The week in Italian startups - Issue #71
BlackSheep Ventures, a MADtech fund announced back in March, 🇮🇹announced its first closing at €40m. The fund will be managed by Eureka! Ventures SGR.
Borsa Del Credito, a fintech startup specialized in lending tech, rebranded as Opyn and 🇮🇹announced a new European expansion plan. The company reported €6m revenues in H1 2021 with a €2m positive EBITDA. [Fun fact: it seems that Opyn shares the same name as a DeFi options trading protocol]
Piacentini joins Exor Seeds
Exor manages Exor Seeds, a specific branch dedicated to venture investments; Exor Seeds has invested in 40 companies so far.
The news is that Diego Piacentini, former Digital Transformation Commissioner for the Italian prime minister and former manager at Amazon and Apple, was appointed as advisor and chairman of the Exor Seeds branch.
From the press release:
Diego Piacentini’s exceptional operational experience in building companies and his leadership insights will greatly benefit Exor as it plans to do more in technology directly and through its companies
Good news for the Italian ecosystem. Meanwhile, Exor joined a $50m investment in Quantum Machines, an Israeli quantum startup.
A selection of positions published last week on XJobs
Drexcode is looking for a Marketing Digital (stage)
BigProfiles is looking for a Business Developer
Biorfarm is looking for a Digital Graphic Designer
Codemotion is looking for a DevRel Specialist
Fitprime is looking for a Sales Account PMI
Indigo.AI is looking for a Senior Front-end Developer
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.
My old job Airtable is still online: you can explore the last open positions here.
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Have a great week!