Tag Archive: Spain

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    by Angie Chang

    CEO And Co-Founder Pilar Manchón Raises $5M For Indisys

    Spanish dialogues systems startup Indisys raises $5 million Series A.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Spanish entrepreneur Pilar Manchón co-founded Indisys (Intelligent Dialogue Systems). She raised $5 million in Series A funding from Intel Capital and Inveready Group recently to go international with their natural language and dialog management products.

    “With Intel Capital’s support, global network and expertise, our potential is growing exponentially and our international expansion

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    by Angie Chang

    Serial Entrepreneur Patricia Araque Creates Meaningful EduTech Startups In Spain

    By Patricia Araque (Co-Founder, Ellas 2.0)

    Editor’s note: Patricia Araque is co-hosting Founder Friday Barcelona on December 2, 2011. FREE RSVP for Founder Friday here.

    When I was a kid, I used to play to run my own school and write lists of imaginary students. I spent my time between papers and books and toy phones, imagining that I helped children find their paths.

    Then I grew up and suddenly forgot my dreams. I chose to study advertising and public relations in college. There were hard years, mostly because I discovered that everything

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    by Angie Chang

    Starting Up Rentalia and Toprural, Top Travel Startups in Spain

    By Marta Esteve (Co-Founder, Rentalia)

    Editor’s note: Marta Esteve is co-hosting Founder Friday Madrid on November 4, 2011. FREE RSVP for Founder Friday here.

    When I was 15, they asked me at school to write down how we imagined we would be in the year 2000 and I remember that I said I saw myself as a businesswoman. Quite interesting now I look back.

    Perhaps I was influenced by the fact that my father had ventured out into the business world and came back home at night talking about his projects with a sparkle in his eyes.

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    by Angie Chang

    Thermometer on Startup Investment in Spain in 2011

    By Patricia Araque (Founder & President, Ellas 2.0)

    The document prepared by Ready4Ventures notes that only 4 of the 66 investors interviewed for the report are women, and only 4 of the 109 entrepreneurs who participated in the surveys are entrepreneurs.

    These numbers make clear what we are trying to change in our work at Ellas 2.0 — the shortage of female talent in the industry.

    Other significant data is worth noting that 72% of entrepreneurs used personal savings and family support to launch their projects and 43% believe subsidies as a primary source of funding.