The week in Italian startups - Issue #94
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.
Mediobanca Private Banking launched a VC fund focused on investing in American startups and funds.
Poste Italiane announced the acquisition of LIS Holding for €700m, to expand its payment offering.
Investcorp acquired cybersecurity company HWG.
DoveVivo acquired Altido.
Healthware Group acquired Argon Global Healthcare network
Reload SpA 🇮🇹acquired Intermatica SpA, a telecommunication company.
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?! 🤔
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.
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.
Every week, I’m posting a fundraising tracker based on the news I publish.
Recent job positions from XJobs
Altilia is looking for a ML Engineer
The Data Appeal Company is looking for a Lead Data Scientist
Indigo.AI is looking for a Growth Manager Intern
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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Have a great week,