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December 14, 2022
V Investor Day 2022
Milano e online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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November 28, 2022
Veronica Diquattro: The formula for successful ambition

Veronica Diquattro, CEO Global Markets DAZN, has been part of DAZN's leadership team since its inception, launching the service in Italy and Spain in 2018. Prior to DAZN, Veronica served as Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Europe at Spotify, leading the brand's strategy and growth in 16 countries. Previously, as Director of Markets Strategy and Operations, she led the successful launch of Spotify in Italy.

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November 22, 2022
Italy's future is in venture capital - Face to face with Ambassador Ronald P. Spogli

Every journey that has the ambition to become epic is born from a grand vision and is supported by inspiring leadership. For IAG, this has a name: Ronald P. Spogli.

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November 17, 2022
ESG venture capital, IAG invests in sustainability

IAG alongside companies to create value through ESG operational best practices. Joining VentureESG represents IAG's first step to ride the trend of sustainable investments, a fast-growing trend with more than $120 billion invested globally in ESG by 2021.

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November 09, 2022
Italy can be a country for startups - By Corrado Passera

"What limit should we set for ourselves?" - "None."

So began, ten years ago, the journey of the Startup Act. With a specific exhortation to fly high, to go to school from the best in the world, return home and put the lessons learned into practice. With no limits and no foreclosures. Only in this way could we have made Italy a country for startups.

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November 04, 2022
AWorld raises a two million bridge round

Telefónica Open Innovation, CDP Venture Capital, Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), Equiter through the RIF-T fund, Banca Patrimoni Sella C. Spa, Digital Magics and Sport Horizon Holding participated in the investment round aimed at the growth of the Italian start-up and the preparation of a forthcoming European round.

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October 26, 2022
Disruptive Ambition: What an Experience!

Last Friday, October 21, 2022, the first Italian TEDx dedicated to Venture Capital and the Italian innovation ecosystem was held in the modern setting of Opificio Golinelli, home of the Foundation of the same name. The aim of this special event was to turn the spotlight on the great changes dictated by the digital revolution and on entrepreneurial success stories, spreading the culture of innovation with the intention of looking at the future with different eyes.

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October 22, 2022
IV Investor Day 2022
Bologna, Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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October 20, 2022
Angelini Industries launches Angelini Ventures with € 300 million commitment

Angelini Industries announces the creation of Angelini Ventures, a venture capital company that will invest in early-stage companies in the biotechnology, life sciences and digital health sectors. Angelini Ventures has invested €60 million to-date.

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October 18, 2022
IAG launches its Pre-Seed program

Eden Venture by IAG: the Pre-Seed startup garden that will enable entrepreneurs to let their talents flourish

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October 12, 2022
Closed agreement between IAG and Unicorn Trainers Club: Over 350 managers and entrepreneurs to serve startups

Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), a leader in Italian seed venture capital and a point of reference in Italy for those who want to invest in startups, is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Unicorn Trainers Club, Friuli Venezia Giulia's association of enthusiasts in innovation and startups, which aims to encourage and facilitate venture capital and angel investing activities by promoting and facilitating collaborative relationships with university scientific institutions and research centers.

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October 10, 2022
TEDxBologna Salon - Disruptive Ambition

On Friday, October 21, 2022, in the context of the Golinelli Foundation headquarters, we will turn the spotlight on the major changes dictated by the digital revolution and entrepreneurial success stories, thanks to five protagonists who will take turns on stage for the 33rd edition of a TEDxBologna event.

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October 06, 2022
IAG Index: sustained growth for Italian VC ecosystem

The last few years have shown a sustained growth of Venture Capital in Italy: in the first half of 2022 alone, our country almost reached the total investment in 2021 (957 million euros), an increase of 123 percent compared to the same period last year.

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October 05, 2022
Italy is a country for Champions

Was the egg or the chicken born first? That is, looking at the world of innovation investments: were startups or capital born first?

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October 04, 2022
The Second Edition of Women & Sustainability Innovation Cup Is Live

The startup competition born from the partnership between Italian Angels for Growth and Mastercard.

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September 27, 2022
Nanoligent raised €2.8 M and completed Seed round financing with support of i&i Biotech Fund I

Nanoligent SL, a Spanish biotech company specialized in the development of cancer treatments based on unique protein conjugates, today announces the completion of a Seed financing round of total € 2.8 M.

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September 19, 2022
Mapendo, performance marketing empowered by artificial intelligence

Mapendo, is an Italian company, based in Bologna, working with artificial intelligence in the online advertising industry, specializing in user acquisition for mobile apps. It offers an A.I.-enhanced performance marketing service to clients based in Silicon Valley.

