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Who’s already investing in Catalonia?


Catalonia-based startups raised €2,800 million euros from 2015 to 2019. According to Dealroom, Barcelona is the 5th leading European tech hub for capital investments in startups, together with London, Paris, Berlin and Stockholm.

ICT, Leisure and Health are the top sectors for Catalan startups. By business model, marketplace and eCommerce lead the ranking.

Financing

Several international venture capital firms have been involved in the main deals over 2019, such as SGH Capital, Milano Invest ment Partners, Harbert European Growth Capital, Greycroft, DN Capital or BPO Capital. In addition, in Catalonia there are more than 100 VCs that invest in pre-seed and seed stages, as well as A, B and C series.

Investments in Catalan startups in 2019 have been mainly focused in ICT technologies (21%), Big Data (16%) and Cloud Computing (13%). Additionally, 20% of Catalan startups have raised investment rounds with figures over 1 million Euros.

Top startup investments

Main startup investments over the last three years include Letgo, Glovo, TravelPerk, Red Points, ID Finance, Typeform, Nice Fruit, Minoryx, Badi and ISalud, among others. You can access information about all the deals here.

Main startup exits

From 2017 to 2019, the sectors with most startup exits have been ICT & Telecom, and Digital Contents and Media. Main startup exits have been Cornerjob, Visyon, Bankimia, Zhilabs, Captio, Promofama or Knok. Acces more information on Catalan startup exits here.

Guy Nohra, investor at Alta Life Sciences

Barcelona has world-class science that needs to be invested in

Oscar Pierre, CEO at Glovo

Talent is our biggest asset. We are hiring a lot of senior talent in Barcelona and I couldn’t be more proud of how the tech ecosystem is evolving here. It is a great city not only to live, but to work and to start up your business.