The week in Italian startups - Issue #94



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The week in Italian startups - Issue #94
By Niccolò Sanarico • Issue #94 • 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: ViteSicure,, Test1 Solutions, and others raise funding. ItalGas and Edison invest in startups. Acquisitions for Poste Italiane, Airtime Partecipazioni, Investcorp, DoveVivo, and others. Women CTOs in Europe.
Enjoy the reading,

The Money
  • ViteSicure, an insuretech startup, 🇮🇹raised €1.75m from a syndicate of angels and corporates.
  •, a sports tech startup, raised €1.5m for a €21m post-money.
  • A|Impact 🇮🇹invested €500k in Test1 solution, a startup developing technologies for cleaning the environment from pollutants.
  • I usually do not talk about crowdfunding rounds, but we have been talking about the Italian leadership in pokè startups and it seems the trend is growing strong: Ami Pokè, another player in the field, raised €1.3m on Mamacrowd, a crowdfunding platform.
Corporate VC
  • Italgas, an Italian gas distribution company, invested USD$15m in Picarro, a US-based monitoring solution for gas infrastructure.
  • Edison 🇮🇹announced an investment in Condeo, a condominium management startup.
  • Mediobanca Private Banking launched a VC fund focused on investing in American startups and funds.
Women CTOs in Europe
Sifted compiled a list of European women CTOs: of the 155 women on the list, only two are from Italy and working in Italian startups: Pamela Gotti and Chiara Petrioli. Anybody else?! 🤔
FT 1000
The Financial Times published its ranking of the 1000 fastest-growing European companies. Italy has only one company in the top ten (Winelivery #9) but it is the most represented country (235 entries!).
Incubators and Accelerators in Italy
Ilaria Cavalleri published e quick fact sheet from the Social Innovation Monitor 2021 regarding Italian incubators and accelerators.
Driverless vehicles
Estrima, the maker of Birò, a tiny 2-seats / 4-wheels electric vehicle, 🇮🇹announced it is teaming up with Imperium Drive to experiment with a driverless car service in Milton Keynes (UK), based on its cars.
Fundraising tracker
Every week, I’m posting a fundraising tracker based on the news I publish.
Recent job positions from 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
Join the conversation between Giacomo Mollo and myself commenting on the latest news, every Monday at 7:00 pm CET (follow us on Twitter for a live reminder and the link: Nico / Jack). If you miss the live discussion, you can subscribe to our podcast on SpotifyApple Podcast, and other podcast platforms.
Have a great week,
Did you enjoy this issue?
Niccolò Sanarico

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