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

EasyCharger's logo

EasyCharger

Transportation /

easycharger.es

Valencia, Spain

2018

€26m

Early VC

€125

11-50

Genial.ly's logo

Genial.ly

Media, Education /

genial.ly

Córdoba, Spain

2014

€24m

Series B

€91

51-200

Housfy's logo

Housfy

Real Estate /

housfy.com

Barcelona, Spain

2016

€23m

Late VC

€50

201-500

2017

€20m

Early VC

€22

51-200

Cobee's logo

Cobee

Fintech, Enterprise Software /

cobee.io

Madrid, Spain

2018

€16m

Series A

€70

51-200

Trucksters's logo

Trucksters

Transportation /

trucksters.io

Madrid, Spain

2018

€16m

Early VC

€40

51-200

2017

€15m

Early VC

€75

51-200

Zeleros's logo

Zeleros

Transportation /

zeleros.com

Valencia, Spain

2016

€14m

Series A

€35

11-50

Ritmo's logo

Ritmo

Fintech, Marketing /

getritmo.com

Madrid, Spain

2020

€14m

Debt

€54

51-200

Multiverse Computing SL's logo

Multiverse Computing SL

Quantum software, Fintech / Applications (finance)

multiversecomputing.com

San Sebastián, Spain

2019

€12m

Seed

€0

11-50

Payflow's logo

Payflow

Fintech /

payflow.es

Barcelona, Spain

2020

€11m

Series A

€12

51-200

source{d}'s logo

source{d}

Jobs Recruitment, Enterprise Software /

sourced.tech

Madrid, Spain

2015

€11m

Series B

€27

2-10

Asistensi's logo

Asistensi

Health, Fintech /

asistensi.com

Madrid, Spain

2019

€11m

Series A

€43

51-200

Lana Fintech's logo

Lana Fintech

Fintech /

lana.xyz

Madrid, Spain

2018

€11m

Series A

€55

51-200

MedUX's logo

MedUX

Telecom, Enterprise Software /

medux.com

Madrid, Spain

2014

€11m

Late VC

€37

11-50

Idoven's logo

Idoven

Diagnosis & detection /

idoven.ai

Madrid, Spain

2018

€3m

Grant

€10

10-50

Banger Games's logo

Banger Games

Madrid, Spain

2020

€10m

Early VC

€50

11-50

WalletConnect's logo

WalletConnect

Legal, Fintech /

walletconnect.com

Barcelona, Spain

2021

€10m

Series A

€50

2-10

Loyal Guru's logo

Loyal Guru

Marketing /

loyal.guru

Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

2014

€10m

Series A

€40

51-200

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