Top Startups / July 13, 2021
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 2021

The startup ecosystem in Spain has been on the rise since it first started creating Spanish startups in the tech industry, around 15-years ago. This has also led to an increase in the number of top startups in the country by a large margin. The ecosystem itself contains around 4,000 startups and the amount of startup funding in the country has been steadily increasing, with gains of around 300 Million Euros being reported between 2017 and 2018.

1. ID Finance

Year Founded: 2012

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 251-500

Founder(s): Alexander Dunaev, Boris Batine

ID Finance is a Spanish startup that was founded nine years ago and is currently based in the footballing city of Barcelona in Spain. The company uses advanced technological solutions like machine learning assisted credit scoring to provide transparent loans and finance within the country in South Europe.

The company has managed to receive a very large amount of startup funding in its nine years of operation. This startup funding was collected from a group of four investors, who poured a collective $62.4 Million into the startup to further its growth and development within the fintech market.

2. Adsmurai

Year Founded: 2014

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 101-250

Founder(s): Juan Antonio Robles, Marc Elena, Otto Wüst

Adsmurai is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting startups in Spain. The company was founded in 2014 and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. The company provides a SaaS solution that allows for the full management of ads and their campaigns on various social media platforms. This all-in-one solution also allows marketing teams to automate part of their responsibilities.

The company has gone through several rounds of startup funding since being founded seven years ago, with a trio of investors actually being involved in these funding rounds. These investors pooled their money together and the company has collectively received a total of 4.8 Million Euros.

3. Typeform

Year Founded: 2012

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 101-250

Founder(s): David Okuniev, Robert Muñoz

Typeform is an example of another Spain startup that is based in Barcelona, the regional hub of Catalonia. The company allows other businesses to get more engagement and responses from their online forms by offering an appealing and functional service. This improves the rate of response and the accuracy of data generated by the clients of the startup.

The company has received a very large amount of startup funding since being founded nine years ago. In total, the company has signed deals with ten investors, which were formed from a mix of angel investors and VC firms. The current figure of investment that the company has raised is standing at $52.3 Million.

4. Bnext

Year Founded: 2017

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 101-250

Founder(s): Guillermo Vicandi, Juan Antonio Rullán

Bnext is a Spanish startup that was founded in 2017 and is based in the home of another footballing powerhouse, Madrid. The company operates in the fintech sector and runs a challenger bank that is oriented to the needs of mobile users first. This creates a more convenient and transparent banking experience in Spain.

The banking startup has received a large amount of startup funding since being founded four years ago. The company has a massive number of investors, with a total of nineteen putting their money into the business. This led to the company receiving a total investment of $42.9 Million.

5. Mitto 

Year Founded: 2019

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Marcos Cuevas

Mitto is another example of a Spanish fintech startup, with the company being founded only two years ago, with a headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. The company provides a bank card and bank account that is specifically generated for use from people in Generation Z. This also means that there are a lot of features and help sections to assist these people with being better with their money.

Despite only being founded two years ago, the company has managed to make an impressive amount of money from startup funding. A total of five investors have decided to take a risk on Mitto and the overall figure that was raised stands at $3.5 Million.

6. Neo

Year Founded: 2016

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Emmanuel Anton, Ian Yates, Laurent Descout, Nuria Molet

Neo is a Spanish startup that was founded five years ago and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. The company operates and offers a platform to assist with the management of Foreign Exchange hedging and other cash management solutions to assist businesses with their operations within the European Union.

The company has only been trading for half a decade and it has already seen a respectable level of startup funding. A duo of investors has decided to put their money into the company, with a total of 5 Million Euros.

7. Validated ID

Year Founded: 2012

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Fernando Pino, Santi Casas

Validated ID is a security startup that was founded nine years ago and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. The company provides solutions to improve the process of ID recognition, to reduce fraud, reduce the amount of red tape that is required and businesses will end up saving money on compliance errors and increased efficiency.

