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The silent revolution of the retail chain

The value of e-commerce in the retail market was, in 2016, close to $2 billion, that is, 8.7% of the entire industry. And if the overall growth of retail sales is slowing down, digital retail continues to increase very rapidly, with a growth rate of 23.7%. By 2020, e-commerce sales are estimated to generate more… Read more »

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3D printing, Robotics, Pharmaceuticals. Federico Parietti, Co-Founder and CEO at Multiply Labs, tells the lessons the startup has learned

Multiply Labs is a tech startup at the intersection between robotics and pharmaceuticals. We build and operate robots that can 3D print customized capsules, able to release the exact schedule of medications and supplements required by a customer. For example, if a customer needs Vitamin D and Omega 3 in the morning and a caffeine… Read more »


Investors Meeting and International Roadshow 2017: an intense and positive year for P101

On the rooftop of P101, our annual Investors Meeting is taking place. Today, we explain our latest achievements but also our strategy for the future. This past year has been an intense time for P101, our team has grown in number and we have broadened our horizon both in Italy and on an international level…. Read more »

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The future of Italian venture capital: notes from Made in Italy 2020

Explore the opportunities and challenges of the Italian venture capital in Europe, enhance and promote Italian digital excellence in the world: these were the objectives of the second edition of Made in Italy 2020, the event held in the Westminster British Parliament building and promoted by iStarter, the Italian accelerator in London. The meeting, which… Read more »


10 hot technology trends for 2017

The ten key technologies of 2017, according to Gartner, the American research and advisory firm providing IT-related insight, revolve around what is called intelligent digital mesh. This mesh is a mix of people, things and services enabled by digital technology, a network of pervasive and widespread intelligence in which technologies can evolve and include sophisticated… Read more »

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The survival of banks in the digital age

VC-backed Fintech companies raised $12.7B across 836 deals in 2016. Europe Fintech deal activity reached five-year high, rising 11% compared to 2015 and 124% compared to 2011’s total. Indeed, European VC-backed companies raised $1.2B across 179 deals. This success is not accidental: investors know that more and more consumers prefer to turn to these new… Read more »

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Advanced Analytics – or how to use big data to innovate your business

The amount of data and their importance to business is growing constantly. There follows the need to study, classify, and especially use them in the right away. To this end, advanced analyitics are gaining significant space and role: they are the autonomous or semi-autonomous examination of data or content using sophisticated techniques and tools, in… Read more »

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VC Party: the value of networking

On February 27th and for the second year, the German JOIN Capital and the Italian P101 organized the VC Party, within the framework of the SuperVenture conference. This conference is the “sister” of SuperReturn International – the famous private equity and venture capital event that every year brings together more than 2,000 leaders and industry… Read more »

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E-commerce and traditional retail, a new friendship

The Italian digital market is taking off: the number of customers has increased to 21 million, and purchase frequency and average amount have increased too. 2017 could be the year that sees the highest e-commerce growth since 2010, reaching a value of 23.4 billion Euros – according to a report presented by Netcomm this week…. Read more »