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14 Oct 20
Venture Capital Watch: Interview with Lorenzo Pisoni (PCUP)
For our series of interviews with players of the venture capital industry, we asked Lorenzo Pisoni, Founder of PCUP, how the COVID-19 has changed its business and is affecting the future plans of his company.
10 Sep 20
The latest on Startup regulations in the COVID-19 era
Legislative activity related to the startup world did not stop over the summer. With the conversion of the Decreto Rilancio (Relaunch Decree)[1] into law, amendments were introduced to certain sections that were already in effect, and additional regulations geared to supporting the startup ecosystem and innovative SMEs were added.
13 Jul 20
Five questions to: Maria Ameli
Watch the video interview (in Italian) of our partner Antonia Verna with Maria Ameli, Head of Corporate, Real Estate and Art Advisory at Banca Generali.
11 Jun 20
Venture Capital watch: how COVID-19 is affecting and will affect VC transactions with a specific focus on the life sciences and healthcare sectors
The COVID-19 outbreak has already affected VC transactions all over the world, and it will continue to do so during the coming months.
9 Jun 20
Decreto Rilancio: An overview of the most important measures for Startups
Law Decree No. 34 of May 19, 2020 (“Decreto Rilancio”) set forth several measures regarding businesses that under certain circumstances may be addressed to startups.
8 Jun 20
Venture Capital watch: Interview with Roberta Gilardi (G2 Startups) and Fabrizio Conicella (Zcube - Zambon and Openzone) on how COVID-19 is affecting the Venture Capital
For our series of interviews with players of the venture capital industry, we asked Roberta Gilardi, CEO and partner of G2 Startups, and Fabrizio Conicella, general manager and board member of ZCube – Zambon and OpenZone, how Covid-19 is affecting the VC industry and what advice they would offer startups and the Italian legislature.
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Our enthusiastic and passionate team of professionals will provide newsinsight, and multidisciplinary commentary on the hottest and most recent provisions of law and investment and market and contractual trends in the startup and venture capital sector with an eye not only to the Italian market but to the entire European and international ecosystem.

This blog will be a place for sharing information and experiences related to the launch of new innovative businesses, discussing the different characteristics of investment rounds in the seed, early stage, and growth phases, and looking at trends in venture capital transactions.

The main purpose of this blog is to contribute to the growth of the Italian venture capital ecosystem by helping the Italian community develop domestic and international connections.

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April 21, 2022
Investimenti sostenibili 4.0: an aid scheme of around €677 million for new innovative and sustainable investments will be available to SMEs from May 18, 2022, with the aim of fostering the...
February 24, 2022
The Council of Ministers has approved a Law Decree introducing new measures to support the reconversion of the automotive industry with a fund of 1 billion euros per year for the next 8 year...
November 4, 2021
The European Startup Nations Alliance (ESNA) has been launched to support states in ensuring their startups have the best conditions to grow at every stage of their life cycle
May 5, 2021
Draft of Sostegni bis decree: until 2025, innovative startups and SMEs’ investors will not pay 26% tax on capital gains on the sale of stakes owned for at least three years, provided that ...
April 9, 2021
Convegno annuale AIFI 19 aprile 2021 “Recovery e Private Capital”: crescita significativa del venture capital italiano, 378 milioni investiti (+40%), 306 investimenti (+82%).
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