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PopPlaces.com

PopPlaces is the first Spanish marketplace to rent spaces by the day, to setup pop-up stores, to organize corporate events or private parties

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Marketing / Advertising
  • Location Sant Cugat del Vallès, CT, España
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded February 2012
  • Employees 10
  • Website popplaces.com

Company Summary

PopPlaces.com is the first Spanish marketplace for renting spaces by the day, to setup pop-up stores, or to organize events and parties. The platform is open to public since April 10th, 2014. PopPlaces.com belongs to Pop Corner Network, and takes benefit of the previous experience of its team in retail marketing campaigns, pop-up store projects, e-Popping Up multi-brand event and management of a community of pop-up store lovers.

Team

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    Karen Prats
    CEO - Co-Founder

    Karen has a strong experience in marketing and customer behaviour. After working at state-of-the-art companies like Urban Secrets and TRND, she conceived Pop Corner Network as an advanced experiential marketing platform to link customers and brands. Currently, Karen is PopPlaces's CEO and the leader for its business strategy. Other areas of responsibility includes Business Development, Customer Relationships and Creative Direction.

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    Ismael Miñano
    Technology Manager

    Ismael has Business and Digital Marketing background. He is co-founder (together with David Torras) of Creagia, PopPlaces IT Partner. In addition, he is also co-founder of two social media ventures: Miximoms and XarxaBloc. At PopPlaces, Ismael (together with the Creagia team) are partners and creators of the web site and the community management application; and they are always imagining new features and capabilities to enhance our system fun

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    Operations Director - Co-founder

    David is Computer Science Engineer and MBA Degree, and has developed his career at IBM in several international projects and positions. In 2012, he co-founded Pop Corner Network with Karen Prats, after following an Entrepreneurship program at Barcelona Activa. At PopPlaces, David is responsible of company operations including finance and administration, project management and human resources.

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    Eduard Marcobal
    Corporate Brand Manager

    Eduard is graphic designer with a solid experience in branding, corporate design, web design and motion graphics. He has worked as in-house designer as well as freelance, working for several important clients including CPG and IT services. At PopPlaces, he is partner and plays the role of Corporate Brand Manager, being responsible of all corporate image; he is our art director and web usability specialist. For example, he has designed our logo,

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    Chief Technology Officer

    Strong background in mathematics and computer science gives Pilar the capabilities for playing the CTO role at PopPlaces.com. She has been working as Consulting Director in Attempto IT and as Social Business Consultant in Extreme IT. At PopPlaces, she is responsible of the platform requirements and project management, the business technical analytics and the overall internal consulting for technology in the company.

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    Conector Startup Accelerator
    Business Mentoring

    PopPlaces.com has been selected (among 122 projects and together with other 5) to participate in the first acceleration round of Conector Startup Accelerator. Conector counts on 35 top entrepreneurs, in Spain and other countries, as business mentors. Mentoring team direct to PopPlaces include Carlos Blanco (ITnet), Gerard Olivé (BeRepublic), David Tomás (Cyberclick), Luis Gosalbez (Metricson), Jorge Blasco (Boutique Secret) and Marc Vidal (IDODI)

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    Federico Aránega
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Federico has previous experience as Consultant and Project Manager in Marketing in several companies in the Real Estate, e-commerce and hotels sectors. Currently, Federico has marketing and sales responsibilities in PopPlaces.com, focusing on web and business metrics such as customer acquisition cost and conversion rates, after defining the main segments both in supply and demand of the marketplace.

Advisors

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    Guinot Prunera (http://www.guinotprunera.com)
    Accountant
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    Metricson
    Lawyers
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Previous Investors

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    ENISA - Empresa Nacional de Innovación
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    ICF - Institut Català de Finances
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    Karen Prats and David Pérez, co-founders
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    Conector Startup Accelerator
    Primera Ronda de Financiación privada
    Unconfirmed