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Scytl take another 15M this time from SAP ventures (Spanish)

First it was Microsoft and now SAP. Funds related to both technology multinationals have invested three months apart in the Catalan company Scytl electronic voting.

SAP Ventures has injected 15 million euros in the company and with this investment Scytl already accumulated 45 million euros of private funding so far this year, in April after entering its shareholders Vulcan Capital, fund Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.

RealPage Acquires Kigo, Based in Barcelona, Spain

$32M Acquisition of Kigo, who were based in Barcelona. 

Congrats to Shawn, Vedad and the team.

RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP ), a leading provider of on-demand property management software, announces the acquisition of Kigo , a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vacation rental booking and channel management system headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. In January, RealPage acquired InstaManager, a similar vacation rental booking system headquartered in the U.S. With the acquisition of Kigo, RealPage further extends its vacation rental booking system internationally.

TOMORROW: Barcelona Startup Job Fair #5 with JobFluent

We are excited to be having the largest Startup Job Fair in Barcelona again tomorrow with JobFluent.

Companies - SOLD OUT. We have no more space for companies wishing to attend! All full. We have over 32 companies in attendance.

Talent - We have a few slots left for talent searching for their next dream role in a startup or high growth company. 

The event is aimed at Software development, Data Scientists, Engineers, QA/Testing, Design, Product, Marketing talent.

So come along if you fit those roles. To grab some of the last tickets (and free beer from Moritz)…. sign up here.

We hope to see you there.

Monthly Wrap - 7th Edition - April 2014

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>

 

AND BarcelonaJS are having a one day conference on the JavaScript mobile revolution. There will be talks, workshops and test devices. Registration is free though they are looking for another sponsor. More info here>

As always send your news to donal@barcelona.io

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)>

Uber scared

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>

NEW STARTUPS


Busy bees

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>


Special Spaces

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>


Dear Agnes…
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

 

Previous Editions

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.

 

Credits:

The Monthly Wrap is brought to you by Barcelona IO and is written by@QuinnDonal

Largest Startup job Fair in southern Europe is Back. We are partnering with JobFluent again to put on the best and biggest startups job fair in Southern Europe here in Barcelona.

We are helping bring together the community to match talent and opportunity with the support of Universitat de Barcelona, facultat d’Economia i Empresa, Moritz and Barcelona Activa.

There will be over 30 companies with more than 200 hundred jobs on show. The companies will be looking for;

  • Development/Engineering: Web Developers, Mobile Developers, Software Engineers, QA/Testing
  • Design: Web Designers, UX Designers, Creative Directors
  • Product: Product Managers, Project Managers, Analysts
  • Marketing: Marketing Directors, Functional Specialists (SEO, SEM, Social media, PR)
  • Sales: Sales Directors, Business Development, Account Executives, Account Managers 

When: Wednesday May 21st, 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: Universitat de Barcelona, facultat d’Economia i Empresa, Avinguda Diagonal, 690, Barcelona 

Register: Free registration for job seekers

If you are talent looking to attend (For FREE + Beer) —> Go here

There are already 15 companies signed up including, Akamon, Devex, eDreams, Typform,3Scale, billy, UppTalk, Dexma, Localler, Trovit, Lodgify, WorldCoo, GetApp Mobile Jazz and ExoClick. We will be adding many more in the coming few days.

If you are a company looking to recruit —> Go here

Over tech 200 jobs from more than 30 companies all in one night in #Barcelona. We are delighted to announce the 5th Barcelona Startup Job Fair. cc: Moritz Barcelona Barcelona.IO

Spain hails eDreams Odigeo IPO as sign of recovery - FT.com

Not only is this hopefully a sign of recovery, however broader awareness of long term viable tech companies emerging from Spain. 

This is the first listing of a company that has been a vital part of the startup eco-system in Spain. Many of people bringing together the next batch of technology companies in Barcelona came through off the back of experience at eDreams and being on that growth path. 

