On 5 April, Tuesday, EdiBeez srl, the publisher of BeBeez and CrowdfundingBuzz, started its equity crowdfunding campaign on CrowFundMe for raising 400k euros on the ground of a pre-money value of 1.3 million (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Click here to view EdiBeez’s equity crowdfunding campaign. EdiBeez is the only Italian publisher with a distinctive focus on private markets and a recognized leader in the online information market in private equity, venture capital, crowd investing, private debt, distressed assets and private real estate. The campaign, which started privately last week, has already been joined by some well-known names in the Italian world of finance, including Giuseppe Vegas, former Consob chairman, now a professor at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan and an active investor in startups and scaleups; Riv Capital, an investment company founded by the former Lehman Brothers Roberto Rivera; Norman Pepe, founder of the well known law firm iLS (London); Domenico Di Luccia, founder of Di Luccia & Partners Executive Search; ACDN srl, the investment vehicle of Alessandro Della Nina, vice president of Oaktree Capital Management in London, and Arturo Casale, a Milanese restaurant entrepreneur. The new investors will thus join in the EdiBeez capital as well as me, the co-founders Fabio Allegreni (ceo and editorial director of CrowdfundingBuzz), Antonella Negri Clementi (director, founder of the strategic consulting firm Global Strategy), Roberto Spada (founder of the well-known Milanese accounting firm Spada Partners) and Lorenza Spriano(director, founder of the communication company Spriano Communication). EdiBeez’s industrial plan will be presented on Monday 11 April at 4 pm in a Zoom webinar in partnership with IBAN, the Italian Business Angels Network (click here for information and registration). To thank our reader-investors who will invest at least 5k euros in our round, EdiBeez gives an annual subscription to BeBeez Private Data the private capital database
Italian insurance broker MAG (Marine & Aviation) acquired 50.065% of insurtech Neosurance from Neosperience and Digital Tech who kept the remaining stake (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Andrea Silvello (ceo and co-founder of Digitaltech) and Dario Melpignano (co-founder of Neosperience) founded Neoasurance in 2016 and in April 2020 raised 1.1 million from Milan-listed Net Insurance, a pool of investor that Mezzetti Advisory Group led and Luiss Alunni 4 Growth on the ground of a pre-money value of 10 million.
Everli (fka Supermercato24), an online supermarket, attracted 22 million euros from United Ventures (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company previously attracted 100 million US Dollars from Verlinvest, Luxor, DN Capital, C4 Ventures, Convivialité Ventures, Fondo Italiano d’Investimento, Cdp Venture Capital, 360 Capital, Innogest, and DIP.
DoveVivo, a co-living company of which Starwood Capital Group has 22%, acquired Chez Nestor, a French competitor (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Hubert Dubois and Louis Bonduelle founded Chez Nestor in 2012.
Mister Worker’s owner eSales, a global marketplace for handymen, sold a 9.09% to Azimut Digitech Fund and a 4.55% to Gellify (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Sources said to BeBeez, that Gianluca Borsotti owns 48.08% of the business, AME Ventures has 31.98% and Fervi 4.55%.
Rubber Conversion, an Italian startup active in the field of rubber recycling, raised 2.5 million euros from CDP Venture Capital, LIFTT, Swiss Enet Energy, and angel investors (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Francesco di Pierro founded Rubber Conversion in 2017. The company has sales of 0.15 million with an ebitda of minus 70,000 euros. The company will invest the raised proceeds in its organic development.
Milan-listed Innexta is going to launch Finnexta, its proprietary equity crowdfunding portal, as it already appointed Mashfrog for the design and maintenance of the infrastructure (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Edoardo Narduzzi is the founder of Mashfrog. In the mid-term, Finnexta will also host campaigns of debt and lending crowdfunding.
Rockin’1000, an Italian rock band with 1000 members, closed the equity crowdfunding campaign that launched on Mamacrowd in 2021 and raised 1.1 million euros on the ground of a pre-money value of 7.5 million and for a post-money valuation in the region of 8.5 million (See here a previous post by BeBeez). The band attracted the resources of Orienta Capital Partners (OCP), a club deal vehicle of Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra, and Paolo Strocchi. The band also attracted the resources of artists from USA, Germany, France, B Heroes, Giovanni Moratti, and Dario Cannavale. Rockin’1000 will invest the raised proceeds in its musical production and the development of its platform and community.
On 31 March, Thursday, Startup Turismo launched Investor Day, a call for startups operating in the field of Tourism and Culture and shortlisted 12 companies out of 100 who raised 9 million euros (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Italian Tech Alliance, InnovUp, Lazio Innova, and Invitalia coordinated the angel investors that joined the programme and received the pitch from the following companies:
- Chipango, a co-travelling platform that received the incubation support of I3P-Torino seeking to raise 0.3 million
- Cyclando, a one stop shop for cycling holidays of which Milan-listed LVenture has a stake seeking to raise 0.3 million.
- Freedome, a marketplace for outdoorleader activities seeking to raise 2 million.
- Group Reservation System, a provider of Saas solutions that connects Hotels with eTravel Providers seeking to raise 0.5 million.
- HQVillage, a platform for choosing smartworking locations seeking to raise 0.5 million.
- Meeters, a startup for social life seeking to raise 0.5 million.
- Overbooking, a platform for handling hotel reservation issues of which LUISS Enlabs and LVenture Group have a minority, seeking to raise 0.5 million
- Pemcards, a MadTech platform of which Digital Magics and Polo Tecnologico Pisa have a minority seeking to raise 0.45 million
- Tela, a SaaS/Marketplace for the management of cultural sites and museums seeking to raise 0.5 million.
- Toratora, a startup operating in the travel industry, seeking to raise 1 million.
- Up2You, a provider of services for decreasing the CO2 emissions, seeking to raise 2 million
Scientifica Venture Capital launched Call4ideas for supporting researchers and startups operating in the fields of advanced manufacturing, smart materials and artificial intelligence (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The call will end on 4 May, Wednesday, and shortlist 8 projects that will compete on the Super Sapiens Day that will reward 4 companies and researchers that will get an equity investment from Scientifica Venture Capital, a fund that managing partner Riccardo D’Alessandri leads.