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This week in Spain: 2014 analysis, peerTransfer’s $22m round + upcoming events

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Written by Jaime Novoa

Our weekly summary: the most relevant Spanish startup news and upcoming events for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

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Here’s our summary of what’s happened in the Spanish startup scene over the past seven days. Enjoy your weekend and… keep reading!

  • Analysis of the 2014 startup scene in 2014 (Link)

  • peerTransfer closed a $22 million round led by Bain Capital Ventures. (Link)

  • The Spanish VC industry: focus on growth stage and the commoditization (or not) of capital (Link)

  • eShop Ventures acquired El Armario de la Tele (Link)

  • Wave: the private geolocation app that wants to succeed where others have failed (Link)

  • 24symbols was chosen by Facebook to join its Internet.org initiatve and FbStart. (Link)

  • Minube closes 2014 with €1.5m in net revenue following pivot to transactional model (Link)

  • Impact Accelerator announced the 20 startups that will participate in its Europe-wide program. (Link)

  • Gaming startup Playspace closed an investment round from FJME and Faraday. (Link)

  • These are the 10 startups that will participate in Startupbootcamp’s first Internet of Things and big data program, based in Barcelona. (Link)

  • Joan Roig, the owner of Mercadona, announced a capital injection of €20 million to continue investing in startups. (Link – Hemerotek, in Spanish)

  • Graffos raises €100,000 from various business angels. (Link – Loogic, in Spanish)

  • Huddleapp develops web-apps for events and they’ve raised €210,000 (Link – Loogic, in Spanis)

  • Otogami explains its business model (Link – Otogami, in Spanish)

  • Startupxplore interviews Philippe Gelis, co-founder and CEO of Kantox (Link)

Upcoming startup events in Spain

  • JobFluent (Barcelona, Feb 10): the largest startup job fair in Southern Europe. Novobrief is a media partner.

  • Startup Weekend Barcelona (Barcelona, Feb 13-15): gaming edition of one of the most iconic startup events in the world.

  • Grow-Up Spain (Barcelona, Feb 12-13): for startups looking to connect with local and international investors.

  • Salón Mi Empresa (Madrid, Feb 17-18): for entrepreneurs, freelancers and investors. Novobrief will be there, moderating a talk between Carlos Blanco and Luis Cabiedes.

  • 4YFN (Barcelona, March 2-5): MWC’s event for entrepreneurs and startups.

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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 Tech.eu.