Leasys, a long term car rental firm that Stellantis is close to sell to Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance, signed an agreement with Stip, a startup that LVenture Group and Berkeley SkyDeck aceelerated (See here a previous post by BeBeez). Leasys Rent use the AI systems of Stip for its customer service unit. Stip is born in 2017 and belongs to Fabrizio Aiello (29.51%), Amir Salama (29.51%), Edoardo Vallebella (29.51%), Patrizia Alfiero (9.84%), and Alessandro Cerrone (1.65%). Leasys has embarked on a project to rebrand its operations, culminating in the creation of the Drivalia brand
Alchimia, an Italian venture capital fund that Paolo Barletta and Lorenzo Castelli founded in 2018, is mulling for an IPO on Milan market (See here a previous post by BeBeez). Alchimia may also launch a capital increase of 29.9 – 34.7 million euros.
ECO, a green education B-corp, aims to raise up to 0.6 million euros for launching an Education blockchain company with a focus on sustainability (See here a previous post by BeBeez). The cpaital increase will close on 30 June, Friday. Daniele Capogna, Alessandro Pitzlais, Luciano Rago, and Paolo Rossanigo founded ECO. The company will invest the raised proceeds in marketing, R&D and in achieving revenues of one million by 2027.
Manet Mobile Solutions, a digital company for the tourism sector that belongs to LVenture Group, acquired Edgar Smart Concierge p (See here a previous post by BeBeez). In 2017, Luca Sini and Marcello Stani created Edgar out of the merger of GuideMeRight and 1000 Italy. The company raised 0.2 million euros in 2018 through an equity crowdfunding campaign on Mamacrowd with a pre-money value of 1.82 million.
Lisari, the owner of Karaoke one (a digital platform for content creation), raised 1.5 million euros and attracted 0.5 million euros from Fondo Rilancio Startup – CDP Venture Capital (See here a previous post by BeBeez). RS Productions invested in the round through a work for equity scheme. Antonio Vecchio, Chiara Parato, Domenico Rosito, Giovanni Parato, and Marco Grasso founded Lisari in 2014. Shereholders of the company are CDP Venture Capital, Carlo Tassara holding, LVenture Group, Finindustria, Lastochka13, Lieri 33, and a club deal of which are part Gualtiero Gatto and John West
In 2022, the equity crowdfunding amounted to 72.34 million euros (down 20% from 90.12 million in 2021), said CrowdfundingBuzz, a publication of EdiBeez (See here a previous post by BeBeez). CrowdfundingBuzz highlights such data through an infographic.
In 2022, EvenFi (fka Criptalia), a lending crwodfunding platform for SMEs that Diego Dal Cero and Mattia Rossi created in 2018, raised 2.2 million euros in equity and debt from Pacific Capital Partners, its Spanish subsidiary Iberifi Ventures and 220 crowd investors (0.521 million through WeAreStarting) (See here a previous post by BeBeez). EvenFi will invest such proceeds in its organic growth.
Sardexpay raised 4 million euros (See here a previous post by BeBeez). The network for alternative payments also appointed Paolo Galvani as chairman for replacing Carlo Mannoni, who will keep a director role. Marco De Guzzis is the ceo of Sardexpay.