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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
1 Mar 21
What innovators say: Interview to Umberto Milano (Kellerhals Carrard)
Umberto Milano from Kellerhals Carrard talks about the evolution of the Swiss VC market, the impact of COVID-19, his experience on cross-border transactions between Switzerland and Italy and the most challenging clauses recently negotiated.
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.
11 Jun 20
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The COVID-19 outbreak has already affected VC transactions all over the world, and it will continue to do so during the coming months.
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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