Barcelona is the perfect place for startups and entrepreneurs. Filled with talent, good weather, low business costs and mind-boggling potential; Barcelona is the home to some of the best European startups. This list of 10 startups will help you get a better understanding of Barcelona's ecosystem.
Best Startup companies in Barcelona
Typeform is a no-code SaaS platform with thoughtfully-designed tools that help companies grow their business by engaging with their audience. Offering people-friendly forms, quizzes, surveys, and asynchronous video solutions, Typeform turns digital interactions into human connection. Launched in 2012, Typeform drives more than 500 million digitalinteractions per year and integrates with hundreds of other business-critical tools like HubSpot, Calendly, and Slack, to name a few. Typeform is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with an office in San Francisco, California, and has a globally-distributed workforce of over 450 people
Total Funding: $187.3M
Last Funding Type: Series C
2. Red Points
Red Points is a technology company that provides a solution for protecting brands from online counterfeiting, digital piracy, and distribution fraud. Its SaaS platform removes hundreds of thousands of incidents of illegal products and content from the web monthly, across over one-hundred online marketplaces and social networks. Red Points’solutions are used by over five hundred brands worldwide including Bang & Olufsen, MVMT, and DOPE.The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.
Total Funding: $106.6M
Last Funding Type: Venture - Series Unknown
3. Quasar Labs
Quasar makes digital asset management simple, accessible, and secure. It is a platform designed to allow users to easily create and join Vaults- independent asset containers equipped with IBC technology enabling interchain value capture in the Cosmos ecosystem and beyond.The multi-chain future is here, yet DeFi remains extremely fragmented.Recently, the Cosmos ecosystem has released the Inter Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol, a powerful technology to connect token and data transfer between chains. Quasar utilizes the latest in IBC to offer the most advanced and accessible structured investment products in DeFi.
Total Funding: $11.5M
Last Funding Type: Seed
Paack is focused on providing an efficient, sustainable, adaptable and quality delivery experience to its customers. The company has a clear vision; to lead sustainable eCommerce deliveries in Europe.To accomplish this, Paack counts with an in-house technology platform, built by its team of more than 120 engineers, that allows for theautomation, robotisation, and optimisation of processes, achieving maximum efficiency throughout its operational chain. As a result, Paack has a 96% success rate on first delivery attempt, travelling less to deliver more, which in turn, reduces its carbon emissions.Indeed, Paack is a delivery solution that combines the needs of the customer with the needs of the planet.
Total Funding: $307.3M
Last Funding Type: Series D
Wallapop is a hyper-local mobile marketplace for buying and selling secondhand goods, primarily accessible via a mobile app. It uses a geo-localized technology that connects a community of 15 million users by offering an easy and convenient way to buy and sell items that are no longer used. The platform, which has found a second home for more than180 million items, provides people with access to unique goods at great prices while extending the life of fully functional products. Since its inception, Wallapop has been committed to continuous innovation in the online classifieds industry and second-hand market and aspires to use technology to contribute to sustainability.
Total Funding: €239.6M
Last Funding Type: Series G
Lodgify is an all-in-one SaaS solution that helps vacation rental owners and property managers to manage and market their accommodation business. It is a rental marketing software that simplifies vacation rental marketing.The software allows both vacation rental owners and property managers to create their own mobile-friendly website with a “BookNow” function, manage reservations and availabilities efficiently, and instantly synchronize property information with listings on multiple external vacation rental portals.Lodgify’s mission is to help vacation rental owners and managers to grow their accommodation businesses by empowering them with great technology that is accessible and affordable for everyone.Lodgify was founded in 2012 and is based in Barcelona, Spain.
Total Funding: $36.6M
Last Funding Type: Series B
We created Amenitiz because we believe technology is the key to making success and profitability accessible to every hotelier in the world - whether they are in the heart of Paris or in the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia.Our mission is to build an all-in-one platform to help owners grow and manage their vacation properties by making attractingguests, managing bookings and crafting exceptional experiences, simple and easy. We invite you to be part of our growing community and help us redefine the future of online hospitality together.
Total Funding: €34.3M
Last Funding Type: Series A
Glovo is a Barcelona based start-up that is transforming the way consumers access local goods, enabling anyone to get nearly any product delivered in less than 60 minutes. They are currently present in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and many more to come. Glovo’s mobile application connects customers within dependent local couriers, who acquire goods from any restaurant or shop in a city and also deliver urgent packages for a variable fee. The mobile app allows users to find and place orders with their favorite restaurants which are picked up when ready and delivered to the user's doorstep.The platform’s features include geolocation, which allows customers to track their deliveries in real-time and locate the nearest glover (courier), thus optimizing speed and distance. It´s like a new personal courier available to everyone that runs your errands immediately and on-demand.
Total Funding: $1.2B
Last Funding Type: Series F
Impress specializes in invisible orthodontics. They provide teeth alignment services intended to carry out a personalized diagnosis and treatment for each patient. The company provides services for unbalanced bites, crowded teeth, rotations, and interdental spaces and also offers individualized digital monitoring services.
Total Funding: $180.8M
Last Funding Type: Series B
10. Heura Foods
Heura Foods is a plant-based startup that produces sustainable and nutritious plant-based meat products. It was founded by food activists Marc Coloma and Bernat Añaños in 2017. Its mission is to create solutions that will leave the current food system obsolete and accelerate the transition to a world where animals are out of the equation. Their Mediterranean culinary heritage is reflected in their products: clean labels, high nutritional values, and taste.
Total Funding: $54.9M
Last Funding Type: Series B