The Spanish startups and scaleups to watch in 2022

Spain has a rapidly growing ecosystem of entrepreneurs, angel investors, early-stage incubators and venture capital funds.

Home to the likes of Cabify, Glovo, and Paack, Spain is not only the leader of southern Europe’s tech scene, but also a competitive player across the continent.

The value of the Spanish ecosystem — measured as the total valuation of its startups — has grown nearly 40% on average each year over the last five years. The country closed the doors to 2021 with a blazing $500m Series E for staffing marketplace Jobandtalent, and walked into 2022 with another €101m Series E for Barcelona-based TravelPerk, adding up to its growing unicorn tally.

High hopes are set upon the fleet of exciting startups leading the way in the country. Sifted ranked the most promising amongst them — including big hits, household names and fast-growing wonders.

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Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

Wallapop's logo

Wallapop

Home Living /

es.wallapop.com

Barcelona, Spain

2013

€310m

Late VC

€764

201-500

Typeform's logo

Typeform

Marketing, Enterprise Software /

typeform.com

Barcelona, Spain

2012

€170m

Series C

€614

201-500

Clikalia's logo

Clikalia

Real Estate /

clikalia.com

Madrid, Spain

2017

€150m

Late VC

€391

201-500

Factorial's logo

Factorial

Jobs Recruitment, Enterprise Software /

factorialhr.com

Barcelona, Spain

2016

€90m

Series B

€482

501-1000

Civitatis's logo

Civitatis

Travel, Event Tech /

civitatis.com

Madrid, Spain

2008

€100m

Growth Equity VC

€0

51-200

Spotahome's logo

Spotahome

Real Estate /

spotahome.com

Madrid, Spain

2014

€91m

Series B

€182

51-200

UserZoom's logo

UserZoom

Marketing, Enterprise Software /

userzoom.com

Barcelona, Spain

2007

€124m

Growth Equity VC

€727

201-500

Carto's logo

Carto

Enterprise Software /

carto.com

Madrid, Spain

2012

€81m

Series C

€277

51-200

The Colvin Co's logo

The Colvin Co

Home Living /

thecolvinco.com

Barcelona, Spain

2016

€70m

Series C

€225

51-200

Tiko's logo

Tiko

Fintech, Real Estate /

tiko.es

Madrid, Spain

2018

€72m

Series A

€295

51-200

Playtomic's logo

Playtomic

Sports, Enterprise Software /

playtomic.io

Madrid, Spain

2017

€68m

Series C

€280

51-200

Soto Solar's logo

Soto Solar

Energy /

sotosolar.es

Madrid, Spain

2018

€100m

Early VC

€200

11-50

Red Points's logo

Red Points

Legal, Enterprise Software /

redpoints.com

Barcelona, Spain

2011

€58m

Debt

€173

201-500

Lingokids's logo

Lingokids

Education /

lingokids.com

Madrid, Spain

2016

€56m

Series C

€182

51-200

PLD Space's logo

PLD Space

Real Estate /

pldspace.com

Elx, Spain

2011

€53m

Series B

€127

51-200

Ontruck's logo

Ontruck

Transportation /

ontruck.com

Madrid, Spain

2016

€53m

Late VC

€85

51-200

Splice Bio's logo

Splice Bio

Health /

splice.bio

Barcelona, Spain

2012

€52m

Series A

€250

1

Belvo's logo

Belvo

Fintech /

belvo.com

Barcelona, Spain

2019

€50m

Series A

51-200

Lookiero's logo

Lookiero

Fashion /

lookiero.com

Bilbao, Spain

2016

€51m

Series C

€136

201-500

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