Espacio Incubator, Sand Hill’s very own media incubator, announced today their strategic acquisition of Novobrief.com, a popular online publication, in English, covering startup news in Spain’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Novobrief is among the top English media publications covering innovation news in the region. Tim Hinchliffe will come on as senior editor to continue to give a voice to Spain’s tech scene, and carry on guiding the creation of compelling content while lead editor at the Sociable. The publication will continue to focus on getting exclusive interviews with exciting startups that are prospering in their markets, keeping up with the latest news, and providing insight into Spain’s conditions for establishing new businesses.
“As more eyes look to Spain as a strategic tech hub, we are excited to continue this mission of sharing Spain’s own inspiring stories of growth and exploration in the startup sector,” said Espacio CEO Conrad Egusa, commenting on the announcement. Conrad Egusa is a former VentureBeat writer and is a Global Mentor at 500 Startups, who founded Espacio with Eddie Arrieta.
Espacio has been acquiring and partnering with prominent publications around the world, and in multiple languages, to create a global network of publications dedicated to covering the emerging sphere of entrepreneurs and innovation.
Novobrief, founded in 2014 by Jaime Novoa, has been shinning a light on Spain’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs and is directly in line with Espacio’s mission.
“We are happy to see Novobrief.com joining Espacio. Their team will bring an extra layer of capacity, expertise and exposure that will take Spain’s startup scene even further,” says Novobrief founder Jaime Novoa.
The founder of the publication has been a startup ecosystem builder, responsible for driving awareness and growth for startups. Novobrief founder Jaime Novoa is an investor at the K FUND, which is an early stage Venture Capital firm that aims to fuel the evolution of the Spanish startup ecosystem. Prior to this Jaime had worked at Tech.eu, Startupexplore, and Weblogs SL.
Espacio’s plans for Novobrief.com include an expansion of its editorial newsroom, investments into video content, and a series of events that will be held in 2018.
“We have noticed a promising increase in interesting ideas and technology in Spain, reflected in the amount of activity there,” says Egusa. “At Espacio we will work to make sure this is mirrored in the media coverage – something Novobrief.com was created to do – and something we will continue.”
The acquisition comes at an exciting time for Spain’s innovation ecosystem. Though Spain spent several years recovering from an economic downturn, it has recently been reemerging on to the world’s entrepreneurial scene. Improved funding and support systems have helped cutting-edge ventures get started and a new generation of entrepreneurs are working on turning ideas into commercially-viable enterprises.
“We are thrilled to be working with Novobrief and to continue the legacy that its founder Jaime created,” said Egusa.