The week in Italian startups - Issue #111
M&A and other strategic moves
CGM Italia 🇮🇹acquired Pharmap, a last-mile drugs delivery startup.
Crowdfundme, a crowdfunding platform, 🇮🇹announced the acquisition of 51% of Trusters in a stock-based transaction.
Alfonsino, a last mile delivery startup, and Justmary, a cannabis startup, 🇮🇹announced a partnership.
DGS SpA 🇮🇹acquired cybersecurity and opensource startup SMC Treviso.
Impatta4Equity, a sustainable investment vehicle inspired by the Laudato si encyclical by Pope Francis, was announced along with its initial two investments, a blockchain platform and an energy community.
Azimut and Unidata 🇮🇹announced a €51.3m investment in a green and neutral data center.
Haier Europe 🇮🇹launched an investment plan for European startups (spoiler: 2-4 startups/year, up to €10m each).
Reading this week
An 🇮🇹article about Gelesis, a US-based biotech company listed on the NYSE, but actually born in Southern Italy.
A McKinsey article about How Europe’s top tech start-ups get it right.
Gorillas is 🇮🇹shutting down its Italian operations.
Every week, I am posting a fundraising tracker based on the news I publish.
The Week in Italian Startups - the Podcast - special edition
Our latest special episode of the podcast features Andrea Colombo, CEO and founder of Tulou. Listen to our discussion on co-living. Here is the link to the Youtube version. Yes, the screenshot is not great but trust me, the conversation is quite good 😉