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The week in Italian startups - Issue #54

The week in Italian startups - Issue #54
By Niccolò Sanarico • Issue #54 • View online
I am Niccolò and this is my digest of what happened last week in Italian startups.
In this issue: new rounds for Sysdig, I Love Poke, 2Watch, and others; TeamSystem launches a €50m fund; top VC firms don’t outperform the market at the seed stage.
Enjoy the reading, see you on the other side,

The Money
  • Sysdig, a US-based secure DevOps startup founded by Loris Degioanni, raised $188m in a Series F round.
  • France-based PEP-therapy, a biotech company, raised €2.75m in a round led by Italian Angels for Growth.
  • Italy loves Hawaiian Poke. After last week’s announcement about Poke House, this week I Love Poke 🇮🇹announced a €14m investment from serial entrepreneur Francesco Manzi.
  • 2Watch, a media startup focused on e-sports and videogames,🇮🇹 raised €450k from a syndicate of business angels.
  • Alokino Gelato, a diary-free brand of ice cream launched in California by Italian entrepreneurs, 🇮🇹 raised €500k from a group of Italian business angels.
  • G-Factor, a biotech accelerator, 🇮🇹 invested€390k in three biotech projects entering its acceleration program: Drug Discovery Clinics, InSimili, and NovaVido.
M&A and other news
Reading this week
Tweet of the week
This one made me laugh. But then I 😭
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The Italian insurtech ecosystem map
Jobs in Italian startups
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Ending notes
Thank you for reaching the end also this week.
Have a great week!
Supported by VC Hub Italia
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Niccolò Sanarico

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