Ermes Cyber security, Colossus, Muscope, and others raised funding. Compass acquired HeidiPay. Azimut is planning two new VC funds.
Welcome back to The Week in Italian Startups. This is Niccolò from Primo Ventures: every week, I publish my curated list of the latest news from the Italian startup ecosystem.
IH1, an investment holding, 🇮🇹invested €100k each in Deeva and Pelo Matto, and €1m in Mamazen, a startup studio.
Compass, a consumer credit company, 🇮🇹acquired Swiss-based BNPL startup HeidiPay for an undisclosed amount.
IPO & public markets
IMD, a medtech company, 🇮🇹plans to go public to the Euronext Growth Milan.
Canova SGR was recently founded and is 🇮🇹getting ready to launch Nova I, its first VC fund.
Azimut announced a pan-European VC strategy, 🇮🇹announcing two new funds.
Reading this week
Stanford University published a study analyzing the compliance of foundation AI models with the Draft EU AI Act.
ENEL, Planven, and Nozomi Networks launched the "Cyber Harbour", a laboratory to promote innovation, share best practices, and raise awareness around the importance of cybersecurity.
Mistral.ai strategic memo.
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