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#MTN141: New private equity fund in Palma + The make-up startup that makes €350K + Senior Angular Developer (€35-45K)

Mallorca Tech Newsletter is the best way to keep up with the tech and startup ecosystem of Mallorca. If you enjoy it please share it with your contacts and invite them to subscribe. This newsletter is a personal project of David Bustos, so any help spreading the word is very appreciated.

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Essentialist is a members-only travel service with offices in New York and Palma de Mallorca. With a team of dedicated travel designers and a wide-reaching network of travel writers, we are on a mission to transform the way the sophisticated, global community travel and experience the world around them. Our tech team is in charge of the development, maintenance and improvement of both member-focused apps and internal ERP.

We are looking for an enthusiastic developer with strong experience with modern tech-stack for our Senior Front-End Developer role in order to join our awesome development team in a remote-friendly environment.

What we offer: 

  • Flexible work hours. We value results over scheduling
  • Remote working
  • Competitive salary compensation adapted to the level of your experience and knowledge
  • Good working environment. We are a small, united group of developers, where we try to teach and learn at the same time on a daily basis.

Looking forward to having you on board!


News

▸ Official launch of IberianTax, a startup hosted at the ParcBit business incubator, which has developed a SaaS that allows foreigners with properties in Spain to file and pay their own non-resident tax from anywhere in the world and without the need for tax knowledge.

▸ The agency Borbalán has published the new Businesscards.eco website, a platform for freelancers and companies to create their own e-Cards.

▸ Call for applications for the Cercle d’Economia de Mallorca Awards is now open. They are looking for ideas to improve people’s living conditions and health or ideas that contribute to environmental sustainability. The winning idea will receive a cash prize of €7,000 and other benefits.

▸ Netin Club lands in Palma. It is a startup private equity investment fund in Palma de Mallorca that manages a network of private investors that connects local business projects that want to grow. Last year, nationwide, they received 600 applications, of which 40 were approved and raised a total of €3M in investment.

▸ VisitBot was officially presented at FITUR. It is a bot developed by APSL, based on its yed.ai solution, which provides information on what to visit and do on the island of Menorca.

▸ Emprendedores magazine has published an article in which it lists 83 brilliant business ideas classified by autonomous communities. In the Balearic Islands, it has highlighted the startups Idonia Health (accessibility to medical imaging tests), Apprentium (online school for construction), Mansión Games (independent video game studio) and Modosmart (IoT for holiday accommodation management).

▸ Report on the startup Saigu Cosmetics, an ecological make-up brand launched in 2019 by two Menorcans. Throughout the article, they review the trajectory of the young company, which went through one of Lanzadera’s acceleration programmes and last year reached a turnover of €350,000.

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Job Opportunities

⚡️ Senior Angular Developer – Essentialist (35-45K€)

Técnico/a superior en comunicación – Fundació Bit (24K€)

▸ Data Engineer / Data Scientist – Damavis

▸ Data Scientist – Iberostar Group

▸ Python Developer – IKAUE

▸ Quality Assurance Product Manager – Grupo Piñero

▸ City Operations Manager – Just Eat Takeaway.com

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Interesting Links

▸ Talent & Startups Especial Día d’Internet – Antoni Aloy (APSL), Tomeu Fiol (Hotelinking), Verónica Rosselló (TravelgateX)

▸ From Surge.sh to Netlify – Álvaro Medina, Fundació Bit

▸ What is ideation and when to use it? – Fabian Roschig, Innovation Consultant

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Tech Stories

The goal of Mallorca Tech Newsletter’s Tech Stories is to tell stories from our ecosystem; whether it is a big company, a small project, a personal story, or a community, the only thing that matters is to share experiences and lessons learned.

Apprentium, or how to launch an online education business applying Lean Startup methodology.

The marketing of DonDominio, the company that manages more than 400,000 domains a year from Manacor.

Chronomask, creating and launching an app to control the usage of coronavirus masks.

 

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#MTN140: Civitfun’s online check-in solution now available in Booking.com + 12K vaccionantion appointments online per day

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News

▸ Civitfun has announced a new product: online check-in through Booking.com. Thanks to this new partnership, the Mallorcan startup is positioned as the official online check-in provider of the booking platform. From now on, anyone who has made a reservation on Booking.com will be able to check-in online thanks to Civitfun’s technology.

▸ IB-Salut’s vaccination website managed more than 12,000 appointments in one day.

▸ Germán Vidal, CEO and co-founder of Apprentium, participated in IB3’s radio program La Gran Vida (min 29 to 55). A few weeks ago we published a story about the startup in our Tech Stories.

