The week in Italian startups - Issue #75
Matchplat, a B2B market analytics and data provider startup, 🇮🇹 announced a €3.5m equity+debt round to support internationalization.
Endu, a community and media startup for endurance sports, raised €1m from CDP Venture Capital.
Mylab Nutrition, a food supplements startup, raised €600k from a syndicate of investors including LVenture Group, CDP Venture Capital, and Net4capital.
Dynamic Optics, a smart glasses startup, 🇮🇹raised €200k from Progress Tech Transfer.
Aquaseek, a Politecnico of Turin spinoff developing a machine to extract water from the air, 🇮🇹raised €300k from LIFTT and Eureka! Venture.
MotorK acquired 3 European companies (🇪🇸Dapda, 🇫🇷Fidcar, and 🇫🇷FranceProNet), to further its expansion.
French/Italian VC Five Seasons Ventures announced its second fund, with a € 180m target.
Azimut, Sygnum, and SBI (a Japanese financial services firm) joined forces to create a new $75m VC fund aimed at crypto startups.
A plan for Advanced Air Mobility
Italy has released a plan for the adoption of large-scale commercial advanced air mobility (AAM) — including eVTOL air taxi and drone operations — by 2030. Linked in the article is a 130+ pages presentation from ENAC.
Satispay 🇮🇹 reached 2 million active users, and digital payments in Italy are growing up fast.
Linkem 🇮🇹 signed a partnership with Cubbit to integrate the startup's technology into its offering.
The Week in Mamacrowd
Mamacrowd, one of the first equity crowdfunding platforms in Italy, 🇮🇹announced last week to have reached €100 million of capital raised on the platform, with more than 100k registered users.
A selection of positions published last week on XJobs
Satispay is looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist
Indigo.ai is looking for a UX/UI Design, Intern
Tensive is looking for a Research Scientist
Capsule social is looking for a Payments Engineer
Brumbrum is looking for a Product Manager
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.
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