Early stage market in Italy recorded about 101.3 million euros new investments in 2015 up from 90 million euros in 2014. With 66.8 millions out of that total that came from venture capital funds (from 40 millions in 2014), 24.5 millions fromt venture capitalist and business angels together /from 21 million) and 21 millions from business angels alone (from 29 millions).
The figures have been published in the last Survey by Iban (Italian Business Angels Association) and the Venture Capital Monitor, by the Liuc University in Castellanza (download qhere the VeM-Iban 2015 Report and see here a previous post by BeBeez for 2014’s data).
Official figures for 2015 are to be read in comparrison to more than 100 million euros already invested in H1 2016 as reported by BeBeez in a report published early last July, looking at public data about investments in italian startups by venture capital funds, business angels, incubators an industrial investors (see here BeBeez‘s Venture report).
Coming back to Iban-Vem data for 2015, investment activity targeted 117 startups, down from 159 in 2014. As for venture capital funds, they invested in 34 startups (from 27 in 2014), while venture capitalists and business angels invested together in 19 startups and finally business angels alone invested in 64 companies (from 110).
Deals were 477 as a whole (from 283 in 2014), of which 52 (from 32) by venture capital funds, 51 (from 57) by funds together with business angels and the rest by business angels alone.