This is part of my TechCrunch Euro tour this summer to meet startups. Prior to the meetup I was a judge at Startup2.eu, a European tech startups competition where Zilok (France), UnLtdWorld (UK), and iFoods (Ireland) won out in a strong field of contenders. If your company would like to sponsor a TechCrunch meetup, and be promoted on TechCrunch as a sponsor, or if you’d like me to come to your own event, then please contact me.
Huge thanks to the TechCrunch Barcelona Meetup Sponsors:
nuroa is a property search engine operates in Spain and Germany. Users can find property ads from disparate websites in one location, where they can also review supplemental information such as video guides, relevant background information on neighborhoods, real estate blogs, etc. It’s run by migoa (Goa Internet Services), a Barcelona-based start-up founded by Gary Stewart and Oriol Blasco. Current angel investors include Albert Armengol (founder of eConozco, a Spanish business networking site later acquired by Xing), Dennis Bemmann (co-founder of StudiVZ, Germany’s largest social networking site, which was sold to Holtzbrinck Ventures for upwards of €50 million) and Didac Giribets (a local Catalan investor). The Company is in the process of closing its Series A round. Migoa has been consistently regarded as one of Europe’s most innovative companies in conferences such as Innovate Europe, Red Herring and Essential Web. The team’s 18 employees hail from 11 different countries.
Highgrowth Partners is an independent financial company that invests in innovative companies with growth potential and offers them support, advice and guidance. Founded in 2001, the Barcelona-based company seeks to invest between €0,3 and €3 million per portfolio company. Past investments include Archivel Farma, Baolab Microsystems, Futurlink, NTR Global, Solostocks and VozTelecom. Complementing the company’s venture capital activity, Highgrowth also places its experience in finance at the disposal of its clients, providing advice on key matters such as the purchase and sale of companies, feasibility studies for investment projects, diagnoses of the most suitable financial structures, design and management of financing schemes for investment projects.