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.

If there is anyone missing from this list, or anything is wrong, please let us know by email at [email protected]).

Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

Impress's logo

Impress

Barcelona, Spain

2019

€50m

Series A

€227

201-500

Seedtag's logo

Seedtag

Marketing /

seedtag.com

Madrid, Spain

2014

€50m

Series B

€200

201-500

Tebrio's logo

Tebrio

Doñinos de Salamanca, Spain

2014

€50m

Series A

€250

11-50

Exoticca's logo

Exoticca

Travel /

exoticca.com

Barcelona, Spain

2013

€48m

Series C

€126

51-200

Peptomyc's logo

Peptomyc

Health /

peptomyc.com

Barcelona, Spain

2014

€44m

Late VC

€130

11-50

Goggo Network's logo

Goggo Network

Legal, Transportation /

goggo.network

Madrid, Spain

2018

€44m

Series A

€220

11-50

PSQUARED's logo

PSQUARED

Real Estate /

psquared.es

Barcelona, Spain

2018

€42m

Early VC

€200

2-10

Myinvestor's logo

Myinvestor

Fintech /

myinvestor.es

Madrid, Spain

2019

€40m

Early VC

€100

11-50

YABA's logo

YABA

Barcelona, Spain

2020

€39m

Series A

€193

51-200

Tinybird's logo

Tinybird

Enterprise Software /

tinybird.co

Madrid, Spain

2019

€36m

Series A

€168

11-50

MrJeff's logo

MrJeff

Home Living /

jeff.com

Valencia, Spain

2015

€35m

Late VC

€95

201-500

Anaconda BioMed's logo

Anaconda BioMed

Health /

anaconda.bio

Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain

2015

€35m

Debt

€101

11-50

BNEXT's logo

BNEXT

Fintech /

bnext.es

Madrid, Spain

2016

€31m

Series A

€125

51-200

Cooltra's logo

Cooltra

Transportation /

corporate.cooltra.com/es

Barcelona, Spain

2006

€35m

Angel

€100

201-500

Satlantis's logo

Satlantis

Robotics, Semiconductors /

satlantis.com

Leioa, Spain

2014

€35m

Late VC

€83

51-200

Amenitiz's logo

Amenitiz

Travel, Hosting /

amenitiz.io

Barcelona, Spain

2017

€34m

Series A

€135

51-200

Ona Therapeutics's logo

Ona Therapeutics

Barcelona, Spain

2019

€32m

Series A

€150

11-50

Nautilus's logo

Nautilus

Real Estate /

nautilusfs.com

Derio, Spain

2013

€31m

Series B

€155

2-10

Koa Health's logo

Koa Health

Barcelona, Spain

2020

€30m

Series A

€80

51-200

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