Spanish tech news: 31/3/2017

Startup funding news 💸
  • Travel startup Trappit raised €2 million from Swanlaab, Sabadell Venture Capital and other investors
Investor and accelerator news 🚀
  • The Spanish Venture Capital scene, a niche powered by international investors, writes Kippel01
  • Kippel01 interviewed Carlos Guerrero, lawyer and founding partner of Sitka Capital
  • Lanzadera is looking for startups for its 5th accelerator batch
  • El Referente interviewed agritech accelerator Orizont
Startup news 💡
  • Spanish startup Entrenarme has launched in the UK and is planning to expand to the US
  • Spanish bank EVO has hired Javier Rodriguez Zapatero, former Google country manager in Spain, as an independent board member
Big tech news 🏢
  • Less than 30% of telco’s employees are women
  • El Confidencial says that Rakuten is preparing to get rid of the brand ‘Wuaki.tv’ and will be known as Rakuten.tv
  • Samsung, CaixaBank, Visa and Arval will open an innovation hub for the fintech industry in Barcelona
  • Car2go has now more than 150,000 users in Madrid
Tech and policy 👮🏼‍♀️
  • Uber has hired the lawyer that forced the company to close its UberPop service in Spain in 2014 and who previously had strong ties to taxi clients
Interesting reads 🤓
  • €6 million and 2,000 clients affected: Spanish website Planetatv is being investigated for fraud
  • El Español reached an agreement with publications Omicrono and El Androide Libre to power its tech section