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September 12, 2022
Women and entrepreneurship: the story of Futurely

Futurely is a startup that was born in 2019 from the intuition of two bright young Italian women, Elisa Piscitelli and Maria Paola Testa, graduates in Management Engineering from the Milan Polytechnic, with a path abroad. Both Elisa and Mariapaola have a common denominator: a boundless passion for STEM and education.

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September 05, 2022
The Champion who changed my life

If I got where I am now, it is because I met people who stimulated me and protected me at the same time, people who helped me, supported me, spurred me, protected me. People with whom I created a unique relationship. One above all: Francesco Marini Clarelli. My history in IAG I owe it all - or almost all - to this extraordinary Champion.

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August 01, 2022
BuiltAI raises £2m to deliver first-of-its kind big-data transparency to UK’s commercial real estate

The £2 million seed round was led by former Apple/DataTiger executives Philip Mohr and Puli Liyanagama and supported by MMC Ventures, Plug and Play, an InnovateUK Smart Grant and Italian Angels for Growth. The new funds will fuel BuiltAI’s R&D and product growth - including furthering its AI geospatial analytics and extending its customer acquisition in the UK and Europe.

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July 27, 2022
Cybersecurity Made in Italy: €5 million round for Gyala

The capitalization will go to intensify the research and development and marketing projects of the Italian cybersecurity startup that offers SMEs and large companies military-grade cyber protection.

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July 26, 2022
IAG Hot Deal- New investment in Connectly

Members of Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) are investing in Connectly.ai, a conversational commerce software and a WhatsApp Business Partner Solution (BPS) focused on transforming customer messages into revenue. 

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July 15, 2022
Women and Entrepreneurship: interview with Lucia Romagnoli

Entrepreneur and Commercial/Marketing Manager with international experience in the engineering industry, gained in the field of automatic packaging machines.

Lucia Romagnoli has been working as a business consultant for several years and is also interested in innovative startups, in the capacity of Business Angel and Angel Investor. Let's get to know her better.

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July 04, 2022
Sliding doors: the lesson of Musement

Timing, in life, is everything. And it is even more so if you operate in the field of innovation. Being able to understand when it's time to invest, when it's time to make changes, when to let go, end the adventure or - in the best of cases - take other paths made of exits and acquisitions, is crucial. And this is the most important lesson that Marco De Guzzis and Alessandro Petazzi, both very important faces in the history of Musement, the startup turned scaleup that has conquered the world by betting on Italian cultural tourism, cherish - and disseminate.

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June 30, 2022
III Investor Day 2022
Milan and Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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June 21, 2022
Women and Innovation: interview with Anna Amati

Anna Amati is an Architect, Founding Partner of META Group and EUREKA! Venture SGR Spa, as well as a member of the Investment Committee of Eureka!Fund I Tech Transfer. A Founding Partner of Angels4Women, she is a Jury Member of the EIC Accelerator Program. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian "Treccani" Institute, advisor of the Teatro Stabile dell'Umbria, as well as a member of Italian Angels for Growth. Let's get to know her better.

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June 15, 2022
Fintech Swoop lands £5.4 million funding for international expansion

Swoop, the one-stop money shop for businesses, has raised £5.4m in a Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion and help more companies to access an array of financing options.

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June 15, 2022
Convocation of the ordinary assembly
Milan and Online

Event reserved for members of Italian Angels for Growth

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June 10, 2022
Professional business angels: interview with Carlo Brunetti, Enrico Chiapparoli and Roberto Scibetta

Italian Angels for Growth is Italy's leading Angel Group with a mission to facilitate private capital investment in the Italian and international startup ecosystem, becoming the meeting point between entrepreneurs, investors, and companies.

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June 09, 2022
Rentuu backed by easyJet founder raises additional €3m to make equipment hire easy

An equipment rental and tool hire platform, backed by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of easyJet, has raised an additional €3m in capital to fund future growth in European markets.

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June 07, 2022
Corporate point of view: interview with MSD

Since 2019 Italian Angels for Growth, Italy's largest group of professional business angels, has opened its doors to national and international companies interested in researching and promoting innovation.

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May 27, 2022
Banking ecosystem and innovation: the fintech revolution

Since 2019 Italian Angels for Growth, Italy's largest group of professional business angels, has opened its doors to national and international companies interested in researching and promoting innovation. Among the IAG Corporate Partners from the first period is also Banca Finnat.

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May 25, 2022
ClubDealFiduciaria: partnership with Italian Angels for Growth to use ClubDeal Digital Platform

IAG, Italy's largest network of professional business angels investing time and capital for the growth of innovative Italian and international startups, will use the services of ClubDeal Digital Platform to manage future club deals and the activation of fiduciary mandates in a fully digital and remote mode.

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May 24, 2022
NOMESIA joins the TINEXTA group: exit for IAG

One of the first Google Italy partners, Nomesia has also received in recent years the support of some members of Italian Angels for Growth, and in recent days was acquired by Co.Mark SpA, TINEXTA S.P.A., through its subsidiary Queryo Advance Srl.

