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The week in Italian startups - Issue #48

The week in Italian startups - Issue #48
By Niccolò Sanarico • Issue #48 • View online
I am Niccolò and this is my digest of last week’s news from the Italian startup ecosystem.
In this issue: Claris Ventures’ first investment in the UK; M&A news from TeamSystem, DFLabs, and Habyt; Azimut does it again; SheTech’s founders list 2021; wearables and COVID-19.
See you on the other side!

The Money
Fintech news
Wearables and COVID-19
Empatica received the CE mark for detecting early symptoms of COVID-19 using wearables. According to the article, it is the first company to achieve this milestone.
Crowdfunded VC
Azimut did it again: after being the first Italian asset manager to raise a (well, two) VC fund from private investors (we talked about it), the asset management company announced AliCrowd, the first venture capital ELTIF 🇮🇹 to be raised on a crowdfunding platform (Mamacrowd).
The company aims to raise €25m, starting from a minimum of €15m; it will use Mamacrowd to select qualified investment targets but I could not find a clear investment guideline anywhere: will they only invest in deals published on Mamacrowd? Or diversify the portfolio with active scouting? Any pointers are welcome!
SheTech Founders List 2021
I am a week late on this one (sorry!): on international women’s day, SheTech published its founders list 2021, featuring 10 women-led startups to watch in 2021.
Dealroom VC Rankings
Dealroom published the “VC Prominence Rank”, featuring an interesting mapping of global investors: it is possible to drill-down by country (try searching for Italy). Navigating the complete list requires a paid account.
Ending notes
Welcome to all the new subscribers (there were many of you last week)! If you like this newsletter, forward it to one of your contacts!
Have a great week,
Supported by VC Hub Italia
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