Fever, a startup of Valencian origin, has become a new unicorn by exceeding the valuation of $1 billion. The leading company in the field of leisure experiences digitalisation was founded in 2011 by the Castellón-born Pep Gómez at the age of 19, who remained CEO and main shareholder for more than six years.

The valuation was reached in a new 200€ million investment round led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and thus follows in the footsteps of the startup Flywire, founded by Valencian Iker Marcaide, which surpassed the $1 billion valuation mark in 2020 and became the first Spanish startup to go public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in May of 2021.

Fever’s success has shown us that making a successful product, a unicorn, from home, from here, is possible. We are in a perfect environment to create great projects and we have to take advantage of it,” said Pep Gomez, founder of Fever.

After leaving Fever, Pep Gómez decided at the age of 25 to launch his next startup, Reby, a company dedicated to preventing climate change that seeks to transform the way we move around cities.

If with Fever I wanted to transform and rethink the world of events, with Reby we want to revolutionise cities as we know them, we want to change the way we move around them, respecting those who live there and the environment” added Pep Gómez.

For Nacho Mas, CEO at Startup Valencia, “Pep Gómez has always stood out for his ingenuity and ambition, having founded his first company when he was only 14 years old and becoming an ambassador for the Valencian entrepreneurial ecosystem in every place he has set foot“. Gómez was one of the first entrepreneurs to join Startup Valencia at its inception five years ago and recently participated in the fourth edition of the Valencia Digital Summit, presenting Reby’s sustainable mobility solutions.

In the last five years, Pep has been an advisor to companies such as the retail firm ASICS and PRISA, the largest media group for news, cultural and educational content in Spain and Latin America. He has also collaborated with various non-profit initiatives aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and venture capital in Europe, such as the Mobile World Capital Foundation or The Collider, a venture builder that promotes technology transfer projects from Spanish universities.

 

 

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