Sysdig, an IT scaleup that Loris Degioanni founded in San Francisco (California), closed a series F round of 188 million US Dollars (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company attracted the resources of Premji Invest & Associates, Third Point Ventures, Accel, Bain Capital Ventures, Next47, DFJ Growth, Glynn Capital, Goldman Sachs, and Insight Partners. Sysdig will invest such proceeds in its organic development and R&D.
I love poke (ILP), a chain of Hawaii food, raised 14 million euros (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company attracted the resources of Francesco Manzi. Rana Edwards and Michael Nazir Lewis founded ILP in 2017. The firm has sales of 10 million and expect to generate a turnover of 40 million in 2021. ILP will invest the raised proceeds in opening further shops in Italy and abroad. Poke House, a competitor of ILP, recently raised 20 million from Eulero Capital, FG2 Capital and Milano Investment Partners (MIP) .
StartupItalia!, the Italian community of startups’ founders and investors, launched a capital increase of 7.3 million euros (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company attracted the resources of Cdp Venture Capital (lead investor with 3 million), Fondazione di Sardegna (0.5 million), P101 (0.25 million), and Primo Ventures (0.25 million). StartupItalia’s current shareholders poured 3.3 million in the business that David Casalini (ceo), Luca Librenti, Marco Montemagno, Paolo Barberis, Alessandro Sordi, and Iacopo Marello founded in 2015.
Santex, a producer of high-end medical devices, acquired a minority of Relief, a competitor that is a spin-off of Pisa-based Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Santex subscribed a capital increase of the target that will invest the resources in its organic development. G-Factor, an incubator and accelerator of the Fondazione Golinelli, will sell to Santex all the stake it acquired in Relief in 2019. Tommaso Mazzocchi, majority owner, founded the target in 2012 together with Novello Pinzi.
Milan-based project Via Stradivari raised 1.8 million euros through Italian real estate crowdfunding platform Walliance (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The project’s tenure is of 12 months with gross Roi of 12%.
Earlier in April, Cosaporto.it, an Italian startup for the home delivery of high-end food and consumer products, raised 1.8 million euros (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company attracted the resources of Boost Heroes and Lazio Innova’s vehicle Innova Venture. In July 2020, Cosaporto.it raised 1.2 million from Lazio Innova and other business angelr. Stefano Manili founded the business in 2017. Cosaporto has sales in the region of 0.102 million, an ebitda of minus 0.243 million and net cash of 0.470 million and will invest the recently raised resources in hiring further professionals.
G-Factor, the accelerator and incubator of the Fondazione Golinelli, invested 390k euros in Italian life science/digital health startups Drug Discovery Clinics, InSimili and NovaVido, who sold stakes of 3.5% – 6.5% (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The three startups joined the first edition of I-Tech Innovation2021, a call that CRIF and Fondazione Golinelli launched for companies operating in the sectors of life science/digital health, fintech/insurtech and foodtech/agritech. CRIF and G-Factor will pour in total one million in the selected startups.
Italian mediatech startup 2Watch attracted a 450k million euros seed round from Quadronica, Gieffe, Maria Laura Albini,Fabrizio Rinaldi, Salvatore Ippolito, Luca Morpurgo, Salvatore Esposito, Giuseppe D’Antonio, and Ivan D’Avanzo (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Fabrizio Perrone, who previously founded the influencer marketing platform Buzzoole, created 2Watch in early 2021 together with Fabrizio Fiorentino, Mattia Caltagirone, and Gianpiero Miele.
Italian accelerator Open Seed signed a partnership with Milan-listed crowdinvesting platform CrowdFundMe with the aim of selecting the startups that may launch crowdfunding campaign (See here a previous post by BeBeez). Earlier in March, Open Seed, a financial holding that Lorenzo Ferrara and Francesco Maggio founded in 2016, launched on CrowdFundMe a crowdfunding campaign that will end on 24 May, Monday. The company already raised 240k euros, well above the 80k euros target, on the ground of a pre-money value of 1.4 million.
Cocoricò, an Italian iconic dance club, launched an equity crowdfunding of 449k euros on the Italian portal Produzioni dal Basso (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company already raised 15k euros and will reward the investors with collection items. Cocoricò will invest the proceeds in refurbishing the club.
On 1 May, Saturday, Solidarlab, the company that launched the marketplace for ecofriendly fashion Secontime, started raising 350k euros for a 35% stake on the ground of an equity value of one million (See here a previous post by BeBeez). On 15 May, Saturday, the company will meet the potential investors. Marco Benfenati and Stevan Stojkov founded Secontime in January 2015. The company will invest the raised proceeds in its organic development and hiring.