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 »

by 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 »

by Arcangelo Rociola
Smartmoney

8 out of 10 young people are freelancers

For 90% of freelancers the Web is a precious tool for acquiring new contacts and increasing earnings: Italy stands out for requests for and receiving of funds.

by Martina Pennisi
Smartmoney

Charing uses circular barcodes to pay via mobile

Cofounded by Italian Michele Silletti, the FinTech startup RingPay has just launched Charing, an application that helps charities collect funding via smartphones.

by Martina Pennisi
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 »

by Arcangelo Rociola
Smartmoney

Zalando launches its Photo Search app in Italy

The e-commerce company has reached 5 million downloads worldwide and is now testing its photo recognition app (a tool that allows products to be searched for by using photos) in Italy.

by Martina Pennisi
ischool

Fred, the social network for books

Reading is getting rarer in Italy. Youth between 12 and 16 years of age buy very few books. They prefer to spend their allowances on beer and cigarettes. But, fortunately, there are still some people who are promoting the culture of books like Giacomo Sbalchiero, 35 from Padua, who has managed to unite his passion for social networks… Read more »

by Alex Corlazzoli
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 »

by Arcangelo Rociola
Smartmoney

Virtual Money. Real Relief

Last month, when Tim Cook was showing off Apple’s new mobile payment technology to congregants in San Francisco, a 33-year-old Pilipino woman named Jenalyn Orquiza was using her cell phone to make a payment of 450 Philippine pesos, about $10. She wasn’t using the service to tee up a credit or debit card payment, as… Read more »

by Martina Pennisi
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 »

by Arcangelo Rociola