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The week in Italian startups - Issue #82

The week in Italian startups - Issue #82
By Niccolò Sanarico • Issue #82 • View online
Hello,
I am Niccolò from Primo Ventures. Welcome back to my digest of the latest news from the Italian startup ecosystem.
In this issue: Macai and Qodeup raise funding. Luiss invests in Digital Magics. Epipoli and Lifeanalytics acquire Dotcom and Abich. Alfonsino raises 4m in its IPO. Icona Technology completes a direct listing. Satispay and crypto. PlanetWatch and the Planet.Fund.
Enjoy the reading,
N.

The Money
  • Macai, a quick commerce startup, raised a $3m pre-seed round from a syndicate of investors.
  • Qodeup, a digital menu startup, 🇮🇹 raised €260k in a syndicated round.
  • LUISS, a leading Rome-based business university, 🇮🇹 invested €2.5m in Digital Magics, a publicly listed business incubator.
Liquidity events
Satispay & Young Platform
  • Satispay and Young Platform joined forces, announcing a partnership allowing Young users to instantly charge their wallets using Satispay.
PlanetWatch
  • Planetwatch is a decentralized platform based on Algorand, launched at CERN, recording air pollution data from all over Europe. Borderless Capital just led the launch of a $10m fund investing in the ecosystem surrounding PlanetWatch, aiming for a greener planet.
Ending Notes
Join the Twitter Spaces conversation between Giacomo Mollo and myself commenting on the latest news, every Monday at 6:30 pm CET (follow us for a live reminder: Nico / Jack). If you miss the live discussion, you can subscribe to the podcast on SpotifyApple Podcast, and other podcast platforms.
Have a great week,
N.
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Niccolò Sanarico

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