The Basque Country launches database to map their startup ecosystem
Startups in the Basque Country are now worth more than €2.5B in combined enterprise value and snatched €99M in 2021 alone. To map it all out and the Basque Country gets its own online startup ecosystem database, powered by Dealroom. The new platform provides data and intelligence on startups, innovation, investors, funding rounds, and many other insights in the region.
The project was driven by SPRI – the Basque Business Development Agency, an organization dependent on the Department of Economic Development Sustainability and Environment committed to supporting entrepreneurship across all industries in the Basque Country. The new mapping of this innovation ecosystem will facilitate data-driven policy and decision making, the sharing of cross-industry knowledge, and will foster the partnerships required to help the next generation of innovators succeed on the global stage.
The new database aims to facilitate connections, improve transparency and make visible and position the Basque Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.
This open-access platform is specifically designed to support scaling tech communities, with reliable intelligence and new insights. The database shines a light on overarching trends and headline figures as well as detailed data on startups, scaleups, and corporates in the region; covering over 915 technology-based/ innovative startups, investors & accelerators, and much more.
Examples of data you can find on the platform:
- An overview of the ecosystem’s most valued enterprise, led by Neinor Home
- A list of Basque Country-based startups in healthtech, among other sectors.
- A landscape of all Basque Country-based startups with a registered patent cataloged in the industry they are operating in
- An overview of the latest investment rounds by investor type or investor location
The data is open-access and collaborative
This new database not only offers the most detailed picture of the Basque Country tech scene up until now but it’s also a collaborative project. Any startups, investor, or other ecosystem stakeholders can also add their company details themselves and enhance their profile providing open access to data for the community. More accuracy and transparency in the data will not only improve the Basque local ecosystem connectivity but will also help put the region on the map internationally as a promising new hub for tech and innovation.