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The week in Italian startups - Issue #97

The week in Italian startups - Issue #97
By Niccolò Sanarico • Issue #97 • 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: Boom, Heqet Therapeutics, Elaisian, and others raised funding. First closing for Primo Digital. Roomie was acquired by Habyt.
Enjoy the reading,

The Money
  • Boom! Imagestudio 🇮🇹raised €6.6m in a round led by Vintage Capital.
  • Turin-based Heqet Therapeutics raised £6.6m in a round led by Claris Ventures.
  • Banca Valsabbina 🇮🇹acquired a 9% stake in Opstart, a crowdfunding platform.
  • Elaisian, an agri-tech startup, 🇮🇹raised €800k from Fortitude Group Holding investment, Ulixes SGR, and Innova Venture.
  • PerForms, a biotech startup, 🇮🇹raised an undisclosed amount from Utopia sis.
New funds
  • Primo Ventures announced the first closing at €62m of Primo Digital, a seed-to-early-stage fund. ✌🏻
  • IH1, the investment holding launched by Mamazen, 🇮🇹raised €1.65m
Reading this week
Fundraising tracker
Every week, I am 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,
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Niccolò Sanarico

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