Glovo joins Tech Barcelona as Global Partner
- The alliance aims to work together for Barcelona to lead the challenge of integrating new business models and the future of urban mobility and work.
Glovo, the delivery technology platform created in 2015, joins Tech Barcelona as a Global Partner. The alliance will contribute to boosting Barcelona’s projection as an entrepreneurial and talented city focused on the creation of business projects with a global vision. The new alliance will also work together to help Barcelona lead the challenge of integrating new business models and the future of urban mobility and work.
Glovo’s story of entrepreneurship is one of the great success stories of the ecosystem: founded by Oscar Pierre, aged just 22, in 2015 and becoming a unicorn in 2020, the company is currently present in 23 countries and in more than 870 cities around the world. At its Barcelona headquarters, it employs more than 2,000 people, more than 400 of whom are engineers.
For Tech Barcelona, a private non-profit association that works to develop the digital and technological sector, it reinforces the desire to make Barcelona a city in which global projects can be developed.
Oscar Pierre, co-founder and CEO of Glovo, “as an entrepreneur from Barcelona, I am proud that Glovo has become a strategic partner for Tech Barcelona, a benchmark for entrepreneurship and commitment to innovation. With this alliance, we want to contribute to promoting Barcelona as an international benchmark technology hub, reaffirming our commitment to the city where we were born and supporting global projects that transform the digital economy and add value to society”.
Miquel Martí, CEO of Tech Barcelona, “the story of Glovo is the story of a young entrepreneur who creates a startup that has had a global impact from Barcelona, following the path started by eDreams, Privalia or Socialpoint. We need to make local heroes visible and generate more references. Moreover, as a sector we can jointly address the great challenges posed by the digital transformation of the economy and society”.