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.
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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Italian startup Freeda Media raised a $10 million Series A round led by Alven Capital with participation from U-Start. The round was also supported by several business angels including Khaled Helioui, Stefano Sala, Paloma Castro Martinez, Sebastian Picardo, and Henri Moissinac. Freeda Media produces content aimed at millennial women, primarily distributed on social platforms such […]