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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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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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