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.



AI- and NLP-powered software accelerating clinical research by structuring relevant patient big data and facilitating clinical data searches, with dramatic improvements of up to 90%.

Using deep learning, computer vision and NLP, DeepSolutions optimizes the accuracy of CCTV video analytics; builds 3D reconstructions from video for use in multiple verticals. 


Blanca Rodríguez Montero won the MIT LatAm Startup competition in 2015 while completing an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at MIT's Sloan School of Management. She also worked in Boston for VCs like Rough Draft Ventures and Founder Collective while at MIT. In 2011, she started her first job at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) after graduating with in Law and Business Administration in Spain. In 2014, she joined BCG consultant Victor Sánchez Rodríguez to co-found edtech Smile and Learn. In June 2018, she moved to Paris as co-founder of Next Station, an online recruiting platform for international talent.

Miguel Frasquet Herraiz is passionate about the energy sector, having worked six years on projects in China, the United Arab Emirates and several European countries, as well as four years at the CTAER (Advanced Technology Centre for Renewable Energy) as an engineer and solar R&D coordinator. In 2016, Frasquet co-founded Solatom based on his PhD thesis and is currently the CEO of the startup that develops solar concentrators for industrial applications.


Pere Valles is an entrepreneur and angel investor in the Spanish startup ecosystem, sitting on the board of several companies. Valles has been chairman of Spanish digital voting platform Scytl since 2004. In 2018, he was appointed CEO of travel platform Exoticca, which sells long haul touring holidays and has a presence in Spain, France and the UK. He had been a financial director of GlobalNet and a senior manager at KPMG's mergers & acquisitions group in the US.  

Ignacio Martín de Andrés has over eight years of experience working at consultancies such as KPMG, PwC and Grant Thornton.He made an angel investment in, a web platform that manages and automates consumer claims, and has also helped define the company's strategy and service-level agreement.Since 2019, he's been a partner at Venture Partnership, supporting the company by defining growth strategy, KPIs and process optimization for startups in the company’s investment portfolio.


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