▸ A brief review of the case of Cuadros José, an establishment with more than 50 years of life has received a big boost thanks to its move to online sales.

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Job Opportunities

▸ Fullstack developer – Everipedia (35-50K€)

▸ Support Engineer – WebBeds

▸ Data Project Manager & Business Analyst – Iberostar

▸ Digital Operations Manager – LOTTUSSE

▸ Content Creator & Copywriter – Marugal Hotel Management

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Interesting Links

▸ Digital products big launches. Learning and a reflexion about testing – Ismael Monzón, Air Europa

▸ Meteorología para principiantes (IV) – Meteoclim

▸ Desinformació al darrer Zoom d’IB3 Televisió – Benjamí Villoslada

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Tech Stories

The goal of Mallorca Tech Newsletter’s Tech Stories is to tell stories from our ecosystem; whether it is a big company, a small project, a personal story, or a community, the only thing that matters is to share experiences and lessons learned.

Apprentium, or how to launch an online education business applying Lean Startup methodology.

The marketing of DonDominio, the company that manages more than 400,000 domains a year from Manacor.

Chronomask, creating and launching an app to control the usage of coronavirus masks.

 

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#MTN139: NASA will use a Mallorcan robot designed to plow + Jobs: UX/UI, Data Engineer, Technical Writer,…

Mallorca Tech Newsletter is the best way to keep up with the tech and startup ecosystem of Mallorca. If you enjoy it please share it with your contacts and invite them to subscribe. This newsletter is a personal project of David Bustos, so any help spreading the word is very appreciated.

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Waino’s mission is to deliver your weekly or convenience groceries to your door whenever you want, at retail prices. We work within 15 zip codes in Palma and we have over 11,000 products in-store from different grocery stores (you can order from all at the same time!). We already have a working product and you can make your first order here.

We have developed Waino because we have very little time to go buy the groceries. In our city, there are no real solutions that work for us, therefore we have built it for ourselves.

We are growing really fast and if you are interested to know more about our startup, product, or you feel like you want to join us, drop us an email at andres@waino.es.


News

▸ NASA will use a Mallorcan robot designed for plowing on the Moon and Mars. The robot that Damià Bover devised to plow the land continues to advance in its long way to be used by NASA as a vehicle to move on the Moon. The Interlock Drive System born in Mallorca has already received the technological certification granted by the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), and the team behind the invention has been invited to make two presentations at the ‘Earth and Space Conference. Engineering for Extreme Environments’ organized by this American entity.

▸ The Menorcan GuestPro and the Mallorcan hotelbreak have been chosen (among 1,000 applications) to access the new acceleration programs of Lanzadera in Valencia.

▸ Mirai incorporates Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a form of payment.

▸ Hotel product distribution company Roibos among the 70 Spanish startups that funds and experts have on their radar in 2021, published by Business Insider.

▸ Banca March appoints Juan Manuel Soto as chairman of private equity manager March Private Equity.

▸ Part of the Boat Jump team was on Minimalism’s Open Startups podcast sharing some details of their boat rental platform: €16 million transacted on the platform (GMV), opening new markets, customer acquisition and retention, how COVID has affected them and more.

▸ Profile of Miguel Fernández, CEO and founder of Innovation Strategies, in the magazine Emprendedores as an example of a professional who left his career in a multinational to set up his own business. His company currently employs more than 80 people and has a turnover of more than 6 million euros. Business Insider also interviewed him regarding the role of his company in helping companies such as Iberostar, Disney or Banco Santander to go digital.

▸ Interview with Miquel Àngel Cabot, computer engineer, computer science FP teacher at the Institut Borja Moll in Palma, and who is doing a PhD in Blockchain applied to e-commerce.

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Events

▸ 04/05 – 10 Signs it’s time to consider DevOps. Webinar with Xavier Coll, CEO of FDSA, in which he will share how DevOps can help streamline the process so that the entire development and operations team has a global vision and can focus on optimizing their tasks.

▸ 05/05 – Past, Present and Future of Cybersecurity. Panel discussion with cybersecurity experts Martín Vigo, Román Ramírez, Nicolás Castellano and Lluis Mora.

▸ 06/05 – Maker Projects by Land-Sea-Air and Space. Session to share projects that can be carried out outdoors: Design and construction of boats propelled only by solar energy; underwater drone to inspect ship hulls; probe balloon; buoy for marine environment reconnaissance, etc.

