Kairos sgr, an asset manager that belongs to Swiss private banking firm Julius Bär, launched its first venture capital fund Kairos Ventures ESG One (ESG 1) (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The 10-years vehicle aims to raise 100 million euros to invest in startup and SMEs of the sectors B2B digital transformation, life science, new space economy, and smart cities. Target markets will be the UK, USA, and Israel. In addition, private investors can pour at least 0.5 million. Roberto Zanco, the founder of RedSeed Ventures, will head ESG 1. Sources told BeBeez that RedSeed would remain active in managing its current portfolio.
By the next two years, the European Institutions will develop a normative frame for the fintech sector that will regulate the securities token activity (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Paolo Ciocca, a member of Italian stock market watchdog Consob, said that such a reform would have substantial geo-financial implications; therefore, Italy must be ready to adapt. Mr. Ciocca was speaking on the sidelines of an event of Assofintech for which BeBeez acted as a media partner.
Aindo, an Artificial Intelligence startup that Trieste University‘s research department SISSA founded in 2018, raised 2.8 million euros from Vertis Venture 3 Technology Transfer, a fund managed by Vertis sgr (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Aindo developed INTUITE.AI, a technology for developing synthetic data.
Easypol, an Italian fintech startup for the digital payments, raised 2 million euros through an equity crowdfunding campaign on Mamacrowd (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company set a target of 0.9 – 1.7 million on the ground of a pre-money value in the region of 5.6 million. Easypol attracted the resources of Fondazione CR Firenze, Nana Bianca and DiPax Holding. Sources said to BeBeez that Cdp Venture Capital converted in equity a 0.3 million bond of the company that previously subscribed. EasyPol’s ceo Matteo Preziotti founded the company. Easypol will invest the raised proceeds in developing its proprietary technology.
Velettrica, an Italian startup for the energy transition of the nautic sector, attracted the resources of Giulio Ranzo, the ceo of Milan-listed Avio, and other and other High Networth Individuals (HNWIs) (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Roberto Baffigo is the founder of Velettrica.
Earlier in November, Italian band Rockin’1000 launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Mamacrowd for raising 0.2 – 1 million euros on the ground of a pre-money value of 7.5 millions (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The band already raised 75k euros. The campaign will close on 31 January 2022. Fabio Zaffagnini is the founder and ceo of Rockin’1000, which is the most numerous rock band in the world and became famous after having brought together in 2015 a thousand musicians who played Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters in unison and reached, with the video of this performance, over 58 million views on YouTube. The band will invest the raised proceeds in its musical consolidation, developing its proprietary technology, and further engaging its community of fans.