Cortilia, the Italian foodtech scaleup, attracted 20 million euros from lead investor Red Circle Investments, which will get 29% of the business, Indaco Ventures, Five Seasons Ventures and Primo Ventures (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Marco Porcaro and Antonio Perini founded Cortilia in 2011 as a spin-off of Workwave Route Manager (fka Viamente), a software as a service for the optimization of corporate fleets’ management. The company will invest the raised proceeds in consolidating its presence in the Italian market.
BKN301, a San Marino-based digital payment company, raised 15 million euros for an enterprise value of 63 millions (see here a previous post by BeBeez). BKN301 retained Orrick and BNM as legal advisor. Gianni & Origoni’s venture capital practice area GOP4Venture and Allen & Overy assisted the investors. Stiven Muccioli, SM Capital, Federico Zambelli Hosmer, and Luca Bertozzi founded BKN301 in 2021. Since its birth, the company raised 20 million. The company will invest the raised proceeds in its organic development and in expanding in East Europe, Africa and the Middle East. After such a transaction Elisa Zafferani will join BKN301 as chairwoman while Emanuele Cesarini, Pietro Andrea Calandruccio, Michele Giordani, Enrico Lodi, and Antonio M. Perdichizzi will be part of the board of directors.
Serenis, an Italian startup that enables the access to psychotherapy, attracted 2.6 million euros from FG2 Capital, a Milan-based holding that Fulvio Gregorace and Fabio Luigi Gallucci created, Daniele Francescon and other investors (see here a previous post by BeBeez). Silvia Wang is the founder of the company that will invest the raised proceeds in improving its proprietary technology.
Servitly attracted 2.2 million euros from Primo Ventures and two international business angels (See here a previous post by BeBeez). The company will invest such proceeds in growing its presence in the European OEM market. Stefano Butti, Roberto Acerbis, Sebastian Anzani, and Aldo Bongio founded Servitly in 2018. Servitly has sales in the region of 0.6 million and an ebitda of little above 0.2 million.
Spumante365, an online retailer of Italian sparkling wine that Marco Duò created, aims to raise 1 million euros (see here a previous post by BeBeez). The company already attracted the resources of Salvatore Insinga, who explained to BeBeez that the transaction will consist in the placement of hybrid financial instruments. Spumante365 will invest the raised resource in transitioning from a fully digital to a phygital strategy. Sources said to BeBeez that for 2022 the company expects to generate sales in the region of 0.15 million.