We hope this is that start of something much bigger for Spain and the Barcelona tech sector. eDreams ODIGEO

Monthly Wrap - 6th Edition - March 2014

A steady stream of news this month. Barcelona continues to make make waves on the tourism and social gaming markets. Go us!


As always please send news and gossip to donal@barcelona.io - Let the community know what’s going on.


Sadly, its worth reading the Tech.eu piece on the new crowdfunding regulations in Spain


FINANCE


O Did you knOw about ODIGEO?

We are sure you have all heard, but we are fit to burst at the news that Barcelona’s very own eDreams has become the first Spanish IPO since 2011. The amazing team down in the harbour have been spreading to new markets and growing like crazy. This also marks the first time that the Monthly Wrap has linked to a story on Reuters!! *sniffle* More info here>



Omni-talented!

The wealth of social gaming companies in Barcelona is creating a virtuous circle with talent from Digital Chocolate, Social Point and others combining to create Omnidrone. This cauldron of talent has raised €1.5 million in funding from top notch VC’s Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), London Venture Partners (LVP) and Kibo Ventures. All of this before they even launch their first product. We like their style!

More info here>(spanish) or here> (english)



Putting the Y in Ysios

From our friends in Barcinno we hear that Barcelona based VC Ysios Capital is putting together a €100m fund to invest in up to 15 companies in the life sciences and medical technology fields. They will be hoping to build on their big success from 2011 when Biovex was sold to Amgen for up to €1bn. More info here>



STARTUP NEWS


Que coño es Uber?

An eagle eyed birdie has spotted job listings for Barcelona on the website of the uber-innovator. Enemy of taxistas and friend of drunken hookups, could Uber’s next target be our fair city? See our jobs links below.


Social Money!

Social Point are continuing their impressive growth registering a cool 168% increase in revenue in 2013, hitting an amazing  €43 million. This and the four new games that are coming on stream in 2013 promises a healthy return for their investors who include Greylock Partners, Idinvest and Nauta Capital. More info here> (Spanish)


Opportunity Knoks!

We have mentioned Knok on the Monthly Wrap several times and here we go again! They brought something new and fresh to the home-swapping market and now they have honed their product further by focusing their efforts on the family segment of the home swap market. They are also taking out the pain points by verifying identities and properties. Knoktastic! More info here>


Everyone get voting!

The Next Web are running a vote on who gets to represent Spain at the prestigious TNW conference in Amsterdam on April 24. Four out of the five on the list are Barcelona based and they all kick ass. Of course here at Barcelona IO we are strictly neutral, the important thing is to have your say! More info here>



NEW STARTUPS


A Trail of Brands

Brandcrumb is a neat idea that focuses on bring brands and content producers together. For content producers it automates the linking of the names of brand in content directly to that brand’s site. Brands only pay per click, keeping everyone happy! More info here>




Rock my Quiche

Rock Your Meal is bringing innovation to your kitchen. Dust down that spice rack and input the food you have available into their clever system and it will suggest meals for you to try out. Same food, new menus, brilliant. More info here>



Oh la la Monsieur!

Complete with one of the grooviest startup names we have heard in a while, Ohlalapps are here to help non-techies build apps for their businesses. Its a white label services that offers video tutorials, a knowledge base and professional help for more ambitious projects. Magnifique! More info here>



ACCELERATORS


Seeding Barcelona

Seedrocket will be running their “XI CAMPUS DE EMPRENDEDORES PARA STARTUPS” in Barcelona from 26 to 30 May 2014. The event offers training and access to sources of funding. Places are limited and the deadline for applications is 6 May. More info here>



Google googling the next Google

The application deadline has just closed for NEXT, a pre-accelerator program supported by Google Entrepreneurs and hosted by the epic team at itnig. Over the next 5 weeks the chosen entrants will get weekly coaching sessions and the best team will be invited to a global demo day event. More info here>



JOBS


Here it is folks - those Barcelona based jobs on Uber. Don’t all rush at once!


