Seedcamp’s first venture to Spain has been a big success, bringing together the forces supporting new startups from the region such as Seedrocket, iWeekend, BBVA, Tetuan Valley and angels like Jesus Monleón (Trovit), Luis Martin Cabiedes (Cabiedes Partners) and Christopher Pommerening (Active Venture Partners).
Of cause the most important take aways for the teams are the Seedcamp accreditation, an instant network of mentors, and access to potential sources of capital. However everyone loves being a winner… so top 5 teams by popular vote were:
BlooSee – Social network for sea lovers
Offset Options – Marketplace for carbon offsetting
Siine – A new keyboard optimised for short social messages
Teambox – Twitter like project collaboration
Uvinum – Find and share wine knowledge
Thanks to all mentors and teams for taking part. We were really impressed by the quality of the startups and passion of the mentors.
The lively panel discussion was moderated by Saul Klein (Index Ventures and Seedcamp), and featured; Fred Destin – Atlas Venture, Carlos Espinal – Doughty Hanson, Christoper Pommerening – Active Venture Partners, and Fausto Boni – 360 Degree Capital Partners.
It took a broad angel view of European startups and investment. Topics ranged from how to scale a business beyond a single country, what VCs look for in an investment, and how to work with your investor.
A summary of the best comments can be found by looking through twitter. Here are some gems:
Christopher P. AVP: When we’re looking at an investment we check if the entrepreneur has an international outlook for his biz #seedcamp #vc
Global expansion is dangerous if you don’t know what you do in your home country to start with #seedcamp
Mini Seedcamp Barcelona Panel Discussion @cape “You need to understand your investors business model as well as your own”
Thanks to all our mentors, teams, sponsors and supporters for helping make Mini Seedcamp Barcelona happen. In particular Daniel Reilly for hosting us at IESE. IESE for providing an excellent venue. Seedrocket, Tetuan Valley, Okuri, Trovit, Vlex, Maestros Del Web, Imprese eStartup, iWeekend, BBVA Open Talent, Caixa Capital Risc, Sun Startup Essentials, and the UKTI Global Entrepreneur Programme.