Job Opportunities 

▸ Data Engineer / Data BI Engineer – Innovation Strategies (100% Remoto)

▸  UX/UI Designer – Habitissimo

▸ Senior Developer – Patterson Agency

▸ Senior Mobile & Frontend Developer – Essentialist

▸ Technical Writer – WebBeds Europe

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Interesting Links

▸ En busca del talento ¿perdido? – Jordi Sánchez (Web/UX – Juniper)

▸ Mi historia con la gamificación – Marta Bernat (People, Happiness & Culture – Habitissimo)

▸ A coffee with Taylan Taspinar, CEO & Founder PayParc – Pedro Camara (CEO – TravelgateX)

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#MTN138: The $15M/year ecommerce of construction materials + Increase in Bitcoin-related scams

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Tu organización se comporta como la red de metro de una gran ciudad: equipos interconectados entre ellos que se intercambian trabajo, con el fin de prestar servicios o desarrollar productos.

En la mayoría de empresas, el flujo del trabajo a través de esta red está lejos de ser el óptimo. Muchos atascos y bloqueos, problemas con la calidad, falta de sincronización entre equipos, procesos complejos y burocráticos, enorme distancia entre la estrategia y los equipos …

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News

Extensive report on the company Habitium, a construction materials ecommerce that in 2020 doubled its turnover compared to the previous year, reaching the 15 million euros mark.

▸ Ultima Hora journalist Javier Jiménez spent a working day with an elite unit of the Guardia Civil, the Technological Research Team. During the report they review some of the most common actions that they usually investigate, noticing a high growth in scams related to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

▸ This week the first FFP2 mask factory in the Balearic Islands started operating. Its start-up has involved an investment of 1.5 million euros and it is expected to manufacture 750,000 masks per month when it works at full capacity.

The City Council of Porreres has launched the website empresasesdeporreres.com, a portal to help digitize the businesses of the municipality.

Innovation Strategies has received the ‘CAEB Sánitas a la Pyme Saludable’ award for implementing measures to promote healthy lifestyles, providing its workers with seasonal fruit in the office, parking for bicycles and scooters inside the office, ergonomic equipment and up to three work screens, as well as for their internal communication campaigns.

“I believe in the importance of entrepreneurship and taking risks to achieve success”, a brief interview with Gerardo Cañellas, CEO of Perfume’s Club.

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Events

20/04 – Talent & Startups with Celia Megias, CEO and co-founder of Bersity. A project that she has launched together with Jordi Ber (co-founder of habitissimo). In addition, Celia is also part of the Board of Directors of Connector Startup Accelerator, a startup accelerator specialized in seed stage. These talks are conducted by the manager of the Fundació Bit, Álvaro Medina, and CentreBit’s territorial delegate, Carmen Crespo, and are a perfect occasion to get to know the innovative ecosystem of the Balearic Islands and give visibility to the most promising startups and their professionals.

04/05 – 10 Signs that it’s time to consider devops. Webinar with Xavier Coll, CEO of FDSA, in which he will share how DevOps can help streamline the process so that the entire development and operations team has a global vision and can focus on optimizing their tasks.

Job Opportunities 

▸ iOS Developer – Photopills (30-40K€)

▸ Chief Marketing Officer – Habitissimo

▸ Senior Frontend Developer – Farmadosis

▸ Backend Software Developer – METRO Markets

▸ Senior Web Developer – De:central Days

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Interesting Links

▸ Agile vs Programming, Motherfucker – M. Carlos Orts García

▸ How We Bootstrapped a $1M ARR Email Client – Philippe Lehoux, CEO at Missive

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Mallorca Tech Stories

This time we chatted with Germán Vidal who, together with Jordi Ber, has launched Apprentiuman online school for the construction sector. Despite having been running for only a few months, they already have 9 courses produced, 25 more in the pipeline and they have more than 1,000 users registered on their platform.

In addition, it shares in a fairly detailed way how they have launched the business following the Lean Startup methodology. Spending few resources, validating hypotheses and betting on what works. A super inspirational testimonial for anyone launching a business, thinking of doing it, or just interested in the topic.

👉 Read the full story here!

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#MTN137: The transition to a remote first company + Launching a business with Lean Startup methodology

Mallorca Tech Newsletter is the best way to keep up with the tech and startup ecosystem of Mallorca. If you enjoy it please share it with your contacts and invite them to subscribe. This newsletter is a personal project of David Bustos, so any help spreading the word is very appreciated.

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Mallorca Tech Stories

New installment of our Mallorca Tech Stories, which, as you already know, are about stories from our community’s technological ecosystem. A section in which we chat with people who have launched personal projects, large companies, community leaders or people who simply have an interesting personal story. As this newsletter clearly shows, in our islands, there are interesting stories to tell, which deserve to be known and unfortunately do not arouse enough interest in the general media.

