The Spanish startup ecosystem in 2015

- January 13, 2016

Today was the official unveiling of the 2016 edition of 4YFN, one of the leading startup and technology events in Spain. Organised by Mobile World Capital, the conference will take place in Barcelona from February 22 to 25 and will bring together 12,000 attendees, 500 investors and startups from all over Europe.

For this year’s edition, MWC asked me to put together a report on the Spanish startup ecosystem, which you can see embedded above. The report was presented by MWC’s CEO Aleix Valls.

Disclaimer: this was paid work.

I think it’s a pretty good summary of what happened in Spain in 2015 and the main challenges the country still faces when it comes to building technology companies. One thing that I forgot to include in the report is the fact that in 2015 Spanish VC firms raised almost more capital than what was actually invested, which makes you wonder where all that money is going to go (over the next few years) and which will increase investor competition and push valuations higher.

PS: If you want a higher quality (images & graphs) version of the report, get in touch ([email protected]) and I will send you one.

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