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Spanish tech news: 21/3/2017

Startup funding news:

  • Madrid-based medtech startup MedLunics has closed a €34.4 million round led by Ysios Capital and Caixa Capital Risc. It is, apparently, the largest round to date in the Spanish medtech sector

Startup exits:

  • El Español talked to Homeserve’s CEO about the acquisition of Spanish startup Habitissimo for €20 million earlier this year

Accelerator & investor news:

  • The uncertain future of Startupbootcamp Barcelona. The IoT accelerator program might soon come to an end after three batches in the Catalan capital

Startup news:

  • PcComponentes to open its e-commerce platform to allow third parties to sell electronics, copying Amazon’s marketplace model. The company also opened today its second retail store in Madird
  • The promising but difficult case of eCooltra in Barcelona, a platform to rent electric motorbikes

Big tech news:

  • Xataka Móvil interviews Chema Alonso, Telefonica’s Chief Digital Officer, to talk about the company’s fourth platform (Aura)
  • Kippel01 News has an interesting overview of the evolution of the telco employment market in Spain over the past few years
  • Tesla to install several electric vehicle charges at various El Corte Ingles department stores across Bilbao, Madrid and Barcelona. These are not Tesla’s superchargers
  • Mango’s clients to be able to choose the music playing at its stores using Shazam

Interesting reads:

  • Sexism at Mobile World Congress
  • Spain’s key infrastructures are, apparently, not as secure as many might think they are

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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.