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According to the calculations of the Agency for Competitiveness of the Department of Enterprise and Employment, these are the highest figures in the history of Catalonia for investment in start-ups, with 1,479 million euros.
For the Director General of Industry and CEO of ACCIÓ, Natàlia Mas, “these results show the strength of the startup ecosystem in Catalonia, which has more than recovered after the initial shock caused by the pandemic”.
The volume of investment attracted in 2021 is 65% higher than in 2018, which until now was the highest figure in the series, according to the report published by the Generalitat.
Looking to the future, the data place the Catalan capital as the seventh startup hub in the European Union in future unicorns (technology companies valued at more than 1 billion dollars), with 15 companies.