This time we chatted with Germán Vidal who, together with Jordi Ber, has launched Apprentiuman online school for the construction sector. Despite having been running for only a few months, they already have 9 courses produced, 25 more in the pipeline and they have more than 1,000 users registered on their platform.

In addition, it shares in a fairly detailed way how they have launched the business following the Lean Startup methodology. Spending few resources, validating hypotheses and betting on what works. A super inspirational testimonial for anyone launching a business, thinking of doing it, or just interested in the topic.

👉 Read the full story here!


News

▸ habitissimo has published a very insightful reflection on their decision to pivot the business model, moving from the sale of leads to a directory of professionals. In the post, they describe in great detail the process, the tests they have carried out and the impact they have had.

▸ Interesting text by Antoni Aloy, CEO of APSL, about hiring in times of COVID and the transition to a remote first business model.

▸ The restaurant Roto de Ibiza, the first on the island (and as far as I know, in the Balearic Islands) where you can pay with all cryptocurrencies.

▸ Report on the company VEnvirotech that is dedicated to the extraction of bioplastics from organic waste with the help of bacteria. They are part of Repsol’s entrepreneurs fund and work with companies such as Nestlé or Pascual.

▸ CIRCE biotechnology appears on this list of the best Spanish chemical engineering companies. The company has also announced the discovery of a new Vitamin D3 and resorcinol cocrystal.

▸ Joan Perelló, CEO of Sanifit, has been interviewed on the BioBoss podcast, dedicated to leadership in the biopharma community.

▸ Jordi Enric Roig has created a Compound Interest Calculator, now available on the App Store. He made it with Vue 3, Typescript and CapacitorJS.

▸ This week was launched Shop&Share, a platform for sharing shipping costs in online purchases. The first version of the platform is working in Mallorca, Barcelona and Madrid.

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Events

▸ 19/04 – Challenges and solutions of electronic commerce in Mallorca. Virtual meeting that will have the participation of Gerardo Cañellas, CEO Perfume’s Club; Daniel Ruano Vallés, Executive Director Foto Ruano Pro and Xavier Idevik Servera, Marketing Director DonDominio.

Job Opportunities 

▸ Senior DevOps Engineer / SRE – APSL

▸ Senior Product Owner – WebBeds Europe

▸ Senior Frontend Developer – Farmadosis

▸ Scientist – CIRCE

▸ Junior Developer  – Kinacu

▸ Search Marketing Manager – Barcelo Hotel Group

▸ Social media manager – Hosteltur

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Interesting Links

▸ Meteorología para principiantes – Meteoclim

▸ Estrategia para la mejora continua de la tasa de conversión – habitissimo

▸ Discord as a Virtual Office – Debbie O’Brien (Head Developer Advocate, Bit)

▸ Tres meses trabajando en asíncrono: adaptación, aprendizajes, pros y contras (Product Manager, marketgoo)

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#MTN136: In orbit the first “Mallorcan” satellite + IdoniaHealth winner of the Premio EmprendedorXXI

Mallorca Tech Newsletter is the best way to keep up with the tech and startup ecosystem of Mallorca. If you enjoy it please share it with your contacts and invite them to subscribe. This newsletter is a personal project of David Bustos, so any help spreading the word is very appreciated.

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marketgoo is a bootstrapped, profitable and steadily growing remote company. The products we work on are SEO tools that web hosting companies resell to their customers, helping them achieve online success. Just another SaaS startup, right? Nope.

We focus on making impactful digital products and we commit to projects that power our own freedom and wellbeing.

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Our success is based on a small team with a strong culture of ownership and transparency.

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News

▸ Yesterday took place the launch of Enxanetathe first nanosatellite of the Generalitat de Catalunya. This nanosatellite will enable 5G connections through the Internet of Things (IoT). It will provide information to influence the fight against climate change. It will monitor the flow of rivers and water reserves, and will also allow monitoring of soil movements to anticipate meteorological disasters, and of herds and crops to detect diseases and to define more efficient strategies.

This first satellite has been manufactured by the companies Sateliot and Open Cosmos, led by the Mallorcan Rafel Jordá, which won the contracts tendered for the design, construction and launch of two nanosatellites. For a total amount of more than 2.3 million euros.

▸ IdoniaHealth won the EmprendedorXXI Awards in the Balearic Islands, promoted by CaixaBank. The health sector startup is dedicated to facilitating access to medical imaging tests and their viewing by professionals and patients.

▸ The research group in Interdisciplinary Ecology of the University of the Balearic Islands has launched the app Biodibal, which is part of a broader project that aims to guarantee free and free access to existing information on the biodiversity of the Balearic Islands and contribute to the knowledge and conservation of nature.