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May 23, 2022
Corporate perspective: interview with Mastercard

Since 2019 Italian Angels for Growth, Italy's largest group of professional business angels, has opened its doors to domestic and international companies interested in researching and promoting innovation.

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May 19, 2022
IAG gets in the game: bridging the Europe and Israeli VC ecosystems

In Israel's record year of investments, IAG initiated a week-long professional visit to promote its business interests and activities.

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May 12, 2022
IAG Index 2021-2020: the relaunch of Fintech

IAG Index, a thermometer of the startup ecosystem calculated on the database of startups analyzed in the selection of investment opportunities of Italian Angels for Growth.

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May 11, 2022
Salento Biomedical District: the Heart Failure hackathon is live

An initiative organized by Medtronic and Università del Salento in partnership with BIP and IAG.

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May 02, 2022
Valerio Caracciolo: "Let the Business Angels spread their wings even beyond the border"

Business Angel and Entrepreneur, Valerio Caracciolo, is passionate about innovation. From 2015 to 2021 he was vice president of Italian Angels for Growth, contributing significantly to its growth and development.

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April 28, 2022
II Investor Day 2022
Rome and Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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April 27, 2022
European and American investors: interview with Laurenne Hemily-Figus and Andrea Di Natale

The point of view of Laurenne Hemily-Figus, among the very first IAG members since 2008, and Andrea Di Natale, who joined the network almost two years ago.

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April 20, 2022
Measure Protocol secures investment to further global growth ambitions

Measure Protocol, a UK scale-up that offers a new way to access consumer behavioural data at a scale, has secured funding to allow it to continue the development of its technology and to scale-up its marketing and sales efforts.

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April 19, 2022
Why focus on Fintech? Interview with Alessandro Longoni

In 2021 the Fintech world experienced a moment of ferment and growth. Let's find out more about this together with one of the protagonists of the sector: Alessandro Longoni, Head of Fintech District.

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April 08, 2022
Investing is - also - a matter of trust. The point of view of Paolo Gonano, Massimo Vanzi and Nicolas Ott

IAG members Paolo Gonano and Massimo Vanzi, have long been part of the Screening Committee, the body that deals with selecting the investment opportunities presented to shareholders during Investor Days. Working with them is Nicolas Ott, who joined the Committee in 2019. This year IAG celebrates the 15th anniversary since its birth: let's find out more about the Committee, its functioning, and its evolution over the years together with some of the protagonists.

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March 28, 2022
Inspirational Success Stories - Interview with Carlotta Siniscalco

Carlotta Siniscalco, MBA at Stanford University, is a Partner at Emergence Capital, an early-stage VC fund based in Silicon Valley. Hers is one of the success stories of Italians in Silicon Valley. Milanese by birth, after spending the fourth year of high school in the U.S., she decided to carry out her university studies overseas, and then began her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Let's get to know her better.

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March 23, 2022
The first steps of IAG and the entry of APG: interview with Luigi Capello and Roberto Magnifico

Italian Angels for Growth is the most important Italian Angel Group, active since 2007 in supporting the development of startups with high growth potential with method and professionalism.

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March 17, 2022
Kither Biotech Raises €18.5 Million Series B

Kither Biotech (also known as “Kither” or “the Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for rare respiratory diseases, announces that it has raised €18.5 million in a Series B financing round and has appointed current Board Member Dr. Vincent Metzler as Chief Executive Officer.

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March 14, 2022
Massimo Jakelich: "Giving a face to a wallet"

Massimo Jakelich, business angel of Italian Angels for Growth, has been Chief Investment Strategist of Azimut Wealth Management, Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager since December 2011, as well as Member of the Investment Committees of the Discretionary Portfolio Management team and of the Advisory team of Azimut Capital Management SGR. Let's get to know him better.

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March 02, 2022
Antonio Leone: “Business Angel? Investors that create value”

Antonio Leone, Electronic Engineer with vast experience in the Biotech sector, was Chairman and CEO of Kontron Instruments, Roche Group, where he headed 5 development and research centers and 4 production sites as well as a series of acquisitions.

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February 24, 2022
I Investor Day 2022
Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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February 21, 2022
The Insurtech challenge: interview with Stefano Dominedò

Stefano Dominedò, born in 1979, works in risk management, insurance and data analytics consulting. He currently holds the position of International Head of Strategy & Financial Planning at Marsh Advisory (Marsh & McLennan). Stefano holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) certification.

