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

HUBUC's logo

HUBUC

Fintech /

hubuc.com

Barcelona, Spain

2019

€9m

Seed

€45

11-50

ID Finance's logo

ID Finance

Fintech, Enterprise Software /

idfinance.com

Barcelona, Spain

2012

€9m

Seed

€220

501-1000

Landbot's logo

Landbot

Home Living, Marketing /

landbot.io

Valencia, Spain

2017

€9m

Series A

€36

51-200

Katoo's logo

Katoo

Madrid, Spain

2019

€9m

Early VC

€31

51-200

Unnax's logo

Unnax

Fintech /

unnax.com

Barcelona, Spain

2016

€9m

Series B

€35

51-200

Circular's logo

Circular

Jobs Recruitment /

circular.io

Madrid, Spain

2018

€9m

Series A

€45

11-50

MediQuo's logo

MediQuo

Health /

mediquo.com

Barcelona, Spain

2017

€9m

Early VC

€12

51-200

TaxDown's logo

TaxDown

Fintech /

taxdown.es

Madrid, Spain

2019

€9m

Early VC

€28

11-50

Ukio's logo

Ukio

Real Estate /

stayukio.com

Esparreguera, Spain

2020

€8m

Seed

€41

11-50

ifeel's logo

ifeel

Madrid, Spain

2017

€8m

Series A

€30

201-500

WOW Shop's logo

WOW Shop

Fashion /

wowshop.com

Madrid, Spain

2020

€8m

Early VC

€40

51-200

OLIVA HEALTH's logo

OLIVA HEALTH

Health, Enterprise Software /

oliva.health

Barcelona, Spain

2020

€8m

Seed

€29

51-200

TROOP's logo

TROOP

Travel, Enterprise Software /

trooptravel.com

Villanueva del Pardillo, Spain

2017

€8m

Series A

€36

11-50

ClimateTrade's logo

ClimateTrade

Enterprise Software /

climatetrade.com

Valencia, Spain

2017

€7m

Seed

€35

11-50

Cleverea's logo

Cleverea

Fintech /

cleverea.com

Barcelona, Spain

2020

€6m

Early VC

€25

11-50

Atani's logo

Atani

Fintech /

atani.com

Madrid, Spain

2019

€6m

Seed

€28

11-50

NOVAMEAT's logo

NOVAMEAT

Food / Meat

novameat.com

Barcelona, Spain

2018

€6m

Seed

€29

11-50

Athenian's logo

Athenian

Madrid, Spain

2019

€5m

Seed

€27

11-50

Beams's logo

Beams

Barcelona, Spain

2020

€5m

Seed

€14

11-50

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