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Events

▸ 24/03 – Pinterest Masterclass. Two sessions focused on Pinterest Ads organized by the specialized marketing agency Pinteréstate, one for content creators and one for online stores.

▸ 27/03 – Arduino Day. A day to learn, teach and talk about Arduino projects. A global event around the ecosystem of micro-controllers created by Arduino and organized by the Makers communities in hundreds of cities. It will take place both in person (with limited capacity) and broadcasted online to allow remote participation.

Interesting Links

▸ De Programador a Manager: 9 preguntas clave para saber si dar el paso – Rafa Paez, Cabify

▸ Refactorizar código de forma sencilla con el Método Mikado – Habitissimo

▸ Clean Code with Alpakka Kafka – Damavis

▸ Learning React – Debbie O’Brien

▸ Guía de Email Marketing: 5 factores para traducir con éxito una campaña de email marketing – Hotelinking

▸ What I wish I knew before building a Shopify App – Mattias Gysin

▸ A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16 – Vice

Job Opportunities 

⚡️ Senior Backend Developer – marketgoo

▸ Senior iOS Developer – Habitissimo

▸ Software Quality Assurance Engineer – OmniAccess

▸ Tech Recruiter – METRO Markets

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Mallorca Tech Stories

In the latest installment of this series, we chatted with Xavier Idevik, CMO of DonDominio. A super inspiring story, of a person who joined the company to help in the customer service department and now leads the marketing department of a domain and web hosting provider with more than 170,000 customers. Seems easy.

Both Xavi and DonDominio are closely linked to initiatives related to the digital world, in fact, that is one of the pillars on which they rely to continue growing. Read the full story to find out what else they do to attract and retain customers to the point of exceeding 400,000 managed domains.

👉 He has also left us a gift for those who reach the end of the story, an exclusive 50% discount for the readers of this newsletter to transfer or buy your new .COM or .ES domain.

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#MTN135: Mallorca startups in Financial Times’ fastest growing European startups list

Mallorca Tech Newsletter is the best way to keep up with the tech and startup ecosystem of Mallorca. If you enjoy it please share it with your contacts and invite them to subscribe. This newsletter is a personal project of David Bustos, so any help spreading the word is very appreciated.

If you want to share a tech-related job opportunity, event, news or blog post, just write to david@mallorcatechnews.com; you can also check the sponsorship options available. And thus, connect with a community of over 1.000 people related to the tech sector and digital businesses.


⚡️ Newsletter published with the support of marketgoo

marketgoo is a bootstrapped, profitable and steadily growing remote company. The products we work on are SEO tools that web hosting companies resell to their customers, helping them achieve online success. Just another SaaS startup, right? Nope.

We focus on making impactful digital products and we commit to projects that power our own freedom and wellbeing.

Our Culture is cultivated intentionally and stands at the center of how our business operates.

Our success is based on a small team with a strong culture of ownership and transparency.

We have grown non-stop since 2013 without any external investment, and now we need a Senior Backend Developer to help with platform scalability, reliability & performance. If you have experience with:

⚡ Scaling complex systems with high workloads
⚡ Docker, CI/CD
⚡ C++, PHP or similar
⚡ Async processes with message queues

Learn more about us & apply today!

Your work will have an immediate & visible impact on our delivery flow, team and company.


News

Financial Times has published a list of the 1,000 fastest growing startups in Europe. The list has a strong Mallorcan presence, jobandtalent, with revenues of 217M€ in 2019, it appears in 10th place (1st in Spain). And Travel Compositor, with almost 9M€, is listed in position 217.

▸ Speaking of jobandtalent, just a few months after closing a capital increase that shot its valuation to close to 500 million, the company raised another 100 million euros, mainly contributed by the Japanese giant Softbank.

▸ The fintech startup PayParc has been selected to participate in the Summer 2021 edition of the Plug and Play’s Travel & Hospitality acceleration program.

▸ Joan Sanz, CEO of chartOKhas announced the incorporation of Pedro Cámara (TravelgateX) as an investor.

▸ A company that manufactures ant hills with 3D printers, streaming sporting events and a cryptocurrency payment gateway for online stores, among the projects awarded in the Carnet Jove Awards for Self-employment Proyects.

▸ Report on women entrepreneurs in Palma, including a brief profile of Margarita Martínez, CEO and founder of Gladtolink.

▸ Brief report on the current situation of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Balearic Islands, which includes the testimonies of various public entities dedicated to supporting newly created innovative companies. In relation to this, Fundació Bit has issued a press release in which it summarizes its activity in 2020, the year in which it has provided service to more than 2,500 companies and professionals. For its part, PalmaActiva states that it offered 196 training actions last year that were followed by 3,492 students.

