Linqia: The Next Social Media Star is based in Barcelona!!!!

Founded by the visionary Maria Sipka and the absolutely amazing Starfish Team, the Linqia marketplace helps monetize social networks by attracting valuable partners.

Linqia presents relevant and interesting commercial partners to social networks who bring affiliate deals, advertising, sponsorships, content, new members, products and innovative technologies.

Key decision makers at social networks register to Linqia for free and specify what type of opportunities they are interested in receiving. Linqia approves commercial partners to present their opportunities to selected social networks which Linqia sends to the key decision maker via the marketplace.

With Linqia, social networks can:
• Increase their visibility to prospective commercial partners

• Attract valuable commercial partners to monetize their offering, provide content, sponsorship, promotions & competitions, market research and much more.
• Specify their interests and needs
• Accept or decline opportunities
• Protect their identify – with no obligation or cost

With Linqia, commercial partners can:

• Select verified key decision makers at social networks
• Create and send a message to selected social networks
• Monitor and receive responses directly into their inbox
• Only pay for social networks who respond

With the pervasive proliferation of Social Media networks the companies and brands need to find their own way. Liquia provides the ecosystem to place a company/brand in the right place saving nice amounts of marketing bucks. It is going to be huge 🙂

3scale, a company based in Barcelona, Spain and Sunnyvale, CA, USA, is one of the leading providers of API Management solutions.

It is the creator of a groundbreaking technology enabling Internet-based companies to secure, control and monitor the online distribution of their digital content/services via API as well as to manage billing and payments for such services.

The unique plug and play nature of the 3scale platform, as well as its flexibility and scalability, makes it a first-choice solution for companies willing to benefit from a professional API management tool and to at the same time minimize not only their costs but also their time-to-market.

Its on-demand SaaS solution offers to Web services/API providers the following features:
– API Access control and management
– API Usage Monitoring and Analytics
– Developer portal
– Billing and Payments management

For more information you can visit 3scale website ( or send your questions and enquiries to [email protected]

Event of the Week: SeedRocket Investors’ Day

Taking place next Thursday 26th;  II SeedRocket Investors’ Day at Sala Empren del Vivero de Empresas de Barcelona Activa – Glorias.

The companies that are going to present have been followed by the SeedRocket team for  a while and are showing a positive trend in these times of crisis (a good sign).   So, I truly believe that these companies have tremendous growth potential:

It is a private event for SeedRocket mentors and some investors and business angels.  However, if there are potential investors interested in attending, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at

For see-lovers, by sea-lovers

Yesterday at the networking event at IN22@ I met Pedro Valdeomillos, Founder & CEO of

BlooSee is the place to share your knowledge related to navigation and the sea (anchorages, marinas, danger spots, tourist information, paradises and dream spots, etc) on a global world chart.  It is also a social network for every sea-
lover out there: share photos, comments and stories with other users as passionate about the blue world as yourself.

I have to mention the excellent usability and design of their website. In addition, they have an astonishing application for iPhone under development (I cannot disclose the secret but when published, it is going to reach high ranks).

Good luck Pedro!

At last here we are…

Barcelona is amazing! My hometown is creating great technology companies. The opportunities are huge for everybody, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business angels and for anyone that loves the technology world.

My goal is to connect great minds, brave entrepreneurs, wise investors and nice people.

Get in touch!!!