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The week in Italian startups - Issue #80

The week in Italian startups - Issue #80
By Niccolò Sanarico • Issue #80 • 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: BionIT Labs, TOT, Deesup, Neuron Guard, Endurance Group, and Random Power raise funding. Genenta files for an IPO. Acquisitions by Teamsystem, Lutech, and Datrix. The EU launches Cassini. The FT on Investing in Italy.
Enjoy the reading,

The Money
Liquidity Events
New funds and venture builders
  • The European Commission launched Cassini, a €1Bn investment program aimed at the space startups ecosystem.
  • Gellify 🇮🇹 launched “Venture Box”, a copycat venture builder.
  • 4Aim SICAF is a listed investment company focused on Italian micro-cap companies listed on the Euronext Growth Italian market. It also runs a fund dedicated to crowdfunding startups and SMEs: it announced the participation in the crowdfunding campaign of RedFish LongTerm Capital, another investment company. Interesting.
  • LVenture and Aeroporti di Roma announced the launch of the first “airport incubation program”, aimed at startups that can innovate an airport ecosystem.
Investing in Italy
The Financial Times published a special report about Investing in Italy. Not so much about Italian startups, rather about the Italian economy at large.
A selection of positions published last week on 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
[New experiment! 🤖] Join the Twitter Spaces conversation between Giacomo Mollo and myself commenting on the latest news, Monday at 6:30 pm CEST (follow us for a live reminder: Nico / Jack). 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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