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February 21, 2022
The first years of IAG told by Enrico Castellano and Lorenzo Franchini

Enrico Castellano and Lorenzo Franchini are among the founding members of Italian Angels for Growth along with Francesco Marini Clarelli, Luigi Amati, Marco Asquini, Luigi Capello, Andrea Mandel Mantello, Antonio Sfiligoj, and Marco Villa. This year IAG celebrates 15 years since its birth. Let's find out more about the successes and difficulties of the first years of the association together with the protagonists.

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February 16, 2022
The IAnG group, interview with Lisa Foltran and Federico Pistono

In recent years, the association has been enriched with the profiles of new generations, the IAnG group, an example for aspiring angels who wish to enter the startup world and who often meet to discuss the issues of innovation, eager to learn from the experience gained in the network. Among them are Lisa Foltran and Federico Pistono. Let's get to know them better.

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February 08, 2022
$15 Million Round for 1000Farmacie

The funding will be used to expand the business and the last mile delivery service. By 2023, the company will also integrate additional healthcare services to support patients.

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February 03, 2022
Nanoligent raises €1M in Series Seed financing

The round has been led by members of Italian Angels for Growth, the largest network of business angels in Italy, through the investment vehicle Nanolinvest, and AVANTECA Partners, a Swiss privately held asset management firm.

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January 28, 2022
The birth of IAG: the story of Francesco Marini Clarelli

Founded in 2007, Italian Angels for Growth is the non-profit association that brought to Italy an investment formula, born in the U.S. that involves putting private capital at the service of innovative startups with method and professionalism.

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January 27, 2022
Interview with Andreas Iten, F10 CEO and Co-Founder

A few months ago, F10 and Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) signed a letter of intent to work together to strengthen the global FinTech & InsurTech Startup ecosystem. The partnership between F10 and IAG is a strategic initiative whose aim is to increase investment opportunities for startups graduating from F10 programs. The recent round led by IAG for F10 alumni company Sonect was just the beginning.

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January 26, 2022
15 years of Italian Angels for Growth, the first in seed venture capital in Italy

Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), the first group of angels in Italy founded in 2007, celebrates 15 years of activity with more than 6,500 startups analyzed, a network of over 500 angels, 300 million raised, over 100 investments, 11 exits (among the most famous are: Spreaker, Musement, Inventia) and 3 offices in Italy (Milan, Rome and Florence).

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January 24, 2022
Roberta Bonasoni: "A new era has begun, that of the woman sapiens"

Roberta Bonasoni, Financial Consultant. In 2016, after 18 years of experience in banking in the Finance sector, she joined Azimut Capital Management as Wealth Manager and since 2017 she has held the role of Specialist Previdenza e Welfare for Azimut Emilia-Romagna, Marche and Umbria.

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January 12, 2022
Restorative Neurotechnologies: interview to the protagonists

In this interview with Andrea Balestra, COO at Restorative Neurotechnologies and Paolo Angelucci, IAG Champion in this investment, we will discover how the startup was born, the importance of having good investors and a successful team at your side and the future plans of the company.

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December 22, 2021
Young business angels, the IAnG group is born

IAnG: Over thirty young professionals who have chosen to join Italian Angels for Growth to support innovation.

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December 21, 2021
Sonect, the revolution of the expensive cash industry

In this interview, we will discover more about the start-up with Marco Bolgiani and Fabrizio Centrone, IAG Champion in this investment, and Sandipan Chakraborty, Founder and CEO of Sonect.

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December 15, 2021
V Investor Day 2021
Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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December 14, 2021
CellPly, the technology that revolutionizes the characterization of cell therapies, closed two million round

The objective of the investment is to bring to the market the biotech company's unique proprietary technology that enables in-depth analysis of the efficacy of cell therapies in oncology.

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December 13, 2021
The 3rd IAG headquarters opens in Florence in collaboration with Nana Bianca

The new home of business angels of Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) in Florence was inaugurated in collaboration with Nana Bianca, startup studio and accelerator that operates as a development center for the birth and growth of new digital enterprises in Italy.

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December 03, 2021
IAG and The Techshop, together to invest in the best early stage B2B digital startups

Italian Angels for Growth is pleased to announce their partnership agreement with The Techshop, SGR that launched the VC Techshop Primo Fund, focused on B2B digital startups in the Seed stage of their business.

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December 02, 2021
Women & Sustainability Innovation Cup: Mirta wins

Mirta, an Italian startup that promotes “Made in Italy” artisans by making their products known abroad, wins the first prize in the competition promoted by Italian Angels for Growth in collaboration with Mastercard.



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November 25, 2021
Anna De Stefano, creating "value with values"

Inclusion and diversity are essential for success. Female role models and exchange of experiences are a wealth to be valued.

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November 15, 2021
Italian Angels for Growth joins the Italian Tech Alliance

IAG joins the association along with the Investors Club, Angels4Impact and Angels4Women.

