Italian sportswear brand La Passione raised 3 million euros from a pool of investors that Milano Investment Partners (MIP) sgr led with a 2.1 million ticket (See here a previous post by BeBeez). Giuliano Ragazzi and Yurika Marchetti founded La Passione in 2015. The company will invest these proceeds in its organic development. Milano Investment Partners is one of the investors that BeBeez Private Data monitors. Find out here how to subscribe to the Combo version which includes reports and insight views of BeBeez News Premium 12 months.
Datrix, a provider of big data analysis for businesses and for financial investors, acquired ByTek, a marketing tech startup, supplying services for Search Marketing, Digital Advertising & Lead Generation, and Content Marketing (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Datrix will carry on further acquisitions of tech companies and will consider partnerships with new investors, said the ceoFabrizio Milano D’Aragona, who also told to BeBeez earlier in May that the company aims to raise 3-5 million euros. Paolo Dello Vicario, Ivan Cicconi, Giuliano Maria Fabbri, Elisa Luci, Daniele Cattaneo, and Valentina Tortolini founded ByTek in 2014.
Stamp, the startup for tax free shopping, raised 1.7 million euros from Chinese venture capital Zhen Fund and European investor Btov Partners (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Stefano and Michele Fontolan (ceo), Wagner Eleuteri, andFederico Degrandis founded Stamp in May 2018. The company will invest the raised resources in marketing campaign for the Chinese market and in its international expansion. Stamp can make tax free shopping a boost for trade between Europe and China, said Bob Xu, the founder of Zhen Fund.
Pralina, an innovative Italian food company, closed its third equity crowdfunding round on WeAreStarting and achieved its 0.33 million euros fundraising target (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Pralina launched the campaign on 9 May on the ground of a pre-money evaluation of 3 million. Lisella Dal Porto is the ceo of the company that has sales of 1.8 million, (+14.5% yoy).
Italian incubator Bemycompany acquired 10% of Italian apparels producer Tyc’s after a capital increase of 150k euros (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Stefano Abram, an executive of Tyc’s, said that the company aims to sell its products online and will invest the proceeds of this transaction in marketing operations and the opening of temporary shops in Italy and abroad. Stefano Abram and Mary Prete founded Tyc’s in 2018.
A proposal for a regulatory sandbox for fintech arrived for discussion at the Finance Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputees (see here a previous post by BeBeez) in the form of an amendment to art. 36 of the Growth Decree (see here the text of Legislative Decree 34/2019, here the parliamentary dossier and here the complete text of the amendment), inserting paragraphs 2-bis to 2-octies. According to BeBeez, an informal endorsement of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, of the Bank of Italy and of Consob is already on the subject. But of course then, once the Commission has obtained the go-ahead, we need the go-ahead of the whole Chamber of Deputees. Even in this case, however, the numbers should be there, because the theme is said to interest everyone. The sandbox is literally the “sand fence” of children’s playgrounds and the term has come into fintech jargon to indicate a space where startups can safely test their innovative products for a limited period of time and with a limited number of customers, without having to comply with the strict rules to which traditional credit operators are subjected.