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Events

▸ 17/03 – Aspects to take into account to have a legal website. Webinar organized by DonDominio with the participation of Jorge Campanillas, a lawyer specialized in Information Technology and Communications Law.

▸ 27/03 – Arduino Day. A day to learn, teach and talk about Arduino projects. A global event around the ecosystem of micro-controllers created by Arduino and organized by the Makers communities in hundreds of cities. It will take place both in person (with limited capacity) and broadcasted online to allow remote participation.

Job Opportunities 

⚡️ marketgoo – Senior Backend Developer

▸ Digital CRM Manager – PerfumesClub (30K€)

▸ Full Stack Developer – Travel Compositor (30-40K€)

▸ .NET / SAP Developer – FDSA Desarrollo (20-35K€)

▸ Copywriter & Product Marketplaces Assistant – Abbacino (15-18K€)

▸ Full Stack Web Developer – Esment

▸ Especialista SEO – Refinería Web

▸ Frontend Developer – IdoniaHealth

▸ Sales Executive – Glovo

▸ Jefe de proyecto de ingeniería de software – Farmadosis

▸ Cloud Engineer – DevOps – METRO Markets

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Interesting Reads

▸ Guía de Email Marketing: Copy para campañas de email marketing hotelero que aumenta las conversiones – Hotelinking

 

Mallorca Tech Stories

In the latest installment of this series, we chatted with Xavier Idevik, CMO of DonDominio. A super inspiring story, of a person who joined the company to help in the customer service department and now leads the marketing department of a domain and web hosting provider with more than 170,000 customers. Seems easy.

Both Xavi and DonDominio are closely linked to initiatives related to the digital world, in fact, that is one of the pillars on which they rely to continue growing. Read the full story to find out what else they do to attract and retain customers to the point of exceeding 400,000 managed domains.

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#MTN134: Almost 100 companies affected by computer fraud + Premio EmprendedorXXI finalist startups

Mallorca Tech Newsletter is the best way to keep up with the tech and startup ecosystem of Mallorca. If you enjoy it please share it with your contacts and invite them to subscribe. This newsletter is a personal project of David Bustos, so any recommendation or social network share is very helpful.

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Mallorca Tech Stories

A new installment of our Mallorca Tech Stories, which, as you already know, are pieces of content (in Spanish, for now) about the technological ecosystem of our region. A section in which we chat with people who have launched personal projects, large companies, community leaders or people who simply have an interesting personal story. As this newsletter clearly demonstrates, in our islands there are interesting stories to tell, which deserve to be told and which unfortunately do not arouse enough interest in the general media.

This time we chatted with Xavier Idevik, CMO of DonDominio. A super inspiring story, of a person who joined the company to help in the customer service department and now leads the marketing department of a domain and web hosting provider with more than 170,000 customers. Seems easy.

Both Xavi and DonDominio are closely linked to initiatives related to the digital world, in fact, that is one of the pillars on which they rely to continue growing. Read the full story to find out what else they do to attract and retain customers to the point of exceeding 400,000 managed domains.

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News

▸ Almost a hundred companies affected in Palma, according to the Computer Crimes Group of the National Police, by the ‘CEO scam’. The scam consists of tricking companies into paying the amounts they owe to suppliers to a certain bank account, which they actually control.

▸ The startups selected to participate in the final event of Premio EmprendedorXXI in the Balearic Islands are Hotelbreak, Modosmart, Mansion Games, Idonia Health and Apprentium. This event will take place on March 18.

▸ Two projects of the team of the Unitat de Gràfics i Visió per Ordinador i Intel·ligència Artificial from the University of the Balearic Islands, are working on the development of new techniques of explainable artificial intelligence and multigenerational video games that allow the maximum exploitation of the qualities of robots, so that they can be part of our day to day and assist us in case of specific needs.

▸ Eduardo Sarciat, founder of Agua3, was in the Hosteltur Travel & Tech Podcast, where he spoke about business intelligence, and about the strategies, applications and technologies focused on the administration and creation of knowledge about the environment and the company to through data analysis.

▸ Magdalena Cortés shared her experience after “graduating” from Talentissimo, Habitissimo’s youth talent training program.

▸ Nicolás Castellano (Andubay, NoConName) talked about the consequences in terms of cybersecurity of the switch to M1 chips by Apple.

▸ Hotelinking has announced its integration with the Tesipro Solutions property management system.

