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January 24th, 2019

Octorate, the software as a service for hotel management, goes big (also) thanks to venture capital

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From the nights spent coding in a basement to entering one of the major Italian ICT players: this is the surprising story of Fabrizio Scuppa A basement in a suburban house and a geek with a vision. If it sounds …

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January 21st, 2019

Notes from Las Vegas, city of sin, but also of digital and connected devices – thanks to CES 2019, the excellent fair of consumer electronics

Andrea Di Camillo, Managing Partner of P101 SGR

Foldable monitors, technology’s “pink quotas” and beautifully crafted Made-in-Italy products that can gain their space in a China-dominated world The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the most important and long-living (since 1967) consumer electronics fair ended last week. More than 4,000 …

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January 9th, 2019

Why the IT industry (and software in particular) is not a bubble

Giuseppe Donvito, Partner of P101 SGR

SaaS spending will grow by 8.5% annually over the next three years. GDP will grow by 2.3%. In the last 6 years, venture capital investments in SaaS companies have grown by four times. AI, machine learning, cloud and content creation: …

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December 24th, 2018

P101 makes its debut in PropTech investing 2 million euros in the startup Projects Co-Living

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PropTech has raised $6 billion from VC globally and is aiming at raising $20 billion by 2020, according to Kpmg P101 debuts into PropTech. It does so through tits Programma 102 fund, launched in May with a collection target of …

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December 20th, 2018

Italian start-up funding is higher than expected: almost 600 million euros at the end of November

Andrea Di Camillo, Managing Partner of P101 SGR

Halfway through the year, we stated that the market of investments into Italian start-up companies would reach half a billion euros by the end of 2018. It seemed like an unusual size for Italy, whose market has always been around …

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December 13th, 2018

State action in favour of startups? Yes, if well balanced

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In the US, jobs come from start-ups. This was stated, among others, in a recent report by the Kauffman Foundation. It’s a trend that the OECD has been monitoring for about 20 years: big corporates are firing employees, while innovative …

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November 28th, 2018

P101 at LendIt, where the future of banking is told

Giuseppe Donvito, P101 Partner

P101 and BorsadelCredito.it represented Italy during the major European Fintech event. Where the next trends have been traced: open banking, Baas and challenger banks LendIt Fintech Europe 2018, the biggest European conference in the innovation of financial services, ended in …

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November 15th, 2018

Start Act: the draft law that can boost the world of Italian startups

By Andrea Di Camillo, Managing Partner of P101 SGR

From the Startup Act to the Start Act. A new regulatory framework (just a draft, at the moment) that should give a ‘shock to the Italian startup ecosystem’ – in the words of its petitioner, MP Mattia Mor. This proposal …

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November 6th, 2018

In Italy corporates are finally showing interest in start-ups

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Musement, Octorate and Bauzaar: three of our subsidiaries have been recently acquired by big corporates. On the basis of the French model, in Italy large companies have started looking at VC funds as engine of innovation. This can make a …

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