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November 10, 2021
F10 strengthens investor network through partnership with Italian Angels for Growth

F10 and Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) sign letter of intent to work together to strengthen the global FinTech & InsurTech Startup ecosystem.

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November 03, 2021
IAG INDEX - Fintech: a fast growing sector driven by women

The last five years have shown a constant trend: Fintech, a world that is not limited to just the banking sector, but is made up of various players and protagonists, has certainly been one of the fastest growing sectors.

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October 27, 2021
Pasquale Zaccarella: "The future scenario? Banks and Fintech will come together through mergers and acquisitions"

Pasquale Zaccarella, graduate in Finance, continued his education at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). After an initial experience in Intesa Sanpaolo, he moved to Banca d'Italia and in the last year he joined the European Central Bank, where he held the role of Inspector.

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October 26, 2021
Carolina Gianardi: "Gender gap? From single standalone measures to a multi-year structural plan"

Graduated in Business Administration and with a Master in Corporate Finance at Bocconi University, Carolina boasts a long working experience in Italy and abroad in the financial services division of the General Electric Group, first as Financial Planning Manager and then CFO, until becoming Sales and Marketing Director and finally Head of the Consumer Division.

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October 20, 2021
Women & Sustainability Innovation Cup

The competition for start-ups promoted by Italian Angels for Growth in collaboration with Mastercard

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October 19, 2021
Sonect exceeds € 4 mln in new investment round

IAG business angels contribute to the collection, together with Doorway. By the end of the year the app will also be available on the Italian market thanks to two important partnership agreements. The international expansion continues.

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October 15, 2021
IV Investor Day 2021
Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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September 29, 2021
Ismail Gazarin: "Diversity and multiculturalism: an opportunity for growth"

Ismail Gazarin, engineer, after 10 years of experience in an American multinational IT and consulting company, in 1999 co-founded Eidosmedia, a company born to create a publishing system of new conception (multi-channel enterprise content publishing platform), where he served as Chief Technology and Product Officer in charge of the conception/design and development of the company's products until 2020. In the last years his passion
for the world of start-ups was born and the choice to become a business angel.

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September 28, 2021
IAG and Angels4Women partners invest in FUTURELY

The start-up that offers a digital path of innovative orientation, founded by two young entrepreneurs, Elisa Piscitelli and Mariapaola Testa and incubated at Harvard, wins the confidence of Italian Business Angels.

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September 22, 2021
Business angel of the year 2021: Antonella Grassigli

Antonella Grassigli, IAG partner, is business angel of the year 2021.

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September 14, 2021
Bitcoin, a valuable asset to differentiate one's investment portfolio

Interview with Christian Miccoli - Co-founder of Conio.

Conio, IAG portfolio, is the first fintech in Italy to develop a bitcoin wallet accessible and manageable through a mobile app. Founded in 2015, the fintech has experienced unprecedented growth: from March 2020 to May 2021, the number of active customers on the platform has grown by over 1000%, and today it has over 270,000 customers.

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July 26, 2021
Paolo Maresca: "Fintech? The Italian market has great opportunities in credit for SMEs and in digital payments"

"The dematerialization of payment systems with the development of market verticals (GDO, Transport, etc.) and new business models for SMEs will bring a cross-industry revolution".

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July 21, 2021
Barbara Falcomer: "Promoting diversity to support innovation"

“As investors we have the opportunity and the responsibility to guide start-ups towards greater diversity".

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July 08, 2021
7 million euros raised in funding by Cubbit

Techstars and Primo Ventures reinvest in Cubbit. Fondo Digitech - Azimut Libera Impresa, CDP Venture Capital Sgr, GELLIFY, the partners of IAG (Italian Angels for Growth, together with the holdings Moffu, Ulixes Capital and 10x Club of Federico Pistono), the F.O. of Massimo Prelz Oltramonti join as new investors.

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June 28, 2021
Italian Angels for Growth, new Board of Directors elected. Carlo Tassi President

On the occasion of the 3d Investor Day was held the Assembly that elected the Board of Directors of the association for the three-year period 2021/2024.

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June 27, 2021
Tommaso Galli Torrini: "Investing in startups requires multiple skills"

Graduated in Electronic Engineering, energetic, eclectic, naturally inclined to communication, marketing and business development. Passionate about (and involved in) financial trading and real estate investment, Tommaso has been an IAG partner since 2019. In this interview, we will find out more about his background and passion for innovation.

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June 24, 2021
III Investor Day
Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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June 21, 2021
Fido, digital credit scoring: interview to the protagonists

In this interview we will discover more about the fintech start-up and the role of the Champions together with Marko Maras, CEO and Founder of Fido and Gianluca D'Agostino, IAG Champion, successful entrepreneur and investor who recently launched his initiative in the Italian Venture Capital, "The Techshop".

