Spain’s home delivery platform Glovo aims to open in Italy at least 15 dark stores for wharehousing consumer goods (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Glovo recently attracted 450 million euros from Lugard Road Capital, Luxor Capital Group, Delivery Hero, Drake Enterprises, and GP Bullhound on the ground of an undisclosed pre-money value that in 2019 amounted to 1.18 billion Dollars.
Everli (fka Supermercato24), an Italian marketplace for online grocery shopping, attracted 100 million dollars from Verlinvest, a Belgium private equity whose main sponsor is the Les Spoelberch Family, the main shareholder of AB-InBev (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Luxor, DN Capital, C4 Ventures, Convivialité Ventures, Fondo Italiano d’Investimento, Cdp Venture Capital, 360 Capital, Innogestsgr, and DIP also invested in Everli.
Habyt (fka Projects Co-Living), a Berlin-based proptech startup that Italian entrepreneurs Luca Bovone and Giorgio Ciancaleoni founded in 2017 and of which P101 is an investor since 2018, acquired Germany’s co-living company Quarters (see here a previous post by BeBeez). At the end of 2020, Habyt acquired Spanish co-living company Erasmo’s Room with a venture debt facility of 2 million euros that Inveready provided. In July 2020, Habyt acquired Germany’s GoLiving and attracted 3.5 million from P101, ITALIA500 (part of Azimut Libera Impresa) and Picus Capital.
Extrafin, the owner of Italian equity crowdfunding portal Extrafunding, listed on the MTF market of Wien Stock Exchange last March 30th and closed flat at 140 euros per share its first day of trading (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Luigi Romano founded the company in 2018.
Investment veichle Open Seed launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Milan-listed portal CrowdFundMe on the ground of an enterprise value of 1.4 million euros and a fundraising target of 80k euros (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Open Seed already had raised 134k euros and will invest such proceeds in pre-seed rounds. Lorenzo Ferrara and Francesco Maggio founded Open Seed in 2016.
Agritech startup Elaisian attracted one million euros from Fortitude Group Holding and Innova Venture (625k euros), part of Lazio Innova, business angels (280k euros), and the Puglia Region (160k euros) (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Damiano Angelici and Giovanni Di Mambro founded the company in 2016. Elaisian provides a Decision Support System (DSS) for preventing the diseases of Olive Trees and grapevines. Elaisian will invest such proceeds in consolidating its position in Italy and Spain and growing further in Greece, Portugal and North Africa.
Italian fintech Workinvoice and British scaleup Ebury signed a partnership for providing Italian SMEs with digital exchange rate hedging tools (See here a previous post by BeBeez). Matteo Tarroni, Ettore Decio and Fabio Bolognini founded Workinvoice in 2013 and in 2018 sold a 10% to Gruppo Crif and launched CribisCash.
Hype, an Italian challenger bank in which Illimity and Fabrick invested, signed a partnership with Sella Personal Credit for providing retail clients with loans of 2,000 – 25,000 euros (See here a previous post by BeBeez). The tenure of the facilities will be of 12 – 120 months with a 5.90% rate.