Events

▸ 04/03 – Session to organize the creation of a podcast to share the activity around the “Do It Yourself” Maker movement in the Balearic Islands. Open to anyone who wants to comment, collaborate or simply be informed. Everyone is welcome.

▸ 17/03 – Aspects to take into account to have a legal website. Webinar organized by DonDominio with the participation of Jorge Campanillas, a lawyer specialized in Information Technology and Communications Law.

Job Opportunities 

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Interesting Reads

▸ La importancia del reconocimiento entre empleados – Lidia Nicolau, Chief People Officer Habitissimo

▸ El sistema de Telepizza que geolocaliza a repartidores con sus móviles personales llega a su fin tras la prohibición del Supremo – Xataka

 

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#MTN133: Filmin’s revenue exceeded 15M€ in 2020 + Algorithms to diagnose blood diseases + .NET developer opportunity (22-35K €)

Mallorca Tech Newsletter is the best way to keep up with the tech and startup ecosystem of Mallorca. If you enjoy it please share it with your contacts and invite them to subscribe. This newsletter is a personal project of David Bustos, so any recommendation or social network share is very helpful.

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News

▸ A research team from the University of the Balearic Islands has developed interpretable machine learning for the diagnosis of sickle cell anemia, a hereditary disease of the red blood cells. The use of automatic image recognition algorithms for the analysis of blood samples aims to automate the diagnosis of sickle cell disease and make it faster.

▸ Extensive report in El País with the three founders of Filmin in which they go through the company’s early days, the arrival of rival video on demand platforms to Spain, to the present. The company exceeded the 15 million euros in turnover and 800,000 in profit last year.

▸ Roibos among the 14 startups in the tourism sector that you should have on the radar in 2021, according to the main experts in the sector.

▸ According to Diario de Mallorca, Farmadosis has become the first business in Spain to admit payments with Bitcoins (Although it is not true at the national level, perhaps in the Balearic Islands). It is a pharmaceutical business that sells machinery responsible for dosing drugs, which is used both in pharmacies and in hospitals.

▸ The Balearic Association of Software, Internet and New Technologies (GsBit) yesterday appealed to the responsibility before the appointment of the new General Director of Innovation, after the dismissal of Nuria Riera last week. They claim “a profile with proven experience in innovation, digitization and management of public funds.”

▸ Habitissimo has shared how they incorporate internship students now that they work remotely due to the economic and health restrictions derived from COVID-19.

▸ Samantha Rey reviews Kydemy‘s first month in the Lanzadera acceleration program.

▸ Xavier Idevik, CMO of DonDominio, participates in this report analyzing the boom in demand for .club domains due to the popularity of Clubhouse.

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Events

▸ 23/03 – ParcBIT talent & startups. Clubhouse session by Álvaro Medina, Manager of Fundació Bit, who will talk with Iñaki Fuentes, CEO of Quonversa.

▸ 25/02 – Long live motivation. How to harness the most powerful energy in your organization. Organized by Alejo Ecube, CEO of FDSA Desarrollo. He will share his experience of the last 5 years, in which they have created a self-managed organization, with a personel turnover well below that of the sector and with a very high degree of satisfaction. Being a main piece the management of the motivation of each one of us.

▸ 24/05 – Advanced Business Agility Program. A training program that will teach you in a practical way, the key actions to implement to facilitate organizational agility and boost the performance and flexibility of your company.

Interesting Reads

▸ Lo de la tecnologia – Tona Pou, Presidenta GsBit

▸ ¿Qué nota le pondrías a nuestra manera de teletrabajar? – Jorge Serrano, Go Consulting

▸ ¿Que te de qué…? – Jose Diaz, CCO TravelgateX

▸ Cómo utilizar SEO para la visibilidad en Instagram – DonDominio

▸ How we adapted EOS & other frameworks to create our own operating system – marketgoo

Job Opportunities 

▸ .NET Developer – FDSA Desarrollo (22 – 35K€)

▸ Front-end Developer – IdoniaHealth

▸ Full Stack Developer – Refineria Web

▸ Analista Programador/a Java & PHP – Abbacino

▸ Cloud Engineer – DevOps – Metro Markets

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Mallorca Tech Stories

We have spoken with Tomeu Fiol. Tomeu is a really restless person; he is currently CMO of the startup Hotelinking; manages Turisme Petit, an important blog on family tourism, has published a book about the cinemas of Mallorca … and during the pandemic he has been working on the launch of ChronoMask, an app to measure the usage time of coronavirus masks.

His interview is an impressive guide for anyone who wants to launch a project, be it an app or anything else. He shares all the strategies they have tried to publicize the app and acquire users, how the prototyping process was, the tools they use to manage the project and what plans they have for the future.

