested in the project. These investors have granted the company a total of €4.1 Million to help it grow and develop.

4. Pibisi

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Alejandro D. Caneda

Pibisi is a Spanish startup company in the finance technology, software and legal technology industries. They provide automated KYC or know your customer services for regulated companies. They offer both person and behaviour analytics as well as API documentation for developers. Pibisi offers varying plans of different pricing levels so the services are accessible for different customers.

Since the company started, they have raised $167.6K of funding in three funding rounds. The CEO and founder of the company is Alejandro D. Caneda and the company was founded in 2018. The headquarters are in Madrid, Spain and there are 1 to 10 employees.

5. Emérita Legal

Year Founded: 2017

HQ: Santiago De Compostela, Galicia, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Antonio Padín, Yéssica Vázquez Sámpayo

Emérita Legal is another Spanish tech startup. It works within many industries, some of which include artificial intelligence, software, analytics and legal tech. They provide a service to lawyers and legal service users. Using their BigData analytics tool with artificial intelligence, they are able to gain data on lawyers, judges, parties and parts of the law, so professionals can make legal decisions backed up by facts and objective data rather than opinions.

The company was founded in 2017 by Antonio Padín and Yéssica Vázquez Sámpayo. Emérita Legal is made up of 1 to 10 employees and the headquarters are based in Santiago De Compostela, Galicia, Spain. They have €521.1K in total from funding, which was raised in two funding rounds.

6. MainRail

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Pamplona, Navarra, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Jorge Rodríguez Julián

MainRail is a Spanish startup that helps customers manage and improve their infrastructure maintenance solutions. They work by using IT-based solutions and combine their use of technology with over twenty-five years of railway understanding and experience. MainRailMT is the customisable IT platform they use to manage maintenance operations.

The company was founded in 2019 by Jorge Rodríguez Julián and it is currently made up of around 1 to 10 employees, with its headquarters based in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain. MainRail has managed to raise an impressive €1.1 million in just one funding round held in July 2021.

7. SMEBOOK

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Basilio Fernández

SMEBOOK is an information technology startup from Spain. The company provides customers with the ability to connect with their employees and share information with one another, fixing the issue of unorganised and inaccessible knowledge. SMEBOOK's customers are tech companies that want to share resources and or information with their employees intelligently. SMEBOOK has an algorithm that can match and recommend partnerships depending on needs and interests.

Basilio Fernández founded the business in 2019 and has since managed to gain €80K in one funding round. The business intelligence company has 1 to 10 employees and has its headquarters based in Spain's capital city, Madrid.

8. Multiverse Computing

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Donostia-san Sebastián, Pais Vasco, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Alfonso Rubio Manzanares, Enrique Lizaso Olmos, Román Orús, Samuel Mugel

Multiverse Computing is another Spanish startup company in the technology marketplace. They work more specifically with software such as quantum computing for the finance industry Using algorithms to solve issues in the finance industry, Multiverse Computing promise to help improve businesses' finance performance, whilst the software development kit stays within the institution, meaning no critical data goes out. There are many features to the company's services including tax fraud detection and anomaly detection in terms of trading.

Alfonso Rubio Manzanares, Enrique Lizaso Olmos, Román Orús, and Samuel Mugel are the four founders of Multiverse Computing and the company was originally founded in 2019. It has since raised €24 million through funding in four funding rounds. The company has its headquarters in Donostia-san Sebastián, Pais Vasco, Spain and has 1 to 10 employees.

9. Student Success

Year Founded: 2021

HQ: Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founders: Pedro Díez, Ramon Villasante

Another Spanish tech startup is Student Success, working in the education technology industry, supporting students. The start-up was designed to help teachers and directors work more efficiently, by giving schools the data about student behaviour in a digital environment. It is an easy way to keep track of progress and centralise the data collected. With Student Success, teachers can also personalise classes depending on what their students need.

The Spanish company was founded in 2021 by Pedro Díez and Ramon Villasante. There are roughly 11 to 50 employees and the headquarters are based in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain. Student Success has raised an impressive €350K since their first of three funding rounds in 2020.

10. PlayVisit

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Marc Duch, Pau Yanez

PlayVisit is a technology startup from Spain. The company operates in the travel, tourism and education industries and its main service is offering its customers walking adventure games to use whilst travelling. These games are made by local expert guides. PlayVisit is a software as a service platform that uses location-based technologies and gamification to change the way we travel and explore. Self-guided tours include augmented reality and turn a city adventure into play.

Its founders are Marc Duch and Pau Yanez, and the technology start-up was founded in 2019. Since then, they have raised €20K of funding, in one funding round. The headquarters are based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain and the company currently runs with one to ten employees.

11. Pam Learning

Year Founded: 2021

HQ: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Sergio Escosa

Another technology startup from Spain is Pam Learning. It more specifically works within the education technology industry as they are an eLearning platform. The company aims to help students perform best in exams. They do this by encouraging and helping college students to prepare by accessing useful videos and exercises. There is a 'find your university' tool which allows students to select the correct institution from a range of options.

The company was founded in 2021 by Sergio Escosa and has its headquarters based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, with an employee size of around one to ten workers. So far the business has managed to raise €242K in one funding round in May 2021.

12. Nominis

Year Founded: 2020

HQ: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Rodrigo Servert

Nominis is another up and coming tech startup from Spain. The company uses interactive stories to help children learn. The digital classroom enables children to learn at anytime and from anywhere; as long as they have a tablet or computer to hand, they can log on and start learning whatever time of day. The platform has characters to engage children with and make learning more fun whilst including the key language skills such as written skills, oral skills, grammar skills and much more.