Since being founded in 2012, the company has managed to gain a good amount of startup funding. This funding came from a total of four investors and as a result of this funding, the company has managed to raise a total of 5.9 Million Euros.

8. Woffu

Year Founded: 2015

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Miguel Fresneda, Victor D. Pérez Rodríguez

Woffu is a human resources software startup that was founded six years ago and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. The company offers a time management platform that allows users to arrange and organize team rosters based on absences and holiday leave, to ensure that there are enough employees to do the job.

The startup has managed to gain a decent level of startup funding since being founded in 2015. The company has signed investment deals with a total of four investors and as a collective, they have put 540,000 Euros into the business.

9. Anaconda Biomed

Year Founded: 2015

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 1-10

Founder(s): Ofir Arad

Anaconda Biomed is a startup that was founded six years ago and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. The company operates in the medical sector and creates the next generation of catheters to ensure the efficient and safe conduction of treatment for patients that require such an item.

The company has seen masses of investment since being founded in 2015, with a total of seven investors deciding to put their money behind the company. This has allowed the startup to gain $39 Million to further the development and marketing of their medical devices.

10. Wind Mobility 

Year Founded: 2017

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 101-250

Founder(s): Eric Wang

Wind Mobility is another example of a Spain startup situated in Barcelona and this company has currently been trading for four years. The company operates in logistics, and specifically, last-mile transportation. The company uses its technology and ethos to ensure that its environmental impact is as minimal as possible.

This Spanish startup has received a gargantuan amount of startup funding since being founded all those years ago. Despite the fact that only two investors have put their money behind the project, the startup has still managed to raise a figure of $72 Million.

11. Spotahome

Year Founded: 2014

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 251-500

Founder(s): Alejandro Artacho, Bruno Bianchi, Bryan McEire, Hugo Monteiro

Spotahome is a Spanish real estate startup that was founded seven years ago and currently operates in Madrid, Spain. The company provides a platform that makes it easier for people to find and book a stay in a medium-long term rental property. This makes things easier for both the property owners and the tenants by connecting them with each other.

So far, the company has managed to raise a figure of $64 Million from a group of nineteen different investors. The company has also been active in the investments and acquisitions market, making one of each transaction since being founded in 2014.

12. TAPP Water

Year Founded: 2016

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Alexander Schwartz, Magnus Jern, Rocio Alcocer

TAPP Water is a utility startup that was founded in 2016 and is currently based in Catalonia, specifically, Barcelona. The company creates faucets and other products to ensure that the water coming out of your tap is both clean and safe to drink. With the world becoming worse for the availability of clean water, the mission of this startup is critical to humanity as a whole.

The mission of the startup is inspiring and as a result, it is no surprise that the company has managed to inspire investors to part with their money. In total, a trio of investors has put their money into the company, with the overall worth of these investments being $4.1 Million.

13. Bipi

Year Founded: 2017

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 51-100

Founder(s): Alejandro Vigaray, Hans Christ

Bipi is a startup from Spain that was founded in 2017, four years and is currently based in the capital city of Madrid. The company provides a service whereby customers can easily rent a car through their service using a subscription, which ensures maximum flexibility and safety for all parties.

The company has been very successful when it comes to getting startup funding for further improvements. This is evidenced by the fact that eleven investors have put their money into the company, with this reaching a grand total of 31.5 Million Euros.

14. Ironhack

Year Founded: 2013

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 101-250

Founder(s): Ariel Quinones, Gonzalo Manrique

Ironhack is a web development and education startup that was founded eight years ago and is currently based in Madrid, Spain. The company operates an international technology and design school that works on the ethos of teaching through practical learning to ensure all of the needed skills are actually being taught.

The company has been extremely popular with investors in the previous years, with the company securing investment from six investors. The overall haul from this group of investors came to a figure of $27 Million.

