The week in Italian startups - Issue #96
Turin-based Kither Biotech raised €18.5m from a syndicate including Claris Ventures, 2 Invest, 3B Future Health Fund, Alef 6, and existing investors.
Flyingbasket, a drone development & operations startup, raised an undisclosed Series A from Cysero.
Ogyre, a "fishing for litter" impact startup, 🇮🇹raised €500k in a mix of crowdfunding and angel investors.
P101 🇮🇹led a €2m investment in CivitFun Hospitality, a Tenerife-based check-in automation service.
Stellantis announced a €300m venture capital fund, Stellantis Ventures, aimed at startups developing innovative, customer-centric technologies that could be deployed within the automotive and mobility sector.
Eureka! Fund I 🇮🇹announced Eureka TT, a tech transfer vehicle focused on supporting proof-of-concept projects. Eureka TT also announced its first three investments, for a total of €800k: T-Rem3die, Active Labels, PerovSKY.
FoolFarm 🇮🇹announced FoolCapital, an investment holding aiming to raise €25m.
Reading this week
A report on the Italian investor visa program.
Sezamo, an e-grocer from the Czech Republic with a promise of <3h delivery, is 🇮🇹opening in Italy.
Ugly Duck 2021 is out. Top quartile funds that raised funding from EIF have a +25% IRR.🤯😎
Viva Technology published its Next Unicorn Awards list: Bending Spoons and MusixMatch from Italy made it to the list.
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