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April 15th, 2019

The French startup model, an inspiration for Italy and Europe

Andrea Di Camillo, Managing Partner of P101 SGR

Blablacar, Sigfox, Withings? They are Unicorns and they are French. Around Paris, innovation is pushed to the levels of London and Berlin. This was noted, at least since 2015, by the EY Venture Capital Barometer in France. The latest update …

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March 29th, 2019

There are more than 10,000 innovative startups in Italy

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Italy counts more than 10,000 innovative startups. This is good news for the Venture Capital market, since it means that VC funds can pick and choose from a wider basket, thus increasing their portfolio quality. The growing number of start-up …

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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 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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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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July 31st, 2018

Record year for the Italian venture capital, which aims to invest 500 million euros in start-ups

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The 31 deals that were closed in June, for a total funding of € 250M, raise hopes that 2018 could mark a turning point for the start-up market – which is the engine of the country’s growth 2018 is marking …

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June 20th, 2018

Value Creation in Venture Capital

Giuseppe Donvito, Partner of P101 Ventures

Talent scouting and coaching, here’s how VC funds help companies and investors grow their assets The subject of value creation of an asset class such as VC has become more and more important to the Italian system, which is growing …

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