StartupItalia

The 20 investment rounds that have made Europe soar in 2014

Italy is missing, but Europe has moved close to the US for the first time: Germany and the UK are doing very well and, together, claim half of the rounds worth over 50 million

di Paolo Cellini
StartupItalia

«The true strength of European startups is digital nomading»

Roberto Bonanzinga is a Venture Partner at Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s main investment funds. Based in London for seven years now, after having lived and worked in Silicon Valley, he is probably the ideal person to talk to about the specifics of the startup ecosystem on our continent and the role that innovative Italian… Read more »

di Federico Guerrini
StartupItalia

The 69 startups selected by Italiarestarts Up (from Aenduo to X-Metrics)

Two days for Italian startups to meet with international investors. Two days during which, for the first time, institutional organizations will be providing an occasion for innovators in Italy to grow in Italy, even if it is with the aid of foreign capital. In Milan, next 9 and 10 December about 30 investors from all… Read more »

di Arcangelo Rociola
StartupItalia

An Italian chosen as the best Web Summit startup

They arrived in Dublin with a flight from San Francisco: a “self-managed” tour from Silicon Valley searching for contacts with startups and investors. Domenico Colucci, 25, and Vincenzo Dentamaro, 29, left from their hometown of Bari one month ago. «The Web Summit was a fundamental step that has made us grow a lot». And they have returned… Read more »

di Arcangelo Rociola
StartupItalia

«Our exits? Precious little.Let’s take our startups to the U.S.»

«Italy continues to offer very valid ideas, at a good price, but for foreign markets. The 21 Italian exits are a good example of this. But it is precious little, and it won’t get us very far». Fernando Napolitano, 50, entrepreneur, president and managing director of Italian Business & Investment Initiative (IB&II), made this comment yesterday in response… Read more »

di Arcangelo Rociola
StartupItalia

All of Italy’s million euro exits from 2012 to the present

They may be one-way, but they are still exits. Of the 12 top exits by Italian startups in recent years, 11 were acquired by foreign companies, or by IPO (initial public offering) on foreign stock markets. Only one has remained in Italy, the Milanese startup Triboo, quoted on Milan’s stock market in 2014. The total… Read more »

di Arcangelo Rociola
StartupItalia

Mogees: an Italian’s startup that is making the whole world play music (from trees to DJ’s)

Bruno Zamborlin makes objects turn into music. He is 31 and from Lonigo, Italy. For the past three years he has lived in London, where he just completed a PhD in music at Goldsmiths, after having studied in Paris and at the school of Luciano Berio in Florence. Then he decided to create a startup… Read more »

di Arcangelo Rociola
StartupItalia

Forget Chile, It Is Time for Startup Italia

First of all, let me say I love Chile. I was in Santiago last year and I put the city on the top of my list, when it comes to places I would live in. However, I am biased. Italy is the country I grew up in, and by all means, it rocks. There is… Read more »

di Redazione
StartupItalia

Mr. WCap: “Let’s give a billion from the mafia to innovative enterprises”

Twenty-two years after the murder of the two judges Falcone and Borsellino, a proposal has been made in Catania to re-use the patrimonies confiscated from the mafia for investments in innovative enterprises. Salvo Mizzi, founder of Working Capital has launched the appeal #22annidopo in the presence of Graziano Delrio, undersecretary for the Premiership of Ministers,… Read more »

di Redazione
StartupItalia

What’s missing from European innovation (and what’s changing)

Over 7 billion euros have been sanctioned by the European Union in support of innovation, and over two thousand startups have registered in Italy alone, but, regardless of this, Europe continues to lose in the championship games of innovation, allowing the United States, and Silicon Valley, to remain the undisputed victor. But if one listens to Neelie Kroes,… Read more »

di Redazione