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How the Founder of Spain's Gowex Bet the Farm (Twice) and Won

Jenaro Garcia, CEO of Gowex, launches the Dublin's Free WiFi service on Barnardo's Square in0xA0January. Photographer: Niall Carson/Press Association via AP Images
Jenaro Garcia, CEO of Gowex, launches the Dublin's Free WiFi service on Barnardo's Square in0xA0January. Photographer: Niall Carson/Press Association via AP Images

Spain isn't known for its big tech success stories. Try naming three. How about two ?

One company that has managed to stand out and become a global brand is Let's Gowex SA, a Madrid-based provider of free outdoor Wi-Fi services. Its growth, largely from increasing smartphone and tablet usage, has also been fueled by founder Jenaro Garcia's willingness to bet the farm.