Episode 3

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23rd Sep 2020

#3 Spain: It's a people business - Alejandro Artacho on raising €80M+ for Spotahome

So I've been looking to live in various cities around the country, and world, for a few months at a time so I can explore different areas & experience new settings. A bit more than a getaway weekend, but less hassle than signing a long term lease. I know it's a tough time to be doing something like that, especially in 2020, but one company that I found to make that process a breeze is doing just that. Spotahome is reinventing the rental process by making it easier for landlords & renters to connect with their digital platform. Founded by Alejandro Artacho in Madrid, Spain, in 2014, they've already grown to over 10 cities, and raised over €80M from some of the top investors in the world, like Kleiner Perkins and the founders of unicorn giants, Dropbox, Yelp, and Uber. You'll love Alejandro's enthusiasm and energy!

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Ujwal Velagapudi brings together his passion for business and curiosity to learn about the nuances of commerce within each country, through The Global UJ.
Ujwal is a serial entrepreneur & investor, having bought & sold numerous businesses across multiple industries. His professional career was in supply chain management, working in the aerospace & automotive industries, prior to leaving the corporate world to pursue his entrepreneurial ventures full time. Seeking opportunities to acquire, invest, partner, and consult! Follow him on Twitter @UjwalVelagapudi or reach out by connecting on LinkedIn!