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June 18, 2021
Italian Angels for Growth together with Banca Generali to support startups and SMEs

Startup and Innovation: Italian Angels for Growth launches a partnership with BG4Real, Banca Generali's program to support the real economy.

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June 07, 2021
Convocation of the extraordinary and ordinary assembly

Event reserved for members of Italian Angels for Growth.

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May 27, 2021
AorticLab announces First in Human cases of Embrace

With the latest round of funding concluded in May, with subscriptions exceeding expectations at 1.4 million, AorticLab, taking into account grants, funding and equity, has raised a total of over 13 million euros that will allow the achievement of important clinical and regulatory milestones already by the end of this year or early 2022.

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May 24, 2021
Metropolises vs. provinces: comparing innovation

In this double interview a comparison on innovation and the creation of startups in different realities. On one side a metropolis like Milan, on the other side Pordenone, a province of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

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May 20, 2021
Italian Angels for Growth and Angels for Women in support of female entrepreneurship

Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), the largest network of Italian business angels who invest time and capital for the growth of innovative start-ups, and Angels for Women (A4W), an association of business angels, unique in Italy, focused on early-stage investments in women-led start-ups, promoted by AXA Italia and Impact Hub Società Benefit, have signed an agreement to encourage the participation of members in both networks.

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April 27, 2021
Alessandro J. Vescovi: "Coming into IAG was a blender. I didn't want to follow a homemade approach"

Alessandro J. Vescovi, one of the youngest business angels of Italian Angels for Growth, tells us about his entry into IAG: exciting despite his young age. An example for the new generations who want to discover start-up’s world.

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April 26, 2021
PEP-Therapy raises €2.75 million in Series A financing to advance its lead candidate, PEP-010, into the clinic

PEP-Therapy, a biotechnology company developing cell penetrating peptides as targeted therapies for the treatment of cancers, announces it has raised a €2.75 million in a Series A financing round. The financing was led by Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), with participation from Doorway, Magna Capital Partner (MCP) and Business Angels des Grandes Ecoles (BADGE) as well as existing investors Seventure Partners (Quadrivium 1 Seed Fund) and Dr. Bernard Majoie (former Chairman and CEO of Laboratoires Fournier).

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April 22, 2021
II Investor Day
Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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April 19, 2021
Riccardo Fisogni: “The real change in Fintech? The evolution of its characteristics"

Riccardo Fisogni, mentor, business angel and expert of the IAG Fintech Community, tells us about his experience as Champion of Conio, Fintech active in cryptocurrency services, and about future trends in this sector.

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April 14, 2021
GreenBone closes a € 10 million Series B round

Current shareholders – 3B Future Health Fund, (formerly Helsinn Investment Fund), Innogest SGR, Meta Group, CDP Venture Capital Sgr, Italian Angels for Growth and other private investors - subscribed a new capital increase to allow the company to reach new and important milestones in the field of bone regeneration.

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March 30, 2021
Interview Champion/Founder GetYourBill

In this double interview we will discover more about GetYourBill, startup Fintech, thanks to the founder Alvise Abù-Khalil and the Champion IAG, Carlo Asquini, who has been consulting in the field of extraordinary finance and private equity since 1998.

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March 26, 2021
Alda De Rose: "The willingness to take responsibility for one’s own life is the source of self-respect"

Alda De Rose, Business Consultant and Advisor Media and Digital, Angel Investor, Co-founder of Foolfarm, Start-up Studio on AI, a long and thorough experience in all aspects of Media business. In more than 25 years in this industry, he has successfully managed diverse and growing responsibilities. In this interview she tells us about her choice to join IAG, the link between corporate innovation and the world of Start-ups and gives some advice to young women to develop their leadership skills and overcome self-imposed limits, even in promoting themselves.

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March 19, 2021
IAG Index - The role of business angels in the discovery of new drugs and vaccines

Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), the largest business angel network in Italy, presented the IAG INDEX 2020, al.an indicator that aims at monitoring the vibrancy of the Italian start-up ecosystem in terms of investment opportunities for business angels. It also helps to monitor the trends in the Italian seed venture capital.

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March 15, 2021
The future of angel investing

Angel investing is growing more popular! It is getting increasingly more attractive to the next generation of high-net-worth individuals who have often earned their wealth by being entrepreneurs, understand the way early-stage scene works and have a whole new perspective on the act of investing.

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March 12, 2021
Historic record for IAG angels: 25 investment deals for € 68 million

In 2020 venture capital market recorded transactions for a total of over 700 million euros, confirming the strategic positioning of IAG as a pillar of the Italian start-up ecosystem in support of entrepreneurial projects innovative.

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February 24, 2021
Laura De Chiara: “When change comes the only thing, we can do is accept it"

Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Business Angel, engaged in the promotion of issues related to supporting female professional development. In this interview with Laura De Chiara, we will talk about her experience in IAG as member of the Screening Committee and Champion of Hypersurfaces, and how far there is still to go to enhance the talent of women, penalized by health emergency that amplified the gap of the employment structure in Italy.

