P101 sold its stake in Spanish companies Deporvillage and Bipi (see here a previous post by BeBeez). JD Sports Fashion, a British retailer of sport clothes, acquired Deporvillage, a company that Xavier Pladellorens and Angel Corcuera founded in 2010. In November 2015, Deporvillage attracted 0.5 million from P101 which joined a 3.7 million round. In April 2016, P101 poured a further 0.8 million in the comoany who attracted a round of 3.5 million that also Mediaset’s Ad4Ventures joined. Deporvillage has sales of 120 million. RCI Bank and Services, the financial services firm of French automotive company Renault, acquired Bipi, a car rental firm that Hans Christ and Alejandro Vigaray founded in 2017.
Spanish flowers marketplace and retailer Colvin raised 45 million euros from Capagro and Eurazeo (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Colvin raised a total of 70 millions since its foundation and previously attracted the resources of P101, Milano Investment Partners and the corporate venture capital of Mediaset. Sergi Bastardas, Andrés Cester and Marc Olmedillo founded Colvin in 2016.
Prana Ventures sicaf EuVeca, a venture capital with a focus on tech businesses, raised more than 34 million euros (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Prana attracted the resources of Cdp Venture Capital (cornerstone investor), Gruppo Adnkronos, Logotel, Corniola family office, Red Lions, the Bolla Family, TesiSquare, Nethex, and Interconsult. The fund’s key managers Alessio Semoli, Lisa Di Sevo and Alessandro Del Guerra also poured resources in the vehicle.
Opes Italia spa Sicaf EuVECA, an investment vehicle that targets innovative startups and SMEs, attracted the resources of Cdp Venture Capital (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Opes set a fundraising target of 40 million euros. Previous press reports said that the vehicle could have attracted the resources of The European Investment Fund (EIF), Cdp and family offices and foundations such as Fondazione Vismara, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita CRT, and Fondazione Social Venture Giordano Dell’Amore (Cariplo). Opes is a spin-off of Fondazione Opes-Lcef.
Italian provider of midcorporate digital transformation services webidoo attracted 6 million euros from TIM Ventures and 8a+ Investimenti (3 million), a fund that Banca Generali is placing in the frameof BG4Real (See here a previous post by BeBeez). Italian financial services firms poured the remaining 3 million in the company that Daniel Rota (ceo), Giovanni Farese and Egidio Murru founded in 2017. The raised resources will help webidoo for its organic development .
Enerbrain, a scaleup provider of smart efficiency energy services, raised 5.2 million euros from EDF Pulse Croissance, the corporate venture capital of EDF, Equiter Rif-T and Azimut Digitech Fund, the venture capital of Azimut Libera Impresa and Gellify (See here a previous post by BeBeez). The company also attracted the resources of Italian utility IREN and Gellify. Enerbrain will invest such raised resources in R&D and its organic development.
Vedrai, an Italian startup developer of Artificial Intelligence-based solutions for the decision making process of the SMEs, raised 5 million euros on the ground of an enterprise value of 50 million euros (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company attracted the resources of Pietro Giuliani, Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, Italian footballer Giorgio Chiellini, Piero Angela, Sandro Veronesi, and other Italian entrepreneurs and celebrities. Michele Grazioli founded the company in May 2020. Vedrai has an ebitda of one million.
Develhope, a developer of a coding school that does not charge enrollment fees, attracted 2 million euros from CDP Venture Capital (1.5 millions) ISI Holding and HU Investment (0.5 millions) (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Massimiliano Costa, Alessandro Balsamo and Sasa Sekulic founded Palermo-based Develhope in 2019.
Banca Popolare di Cortona (BPC) subscribed a capital increase that Netfintech – Change Capital launched and acquired 9.99% of the business (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Tiziano Cetarini and Francesco Brami founded Change Capital in 2019. The company is a financial services marketplace for Italian and Spanish SMEs that already issued facilities worth 80 million euros. Change Capital is part of the ecosystem Officina Agile (OA).
Kippy, an Italian scaleup producer of items for tracking and monitoring pets, attracted commitments worth 1.038 million euros through an equity crowdfunding campaign on Mamacrowd (See here a previous post by BeBeez). The company attracted an undisclosed amount of resources from ALIcrowd, a venture capital Eltif that also targets crowdfunding campaigns. Simone Sangiorgi and Marco Brunetti founded Kippy in 2015. The company has sales of 2.3 million.
Gamindo, a videogames developer for the HRs of companies, raised 450k euros (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company attracted the resources of Luiss Alumni 4 Growth (LA4G), Wellness Holding, Moffu Labs, Andrea Rota, Simone Cimminelli, and Matteo Fabbrini.
Club degli Investitori (CdI) invested 250k euros in Microchannel Devices (MCD), a producer of highly sofisticated extra-large PCHE – Printed Circuit Heating Exchanger for the sectors of Oil&Gas, Hydrogen and Power Generation (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Earlier in March, MCD attracted the resources of LIFTT (0.75 million) and Elysia Capital.
Dishcovery, a startup operating in the B2B restaurants sector that translates menus in foreign languages, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Mamacrowd on 15 July, Thursday (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Dishcovery set a target of 0.599 -1.2 million euros on the ground of a pre-money value of 3.5 million and already raised more than 619k euros by mid-September 2021. The company will invest these proceeds in its organic development and expanding its foreign operations.
Azimut Digitech Fund, a B2B venture capital fund, and Gellify invested in Workfam, a Dubai-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company for increasing the satisfaction of HRs (See here a previous post by BeBeez). Cameron Collins founded Workfam in 2018. Workfam will invest the raised resources in increasing its international activities. Azimut Digitech and Gellify aim to launch by the end of 2021 a MiddleEast-based venture capital fund for investing in B2B tech startups.
AIFI, the Italian Association of Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt funds, renewed its board of directors (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The board members for the next three years are Innocenzo Cipolletta (chairman), Anna Gervasoni (coo), Marco Anatriello (Three Hills Capital Partners), Fabio Canè (NB Renaissance Partners), Yann Chareton (Ardian Italy), Raffaella Copper (Macquarie Asset Management / Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets), Giovanna Dossena (AVM Gestioni), Stefano Ghetti (Wise), Amedeo Giurazza (Vertis), Monica Magrassi (Clessidra Holding), Eugenio Morpurgo (Fineurop), Paolo Pendenza (Equita Capital), Gianandrea Perco (DeA Capital Alternative Funds), Stefano Peroncini (Eureka! Venture), Eugenio Preve (Cinven), Enrico Resmini (CDP Venture Capital), Gianluca Ricci (CDP Equity), Mauro Roversi (Ambienta), Giacomo Sella (Banca Sella Holding), Luisa Todini (Green Arrow Capital), Andrea Tomaschù (Riello Investimenti Partners), Paola Tondelli (Illimity).