Meanwhile on Jobfluent





The Monthly Wrap


Previous Editions

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!


Credits:

The Monthly Wrap is brought to you by Barcelona IO and is written by@QuinnDonal

TNW's European Tech5 - Help select Europe’s 5 leading tech companies

TheNextWeb have announced their new competition based on real data across 7 major European tech eco-systems. 

Spain is one of those seven and in the top 5 from Spain, 4 are from Barcelona.

The companies are: 

  1. Cabify: Disfruta tu coche de alta gama con chófer, desde 10€ por trayecto. Peticiones inmediatas o reservas en un par de clicks. Desde la App en tu smartphone o la web.
  2. GetApp: Your #1 Business Apps Marketplace
  3. Akamon Entertainment: Akamon Entertainment is an online social casino gaming company operating in Southern Europe and LatAm.
  4. ReviewPro: Thousands of hotels worldwide use ReviewPro for reputation and social media management. We’re here to help you. Follow us for new ideas, tips, and research.
  5. Kantox: Kantox is a pioneering firm in the FX industry, providing light and fresh air in an obscure, static market.

Get voting.

WebVisions return to Barcelona

WebVisions is again returning to Barcelona in June. 

WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism. Since 2001, we’ve built a loyal audience of designers, developers and industry leaders. 

— ANNOUNCEMENT —

WebVisions BCN is rocking Catalonia with an awesome lineup of speakers, studio tours, an Internet of Things Lab, parties and fun. Get your tickets and strap in for three days of awesome workshops and sessions that take on the Web’s future:

  • Lea Verou goes down the colorful rabbit hole to explore how color works on our screens and the difference between color models and color spaces in her keynote on "The Chroma Zone: Engineering Color on the Web."

  • David Pescovitz is co-editor of Boing Boing, a technology and culture Web site with several million monthly readers, and a research director with the Institute for the Future, a non-profit forecasting thinktank. In his keynote, he’ll explore the future of Science, Art, and Magic.

  • Vinay Venkatraman is the founder and CEO of Leapcraft - a design driven innovation consultancy based in Denmark. He’ll explore "Data as the New Creative Raw Material."

  • Maria Giudice is Facebook’s Director of Product Design, and in her badass keynote on "Innovation Starts at the Top," she’ll show how to use design thinking to break the rules and use your own skills to build, revive and reinvent the next gen of great companies.

Get your Early Bird tickets to WebVisions Barcelona today.

Monthly Wrap - 5th Edition - February 2014

Post MWC, Back To Reality Edition!


Well the Mobile World Congress circus has left town and we hope that you all took advantage of the presence of so many movers and shakers in our beautiful city. This edition of the Monthly Wrap features the usual mix of deals, progress and invention that you have all grown to know and love!


As always if you have anything new send it to donal@barcelona.io

DEALS


Milanuncios sells itself for €100m!

A big exit for classified ad platform Milanuncios who have an office in Sant Cugat. Schibsted Classified Media, a norwegian media group has paid a fjord-filling €100 million (€50m cash + €50m equity) to bring the popular site into its stable. Schibsted already own Segundamano.es, Fotocasa.es, Coches.net y InfoJobs.net and the incorporation of Milanuncios will bring traffic to a spectacular 130 million monthly visits across the various brands. More info here (Spanish)>

Calling from Cloud 9!

We previously featured Voz.io when co-founder Summann Gandham got in touch to let us know about this call-centre-in-the-cloud startup. We were delighted when Barcinno reported that Voz.io has raised a €150,000 seed round with Kima Ventures that they plan to use for business development and user acquisition. More info here>


Organizing the event organizers!

So after wandering around MWC in a overwhelmed stupor, randomly flinging your business cards around in the vague hope one would land on someone useful, you probably have realised that you need to prepare better for your next trade fair. That is where Neventum come in. They connect exhibitors, organisers, suppliers and venues to make the whole process less mind melting. To help them on their way they have received €550k in Angel funding according to Crunchbase. More info here>


MILESTONES AND NEW STARTUPS AND PRODUCTS


Do you have that app in stock?

