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May 13th, 2019

Mobility, Health, Real Estate, Finance: VC is looking at these increasingly tech industries

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2018: record year for VC investments in the world 2018 was a record year for the venture capital market not just in Italy but globally. According to Kpmg, VC investments have reached 254 billion dollars worldwide – a sharp increase …

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February 25th, 2019

M&As can accelerate the change brought on by FinTech

Giuseppe Donvito, Partner of P101 SGR

Something is deeply changing in the relationship between banks and FinTech. Banks started to see FinTech startups as a threat only in 2010, but it wasn’t until five years later that they understood a simple truth: that instead of fighting …

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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 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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July 12th, 2018

PropTech: the digital transformation that will change our way of living in houses and cities

Giuseppe Donvito, P101 Partner

Mipim, the real estate convention par excellence, discovers the new frontiers of technological innovation and disruption The new frontier of real estate – and of Fintech too – is called PropTech. It’s tech disrupting a hyper-conventional industry like that of …

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Logistics will be crucial for the future of Amazon, Uber and e-commerce itself

P101 in collaboration with Trademachines

It’s clear, by now, that the world of online retail has disrupted the way we shop. This is so true that even in our very neighbourhoods we happen to see small and medium-sized businesses surrendering to the hegemony of digital …

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April 9th, 2018

Artificial intelligence: the game changer in financial services

Giuseppe Donvito, Partner of P101 Ventures

Notes from London by Giuseppe Donvito, Partner of P101 In 2017 investors poured in over $15.2B in funding to AI startups across industries. It was a 141% jump in funding from 2016. This monster figure will decrease when machine learning …

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March 28th, 2018

Cassa Forense invests 175M euros in EIF’s fund of funds AMUF, to finance PE and VC

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Cibati: “1% of our assets is in this asset class” German fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer has invested 500M euros in PE, the French Erafp has invested 200M, not to speak of the astonishing numbers of UK and USA funds: over 2B …

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January 10th, 2018

Innovation? It implies a cultural change

Giuseppe Donvito, Partner of P101 Ventures

Forget open innovation and the other buzzwords: in order to seriously innovate, Boards must plan and activate a reorganization. And use M&A operations as a means to acquire new technologies “Innovation” is a mantra for contemporary managers. Everyone talks about …

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