Become a Startup Scout

Join the exciting VC startup scout role in Madrid and explore a world of opportunities. Gain exclusive access to cutting-edge innovation and influential networks in the bustling startup ecosystem. Don't miss out on this unique chance to shape the future.


Madrid is one of the most vibrant and dynamic startup ecosystems in Europe, with the city's culture of innovation and creativity driving forward entrepreneurs and investors alike. The Spanish capital has seen a number of highly successful startups emerge in recent years, led by the likes of Cabify, Wallapop, Glovo, and Typeform.

Madrid has also become a hotbed for venture capital investment. In particular, the Spanish capital has seen a buzz around โ€˜scale upโ€™ startups, with investors from around the world looking to capitalise on the potential of these innovative businesses. Key players in the VC game include the likes of Accel, Alven, and Seaya Ventures.

Madrid also boasts a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a thriving startup ecosystem, with the likes of SeedRocket, Wayra, and South Summit all taking an active role in supporting local entrepreneurs. The city is also home to a number of co-working spaces and incubators, such as Madrid Startup Hub, Impact Hub Madrid, and the Madrid & Barcelona Co-Working Space.

Notable Madrid-based entrepreneurs include Nacho Gonzรกlez, who founded Cabify, and Adriรกn Criado who founded Wallapop. Another success story is that of Alberto Corral, who founded Typeform. Corral was recently named as one of the โ€˜30 Under 30โ€™ by Forbes magazine for his efforts in creating the company.

Initiatives such as the Madrid Network and the Madrid&Barcelona Startups meetup have also played a major role in bringing together the Madrid startup community and connecting entrepreneurs with investors, advisers, and mentors.

The Madrid startup and VC ecosystem is a vibrant and dynamic one, and the city is home to some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in Europe. With the support of initiatives like the Madrid Network and Madrid&Barcelona Startups, the Spanish capital continues to be a place where entrepreneurs can thrive and investors can capitalise on the city's vibrancy and potential.

Madrid's Thriving Startup and Venture Capital Ecosystem

Madrid is home to a vibrant and dynamic startup and venture capital ecosystem, with a number of highly successful startups emerging in recent years. Key players in the VC game include the likes of Accel, Alven, and Seaya Ventures, while initiatives such as the Madrid Network and the Madrid&Barcelona Startups Meetup are connecting entrepreneurs with investors, mentors, and advisers. Notable Madrid-based entrepreneurs include Nacho Gonzรกlez, who founded Cabify, and Adriรกn Criado who founded Wallapop, as well as Alberto Corral, who founded Typeform and was recently named one of Forbes' '30 Under 30'. With the support of these initiatives, the Spanish capital continues to be a great place for entrepreneurs to thrive and investors to capitalise on the city's potential.

As a Scout, You Can...


Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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Available Programs

Startup Investor?

Invest in the future of Madrid! Join our network and receive exclusive dealflow opportunities from startups, innovators, and individual entrepreneurs in the city.

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Do you interview founders &ย startups? Take your conversation insights to the next level by scouting your favourite podcast guests.

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Co-Working Space Organiser

Do you help run a co-working space as an organiser or a greeter? Do you come across interesting entrepreneurs and startups?

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Event Organiser

Do you organise an event, conference, or trade show? Help your founder attendees get discovered.

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Are you active in the entrepreneurship club at your college? Doing an MBA? Or are you a PHDย student at a technical university? Help your fellow students get funded.

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