Tair Asimov (is that a cool name or what!) contacted us to tell us about his new Barcelona-based startup - Stockapps. It is in its early stages but the idea is to bring app creation to a much wider audience and create a marketplace full of templates that can be easily customized and submitted to Apple or Google. Its a neat idea and to get things moving Stockapps have created an Early Access site where you can learn more and start creating templates that can be sold when the marketplace launches. More info here>

New ways to watch cat videos!

Winnie Root  from Vilynx who are based in Barcelona and Silicon Valley also got in touch to tell us about their cool new product. Vilynx Producer automatically dives into your online video and creates a visual table of contents allowing users to see snapshots of different parts of the video and even jump right into that segment, increasing click through rates by up to 200%. They say that video navigation has hardly developed in the last 20 years and they intend to make that happen! More info here>


OK brain, I dont like you and you dont like me…..

Sergi Torrellas contacted us to let us know about Neuroelectrics, a Starlab spin-off that aims to literally get inside your head and provide brain health measurement tools, making neurostimulation affordable and available for every patient in need. They are now focusing on their in-home neurostimulation that will enable patients to follow prescribed brain health treatment without leaving their couch! More info here>


Upp Upp and Away!

We also heard from Jochen Doppelhammer of UppTalk (formerly yuilop) who contacted us to let us know that they have just launched UppWireless in the USA. This is an amazing new type of mobile phone contract that is data only! The clever trick is that you can use the UppTalk app for unlimited free domestic calls. Its a radical innovative step that will hopefully shake up the static, rule-driven US mobile phone market. Best of luck guys! More info here>


Click here for new eyes!

Medprive definitely falls into “they-said-it-couldn’t-be-done” category. Would people really buy medical treatment online? The Barcelona-based startup’s continued growth shows that if a product is brought to market by an expert team then anything is possible. Over 1500 surgeries sold through their marketplace have already taken place, they have sold over 7000 non-surgical medical services and their website recently welcomed its one-millionth visitor. Great work guys! More info here>

Thanks to Medprive for sharing these impressive stats with  us. If your company is hitting great numbers then let us know - donal@barcelona.io

ACCELERATORS, INCUBATORS AND COMPETITIONS

Infantium - They grow up so quick!

We previously featured the innovative 4YFN concept which was a valuable addition to the startup scene at MWC - not least because of Mr. Whatsapp putting in an appearance. The 4YFN mobile startup competition was won by an Israeli startup called Cellbuddy. Those with an interest in the Barcelona scene will be please to see that second place went to Infantium, an adaptive learning startup currently being accelerated by the good folks at Wayra. Infantium have been picking up a steady stream of accolades so we expect big things in the future. More info here>

Lodgify is Seedcampified!

We featured Lodgify in our very first Monthly Wrap back in September so we were thrilled to hear that they made it through the first Seedcamp week of the year to officially join the Seedcamp Academy. Lodgify make it easy for anyone to create their own website to rent out their property and integrates with Airbnb and roomorama. More info here>


Educate yourself

Tech.eu has a piece on a new program run by the European Incubator for Innovation. 10 startups (which can be super early stage) will be mentored by education experts in a range of European cities including Barcelona. Startups have until March 17 to apply. Selected finalists will be brought to a pitch contest that will also take place here in our beautiful city in July. More info here>

Lots of internet things

Keiretsu is an investment forum that has been quite active in Spain recently, investing €5.1M in 17 startups over the last 4 years. Their recent investor event in Barcelona featured an interesting array of startups looking to bring tech innovation to industries such as media, nautical, biotech and crowdfunding. In the end the winner was internet of things startup Keonn Technologies. Find more info here>




JOB OFFERS


Some of the hot job postings on Jobfluent.com include



The Monthly Wrap


Previous Editions

Edition 1 - September  featuring Marfeel, Typeform, 3scale and Similify, among others!

