Sportclubby, a platform for booking sport and wellness activities, raised 1.5 million euros from a pool of investors that Italian SportsTech Business Incubator Wylab coordinated (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Since its foundation in 2018, Sportclubby raised 4.5 million. Biagio Bartoli and Stefano De Amici founded the company that will invest the proceeds of this rounf in its B2C business and hiring sales and marketing professionals.
BeSafe Group, an Italian publisher of software for the hospitality sector, raised 1.2 million euros from CDP Venture Capital’s Fondo Acceleratori and Prana Ventures SICAF (See here a previous post by BeBeez). The company previoulsy raised 0.485 million from Fondo Acceleratori, LVenture and other business angels. Alessandro Bartolucci heads BeSafe Group.
Rita Personal Data, an Amsterdam-based data company that Guglielmo Schenardi founded in 2021 with the ceo John Arts, attracted pre-seed resources of one million euros from Pitchdrive, Felix von de Maele (the ceo of Collibra), Hristo Borisov (the ceo of fintech Payhawk) (See here a previous post by BeBeez). Rita will invest the raised proceeds in its organic development.
EdiBeez, the publisher of BeBeez, raised 400k euros through a crowdfunding campaign on CrowFundMe, for a 23.5% post-money stake (see here a previous post by BeBeez). EdiBeez achieved its hard cap target before the end of the campaign scheduled for 6 June, Monday. EdiBeez’ post-money value amounts to 1.7 million. Smart Capital, a permanent capital holding that Andrea Costantini, Andrea Faraggiana and the Agrati family created in 2021, led the round. Mr. Costantini will join the board of directors of EdiBeez who also attracted the resources of Giuseppe Vegas, former Consob chairman, now a professor at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan and an active investor in startups and scaleups; Riv Capital, an investment company that Roberto Rivera founded; Norman Pepe, the founder of London’s law firm iLS; Domenico Di Luccia, founder of Di Luccia & Partners Executive Search; ACDN srl, the investment vehicle of Alessandro Della Nina, vice president of Oaktree Capital Management in London, and Arturo Casale, a Milanese restaurant entrepreneur. The new investors will thus join EdiBeez capital with Stefania Peveraro, the Editor in chief of BeBeez, the co-founders Fabio Allegreni (ceo and editorial director of CrowdfundingBuzz), Antonella Negri Clementi (director, founder of the strategic consulting firm Global Strategy), Roberto Spada (founder of the well-known Milanese accounting firm Spada Partners) and Lorenza Spriano (director, founder of the communication company Spriano Communication). EdiBeez will invest the raised resources in hiring further journalists for BeBeez and CrowdfundingBuzz and analists for BeBeez Private Data, BeBeez Private Data, the Database that BeBeez developed with FSI.
Inpoi, the real estate startup that Italian studio Mamazen created, attracted 350k euros (150k through the issuance of a convertible bond that sector players subscribed) (wee here a previous post by BeBeez). Danilo Tardino is the ceo of Inpoi which is born at the end of 2019 and will invest the raised proceeds in its organic development.
Milan’s Observatory on Venture Capital, a think tank that Cross Border Growth Capital and Italian Tech Alliance created, said that in 1Q22 Italian venture capital investments amounted to 420 million euros (excluding venture debt deals) through 54 rounds (+35% than 1Q21) (see here a previous post by BeBeez). According to the data of BeBeez Report Venture Capital 1Q22, investors closed instead 104 rounds for a total of 755 million euros, in line with il 1Q21 (see here the BeBeez Report Venture Capital 2021 and BeBeez Fintech Report for 1Q22 available to BeBeez News Premium and BeBeez Private Data, the Database that BeBeez developed with FSI). However BeBeez‘s data also include venture capital debt (not securitizations).