Blog

09
Feb

Startups: 10 trend to keep an eye on in 2016

Giuseppe Visentini and Paolo Berra, Italian angels for Growth partners, analyze the 10 most important development trends for startups: among ...
10
Nov

“Life sciences” startups of the IAG portfolio in the front row at SMAU 2015

Italian Angels For Growth took part, along with president Antonio Leone, to the 52nd edition of Smau exhibition in Fiera ...
05
Aug

Internet of Things: where innovation actually matters

With system-integration being the most valuable and crucial phase in the development of virtually any IoT-based solution, it is imperative ...
31
Jul

Internet of Things: how to identify the best business opportunities?

The list of new products and services that are presented as “Internet of Things” (IoT) applications is growing at an ...
23
Jun

3 tips to prepare to the pitch with the business angels

Let’s try to identify some ground rules to help startups introduce themselves to the angels in the right way. “Know ...
10
Apr

Four things we learned at Global Entrepreneurship Congress

The Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015 has ended, leaving behind a trail of tired eyes and action points. What have we ...
19
Mar

Jonathan Ortmans talks about the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan

Amid all the political angst among nations on the front pages of our newspapers, economic policymaking is enjoying a peaceful ...
17
Mar

Biomedical: Business Angels for “Made in Italy” startups

In Italy there are all the specialized facilities, the culture and the know-how needed for the development of advanced technologies ...
26
Feb

Internationalization 2.0 for startups: you are born global

“Should I stay or should I go?” So the Clash chanted in the 80s. A few decades later the question ...
03
Feb

There’s no arguing with innovation: what is the meaning of innovation for investors, which innovative startup they like and why

“Would you have invested in Facebook?”. There it goes. The question. And you know that you will say the truth ...
10
Dec

Business Angels: It’s the time for women

In a recent post we discussed the increasing share of women among business angels in the United States, where they ...
23
Oct

Kauffman foundation: Discover the origin of IAG

The story of Francesco Marini Clarelli, President of IAG The 30th of July of 2007, while I was packing to ...
21
Oct

Spreaker: four years after

Four years have passed since we announced our business angel partners’ investment in Speaker, the web platform invented in 2009 ...
08
Oct

Business Angel and Start-ups: IAG launches a new Blog dedicated to innovation

When Italian Angels for Growth’s (IAG) adventure began, nearly seven years ago, the debate over start-ups and the financing of ...
16
Sep

IAG investment in Lovli

IAG members invested € 420.000 in LOVLI, industry design/e-commerce. Lovli.it is the World Destination for Italian Design. Lovli is a ...
21
Mar

IAG investment in CellPly

IAG members invested € 870.000 in CELLPLY, industry medical/diagnostic. CELLPLY advances personalized cancer treatment by providing diagnostic tools for defining ...
04
Nov

IAG investment in Musement

IAG members invested € 193.000 in MUSEMENT, industry internet/entertainment. MUSEMENT is an online aggregator where you can buy tickets for ...
28
Oct

IAG Investment in Angiodroid

IAG members invested € 450.000 in ANGIODROID, industry MEDICAL/DIAGNOSTIC. ANGIODROID is a medical device for performing angiographies through the injection ...
19
Jun

IAG Investment in ProxToMe

IAG members invested € 350.000 in Sedicidodici, industry ICT/MOBILE. PROXTOME is a smartphone app that allows to discover, chat and ...
17
Sep

IAG Investment in Margherita

IAG members invested € 350.000 in Sedicidodici, industry MEDICAL DEVICES. MARGHERITA FingerGuard is the syringe accessory that prevents accidental stick ...
04
May

IAG Investment in Sedicidodici

IAG members invested € 900.000 in Sedicidodici, industry medical. A high tech medical device, Smart Clot, is able to identify ...
22
Mar

IAG Investment in Agroils Technologies

IAG members invested € 200.000 in Agroils Technologies, industry Cleantech/Biotech. Agroils Technologies developed a patented technology for the production of ...
29
Nov

IAG Investment in Win

IAG members invested € 600.000 in Win, industry Diagnostics/Electronics. WIN produces a biomedical device that allows wireless remote monitoring of ...
03
Nov

IAG Investment in Ohikia

IAG members invested € 240.000 in Ohikia, industry CleanTech. Ohikia produces an innovative thermodynamic solar system for industrial and domestic ...
27
Oct

IAG Investment in On-Sun Systems

IAG members invested € 400.000 in On-Sun Sytems, industry CleanTech. ON-SUN SYSTEMS offers an innovative CPV panel (Concentrated Photovoltaic). CPV ...
23
Sep

IAG Investment in Spreaker

IAG members invested € 235.000 in a second round sized € 470.000 in Spreaker, industry Internet/New Media. Spreaker is the ...
19
Jul

TechTour Southern Europe 2011

The Southern TT 2011 is taking place November 30-December 2, 2011 and will be the 51st event in a series ...
13
May

IAG's President, Francesco Marini Clarelli, has been honored as Business Angel of the Year 2011 by EBAN

Francesco Marini Clarelli, IAG’s President, has been honored as Best Angel of the Year during the sixth edition of EBAN ...