Edition 2 - October featuring Teambox, Restalo, Passwordbank, Scytl and many more!

Edition 3 - November featuring Trip4Real, Treevo, Silicon Barri, Wallapop, Honest and Smile and more!

Edition 4 - December and January featuring Audiosnaps, Kantox, Redbooth, iSegurosdeSalud, Wuaki, Instaroom, Bidaway and more!



Credits:

The Monthly Wrap is brought to you by Barcelona IO and is written by @QuinnDonal

Monthly Wrap - 4th Edition - December 2013 & January 2014

Welcome to a Bumper New Year Edition!

So December was looking quiet and as we only want to add value to your inbox/timeline we decided to roll December into January and start the new year with a bang! We have news on some great new deals, cool accelerators and a raft of exciting new startups. Read it here first!


Companies featured include Audiosnaps, Kantox, Redbooth, iSegurosdeSalud, Wuaki, Instaroom, Bidaway and more!


We rely on the startup community for leads and updates so if you hear of anything that should be included in next months edition then drop us a line: donal@barcelona.io or post a comment below!


DEALS

Foreign Exchange Chemistry!

The rumors were swirling in our last Monthly Wrap and, just as we go to press, Hemerotek has discovered that they are true! “How-did-I-not-think-of-that” startup Kantox has taken an important step and raised €4m from French VC Partek Ventures. Kantox’s ambition was clear in this interview we did with them in Nov 2102 and the benefits for their customers are clear as they show in this case study. We look forward to more great things! More info here (spanish)


A Very Healthy Investment

We love it when VC’s get in touch to tell us about their latest investment so a big thanks to Carlos Conti from Inveready who dropped us a line to tell us about their €800,000 investment in Barcelona based health insurance price comparison site isegurosdesalud.com. The site lets users compare prices from all the major health insurers. Read more here (in Spanish)


Inveready had a pretty good 2013. Read more here (also in Spanish).



ACCELERATORS, INCUBATORS and SIMILAR


Back in October we covered a new accelerator called Conector which is backed by lots of big names in the Barcelona scene. The deadline for entries was at the start of December and now they have announced their first six startups. It is a pleasing mix of fashion, food, music, dating and shopping. Check them out here.


We have also previously mentioned 4YFN, the ambitiously named startup initiative from the Mobile World Congress. They are developing a nifty idea called the Imagine Express - a train  journey featureing selected hackers, ideas people and business people that will go from Barcelona to Paris to London, developing a cool mobile app along the way and presenting it at MWC. They have selected the first three participants - More info here.


WePlan, travel site that has a content and product team here in Barcelona (and an ESADE MBA founder), has been chosen in the latest batch for the legendary 500 startups accelerator. More info here. Founder Oliver Camargo has shared a nice infographic for any startup interested in the 500 startups route.


Wayra have opened their 2014 call. Get applying before 23 February. More info here


Confused by all these accelerators? @ThomasBCN tweeted a handy chart comparing and contrasting most of the big Spanish ones. More info here.



NEW PRODUCTS / DEVELOPMENTS / MILESTONES

Wuahh!! Nice numbers!

We like to hear about milestones. Big numbers that show that progress is being made and value being created. Wuaki are only a few years old (we interviewed them a year ago) but since their acquisition by Japanese giant Rakuten, they are going from strength to strength, now reporting 1 million users!. It also seems they have cracked the highly competitive UK market with an impressive 125,000 users there. More info here.


Change up and Scoot!

We were delighted to hear that ChangeYourFlight have gone global by expanding into Asia with their new partner Scoot. An offshoot of market leader Singapore Airlines, Scoot is a low cost carrier connecting East Asia via its hub in Singapore. Scoot customers who can’t take their flight can now seek a partial refund via changeyourflight.com. ChangeYourFlight featured in our interview series last year. More info here.


