Since 2012, Spain has witnessed yearly growth in capital invested and successful startup exits – signs of a steadily expanding ecosystem. The financial meltdown of 2008 has spurred a new class of bold, young entrepreneurs; well qualified and ambitious for local and international funding from the US and Asia. CompassList offers firsthand understanding of this new generation of world-class companies and an ecosystem that is riding the wave of a robust economic recovery.



A Financial Times Top1000 Europe’s fastest-growing company, Marfeel’s technology empowers publishers with monetization tools to survive and mine the ever-changing mobile-web landscape

TroopTravel wins global corporates with user-friendly Big Data and AI-powered digital travel planning platform.


Nuria Pastor

CEO and co-founder of HumanITcare

Núria Pastor is the CEO and co-founder of HumanITcare, a telemedicine platform for remote patient monitoring using real-world data and AI to treat patients affected by chronic diseases and also to accelerate drug development and clinical trials. Under the helm of Pastor the startup has doubled its user base and is poised to become a leading player in digital health. Pastor holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Barcelona and a Masters in Research in neuroscience from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Prior to HumanITcare, she worked as a researcher at the Hospital del Mar Research Institute and the University of Barcelona. She has also worked as Business Analyst in EIT Health and has mentored at the European Commission.

Francisco Vieira is a co-founder and the CFO of Triporate, a startup that applies AI to corporate travel planning. He had also co-founded HelpUp, a digital platform that connects people with companies and non-governmental organizations. Viera has worked at PwC, Digitex and Isolux Corsan and has experience in auditing as well as financial control and reporting across Spain and Latin America.  Vieria graduated with double bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Law and holds a master’s in Finance and Auditing. 


Asabys Partners is a VC firm based in Barcelona and invests mainly in the healthtech and biopharma industries. Backed by Sabadell Bank, the VC now has offices in Spain, UK, Switzerland and Israel. Asabys Partners aims to accelerate technology breakthroughs in the fields of science and medicine by supporting a network of industry experts and talent.Asabys started operations in 2019 and is currently fundraising its first fund, Sabadell Asabys Health Innovation Investments, with a target size of €70m and Banc Sabadell as anchor investor. Main areas of investment include Biopharma, MedTech and Digital Therapeutics.

Pinama Investments is a Madrid-based club of investors that has invested across a range of sectors and technologies. It has conducted two selection rounds to date, in 2013 and 2017. The group looks for scaleable opportunities that help its portfolio companies derive synergies among themselves so that they potentially collaborate with, and become customers of, one another. The firm has seen one exit to date. 


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