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The week in Italian startups - Issue #113

The week in Italian startups - Issue #113
By Niccolò Sanarico • Issue #113 • View online
Hello,
I am Niccolò from Primo Ventures. Welcome back to my digest of the latest news from the Italian startup ecosystem.
In this issue: iGenius, Treccani Futura, Smartpricing, and others raised funding. Banca Del Fucino invested in Lumen Ventures. Some M&A deals. Q2 ‘22 in European VC fundraising.
Enjoy the reading,
N.

The Money
  • iGenius, a conversational data intelligence platform, 🇮🇹raised €10m in a Series A+ round led by NovaCapital and Blacksheep.
  • Treccani Futura, an edtech startup, 🇮🇹raised €7.65m from CDP Venture Capital (Boost innovation fund).
  • Smartpricing, a dynamic pricing platform for hotels, raised €2m in a round led by The Techshop, with the participation of Fondazione di Sardegna and others.
  • Lipogems, a reparative medicine startup, 🇮🇹raised €1.7m from LIFTT.
  • Reefilla, a moving charging station for EVs, 🇮🇹raised €1m in a syndicate deal.
  • CRIF 🇮🇹invested an undisclosed amount in Holipay, a BNPL startup for hotel payments.
Fundraising news
  • Lumen Ventures 🇮🇹raised €5m from Banca del Fucino.
M&A
  • Celli Group 🇮🇹acquired a majority stake in Uqido, a software development agency.
  • Digital360 acquired Cryptonet Labs, a cybersecurity firm, for a total of €8.6m.
  • Helbiz announced the intention to acquire Wheels.
Reading this week
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
Giacomo Mollo and I comment on the latest news every week: subscribe to our podcast on SpotifyApple Podcast, and other podcast platforms to get additional insights on what is happening in the Italian ecosystem.
Have a great week,
N.
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Niccolò Sanarico

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