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The week in Italian startups - Issue #79

The week in Italian startups - Issue #79
By Niccolò Sanarico • Issue #79 • 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: Viceversa, Sibill, and Emotiva raise funding. Namirial, Gada Group, IBM, and Amilon go shopping. Reading or listening to this week: the IAG index, Let’s Venture, and a call for bigger VCs. The Harmonic Innovation Hub.
Enjoy the reading,

The Money
  • Namirial, a company offering digital trust and related software services, acquired Netheos, a French startup developing digital onboarding software, for an undisclosed amount. Namirial is a “platform company” owned by Ambienta SGR, an asset manager.
  • Gada Group, a medical devices distributor, acquired Evoluzione, another specialist distributor on the Italian market.
  • Amilon, a gift cards distributor owned by Zucchetti, acquired Amazing, the company behind Spiiky, a digital cashback wallet.
  • IBM acquired ReaQTa, a Netherlands-based endpoint security company founded by 🇮🇹Alberto Pelliccione.
Reading (and listening) this week
  • IAG, one of the biggest angel clubs in Italy, released its IAG index, based on the deals analyzed in the past 12 months by the club. Focus on fintech, ESG, and the increasing presence of women in the founding teams ✌🏻.
  • CDP Venture Capital released “Let’s Venture”, a collection of 7 brief podcasts introducing venture capital & startup concepts (🇮🇹 here’s the link to Spotify).
  • Giuseppe Donvito from P101 🇮🇹 authored an article calling for more Series B and beyond (>10m) investors in Italy.
Ending Notes
** JOB ALERT **: Primo Ventures is looking for an investment manager for our digital funds. If you are obsessed with startups, have a strong vision about the future of digital, have provable experience in negotiating and closing deals, and really want to work with me and the rest of the team, then we want to talk with you.✌🏻😀
Join the Clubhouse conversation between Giacomo Mollo and myself, commenting on the latest news, (usually) on Monday at 6:30 pm CEST. If you miss the live discussion, you can subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and other podcast platforms.
Have a great week,
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Niccolò Sanarico

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