On a personal note

Written by Jaime Novoa

I’m joining as a data analyst/journalist. Novobrief will continue to exist with a different focus and the weekly newsletter will stay as it is.

I started Novobrief because I thought, and I still do, that the Spanish startup ecosystem could be covered in a better way and because I believed investors, entrepreneurs, corporates and the general public outside of Spain should know what was going on in the country.

The idea behind the project was always to build a business that could support myself, but I haven’t been able to achieve that and, in the process, I’ve also learned that simply covering Spain is too low of a ceiling.

A few months ago I started working on a database of Spanish startups with Javier Escribano. We both believed that building a database of such characteristics could be useful for local startups, entrepreneurs and investors. And also, it could represent a new source of income for myself and the blog.

Also around then, I had another conversation with Robin Wauters, whom I have known and respected for many years. We talked about what he had in mind for and it all sounded very familiar with the way I saw things for the future of Novobrief, but with Europe (and not just Spain) as a starting point.

Several conversations later, we agreed that I’d join as a data analyst/journalist. I’m starting this week.

I’m super excited about the opportunity and what I’ll be doing in the near future. I won’t be publicly publishing a lot of stories anymore, but I’m sure I’ll learn ten times as much.

Novobrief won’t go away and nor will the newsletter.

It’s taken me a lot of time and hard effort to build this, and I don’t want it to disappear. Obviously, I won’t be publishing as much as before and this will become more of a personal publication focused on the Spanish startup scene. But I will continue to do so from time to time, and I might even publish a few articles in Spanish.

My small world turned upside down.

Thanks for reading and please continue to do so.


About the author

Jaime Novoa

Jaime Novoa is the Founder of Novobrief.

He is a technology writer turned investor at Madrid's K Fund. He was also a data analyst at