Not a box, more of a booth

Big news at fast growing enterprise collaborative startup Teambox. They have parted ways with their founder Pablo Vilaba (though he stays on the board and as a shareholder) and undergone a major rebrand, changing the name of the company to Redbooth! More info here.


Following on from his amazing post about closing their last round, Pablo has again given us a unique and very personal insight into him leaving the company he founded. More info here



NEW STARTUPS

Trés chic!

Remember that cool little shop on a tiny street in el Born with the handmade iPhone covers? Or that independent boutique in Paris where you bought that great bag? Chic Place have been working with dozens of shops like that and have created a fantastic platform for them to show off their stuff. They even opened a popup store in Barcelona for Christmas! Next year ditch the shopping centre and go Chic! More info here.


How may I help you? I’m in the cloud!

Suman Gandham got in touch with us to let us know that this week he will be launching his brand new startup - Voz.io . They are offering cloud a cloud based call centre, operated from the browser, low prices and great support. Based in the heart of Barcelona, voz.io already has two paying customers and 150 beta users. Glad to have another great addition to the Barcelona startup scene and we look forward to hearing more from Suman very soon! More info here.


Last minute Airbnb? - Yes!

Jonaton from Instaroom sent us an email to let us know about his new app making a mark in the highly competitive and innovative accommodation space. Instaroom lets you book last minute accommodation from a range of vacation rental sites such as Airbnb, VRBO, 9flats and FlipKey. It is an interesting idea and will hope to match the success of other last minute accommodation apps such as Hot Hotels and Hotel Tonight. More info here


You want sound with that photo? Audiosnap it!

Having patented a technology that embeds sound files in jpegs and having secured investment from Wayra, 101 Startups, Lantra and Telefonica, Audiosnaps are making some noise of their own. Thanks Maria Palos from AudioSnaps for getting in touch. More info here


Find your holiday at an auction!

An international team of three IESE MBAs have been busy putting together an innovative travel startup in the crowded travel space. Bidaway’s angle is to let the market decide the price, letting customers bid for unique curated travel experiences. More info here (slide deck)

Heard of a new startup that deserves a mention? email donal@barcelona.io



PEOPLE & EVENTS

Media coverage

Robin Wauters’ time in Barcelona at the beginning of this year was clearly productive. As well as helping us put together an amazing event he was probably planning his latest venture, Tech.eu. One of the first articles on this new site dedicated to news on the European startup scene was a really great review of over 120 European startups. We are glad to say that the piece featured 5 Barcelona startups: Social Point, Akamon, Teambox, Privalia, Kantox, (oh and Tuenti too!). Read the piece here. Tech.eu also published an interesting piece on the Spanish VC scene.


Worldreader got another great media endorsement this month, featuring in the Guardian’s Christmas Charity Appeal. In our October edition we featured their partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Another month, yet another major piece for Barcelona based Natural Machines and their 3D food printer. This time its the Daily Mail and there some cool pics we hadn’t seen before! We are renaming them Natural PR Machines!


A really nice profile on Ulabox on the Megafounders blog.


Videos


Health service innovator Medprive have been running their new television spot on TV3.  More info here.


Our friends in Barcinno have a cool video from Phontact, a new startup looking to streamline the exchange of contacts. More info here.



Job Offers


@KeradGames is hiring a Backend Ruby/Rails developer More info here

 

Some of the hot job postings on Jobfluent.com include:





The Monthly Wrap


Previous Editions

Edition 1 - September  featuring Marfeel, Typeform, 3scale and Similify, among others!

Edition 2 - October featuring Teambox, Restalo, Passwordbank, Scytl and many more!

Edition 3 - November featuring Trip4Real, Treevo, Silicon Barri, Wallapop, Honest and Smile and more!




Credits:

The Monthly Wrap is brought to you by Barcelona.IO and is written by @QuinnDonal

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