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20 May 21
Venture capital watch: Interview to Claudio Calvani and Pierre Hausemer
Claudio Calvani is partner and managing director of VVA Debt & Grant in Milan. VVA Debt & Grant is the business unit of VVA Group dedicated to scouting for incentives, grants, and alternative financing instruments at the national and regional level in Italy to help companies with their growth plans.
7 May 21
Five questions to: Sebastiano Peluso
Watch the video interview (in Italian) of our Antonia Verna with Sebastiano Peluso (Co-founder and Vice-President at Associazione 3040).
16 Apr 21
Venture capital watch: Interview with Alessandra Lomonaco (Huky)
Alessandra Lomonaco is Ceo and Co-founder of Huky, an innovative startup whose purpose is to support companies in paths of change and innovation.
31 Mar 21
Venture capital watch: Interview with Marco Di Miceli (Sequitur Capital)
Marco Di Miceli is Partner and Co-founder of Sequitur Capital, an independent investor focused on deep tech growth opportunities in Europe and the USA
24 Mar 21
Five questions to: Leonardo Giagnoni 
Watch the video interview (in Italian) of our Giorgio Ferrero with Leonardo Giagnoni (Managing Director at Italian Angels for Growth).
28 Jan 21
Five questions to: Francesca Perrone
Watch the video interview (in Italian) of our Antonia Verna with Francesca Perrone (Head of the UniCredit Start Lab Project).
Welcome to the Portolano Cavallo Startup and Venture Capital blog, focusing on key legal issues and market trends affecting startups and the venture capital industry.
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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.

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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