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February 19, 2021
EdilGo, the startup accelerating the digital transformation of construction, closes a €300K round

EdilGo has closed a 300,000 euro investment round in which CDP Venture Capital Sgr through the Accelerators Fund, LVenture Group and the members of Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) participated.

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February 18, 2021
Gerd Pircher: "In IAG to create a credible track record also in the Fintech sector"

"IAG is a large and consolidated angel network, which has allowed us over time to create a series of verticals dedicated to different sectors, grouping business angels with relevant profiles and experiences".

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February 01, 2021
I Investor Day
Online, February 25th 2021

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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January 26, 2021
Shampora, a competent team made of 70% women

Founded in 2018 by Manuel Corona, Irene Gullotta and Mirco Peragine, Shampora is a startup to create, produce and buy completely customized personal care products online.

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January 12, 2021
Fitprime: capital increase of 2.5 million euros

The investors of the previous rounds (LVG, IAG and Club degli Investitori) and Vertis SGR, as lead investor, took part in the operation.

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December 16, 2020
Banca Generali Leads $14M Round in Italian Crypto Custody Firm Conio

A commercial distribution agreement to start offering Conio’s services to Banca Generali customers in 2021 has also been signed, the companies said.

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December 16, 2020
Angiodroid wins the 10° edition of Gaetano Marzotto Company Prize

Angiodroid is the innovative SME that invented the first and only automatic carbon dioxide injector as a contrast medium in peripheral angiography

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December 15, 2020
V Investor Day
Tuesday, December 15th 2020, Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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November 30, 2020
Business angel of the year 2020: Enrico Chiapparoli

Italy Country Manager and Head of EME Automotive at Barclays, Enrico is the Business Angel of the year 2020!



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November 27, 2020
iHeartMedia To Acquire Voxnest

iHeartMedia has reached agreement to fully acquire Voxnest

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November 25, 2020
Shampora closes a new €3M investment round

The startup is going to strengthen its international expansion

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November 23, 2020
IAG DAY
Monday, November 23rd 2020, Online

LUISS EnLabs Investment Process: 2 IAG Day per year, with 12 presented opportunities

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November 13, 2020
Qapla’ closes a 950,000 € round of investment

New financing round for Qapla’: internationalisation and increasingly accessible services for the eCommerce merchants are the operation objectives

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November 13, 2020
The self check-in business goes on: Vikey has closed a € 800K investment round

The startup has developed a solution that allows hosts to remotely open accommodation facilities and manage online all bureaucratic procedures, while contactless technologies are trending in the post Covid-19 era.

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October 30, 2020
IAG INDEX

IAG INDEX: the indicator that monitors investment opportunities for business angels in the Italian start-up ecosystem – first statistics



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October 16, 2020
IV Investor Day
Friday, October 16th 2020, Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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October 05, 2020
Restorative Neurotechnologies closed an investment round of 1M€

The aim of the company is to develop and commercialize, on both the Italian and the International market, new telemedicine solutions to facilitate the de-hospitalization of patients with neurological diseases. The capital increase will allow the team to continue investing in research projects, collecting further scientific evidence and, at the same time, expanding the commercial skills for corporate scale-up.

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September 01, 2020
The Italian fintech company Fido closes a €1.1 million financing round

Fido is an innovative digital credit & risk scoring platform that uses new types of data and artificial intelligence to verify the identity of consumers online and assess its reliability.

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August 03, 2020
Aorticlab closes a round of €1.3 million

The Italian startup AorticLab closed a round of €1.3 million with the equity crowdfunding campaign on the Doorway, the business angels of Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) and Investors’ Club.

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July 23, 2020
Deliveristo closes an investment round of 1,5M€

Deliveristo, B2B Foodtech digital platform, has closed a 1,5M€ investment round led by Italian Angels of Growth, Gellify, Seven Investments, together with the investors of Doorway and another pool of private investors.

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June 30, 2020
III Investor Day
Tuesday, June 30th 2020, Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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June 22, 2020
Italian Angels for Growth members participate in a £1.5 million investment round in Rentuu

Rentuu, a UK based cloud-based technology platform for the multi-billion pound equipment hire industry within construction and events, has received investment from members of Italian Angels of Growth (IAG), Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (founder of easyJet), Pilabs VC, Boost Heroes VC and others. IAG are Italy’s largest network of entrepreneurs and financial players that invest time and money to drive the growth of innovative start-ups.

