Ottavio Sgrosso

Jul 3, 2019

VC Italian market overview // H1 2019

We are glad to release Angeldeal’s VC Italian market overview // H1 2019.

This is a summary analysis of private capital investments made, since 2016 up to H1 2019, into Italian startups and scaleups (including those based abroad run by Italians).  

The report takes into account investment rounds (made by VC + Business Angels + other investors) in startups or scaleups in which at least one of the shareholders is a VC fund

Read this report if you are interested in:

  • Understanding most recent private VC investment against historical context
  • Identifying trends in deals size
  • Identifying hot spots for investments by sector and region
  • Identifying most active investment firms

VC Italian market confirms the positive trend

The first semester of 2019 confirms the positive trend started in 2018, with €206M invested into VC-backed italian startups, over 28 deals.

Most relevant deals include Depop that raised €55M from international investors, Talent Garden with €44M raised from Indaco Ventures along with many prestigious italian family offices, and Brumbrum that closed a €20M round B with several international VC firms, including Milan based United Ventures.

LVenture the most active firm in Italy

Out of the 28 deals registered in the first half of 2019, 4 have seen LVenture among the participating investors. Which brings the total amount of participated rounds for LVenture up to 29, since 2016. Follows Invitalia with 17 investments. A younger firm that is becoming more and more active, especially in the last 2 years, is Boost Heroes with 13 investment since 2016.

The full report VC Italian market overview // H1 2019 is free and available at the following link.

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