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 platform connecting electric vehicle drivers with 60,000 public and private charging stations worldwide, includes a recharging app to facilitate collaborative economies across smart cities.

Using blockchain technology, enables global access to education, creating the first incentive-based education model that rewards students and teachers for their studying and teaching skills.


Roger Dobaño

CEO and co-founder of Quipu

Roger Dobaño is a young entrepreneur. He graduated in Business Administration and holds a Masters in Applied Research in Economics and Business. He specialised in quantitative methods analysis and strategic planning while working for the Government Tourist Administration in Catalunya.In 2013, he co-founded Quipu, a cloud SaaS tool that automates invoicing and cash management for freelancers, SMEs and accounting firms. He held the CEO role until  2017 and is currently VP of Business Success. 

Clara Montesinos García has over 15 years of experience in social media communications and advertising. She worked at a local radio station while reading an Advertising and Public Relations degree at Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid.   After graduation in 2004, she embarked on a career in marketing and social media, becoming the Director of Communications for the Spanish Twitter or Tweet Awards in 2011. She also created one of Spain’s oldest Instagram community “Instagramers Comunitat Valenciana”. In 2014, García co-founded Influencity and became its CMO, managing brand communication and digital strategies for “Influencers” worldwide.


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.

Alberto Knapp Bjeren has more than 20 years of experience in the tech startup ecosystem in Spain and internationally. He is the CEO of London-based digital tech PR agency Wunderman Thompson. He also founded the agency’s Madrid-based digital consultancy The Cocktail that has offices in London, New York, Mexico City and Bogota.Knapp is also a partner and advisor at Seaya Ventures, a Spanish VC with investments in startups like Cabify and Glovo. As an angel investor, he has participated in the pre-seed and seed rounds of Spain’s femtech WOOM and other undisclosed startups.


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