Shampora, a platform for creating tailor-made cosmetics, raised 3 million euros from Cdp Venture Capital, Italian Angels for Growth (IAG), Finbeauty, Gisev Family Office, and LVenture Group (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Manuel Corona, Mirco Peragine, Francesco Rizzotti, and Irene Gullotta founded Shampora in 2018. In December 2018, Shampora raised 0.3 million from LVenture Group, Boost Heroes, SAF Venture, Angel Partner Group, and other investors.
Global digital performance agency Labelium acquired 60% of Italy’s Xingu whose cofounder and ceo Mattia Stuani kept 40% with the other managers (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The chairman Andrea Febbraio sold his stake. The target has sales of 295k euro. Private equity Qualium Investissement invested in Labelium in 2018, when it replaced ISAI Gestion and Keensight Capital that acquired their stakes in 2014 . Qualium financed the acquisition with an unitranche instrument that Capzanine issued.
SportTech Golee launched an equity crowdfunding on BacktoWork for raising 0.1 – 0.5 million euros (See here a previous post by BeBeez). In November 2019, Golee received 0.85 million on the ground of an enterprise value of 4.4 million from one of its founders Stiven Muccioli Maider, a private equity and venture capital fund that Andrea Marangione leads (and that earlier in October invested in Chef in Camicia), Carlo Cozza, and Daniele Alberti. The company attracted a total of 1.1 millio since its foundation. Muccioli, Tommaso Guerra, Daniele Roselli, and Felice Biancardi founded Golee in 2019. The company also received the support of Wylab, Hype, Trentino Sviluppo, and SpeedMiUp (the incubator of Bocconi University).
Israel’s Cred and Canadian Responsive joined Nexi Open, the open banking ecosystem of Milan-listed Nexi (See here a previous post by BeBeez). Both the companies provide roboadvisor and robo4advisor services.
Fabrick, the open banking ecosystem of Banca Sella, launched Check Iban, a system for checking the belonging of a bank account (See here a previous post by BeBeez).
On 26 November, Thursday, 6 Italian startups completed the acceleration programme of LUISS EnLabs, a joint venture that Milan-listed LVenture Group signed with Luiss University with the support of Wind Tre, BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, Accenture, and Sara Assicurazioni (See here a previous post by BeBeez). The six startups are CamiciaOnDemand, Jungler, Pinv, Sell In-To China, Slymetrix, and Wapi
Smartika, a peer to peer (p2p) lending platform that belongs to Gruppo Sella, launched a talent crowdfunding for for providing scolarships (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Smartika signed a partnership with Boolean, a high-end tech academy that will provide the lending platforms with the applications for financing. Smartika developed such a solution together with Fabrick and Quid Informatica, a company that Equinox controls and that supplies Qinetic, a product for handling credit processes. Maurizio Pietro Sella founded Smartika in 2007. In January 2016, Smartika raised 3.72 million euros through a capital increase that Hamilton Ventures subscribed together with TP&Partners, Luigi Cosenza, and other investors. Gruppo Sella acquired 85% of Smartika in 2018.
Stocard launched its payment service Stocard Pay in Italy, France, Germany, and The Netherlands (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Björn Goss, David Handlos and Florian Barth founded Germany-based Stocard in 2012 and since the foundation raised 31.1 million US Dollars through 5 rounds that attracted the resources of Macquarie (20 million), Rocketship, Engelhorn, High-Tech Grunderfonds, Shortcut Ventures, Alstin Capital, and CEWE Photoworld.
On 26 November, Thursday, the Italy Tech Day – Disruptive Lifestyle took place, an event by Unicredit and Orrick Law Firm for the main Italian scaleups (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The Founders’ Club of Unicredit Start Lab shortlisted for the event
- Boom Imagestudio (Federico Mattia Dolci, Giacomo Grattirola and Jacopo Benedetti founded the company in 2018 and since then it raised 9.5 million euros)
- Buddyfit, Everli (fka Supermercato24), a firm that Enrico Pandian founded in 2014 and that Federico Sargenti leads since 2016 together with other managers,
- Freeda (Gianluigi Casole and Andrea Scotti Calderini founded it in 2016 and since then raised 27 million), and Shopfully (DoveConviene). Alessandro Palmieri and Stefano Portu founded Shopfully-DoveConviene in 2010 and raised 18.7 million in three rounds. In May 2020, Shopfully acquired PromoQui.
- Velasca a company that Enrico Casati and Jacopo Sebastio founded in 2013. The firm raised 7.72 million in three rounds