Read his story now because it is truly amazing. And if you want to share your story, just contact me here!

 

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#MTN132: Negotiating ransoms with cybercriminals + Online event about common mistakes in data analysis + Jobs for marketing people …

Mallorca Tech Newsletter is the best way to keep up with the tech and startup ecosystem of Mallorca. If you enjoy it please share it with your contacts and invite them to subscribe. This newsletter is a personal project of David Bustos, so any recommendation or social network share is very helpful.

If you want to share a tech-related job opportunity, event, news or blog post, just write to david@mallorcatechnews.com; you can also check the sponsorship options available. And thus, connect with a community of over 1.000 people related to the tech sector and digital businesses.

News

▸ The fintech startup PayParc has been selected among the finalists of the Travel and Hospitality program of the Plug and Play accelerator in which partners such as American Airlines, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Accor Hotels, Korean Airlines, TUI, Vienna Airport, Manchester Airport Group participate. Plug and Play is an accelerator with 30 locations worldwide, from Silicon Valley to Tokyo.

▸ APSL has launched YedAI, a chatbot framework powered by artificial intelligence and natural language processing techniques. A tool to help organizations improve results related to the Net Promoter Score of the customer service team.

▸ The domain and web hosting provider Don Dominio has implemented Bizum as a form of payment.

▸ Hotelinking has announced its integration with the PMS QuoHotel, one of the technological solutions of the company QuoNext.

▸ “In our sub-genre of games, we are leaders in Spain and Italy with market shares of between 40% and 50%.” Interview with Alfonso Villar, CEO and founder of the mobile video game studio Playspace. A company that has 46 people, 20 published games and an annual growth of 40% in sales.

▸ “It is much more profitable, investment-wise, the return of doing SEM than paying an OTA.” Interview with Eduardo Sarciat, founder and CEO of agua3-Growth Engines, who will participate in the second edition of MOST Congress.

▸ Interview with Jordi Ber (co-founder of Habitissimo) in which he talks about his new gastronomy online training project, Scoolinary. During the talk, he talkes about his relationship with the worlds of cooking and hospitality, as well as the motivations for starting this new project.

▸ Crónica Global (El Español) chatted with the cybersecurity expert Nicolás Castellano about how are ransom negotiations with cybercriminals.

▸ Interesting report in Diario de Mallorca about content creators in the podcasts space. They cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from classical music to gender identity, passing through humor or football.

▸ Summary Xuroa’s first year of activity. The Menorca marketplace that groups together the island’s small businesses was launched in April 2020 with 41 stores and 3,000 references on the platform, months later they have doubled the number of stores and exceed 8,000 available products. At the moment, they say, more than half of the sales come from outside Menorca.

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Events

▸ 16/02 – ‘Sing a Song Kata’. Mallorca Software Crafters event in collaboration with Women Techmakers Mallorca that will consist of a remote coding dojo.

▸ 18/02 – Common mistakes in data analysis. A talk organized by Emprenbit with the participation of Charles Santana (Data Scientist, PhD) in which he will talk about common errors when analyzing data, problems of looking at summary metrics such as means, or some of the most frequent biases in the world of data, such as survivor bias. How to identify and avoid them. All this in a light way, without mathematical formalities and with examples from the day-to-day of any company. It is a talk for all audiences.

▸ 25/02 – Long live motivation. How to harness the most powerful energy in your organization. Organized by Alejo Ecube, CEO of FDSA Desarrollo. He will share his experience of the last 5 years, in which they have created a self-managed organization, with a personel turnover well below that of the sector and with a very high degree of satisfaction. Being a main piece the management of the motivation of each one of us.

Job Opportunities 

▸ Marketing Game Artist – Playspace

▸ Digital Marketing Executive – Roibos

▸ Data Engineer – RIU Hotels & Resorts

▸ Frontend Software Developer – Metro Markets

▸ IT Security Manager – Melià Hotels International

▸ Full Stack Developer – Travel Compositor

▸ System Developer – Omnitech Group

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Mallorca Tech Stories

We have spoken with Tomeu Fiol. Tomeu is a really restless person; he is currently CMO of the startup Hotelinking; manages Turisme Petit, an important blog on family tourism, has published a book about the cinemas of Mallorca … and during the pandemic he has been working on the launch of ChronoMask, an app to measure the usage time of coronavirus masks.

His interview is an impressive guide for anyone who wants to launch a project, be it an app or anything else. He shares all the strategies they have tried to publicize the app and acquire users, how the prototyping process was, the tools they use to manage the project and what plans they have for the future.

Read his story now because it is truly amazing. And if you want to share your story, just contact me here!