Nominis has its headquarters based in the city of Barcelona in Spain. The company runs with a small number of employees, between one and ten making up the team. In 2020 the start-up was founded by Rodrigo Servert. The total funding raised has so far been €180K in just one funding round that took place in December of 2021.

13. Moonoa

Year Founded: 2021

HQ: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founders: Pablo Szefner

The next Spanish startup company on the list is Moonoa. It is a company that has developed an app, aimed to help improve sleeping patterns. Moonoa works in the health and fitness industry and is available to its customers through an online platform. The business claims that 95% notice an improvement in their quality of sleep. They use a general approach to get a full understanding of the individual, to set personalisable goals. The app helps encourage better habits and patterns and also gives customers access to sleep coaches.

Pablo Szefner founded the company in 2021 and has grown the team to between eleven and fifty employees. Its headquarters are based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Pablo has also managed to gain a substantial amount of funding in just one round, as eight investors brought the total funding figure up to €1.5M.

14. Cobee

Year Founded: 2018

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founders: Borja Aranguren Herrera, Daniel Olea Martin, Nacho Travesi

Cobee is a Spanish tech company that works in the finance and software markets. It aims to allow employees to take advantage of and use their company's benefits to the full potential. The online platform was built to make accessing and understanding these benefits easier. It does this by facilitating employee benefit management and automating it. Cobee also argues to be cost effective both for the employees but also for the companies, as they cut out excess external suppliers.

Borja Aranguren Herrera, Daniel Olea Martin and Nacho Travesi founded the company in 2018 and have since raised a seriously large sum of $19.2M in five funding rounds. Yet, the company has still stayed rather small in terms of its team, having between eleven and fifty employees, with the headquarters being based in Madrid.

15. GuruCall

Year Founded: 2020

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Felix Ruiz Hernandez, Jose Manuel Peral Cortés

GuruCall is a Spanish startup that was founded in 2020 and is currently based in Madrid, Spain. The company operates a knowledge platform where world leaders will be able to share their experiences and knowledge with people on the platform.

Since the company was founded, it has seen success in achieving funding to take the business to the next level. Through three rounds of funding the company has seen support from five investors, which has allowed it to raise a total of $2 Million.

16. Quantic Brain

Year Founded: 2020

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founders: Enrique Cantero

Quantic Brain is a startup in Spain that was founded in 2020 and is currently based in Madrid, Spain. The company makes its money through advisory services for private equity and private banking technology.

Since the business was founded, it has already achieved some startup funding. Through a single round of funding, the company has attracted attention from six investors that have collectively pooled a total of 133,000 Euros.

17. DoGood People

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founders: Ignacio Barriendos Hoppichler

DoGood People is a Spanish startup that was founded in 2019 and is currently based in the capital city of Spain. The company operates a SaaS platform that helps companies to make employees a bigger core part of their sustainability offering. This is achieved through tracking ESG impact.

Since the business was founded, it has gone through three rounds of startup funding. These rounds have seen the company raise a total of $1.1 Million to help it reach the next level and scale its operations.

18. Last 

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founders: Eric Nikolic, Iván Nikolic

Last is a startup in Spain that was founded in 2019 and is currently based in the city of Barcelona. The company provides software for restaurants that helps them to make their processes more efficient and simple, which helps them to save time and focus on providing better service to their customers.

Since Last was founded a few years ago, it has gone through two rounds of funding, which has attracted the attention of two investors. Collectively, these investors have helped the company to raise a total of 2.5 Million Euros in startup funding.

19. Opground

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founders: Marcel Baro

Opground is a Spanish startup that was founded in 2019 and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. The company has created a platform that allows interviews to be conducted virtually using an AI-powered system that helps businesses to connect with the talent that they need to succeed.

Since Opground was founded, it has gone through a sole round of funding, which was supported by a trio of investors. These investors have collectively given the business a total of 500,000 Euros for growth and development.

20. MiResi

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founders: Pablo Saez

MiResi is a Spanish startup that was founded in 2019 and is currently based in the city of Madrid, Spain. The company operates a platform that allows users to search for the ideal nursing home for themselves or their loved ones by comparing offers from a variety of different providers.

Since the business was founded, it has gone through a single round of funding in December 2021, which allowed the team to raise a figure of 500,000 Euros. This funding will help to develop and grow the platform.

21. Aplanet

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Bilbao, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founders: Cyril Pierre, Johanna Gallo

Aplanet is a startup in Spain that was founded in 2019 and is currently based in Bilbao, Spain. The company operates a software platform that allows businesses of various sizes to manage their CSR and accountability programmes with the assistance of cloud technology. This improves collaboration and the completion of these programmes.

Since the company was founded in 2019 it has gone through two rounds of funding with four investors putting their backing behind the company. As a result of this, Aplanet has managed to raise a total of $2 Million.


FAQs

How Many Startups Are There in Spain?

Spain as a country is estimated to have around 3200 startups operating within the country.

What is The Average Investment in Spain?

As with any ecosystem, the average investment in Spanish startups is dependent on the area. It has been noted that the average investment in Spanish startups lags behind the averages found in Europe.

What Are The Strongest Industries In Spain?

The main sectors in Spain that provide growth and revenue are tourism, agriculture, manufacturing and energy.

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Asaf Fybish

Asaf is an investor and startup growth advisor. He specializes in organic marketing and he's our Chief of Stash

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