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The week in Italian startups - Issue #121

The week in Italian startups - Issue #121
By Niccolò Sanarico • Issue #121 • View online
I am Niccolò from Primo Ventures. Welcome back to my digest of the latest news from the Italian startup ecosystem.
T-One Therapeutics, Eligo, and FlyTrendy raised funding. An exit for Employerland, a new JV for VedrAI, and new financing for Teamsystem. The State of European Tech 2022 is here.
Enjoy the reading,

The Money
  • T-One Therapeutics, a life sciences startup, 🇮🇹raised €2.5m from Utopia Sis.
  • Eligo, a Made in Italy marketplace, 🇮🇹raised €2.1m and acquired two brands.
  • Flytrendy, an influencer marketing startup, 🇮🇹raised €300k in a round led by CDP.
  • Teamsystem is issuing a new €185m bond and will use a portion of the proceeds to finance new acquisitions.
  • SBG Humangest 🇮🇹acquired Employerland for an undisclosed amount.
  • VedrAI and Altea Federation 🇮🇹launched a joint venture on data intelligence.
The literal map of Italian VCs
The State of European Tech 2022
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Reading this week
  • The State of Web3 in 2022, by Tom Tunguz.
  • Italy ranked 4th in the European Cybersecurity Challenge.
  • Ten years ago, the Italian government created a special registry for “innovative startups” alongside a set of rules for companies entering it. 🇮🇹Here are a few charts showing the current status of the registry.
  • Enel launched a new Innovation Lab in Tel Aviv for AI and robotics in renewables and power grids.
  • The 🇮🇹current state of the Italian insuretech market.
Jobs this week
This week I have a few job positions to share from our portfolio (and friends):
Fundraising tracker
Every week I update my fundraising tracker based on the news I publish. 
A sluggish Italian summer
A sluggish Italian summer
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,
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Niccolò Sanarico

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