Spain

Rental platform Relendo joins accelerator

Rental classified platform Relendo has been selected by Plug and Play Spain, a technology accelerator linked to Silicon Valley, as one of seven start-ups to receive support in advance of the program’s Expo Day. Prior to the expo, which takes place in Valencia in June, Relendo will benefit from professional advice and aid to refine and develop its product. Relendo operates like an standard...

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Idealista launches Apple Watch app

Idealista.com, Spain’s leading real estate site, created an Apple Watch app to coincide with the launch of the Apple Watch, which launched today. The app allows Apple Watch users to receive real-time property notifications, save their favorites, and contact advertisers. Idealista’s app arrives weeks after its chief rival Fotocasa.es launched a smartwatch app for...

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Mitula Raises Funding Prior to ASX IPO

Spanish-based multi-national aggregator Mitula has completed an $8 million (AUD) pre-IPO raising to help fund the acquisition of a UK-based business, according to fund manager sources, the Australian Financial Review reported. This is in advance of its IPO on the Australian Stock Market (ASX) slated for May, according to the same article. Mitula is based in Madrid and run by Simon Baker, who was...

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Segundamano launches viral ads

Segundamano.es, Spain’s second-largest general classifieds platform, launched a new viral-ad campaign. The site, owned by Schibsted Classified Media, is dedicated to promoting the culture of second-hand shopping in Spain. This viral marketing campaign follows on a series of celebrity-led TV ads. The new campaign is based on video and viral images, and builds on the ‘Incredible...

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MyDogBuddy acquires and merges Bibulu

Spanish pet care classified site Bibilu has been purchased by, and merged with U.K.-based platform MyDogBuddy. The TechCrunch report quoted DogBuddy CEO Richard Setterwall, as saying: “Bibulu was doing a great job in Spain and Italy and was already expanding to France and Germany. I reached out to Enrico (founder of Bibulu) and we met up… We quickly realized it was a great match,...

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Idealista offline marketing growth

Idealista.com, Spain’s leading real estate site, anticipates 40 percent attendance growth for its courses that help property professionals create more effective listings and identify and engage key audiences. “In 2014, 5,000 real estate professionals attended our courses in Spain, and we expect more than 7,000 for this year,” Idealista spokesman Beñat del Coso told the AIM...

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