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June 04, 2020
IAG DAY
Thursday, June 4th 2020, Online

LUISS EnLabs Investment Process: 2 IAG Day per year, with 12 presented opportunities

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May 11, 2020
FLEEP Technologies raises 800 thousand euro of private investments to bring printable electronics to the market

The startup, thanks to the economic support of Pariter Partners Syndicate, the members of Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) and Club degli Investitori, together with the Cogliati Family, will develop intelligent, flexible and sustainable electronic systems for the packaging and biomedical industry that can reach the market within 3 years.

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April 21, 2020
II Investor Day
Tuesday, April 21st 2020, Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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February 13, 2020
I Investor Day
Thursday, February 13th 2020, HSBC Italy and Online

The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.

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January 22, 2020
REJOINT closes an investment round of over 1.3 million euros

Rejoint, a startup pioneer in new technology and surgical approaches in Total Knee Arthroplasty, closes a round of over 1.3 million euros.

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December 20, 2019
Apical, a TravelTech startup, closed a seed round of 400k euros

LVenture Group, Italian Angels for Growth and other business angels poured resources in the company that will invest the proceeds in expanding its foreign activities.

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December 18, 2019
SOOMA closes an investment round of over 1.2 Million EUR

Thanks to the capital increase from IAG members and Athensmed, the startup aims to take its drug-free therapy for depression to worldwide market.

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October 31, 2019
Comehome, the airbnb of in-home events, closes an investment round of 800k

Thanks to the capital increase signed by IAG members, and crowdfunding through BacktoWork24, the startup aims to expand its market in Italy and Europe.

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October 16, 2019
Yobs Tecnologies, a US startup that uses AI to innovate HR, raised € 280k from IAG

Yobs Technologies, the California Based startup, was founded in 2016 by two young European entrepreneurs: Raphael Danilo and Federico Dubini. The company just raised a €280k investment from the members of Italian Angels for Growth – IAG, joining the $2.0M Seed round jointly with Fabio Mondini, cross-border investor and partner of the IAG network.

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July 08, 2019
Fintastico and IAG signed a strategic agreement

Fintastico, the fintech TripAdvisor, and Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) signed a strategic agreement to encourage investments in Italian fintech startups.

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July 05, 2019
Kither Biotech raises a €5.6m financing round to support the clinical development of a new drug

The financing round is one of the most significant in Italy in 2019, driven by the involvement of Invitalia Ventures, business angels connected to Italian Angels for Growth (via the Breath 80 investment vehicle), Ersel and Club degli Investitori (via Simon Fiduciaria), ACE Venture, together with the Elysia Capital and Moschini family offices and other private investors.

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June 13, 2019
Fitprime closes a round of over 700k

Fitprime, the online Marketplace for sport centers, closed a round of over 700k led by business angel of Italian Angels for Growth, with Club degli Investitori, LVenture Group, Boost Heroes and prevous investors.

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May 30, 2019
InVRsion closes a round of 400k

Founded in 2015 by Matteo Esposito, Flora Caroli, Paolo Pascolo and Luca Ferrari Trecate, inVRsion is a virtual reality company based in Milan and New York, closes a roun of 400k led by IAG members.

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April 01, 2019
Angel Partner Group joins Italian Angels for Growth

Angel Partner Group (APG) joins Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), creating the largest Italian network of business angels.

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November 23, 2018
Cellply wins the €300k Gaetano Marzotto prize and Unicredit StartLab prize

Cellply has been awarded with the prestigious Gaetano Marzotto prize and received an €300,000 grant and an assistance programme from the CUOA Business School.

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October 08, 2018
Vikey announced a new 500.000 € investment round

Vikey, a LVenture Group portfolio startup , closed an investment round of over € 500K led by Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) and Investor Club (CdI).

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August 24, 2018
GiPStech Named a Cool Vendor 2018 in Location Services and Applications by Gartner

GiPStech, a tecnology company developer of the industry’s leading hybrid geomagnetic indoor location platform, announced its inclusion in the “Cool Vendors in Location Services and Applications” report by Gartner, Inc. 

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July 27, 2018
Digital360 Awards: AppQuality won in the category Mobile Business

AppQuality, the first “pure player” CROWD TESTING PLATFORM won in the Mobile Business category at the Digital360 Awards.

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June 22, 2018
Bitcoin wallet Conio raises a new 3 mln $ round

Conio, a fintech startup company providing blockchain services to banks and financial institutions, announced that it raised 3 million dollars in a new investment round from a group of strategic investors gathered and coordinated by its advisor Innova et Bella

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June 20, 2018
Italian grocery delivery service Supermercato24 picks up €13M Series B

Food delivery startup Supermercato24 has raised €13 million in a round led by Fondo Italiano d'Investimento, per reports.

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May 31, 2018
Cellply receives €2.34m from SME Instrument program

With this grant funding, Cellply will industrialize the oncology diagnostic platform currently in Beta version, with the aim to expand clinical studies to hospitals and clinics in Europe.

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