Unicorns are fantastic creatures that seem to enjoy Barcelona’s great Mediterranean weather.

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Catalonia in Business
Catalonia Trade & Investment
Issue 70 | January 28th, 2022
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Barcelona, unicorn territory
Unicorns are fantastic creatures that seem to enjoy Barcelona’s great Mediterranean weather. The Catalan capital ranks 4th in Europe in financing rounds for startups, and in recent years this active financing activity has led to 6 companies getting unicorn status, the latest one being TravelPerk.
“Barcelona offers a great mix of professional opportunities and a high quality of life”
Barcelona-based TravelPerk recently raised $115M of investment and achieved unicorn status. Avi Meir, the company’s CEO, shares his experience in making a company grow from Barcelona.
Read the interview!
AkzoNobel opens a new planning hub for Europe in Barcelona
The Dutch company AkzoNobel has chosen Barcelona-Catalonia to locate its planning hub for 57 sites across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The firm plans to hire 60 new positions in Barcelona.
Find out more!
10 companies from the UK, selected to participate in the Fast-Track Programme to Barcelona-Catalonia Life Science Hub
This is an initiative for UK life sciences firms looking to expand to Spanish-speaking markets.
Read more!
Top startup investments in 2018
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Health startups in Catalonia raised €238 million in 2021, a record figure
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The Austrian company BWT will invest €25M in Catalonia and create 150 new job positions
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The US firm Jabil invests 4 million euros in expanding its operations in Catalonia
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Catalan startups raise €1,479 million in investment in 2021, the highest figure on record
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The Knot Worldwide to hire 250 professionals at its global headquarters in Barcelona
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Hutchison Ports will invest €60 million to expand its terminal in the Port of Barcelona
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Foreign investment in Catalonia up 2.7% year-on-year to €572.9 million
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Fira de Barcelona expects a turnover of more than €170 million in 2022 with the organization of major international events
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Catalonia Trade & Investment is the public agency of the Catalan Government that works to attract foreign investment to Barcelona and Catalonia, promoting the area as an attractive, innovative and competitive business location.
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