A Barcelona exit: Wallbox acquires Electromaps to add public charging stations network to its portfolio

Barcelona-based Wallbox, an energy management company that manufactures smart charging solutions for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, today announced the acquisition of Electromaps and the latter’s platform for accessing free and paid-for electric charging points across southern Europe. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Electromaps was founded (also in Barcelona) back in 2009 […]

Barcelona awards 19 micromobility licenses — but not for e-scooters

The city authorities of Barcelona have announced the winners of micromobility licenses, which came in a batch of 19: 12 for e-moped companies and seven for the operators of bicycles and e-bikes. Notably, e-scooter sharing platforms are still not welcome in the city. Here’s a list of the companies that have received the licenses, courtesy […]

It’s a wrap: this was Mobile Sunday 2020 in Barcelona

It was a close call after the cancelations of both the Mobile World Congress and the 4YFN Conference, but we managed to bring a bunch of brilliant minds together in Barcelona for the latest edition of Mobile Sunday. Thanks to a last-minute helping hand from Venturelab, the organisation that supports Swiss entrepreneurs in building thriving […]

Barcelona-based lifelong learning startup Learnlife raises €3.1 million

Spanish-founded lifelong learning startup Learnlife has landed €3.1 million in a funding round led by BPO Capital. The company plans to use the money to grow the community of learners and educators, as well as open new “learning innovation hubs” across the world. Learnlife defines its mission as to “empower 100,000,000 learners and 100,000 schools by […]

Spanish-American startup Cien raises $3.5 million

Cien, a sales productivity startup based in Barcelona and Dallas, TX, has raised a $3.5 million funding round from Paris-based Elaia, which invested $1.2 million, and founders and private investors. Cien plans to use the capital to increase its presence in North America. The startup has developed a plug-and-play product that applies AI to CRM […]