SEP MONITOR – June 2014 Mapping Spanish “Scaleups”
Abstract

The Startup Europe Partnership mapping & scouting database focuses on “scaleups” — European startups that have been able to break the “early-stage barrier” and are a candidate to become large global companies and real job creators.

This SEP Monitor includes the results of a preliminary analysis of the startup ecosystem in Spain and has a special focus on Spanish scaleups and exits. We mapped over 100 startups able to raise $0.5M+ (of which 18 received more than $5M, and 5 more than $50M). We also reported approximatively 30 exits (including one substantial IPO) with a clear pattern of growth. E- Commerce, Software, Hospitality Mobile, and Gaming are the fields that account for the large majority of Spanish scaleups.

SEP Monitor is based on ongoing online resource and data mining; results and findings are preliminary.