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.
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.
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'July 04, 2022
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.'June 30, 2022
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'June 21, 2022
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.'June 15, 2022
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.'June 15, 2022
Event reserved for members of Italian Angels for Growth
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.'June 09, 2022
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.'June 07, 2022
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.'May 27, 2022
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.'May 25, 2022
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.'May 24, 2022
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.'May 23, 2022
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.'May 19, 2022
In Israel's record year of investments, IAG initiated a week-long professional visit to promote its business interests and activities.'May 12, 2022
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.'May 11, 2022
An initiative organized by Medtronic and Università del Salento in partnership with BIP and IAG.'May 02, 2022
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.'April 28, 2022
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'April 27, 2022
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.'April 20, 2022
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.'April 19, 2022
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.'April 08, 2022
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.
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.'March 23, 2022
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.'March 17, 2022
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.'March 14, 2022
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.
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.
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'February 21, 2022
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.
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.'February 16, 2022
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.'February 08, 2022
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.'February 03, 2022
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.'January 28, 2022
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.'January 27, 2022
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.
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).'January 24, 2022
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.'January 12, 2022
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.'December 22, 2021
IAnG: Over thirty young professionals who have chosen to join Italian Angels for Growth to support innovation.'December 21, 2021
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.
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'December 14, 2021
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.'December 13, 2021
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.'December 03, 2021
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.'December 02, 2021
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.
Inclusion and diversity are essential for success. Female role models and exchange of experiences are a wealth to be valued.'November 15, 2021
IAG joins the association along with the Investors Club, Angels4Impact and Angels4Women.
F10 and Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) sign letter of intent to work together to strengthen the global FinTech & InsurTech Startup ecosystem.
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.'October 27, 2021
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.'October 26, 2021
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.'October 20, 2021
The competition for start-ups promoted by Italian Angels for Growth in collaboration with Mastercard'October 19, 2021
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.
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'September 29, 2021
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.
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.'September 22, 2021
Antonella Grassigli, IAG partner, is business angel of the year 2021.'September 14, 2021
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.'July 26, 2021
"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".'July 21, 2021
“As investors we have the opportunity and the responsibility to guide start-ups towards greater diversity".'July 08, 2021
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.'June 28, 2021
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.'June 27, 2021
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.'June 24, 2021
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'June 21, 2021
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".
Startup and Innovation: Italian Angels for Growth launches a partnership with BG4Real, Banca Generali's program to support the real economy.'June 07, 2021
Event reserved for members of Italian Angels for Growth.'May 27, 2021
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.'May 24, 2021
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.'May 20, 2021
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.'April 27, 2021
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.'April 26, 2021
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).'April 22, 2021
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'April 19, 2021
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.'April 14, 2021
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.'March 30, 2021
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.'March 26, 2021
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.'March 19, 2021
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.'March 15, 2021
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.'March 12, 2021
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.'February 24, 2021
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.'February 19, 2021
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.'February 18, 2021
"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".'February 01, 2021
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'January 26, 2021
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.
The investors of the previous rounds (LVG, IAG and Club degli Investitori) and Vertis SGR, as lead investor, took part in the operation.'December 16, 2020
Angiodroid is the innovative SME that invented the first and only automatic carbon dioxide injector as a contrast medium in peripheral angiography'December 16, 2020
A commercial distribution agreement to start offering Conio’s services to Banca Generali customers in 2021 has also been signed, the companies said.'December 15, 2020
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'November 30, 2020
Italy Country Manager and Head of EME Automotive at Barclays, Enrico is the Business Angel of the year 2020!
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iHeartMedia has reached agreement to fully acquire Voxnest'November 25, 2020
The startup is going to strengthen its international expansion'November 23, 2020
LUISS EnLabs Investment Process: 2 IAG Day per year, with 12 presented opportunities'November 13, 2020
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.'November 13, 2020
New financing round for Qapla’: internationalisation and increasingly accessible services for the eCommerce merchants are the operation objectives'October 30, 2020
IAG INDEX: the indicator that monitors investment opportunities for business angels in the Italian start-up ecosystem – first statistics
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The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'October 05, 2020
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.'September 01, 2020
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.'August 03, 2020
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.'July 23, 2020
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.'June 30, 2020
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'June 22, 2020
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.'June 04, 2020
LUISS EnLabs Investment Process: 2 IAG Day per year, with 12 presented opportunities'May 11, 2020
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.'April 21, 2020
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'February 13, 2020
The startups pitching at the event are chosen by IAG Screening Committee.'January 22, 2020
Rejoint, a startup pioneer in new technology and surgical approaches in Total Knee Arthroplasty, closes a round of over 1.3 million euros.'December 20, 2019
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.'December 18, 2019
Thanks to the capital increase from IAG members and Athensmed, the startup aims to take its drug-free therapy for depression to worldwide market.'October 31, 2019
Thanks to the capital increase signed by IAG members, and crowdfunding through BacktoWork24, the startup aims to expand its market in Italy and Europe.'October 16, 2019
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.'July 08, 2019
Fintastico, the fintech TripAdvisor, and Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) signed a strategic agreement to encourage investments in Italian fintech startups.'July 05, 2019
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.'June 13, 2019
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.'May 30, 2019
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.'April 01, 2019
Angel Partner Group (APG) joins Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), creating the largest Italian network of business angels.
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.'October 08, 2018
Vikey, a LVenture Group portfolio startup , closed an investment round of over € 500K led by Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) and Investor Club (CdI).'August 24, 2018
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.
AppQuality, the first “pure player” CROWD TESTING PLATFORM won in the Mobile Business category at the Digital360 Awards.'June 22, 2018
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'June 20, 2018
Food delivery startup Supermercato24 has raised €13 million in a round led by Fondo Italiano d'Investimento, per reports.'May 31, 2018
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.