The European Institution are completing the approval of a set of rules for the platforms for equity and lending crowdfunding for SMEs (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The aim of such a new regulation is to provide equity and lending crowdfunding platforms for companies with an European passport so that they can channel retail savings in the financing of firms in all EU member countries according to supernational rules.
Claris Ventures, an investor in biotech startup, reached its first closing worth 30 million euros for its fund (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The vehicle attracted resources of Cdp Venture Capital on behalf of FoF Venture Italy, Compagnia di San Paolo, Ersel, and further investors in private capital and family offices. The fundraising target is of 60-80 million. Claris aims to lead investment rounds of 5-15 million for early stage startups.
Cristiano Busnardo is the new ceo of ClubDealOnline, an equity crowdfunding platform for high net worth individual (HNWI), family offices and institutional investors (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Busnardo will join as shareholder the company’s founder Antonio Chiarello, the accelerator i-Starter, Simone Cimminelli, and Milan-listed Portobello who already invested in ClubDealOnline in 2019. Busnardo previously worked for Ing Group, Robert Fleming sim, and Société Générale Asset Management Italia.
Luiss EnLabs launched a call for startups that will award winners with 160k euros of LVenture Group (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Lazio Innova will support the startups ready to operate in the Lazio Region with up to 0.2 million (60% from LVenture Group and 40% from Innova Venture). The deadline for joining the call in 2 October, Friday.
Santina Resort, a Sardinia-based resort, raised 200k euros through a lending crowdfunding campaign on the real estate lending platform Trusters (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Santina Resort already raised 192k euros ahead of a target of 800k euros through a still ongoind equity crowdfunding campaign on House4Crowd. The company will reinvest the proceeds of both campaigns in relaunching the business and offers a return on equity of 7.81% in less than one year (up to 14% for those who subscribe a three-years lock-up) and a 10% return (7.5% Roi for the first 9 months) for the lending campaign.
Gellify Digital Investment (GDI), the investiment unit of Gellify, acquired from Accenture the majority of Bit2win, an Italian provider of software for corporate sales that is based on Salesforce architecture (see here a previous post by BeBeez). GDI made such a buy together with the company’s management, while vendors will keep a minority of the business.