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The week in Italian startups - Issue #101

The week in Italian startups - Issue #101
By Niccolò Sanarico • Issue #101 • View online
I am Niccolò from Primo Ventures. Welcome back to my digest of the latest news from the Italian startup ecosystem.
In this issue: Bizaway, Hydraink, and others raised funding. Shopfully acquired a Spanish competitor. Acquisitions also for Namirial and Talent Garden.
Enjoy the reading,

The Money
  • Bizaway, a corporate travel startup, raised €10m in a Series A led by Azimut Digitech, Gellify, and Exor Seeds.
  • Hydraink, an “interactive cosmetics” startup, 🇮🇹raised €5m in a round led by CDP Venture Capital.
  • Exept, a bike-tech startup, raised €500k from CDP Venture Capital.
  • Novac, a startup developing solid-state supercapacitors, raised €412k from Eureka! and CDP VC.
  • Holidoit, a travel experiences startup, 🇮🇹raised €400k from a syndicate of business angels.
  • Shopfully announced the acquisition of Tiendeo, a Spanish drive-to-store startup.
  • Talent Garden 🇮🇹acquired a stake in Creative Harbor, a co-learning startup.
  • Ambienta-backed Namirial acquired Bit4ID, an authentication and digital signature company.
Reading this week
  • A very thorough primer on debt financing for startups by A16z.
Fundraising tracker
Every week, I am posting a fundraising tracker based on the news I publish.
Ending Notes
Join the conversation between Giacomo Mollo and myself commenting on the latest news, every Monday at 7:00 pm CET (follow us on Twitter for a live reminder and the link: Nico / Jack). If you miss the live discussion, you can subscribe to our podcast on SpotifyApple Podcast, and other podcast platforms.
Have a great week,
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Niccolò Sanarico

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