Podcast — Accelerator Special: How 500 Startups, Rockstart, and Techstars adapt to the new reality

In this special episode, we talk to Aaron Blumenthal (USA), Antonio Pisante (Italy), and Rune Theill (The Netherlands) to learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on startup accelerators. Will the accelerator business model survive the pandemic? What advice do the programme managers give their portfolio startups? Find answers to these questions — and much more — in today’s show.

Techstars brings an accelerator programme and several events to Turin

The US-founded accelerator and entrepreneur network Techstars has announced a slew of events and programming in Turin, Italy, along with a partnership with Turinese foundations Compagnia Di San Paolo and Fondazione CRT, as well as Italy’s largest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo. Later this month, Techstars will hold the four-day Startup Week Torino, a free event for […]

Italian real estate startup Casavo raises €7 million

Milan-based “instant buyer” real estate platform Casavo has landed €7 million in a funding round led by Project A Ventures. This capital injection brings the total amount attracted by the startup — in both equity and debt financing — to €21 million. Casavo claims to be the first “iBuyer,” or “instant buyer” of property in Italy. […]

Italian automotive retail startup brumbrum raises €20 million

Milan-based automotive e-commerce startup brumbrum has raised €20 million in a funding round led by Accel, with participation from Bonsai Ventures, eVentures, and United Ventures. The startup plans to use the money to expand across Italy and prepare for entering other European markets. Founded in 2017, brumbrum markets itself as a player that brings “transparency, […]

Italian-founded IoT cybersecurity startup EXEIN raises €2 million

Cybersecurity startup EXEIN from Rome has raised a €2 million funding round from United Ventures for its IoT firmware security solution. The company was founded in July this year as a spin-off project undertaken of an Italian cybersecurity company Aspisec led by its CEO Gianni Cuozzo. EXEIN claims that firmware has become the weak point […]

Milan becomes the Futureland on November 15–16 to talk about blockchain, AI, and immersive tech

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