Contents.com, SQIM, Indigo.ai raised funding. Bending Spoons on an acquisition spree. Business angels in Italy. The EY VC Barometer 2024.
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.
D-Orbit confirmed the closing of the €100m announced back in November 2023 (seed issue #177). Marubeni led, with Avantgarde, CDP VC, United Ventures, Primo Ventures, Neva SGR, Indaco Venture Partners, and Seraphim Space Investment Trust following.
Neosperience Health, controlled by Neosperience, raised 1m and plans to go public on the Nasdaq.
Bending Spoons acquired Meetup.
Bending Spoons also acquired Mosaic Apps (for allegedly more than $100m).🤯
L’Orto di Jack, a fresh groceries company, 🇮🇹acquired Ristoking (and is preparing to raise €10m).
LuisaViaRoma announced the acquisition of Holding It.
Almawave 🇮🇹acquired Mabrian Technologies.
Readings this week
The European Commission and the European Investment Fund join forces to boost investment in defense innovation through the Defence Equity Facility, by creating a €175 million fund-of-funds targeting venture capital and private equity funds.
🇮🇹Business angels in Italy: the impact of angel investing. A report from the Italian Tech Alliance.
Newcleo 🇮🇹signed a research agreement with NextChem and Tecnimont.
🌟Jobs in Italian Startups🌟
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