Entrepreneur Javier Megias founded Startupxplore with business partner Nacho Ormeño when he identified a need for greater transparency in Spain’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Startupxplore aims to improve sector communications and make it easier for investors lacking experience in funding startups to participate and invest side by side with some of Spain’s most revered and experienced investors.
The platform is the largest community of startups and investors online in Spain, and is one of the fastest growing in Europe. In September 2015, the founders secured a €210,000 investment enabling them to launch a joint venture model for startups, which subsequently established Startupxplore as a syndicate investment platform at the heart of Fintech, one of the most desirable sectors considered to have a very bright future on a global scale.
Besides being an entrepreneur, Javier is also a business angel investor. He began his career by setting up his own business but later became an investor himself as well as financial advisor. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Big Ban Angels, the largest independent network of business angel investors in Spain.
In the following interview, we spoke to Javier as both an entrepreneur and investor to learn more about Spain’s entrepreneurial scene and the Fintech sector in particular.
This interview is also available in Spanish.