Collaborative Consumption grows despite crisis in Spain

Spain is the middle of its worst and biggest financial crisis ever. Despite this gloomy scenario Q1 2013 has seen a number of invesments in collaborative consumption startups space that reinforce  the trend projected by 2012 figures.

  • Knok.com announced 500.000 euros investment weeks ago. Launched in January 2012 Knok is a Barcelona based home exchange site that has focused on builiding liquidity on their p2p marketplace (reaching 20.000 users and 159 countries) and on the match making capabilities of their system.
  • Percentil received 380.000€ at the end of February. With a model similar to Thredup, in the last 6 months, Percentil bought 45.000 pieces of clothes and sold more than 26.000, saving up to 400.000 euros to the participant families.
  • Lanzanos is one of the largest crowfunding sites in Spain. Lanzanos received 250.000 euros to start international expansion starting with Portugal and later on Latin América.
  • Uolala, sharing social activities with like-minded people, received 150.000 euros on December 2012 and started to expand to France, United Kingdom and Germany. Uolala just opened a new round to raise up to 300.000 euros.
  • Comunitats, a SaaS provider for corporate/institutions time banks, raised 150.000 euros to expand their development team and comission a market fit study for the USA educational sector.

Observing this activity there is factual evidence that collaborative consumption interest in Spain is booming.

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