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July 7th, 2016

Italy is the new start-up country, the Financial Times says

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Italy represents a great opportunity for those who want to build a start-up or invest in one of them. In one of our first posts on NewsFromThePlatform, we analysed why the Italian venture capital scene is for now little known …

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June 29th, 2016

The crucial importance of Innovation Ecosystems

Alessandro Petrich, Analyst in P101

Many are the technological innovations that have changed our lives in the recent past and many others are changing our future: from personal computers, to smartphones, to artificial intelligence. Which are the factor that determine the evolution of a technological …

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June 22nd, 2016

What’s Hot? Digital Innovation Needs Physical Logistics

NewsFromThePlatform in collaboration with Milkman

There is great excitement in the world of logistics and transport. Amazon Fresh has recently landed in London with same-day fresh food delivery; the freight forwarding company Flexport has swept onto TechCrunch radar and a Facebook group has filled the …

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June 16th, 2016

Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers Internet Trends are our future: here’s why entrepreneurs cannot ignore them

Andrea Di Camillo, Managing Partner at P101

The highly anticipated Mary Meeker and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers data were finally published two weeks ago. Every year in this season, Mary Meeker and the KPCB fund draw the numbers and trends of the global technological and digital market …

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June 9th, 2016

What could encourage innovation in Italy? More freedom for institutional investors

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As frequently highlighted by researchers and the industry, the importance of looking beyond traditional investment tools, as well as recognizing the potential difficulties associated with alternative investments (such as illiquid asset class restrictions), is accepted all over the world. Institutional …

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June 1st, 2016

Food: the lessons learned by Marco Porcaro, founder of cortilia.it

Marco Porcaro, founder of Cortilia

Conversation with Marco Porcaro, founder of Cortilia, the first online agricultural market that puts consumers in touch with local farmers, allowing them to shop directly from the farmland. 150,000 subscribers, more than 50 producers and thousands of deliveries: Marco Porcaro, …

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May 25th, 2016

Waynaut: the Lessons We Have Learnt in the Last Five Years

Matteo Lo Manto, UX Product Manager & Co-Founder di Waynaut

Five years history, two rounds funding, and a gradual refinement of the business model. Hundreds of hours spent in meetings and brainstorming, thousands of hours for programming and development, sometimes even at night, more than 200 presentations to potential customers …

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May 19th, 2016

VIDEO: The Italian start-up scenario explained by Councillor for Innovation Paolo Barberis

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“I’m analyzing this world [of Italian start-ups, ed] from my experience as an entrepreneur and also with the desire to make the digital world of innovation and technological development more and more vigorous.” These are the words with which Paolo …

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May 11th, 2016

Confessions of a Peer to Peer Lender

Livio Montesarchio, Marketing Specialist, BorsadelCredito.it

Or innovation explained over a coffee On the other side of the phone Alessio is listening carefully while I tell him that he might have found the solution he was looking for. He asks questions, replies “seems fair,” “fine,” “it’s …

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