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Tech Cocktail Barcelona

Spain’s ViClone Closes 1M Euro Funding Round, Emerges from Beta

Vicloning

Barcelona-based ViClone is having a big week. The startup’s new product, viCloning, just closed its second round of funding of 1M Euros from the Spanish Government, and is emerging from a beta phase that yielded crucial information for the company as they move forward. ViClone created an affordable, intelligent virtual agent and customer service optimization… Read more »


Top 8 European Startup Accelerators and Incubators Ranked: Seedcamp and Startup Bootcamp Top The Rankings

Rankings European Startup Accelerators

Last month we shared a list of the top ranked startup accelerator and incubator programs in the United States. Through most accelerators and incubators, startup teams receive mentoring, guidance and a small amount of funding in return for a small stake in the company. With all the startup accelerator programs popping up across the globe,… Read more »


Masterbranch: The Matchmaking Service for Software Developers and Employers

Masterbranch

If you’re looking for a great software developer or are a software developer looking for a great job, check out Barcelona-based startup Masterbranch, a job platform that is like Match.com, but for software development only. Masterbranch is a great way for software developers to showcase their projects, hacks and programming skills (here’s an example) and… Read more »


Intel Capital Invests In Six Mobile Startups at MWC

Intel Capital

In the shadows of a Microsoft and Nokia partnership which some think caught Intel off guard in their own alliance with Nokia, Intel Capital announced investments in six mobile companies totaling $26 Million at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The investments focus on driving innovation in mobile hardware, software and apps ecosystems. The six companies… Read more »


PTPT: Game Changing Design Solutions

PTPT

Every once in a while, someone comes along and decides we need a paradigm shift regarding how humans interact with computers. In this case, the shift is around how people work with their data. Today much of our data lives in different applications. Photos in email, news in browser, etc… That’s why Munich, Germany based… Read more »


Robot Media: Story-telling Through Mobile Development

Robot Media’s development product is described eloquently and aptly as a “graphic story-telling engine”. Robot Media, founded last year by Hermes Pique, a 27-year-old software engineer specializing in mobile technologies, is a multi-platform mobile development company that recently reached over 2 million downloads of its applications for iPhone, Android, iPad, Nintendo DSi and Kindle. Over 200… Read more »


LG Optimus 3D: Mobile Phones Go 3D Sans Glasses

LG Optimus 3D

LG made a big splash this week in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress as they unveiled the Optimus 3D, a 4.3-inch sleek smartphone with WVGA resolution and dual lens 5MP camera that offers the ability to both watch and record 3D videos. The smartphone runs a 1GHz OMAP4 processor and the display can show the… Read more »


Endomondo Showcases Sports Tracker App at MWC

If you are into a distance-based outdoor sport, you have got to check out the Endomondo Sports Tracker app, which turns a mobile phone into a full-fledged personal trainer.  It can be used for running, cycling, walking, and other distance-based sports. Founded in 2007 by three former McKinsey & Company management consultants who also just… Read more »


Seven Startups Showcased in Barcelona During MWC

Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona, Spain and we’re hosting our 2nd annual Tech Cocktail Barcelona mixer event tomorrow evening. The mixer-style cocktail reception will showcase the latest innovations of seven startups in an expo-style. The following startups will be participating in the event: Endomondo – Offers a Sports Tracker application that… Read more »


BioWallet Turns Mobile Phones Into Safe Wallets

One of the most annoying issues many of us deal with on a day to day basis is usernames and passwords. Products ask people to remember information about maiden names, favorite pets, or random alphanumeric combinations that are case sensitive – all of which lead to being locked out when you can’t remember. A Spanish… Read more »


Facebook Phones By INQ Mobile Coming Soon

There have been rumors of a Facebook phone for months and we just got a look at the closest thing to it with the news of the “INQ Cloud Touch” and “Cloud Q”. INQ Mobile is a London-based company that is producing two phones built on top of Android 2.2. with a social Facebook wrapper…. Read more »




Bubiloop: Mobile Application Directory

Looking for a place online to find an iPhone, Android or Blackberry application all in one place? Bubiloop might be the place you have been looking for. Bubiloop offers a location to download mobile Applications for Android, iPhone, Blackberry Windows Mobile and Symbian. Bubiloop is a Barcelona, Spain based startup that showcased its latest at… Read more »


Intel & Nokia Team To Battle Android & iPhone

There is a mobile battle brewing right now for mobile operating system supremacy. The iPhone OS came out and revolutionized the users interact with their mobile devices. Google quickly followed with the creation of the Android platform and have making headway with its open approach. Microsoft is said to be jumping into the game with… Read more »


Tech Cocktail Barcelona Mixer @ MWC Photos

Last night we hosted Tech Cocktail Barcelona at the B-Bar at the B-Hotel in Barcelona. It was organized with the help of Roberto Serrano and Android.es. The event drew a great crowd and showcased 8 companies as previously previewed. Jordi Masagué photographed the event and you can find some of the photos. Special thank you… Read more »