We hope you have time to read this Monthly Wrap in between all of the amazing events happening this week as part of Fest-Up! Barcelona Startup Festival. 45 events in 12 venues. Great work guys. More info here>
And as if that wasnt enough, Jobfluent are back with the 5th Edition of the amazeballs Barcelona Startup Job Fair on 21 May. More info here>
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FINANCING AND NEWS
€30m votes for Scytl
Scytl have been quietly enhancing their reputation for bringing serious, secure technology to voting and election reporting and have received a significant vote of confidence from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen who has invested €30m via Vulcan Capital. Back in October we reported that Scytl would be providing official election night reporting for the European Parliamentary elections coming up later this month. More info here>
€2.6m per hour!
One of the strongest aspects of the startup scene here in Barcelona is the Travel and Tourism sector. The latest addition to this proud pantheon is ByHours.com - an app that rents out hotel rooms - you guessed it - by the hour! With 30 employees and 30,000 users they are already a serious operation and have secured €2.6m from Mediaset España, Labogar and Axon Partners amongst others. More info here (spanish)>
Last month we reported that Uber is coming to Barcelona. Sadly the backlash has begun. Lets see how the European Capital of Innovation responds. More info here>
A loraah walla’s!
Back in October we introduced you to Wallapop - the geolocalized flea market. Their community is now 1 million strong and growing. its addictive to scroll through the list of stuff available - I just bought a teenage mutant ninja turtles tshirt! Also they have a cool new advert. More info here>
Akamon rolls the dice
Akamon got in touch to tell us about their investment in a games studio in Israel and the appointment of Alex Cohen as their new Chief Product Officer. They have also reorganised themselves a bit with the Barcelona office remaining as the HQ, dedicated to developing social casino games. More info here>
Beeplay is a clever little app that gives companies looking for market research access to an instant, geolocalized crowd. Companies pay between €1 and €25 for users to perform tasks such as completing surveys or handing out flyers. They send a report on what they have done to Beeplay who then inform the company. More info here>
Stop licking the screen!
Everyone loves to see great chefs explain how they make their delicious creations. Split between Barcelona and London, Cookbooth aims to make it easier for chefs to create and share visual recipes giving all of us access to a tastier world. Now where did I put that lemongrass?! More info here>
Like Airbnb except for spaces, PopPlaces is a nifty new initiative that connects people looking for exciting, interesting or different spaces with people looking to host events. Counting on the support of Akamon Executive Chairman Carlos Blanco, PopPlaces already has a range of amazing places available for your next big press conference! More info here>
Our very own Hermes Pique has launched a new iOS notes app called Agnes. Its very swish, featuring to-do lists, in-line photos and lots more. More info here>
We haven’t featured a Barcelona Kickstarter project in quite a while so we were delighted to see that Modulo from IDAPT has already blasted past its stretch goal. Its a very clever take on the external battery that won prizes at CES. Get backing! More info here>
The Monthly Wrap
Edition 1 - September 2013 featuring Marfeel, Typeform, 3scale and Similify, among others!
Edition 2 - October 2013 featuring Teambox, Restalo, Passwordbank, Scytl and many more!
Edition 3 - November 2013 featuring Trip4Real, Treevo, Silicon Barri, Wallapop, Honest and Smile and more!
Edition 4 - December 2013 and January 2014 featuring Audiosnaps, Kantox, Redbooth, iSegurosdeSalud, Wuaki, Instaroom, Bidaway and more!
Edition 5 - February 2014 featuring Lodgify, Infantium, Medprive, UppTalk, Voz.io, Vilynx and more!
Edition 6 - March 2014 featuring eDreams, Onmidrone, Socialpoint, Knok, Brandcrumb, Rock Your Meal, Ohlalapps, and others.
The Monthly Wrap is brought to you by Barcelona IO and is written by@QuinnDonal