Tessera, an Island in Venice area, will go through a tokenization process on Elviria, the alternative investments platform of Swiss Ephelia Capital, an investment bank part of British Ephelia Global Services that Franco Mignemi founded (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Elviria aims to raise 14.5 million US Dollars for purchasing the island and developing a real estate project. Tokens will be sold in fiat money or cryptocurrencies and issued as FTs (Fungible Tokens) or as NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) available on the blockchains of Ethereum, Binance, Polygon, or Avalanche. The tokenization of Elviria allows the listing of the tokens on secondary markets such as Archax. Mignemi said to BeBeez that Eliviria is close to signing further partnerships in USA and Asia.
Sealence, the Italian startup that developed the proprietary electric jet DeepSpeed, attracted 1.3 million euros in the form of the conversion to equity of both warrants and partecipation financial instruments (strumenti finanziari partecipativi) ahead of the issuance of a SAFE mandatory convertible bond (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The conversion was made on the basis of a pre-money value of 260 million. The company aims to list on Nasdaq in 2023. Before this last financing round, Sealence had raised a total of 3.35 million euros in two equity crowdfunding campaigns (2.9 million euros in 2020 e 450k euro in 2019).
BonusX, an Italian startup for facilitating bureaucratic procedures, raised one million euros in equity, non-repayable financing facilities and loans (See here a previous post by BeBeez). The company attracted the resources of Banco Bpm, Invitalia, MoffuLabs, and 2031, a platform of incentives for innovative companies whose main sponsors are REPower, Unicredit Start Lab, the Agency for Digital Italy, and the Ministry of Labour. Giovanni Pizza and Fabrizio Pinci founded BonusX in 2020. The company will invest the raised proceeds in its organic growth.
Nanoligent, a Spanish biotech firm, attracted a one million euros seed facility from Italian Angels for Growth, while conducting an equity crowdfunding campaign on Doorway (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Nanoligent is a spin-off of Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and of Hospital de Sant Pau – IIB Sant Pau. The company’s directors are Michele Marzola (IAG), Michael Milos (Avanteca Partners), Manuel Rodríguez (chairman) and Montserrat Cano (ceo). Rodriguez and Esther Vázquez founded the company in 2017.
Hummus Around, an online food marketplace, attracted 900k euros from shoes company maker Esibiusi and well known private equity manager Rosario Bifulco, who acquired 10% of the firm (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Guido Bernardino Tommasi, Maria Silvia Mandelli and Alice Moro founded Hummus Around in 2021.
OlivYou, an e-retailer for selling extra virgin olive oil in Europe, raised 850k euros on the ground of an enterprise value of 4.5 million (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company attracted the reosurces of its own founders Massimo Boraso (lead investor through his company Boraso Btech) and Davide Guariento as well as the money of Mario Resca, Francesco Zaccariello, Imperatore Travel World, Paolo Samà, Alessandro Corinaldi, and Cecilia Bozzi Maria. The company will invest the raised proceeds in expanding its marketing team. OlivYou scheduled another round for 2022 aimed at raising proceeds for expanding its operations in Germany, France and England. Boraso, Guariento, Marco D’Amico, Michele Debernardi, Alessandro Gatti, Patrizia Mazzetto, and Antonio Tombolini founded the company in 2017.
Bike-room, an online retailer of bikes that liases buyers directly with manufactures, attracted more than 500k million euros through an equity crowdfunding campaign on Mamacrowd thanks to the support of AZ Eltif ALIcrowd, an Italian venture capital Eltif that Milan-listed Azimut launched (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company launched the campaign on the ground of a pre-money value of 2.1 millions and attracted 10 investors.
Jojolly, an Italian staffing startup for the HoReCa sector, raised 350k euros from a|impact, an investment vehicle of Etica sgr (see here a previous post by BeBeez). In the last 12 months, Jojolly raised a total of 0.522 million. Mattia Ferretti De Luca founded the company in 2019 and will invest the raised proceeds in its organic development.
Prime Tutor, a distance learning platform that will start its activity in April, raised 204k euros through an equity crowdfunding campaign on CrowdFundMe, above the 200k target on the ground of a pre-money value of 1.6 millions (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Investors will buy 11.1% of Prime Tutor, a company that Davide Roncolini founded.
