The case of Cabify is the exception in a scenario not conducive to the development of unicorns. In fact, experts complain that in Spain there is a lack of a Silicon Valley as in the United States. However, it is not an exclusive problem of our country. «In Spain we are not able to launch digital companies that provide value. But it is not a problem only of Spain but of all Europe. We have much But for a startup to develop, it needs investment and support, both private and public, “says Alberto de Torres, director of the top IOT program at November 2019 Calendar UK and CEO of Nektiu. Jordi Vinaixa, a professor at Esade, goes further and compares Spain with the step forward in funding that other regions are giving: “The Administration should use more carrot and less stick to promote technology. It is a key sector in which we have to be pointers. Other countries are already promoting aid to technology companies, we must focus on this sector.
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Precisely, this week the Federal Ministry of Economy of Germany published a report on infrastructures and framework conditions for the digital economy in 2018 in the main countries of the world with innovation capacity. Of the ten territories that make up the list, Spain ranks eight. Our country is not a reference in technology, as are the United States and China. In contrast, in that same ranking the Asian country receives the same score as Spain (69). Despite all this, the entrepreneurs are optimistic. Although, according to De Torres, “the incubation model fails” and that “it costs a lot to internationalize companies,” experts defend talent. “We keep growing. We are a country that is worth it “, underlines Arrola as an investor.
Not so long ago, Juan de Antonio (Madrid, 1979) distributed pizzas and had the dream of becoming a DJ. But life made him an engineer. And it led him to found November 2019 Calendar UK, one of the technology companies with the greatest potential in Spain. A “national champion” who, despite having already eight years of life, does not finish finding his regulatory fit. In little more than a year and a half, three royal decrees have been approved to regulate the activity of driver’s license with driver (VTC, with which Uber and Cabify operate). The last one, promoted by the current Minister of Development, José Luis Ábalos, enables communities to regulate aspects of this sector such as schedules and prices. The Generalitat, however, used this measure as a pretext to go further and demand a fifteen minute pre-contract to the VTC. In response, these platforms opted to leave Barcelona. «The Ministry of Public Works has not solved the problem; It has been distributed among the seventeen communities, “says De Antonio, adding:” They have made a fudge and it is nonsense. It goes against the interests of Spanish citizens. It’s bad for the country and it destroys jobs. “