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.


Bright Ideas
Bright Ideas
Bright Ideas


Targeting millennials' wanderlust, multi-destination travel platform Airhopping booked €3 million revenue in two years, making it yet another promising startup backed by Spanish tycoon Juan Roig.  

Providing privacy, peace and quiet in public areas through intelligent, noise-proof and comfortable private cabins, including luxury sleeping pods, meeting rooms and phone booths.


Marc Rovira

Co-founder, CEO of Polaroo

Marc Rovira is the CEO and co-founder of Spanish household bill manager app Polaroo. In 2017, he joined his brother and a friend to develop the MVP originally known as Widuid. He also co-founded Brainit, an analytical tool for smart devices. He has also worked as a business development and communications manager at space tech Zero2Infinity. He was also a project manager and an engineer. He completed a master's in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at ESADE Business School. He also has a master's in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Bath, UK. 

Iván Rodriguez

Co-founder & CBDO of Parclick

Iván Rodriguez is co-founder of Parclick, a parking reservation app, where he is responsible for commercial matters and go-to-market strategies. He has over 10 years of experience in business development, sales and account management in B2B service industries and has held IT-related positions in business intelligence and business analytics projects. Rodriguez holds a master's in Computer Science and an MBA from IESE Business School. He also attended an executive program at Harvard Business School where he specialized in new internet ventures. 


Angels Capital is an investment vehicle created by Juan Roig as part of the Marina of Companies network in Valencia. Its mission is to grow startups within the Lanzadera accelerator, as well as external projects that facilitate the creation of a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in Valencia. Angels Capital has 13 current investment projects, seven of which it is lead investor in and, since 2014, it has invested €15.5 million in capital. Recent investments include a €1 million venture round for cloud-based workflow platform SheetGo, and €360,000 in seed funding for bank aggregation system Afterbanks.

Co-founded by Angel Asin, Yago Perrin and Yago Arbeloa in 2000, Viriditas Ventures is an angel investment firm that provides funds for tech startups in the IT related sector. Viriditas Ventures invests in early-stage startups and helps entrepreneurs get to the next funding stage.


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