Zenit Smart Polycrystals (ZSM), a spin-off of CNR ISTEC for 3D printing, attracted a seed round of 200k euros from LIFTT (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Laura Esposito is the ceo of ZSM.
Pixies, an IoT deep learning-based startup for the waste management, raise pre-seed resources of 180k euros from Cdp Venture Capital, LVenture and Key Capital, (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Andrea Saliola and Pier Paolo Ceccaranelli founded Pixies.
Zcube, the corporate venture capital of the Italian pharmaceutical company Zambon, and HTH – Health Technology Holding poured 140k Canadian Dollars (100k euros) in Canada’s early stage startup femtech Hyivy Health who launched a 1.2 million Canadian Dollars round (see here a previous post by BeBeez). In 2020, Hyivy Health received the Distinction Award from Open Accelerator, the programme of Zcube in OpenZone. Rachel Bartholomew founded Hyivy Health in 2020.
On 27 January, Thursday, Italian sportech Golee launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on on Romania’s SeedBlink for raising 800k euros. (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The campaign will end on 27 February. Golee already raised 54k euros from lead investors 7 Investment, the family office of the Moratti family, Maria Lucia Chivilo and an undisclosed Italian venture capital fund (a total of 0.5 million). Stiven Muccioli, Tommaso Guerra, Daniele Roselli, and Felice Biancardi founded Golee in 2019. The company previously received the support of Wylab, Tel Aviv-based Hype, Trentino Sviluppo, and SpeedMiUp, the incubator of Milan’s Bocconi University. In 2021, Golee acquired Ticket Trust.
Profit Farm, an Italian lending crowdfunding platform born in 2021, repaid the Magnolia 1 loan of 36,500 euros, with a gross 4% rate in 6 months (annual rate of 8%) and the Magnolia2 facility of 19,000 euros in 7 months with an above 5% rate (8% annual rate) (see here a previous post by BeBeez). On 8 February, Tuesday, Profit Farm launched the Grand Canyon 1 campaign worth 0.370 million. Profit Farm belongs to Risolve RE Npl, Carmine Saladino, chairman Cristiano Augusto Tofani, Valentina Barbadoro, Roberto Macina, Mario Costanzo, Francesco Sibilla, and Giovanni Alessi (a total of 94%). Financial partners without any operative role own 6% of the business.
Italian venture capital firm LIFTT launched its call4startup that will close on 25 February, Friday (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The fund will consider companies operating in the sectors of new materials, energy and environment and fintech in their pre-seed, seed and early stage. Stefano Buono is LIFTT’s chairman. Further directors of the funds are Carla Patrizia Ferrari, Massimo Lapucci, Giuliana Mattiazzo, Giancarlo Rocchietti, Michele Denegri, Niccolò Colussi, Adriano Marconetto, and Claudio Rumazza.
Milan-listed Innovatec launched Innovatec Venture, its corporate venture capital for scouting tech startups operating in the fields of circular economy, energy efficiency and renewable energy (see here a previous post by BeBeez). By 2024, Innovatec aims to invest 60 million euros (12 million in m&a in the fields of waste treatment and circular economy).
Hype Business, an unit of Italian challenger bank Hype, signed a partnership with Lokky, a digital insurance broker for micro enterprises, professionals and contractors (See here a previous post by BeBeez). Hype belongs to Milan-listed illimity and Fabrick. Paolo Tanfoglio is the ceo of Lokky while Antonio Valitutti is the ceo of Hype. Lokky and Hype are two companies that BeBeez Private Data, the Database that BeBeez developed with FSI, monitors (find out how to subscribe for only 110 euros a month). Book a demo videocall here
Milan-listed Intesa Sanpaolo aims to launch Isibank, a digital credit provider and becoming a zero-Npls lender, ceo Carlo Messina said (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Intesa signed a partnership with the Italian fintech Thought Machine and Mooney (fka Sisal Pay – of which Enel and Intesa acquired 50% each from CVC) for launching Isibank with an investment worth 650 million euros.
Credito Fondiario rebranded as Banca CF+ for operating as SMEs challenger bank, chairman Panfilo Tarantelli and ceo Iacopo De Francisco said (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Banca CF+ aims to have 4.2 billion euros of assets by the next five years with a 42% cost/income ratio and a 23% Roae (Return on average equity) and net profits of 50 million.