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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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October 17th, 2018

The wind of innovation blows from the Mediterranean

Giuseppe Donvito, P101 Partner

Madrid, Lisbon, Milan, Athens: here are the next VC capitals. The startup ecosystem of Southern Europe is worth as much as the Northern one and is attracting increasingly more investments. In Southern Europe you can breathe the fresh air of …

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October 4th, 2018

Change of pace for the Italian venture capital

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Many exits, investments constantly above 1million Euros and interest by foreign companies. These are the highlights of a market that is becoming more and more significant The Italian venture capital is scaling up. We are starting to see important numbers …

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September 20th, 2018

Billions-worth start-ups and increasingly powerful VCs: innovation speaks Mandarin

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China beats USA. In the second quarter of 2018, for the first time, Chinese start-ups collected more money than North American ones: exactly 47% of total financing by VCs versus 35%. This numbers, revealed by Crunchbase, are just some of …

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September 5th, 2018

Startups en rose: 2017 was the best year for women in VC, even if they only collected 2% of funding

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Gender gap exists in venture capital too, however in Italy 20% of angel investors are women Gender gap? It exists in accessing venture capital too. Data confirms this, even those from evolved markets such as the US: according to the …

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