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The week in Italian startups - Issue #105

The week in Italian startups - Issue #105
By Niccolò Sanarico • Issue #105 • 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: Tulou, Ubiquicom, Akiflow, and others raised funding. Indaco Bio announced its first closing. Granarolo acquired White & Seeds.
Enjoy the reading,

The Money
  • Tulou, a social housing startup, 🇮🇹raised €5.5m from PFC, the Marzotto family office.
  • Ubiquicom, an RTLS startup, 🇮🇹raised €3.3m from Oltre Ventures.
  • Akiflow 🇮🇹raised $1.8m from Benson Oak Ventures and several business angels.
  • Hlpy and Tiledesk raised €1.2m (€600k each) from The Techshop.
  • Neva SGR invested in Classicq, an Israeli quantum computing startup.
New funds
  • Indaco Bio, a new biotech fund, announced its first closing at €95m, with the goal to raise up to €150m.
  • Granarolo acquired protein startup White & Seeds.
Reading this week
An interesting Twitter thread on scaling a startup without VC funding. It might be helpful in these uncertain times 🤔
Codie Sanchez 💥
My friend took a company to $100Million in revenue and profitability w/o VC funding.

I sat with him to learn how to do the same; here's what he told me:
Fundraising tracker
Every week, I am posting a fundraising tracker based on the news I publish.
Recent job positions from XJobs
About XJobs:
  • The XJobs platform is a free portal listing open job positions from the Italian startup ecosystem, managed by CDP Venture Capital. If you desire, you can apply for free and have your job positions posted on the platform by following this link.
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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