15. Colvin

Year Founded: 2016

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Andres Cester, Marc Olmedillo, Sergi Bastardas

Colvin is a Spanish e-commerce startup that was founded five years ago and currently has its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. The company provides a fast and convenient online service for the delivery of flowers, without charging ridiculous prices. Flower shopping for gifts and events doesn't have to be a slog anymore.

The company has been massively popular with investors, which owes to its recent successes. A group of thirteen investors has put their money into the company and as a result of this, the company has managed to raise 25 Million Euros for future growth.

16. BYHOURS

Year Founded:  2012

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Christian Picard, Christian Rodriguez, Guillermo Gaspart, Hugo Palomar

BYHOURS is a Spanish startup that was founded nine years ago and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. The company is among the first in the world that allows users to book micro stays within hotels, meaning guests can check into the hotel for a matter of hours before leaving, making travel much more cost-effective for those that can't stay for long.

The company has attracted a very decent level of startup funding since being founded in 2012. The startup has received investment from a total of eighteen investors, which has resulted in the success of the company's fundraising efforts, which has reached a figure of $18.5 Million.

17. Mediktor

Year Founded: 2011

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 11-50

Founder(s): Cristian Pascual, Oscar García-Esquirol

Mediktor is a Spanish healthcare startup that was founded a decade ago and is currently based in Spain, Barcelona. The company operates an artificial intelligence platform that makes the process of checking symptoms and receiving a diagnosis easier, quicker, and more accurate than ever before with this kind of system.

The startup has been reasonably popular with investors over the last ten years, resulting in a figure of $3 Million being raised to further the company, with this money being raised from a group of four investors.

18. Top Doctors

Year Founded: 2013

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 101-250

Founder(s): Alberto E. Porciani, Lorena Bassas Vivó

Top Doctors is another Spanish healthcare startup, with this company being founded eight years ago, with its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. The company provides a platform that connects the world's leading doctors and medical minds with the patients that need their help the most out of anyone.

The company's mission of bringing good healthcare to the masses has seen it receive a sufficient amount of startup funding over the years. In total, a band of four investors has bought into the company with a total figure of 4.6 Million Euros in startup funding.

19. SamyRoad

Year Founded: 2013

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 51-100

Founder(s): Jorge Lana, Juan Sanchez-Herrera, Marta Nicolás, Patricia Ratia

SamyRoad is a Spanish startup that was founded in 2013 and is currently based in Madrid, Spain. The company provides a marketing platform that allows companies to connect with a massive number of influencers across the globe, which can help them to get their products in front of their target audience in a cost-effective manner.

So far, the company has received substantial backing from a group of four investors that believe in the project. These investors have collectively pledged a figure of $20.4 Million to the company in an effort to help it expand.

20. BusUp 

Year Founded: 2016

HQ: Barcelona, Spain

Size: 51-100

Founder(s): Alex Canals, Danilo Tamelini, Eva Romagosa, Rui Stoffel Fernandes

BusUp is a transportation startup that was founded five years ago and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Their corporate commuting service takes the form of a series of shared shuttle rides which makes the environmental impact of travel lower and also helps to keep the costs down for employees.

The company has been on the radar of investors since being founded in 2016 and a total of six investors have decided to put their money into the growing business. This has resulted in BusUp receiving startup funding that is worth $9.1 Million.

21. Pangea

Year Founded: 2014

HQ: Madrid, Spain

Size: 51-100

Founder(s): David Hernandez Pumarega

Pangea is a travel startup that was founded seven years ago and is currently based in Madrid, Spain. The company operates a travel agency that is trying to move away from the archaic and traditional methods used within the sector. Their concept and pricing points allow customers to get around the globe with minimal hassle and competitive pricing.

So far, investors have taken a liking to the budding travel startup, with investment having been made previously. In total, five investors have pledged a total of $10.2 Million to further the growth and development of the startup in Spain.

Top Spanish Startups To Watch...
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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