Tagged: italy

iwoca Partners with Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo to Provide SME Loans, Receives New Investment

iwoca, an online SME credit provider and a founding member of Innovate Finance, formed a partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo Group on SME lending. Intesa Sanpaolo is among the top banking groups in the euro zone and the leading business lender in Italy. The bank has a… Read More

Lendix Now Offering Loans to Italian SMEs

European marketplace lending platform Lendix has opened its platform to Italian SMEs. As of today, Italian businesses may borrow from €30,000 to €2 million directly financed by international investors. Lendix called the operation “a new step towards a true European credit market.” For Italian businesses to list a… Read More

Online Lender Lendix Prepares for First Italian Loans Soon After Launch in Spain

Lendix has opened its platform to Italian investors. Following the launch in Spain, Lendix, a leading online lender targeting the SME sector, expects to issue its first loans in Q2 of 2017.   Yes, we are open ! Sì, siamo aperti ! Oui, nous sommes… Read More

Assiteca Crowd Launches Sister Donation Platform

Assiteca Crowd, a Consob regulated investment crowdfunding platform in Italy, is launching a sister crowdfunding platform to enable donations. Assiteca Crowdonor will launch on January 26th with the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” campaign. The agreement was signed with the company “Borghi Services and Environment” and… Read More

One Week to Go: Cycling Apparel Brand Le Col Secures Over £870,000 on Crowdcube

Le Col, a cycling apparel brand that was founded by Team GB cyclist, Yanto Barker, is nearing its £1 million funding target during the final week on Crowdcube. The company launched the campaign last month and so far raised over £870,000 from more than 175… Read More

Online Lending Platform Credimi Signs Agreements with Four Primary Investment Funds

  Four primary investment funds have signed agreements with Credimi, an Italy-based online lending platform. The funds have subscribed the entire portfolio of (performing) commercial credits originated by the invoice financing platform in the first year. Credimi is the first fintech company authorized by Bank of Italy… Read More

Italian Crowdfunding Rules Updated to Accept All SME Firms

According to multiple reports, the Italian Stability Law for 2017 extends investment crowdfunding to all small and medium companies that want to raise capital online. Previously only “innovative” SMEs were able to raise capital online but now crowdfunding will be opened up to the 136,000… Read More

Brief: UK Fintech Startup Soldo Announces New Multi-User Spending Account For Families & Businesses

Soldo, a London-based fintech startup, has announced plans to launch a multi-user spending account that’ll be directed towards families and businesses. The multi-user spending account was created as a way to control of where funds are going. Such examples include giving children money and paying… Read More

Israeli P2P Lender BLender Opens Up First EU Offices

BLender, the Israel-based P2P lending platform, announced the first milestone in its global expansion, opening new offices in Milan, Italy, and Vilnius, Lithuania to serve customers in Italy and the Baltic region. “Offering multi-national P2P lending has been our vision since BLender’s establishment,” BLender CEO… Read More

That Italian Cool & Crowdfunding Opportunity

  The memory of Rockin1000’s spectacular performance of “Learning to Fly” and the gathering of one thousand musicians in Cesena, Italy is still fresh. Moreover, as the Biggest Rock Band on Earth pushes through with follow-up events, the spirit of collaboration – and collaborative economics… Read More

The Brexit as Viewed from the European Continent

In the troubled post-Brexit context, many leaders in the UK traditional and alternative financial services are trying to reassure their market and even to present the Brexit vote as an opportunity for the UK. Their statements read like reactions of the French after a soccer… Read More

Smartglass Company GlassUp Seeks €250,000 on Tip Ventures

GlassUp is a company that raised money  on Indiegogo back in 2013. The flexible funding goal of $150,000 was not met but over 500 backers kicked in almost $128,000.  The product, a  set of smartglasses designed to compete with the Google product that has since gone… Read More

Crowdfunding for Performing Arts: Opera Di Firenze on Stage

Despite their obvious engagement capacity, crowdfunding projects in the performing arts still have a very low average deal size. While smaller projects such as personal exhibitions, books and documentaries are often successfully funded, grand theaters and organizations don’t use crowdfunding as a financing tool. Only… Read More

P2P Lender Prêt d Union Expected to Launch in Italy Soon

Prêt d’Union, a leading peer to peer lender operating in France, is expected to expand operations into Italy soon. First reported by TechCrunch, Prêt d’Union apparently will operate under the brand “You United Credit”.  As TC points out, several domains (http://younited-credit.it) are registered under the name… Read More

London Pub “The Italian Job” Launches Crowdcube Initiative to Fund Eastside Location

Ready to expand its already growing business, London-based pub, The Italian Job, has recently launched a Crowdcube campaign to raise £350,000 for its future eastside location. The Italian Job, which has reportedly been backed by Italian brewery Birrificio del Ducato, is seeking to bring great Italian craft beer… Read More

Following the Success of ME Electric Scooter, Tip Ventures Aims to Boost Deal Flow

The Me Electric Scooter, which recently raised €300,000 is probably the highest profile equity crowdfunding campaign to date on Tip Ventures.  In the country most associated with scooters and the iconic Vespa, ME Group wants to “reinvent” the popular form of transportation. Now equity crowdfunding platform Tip… Read More

How Digital Startups Rescue Europe from the Great Recession 

  An Update on How Close We Are to Getting Back on Track. Hub21 is a venture accelerator based in Ascoli Piceno (Marche Region in Italy), whose mission is to incubate startups, with Go-to-Market, fundraising, management support and its own strategic observatory over digital startups…. Read More

ME Electric Scooter Wants to Challenge the Vespa on Home Turf. Raises €300,000 in Equity Crowdfunding

A new entry into the scooter market wants to challenge dominant manufacturer Piaggio on its’ home turf. And now ME Electric Scooter (or Scooter Elettrico ME in Italian) has a bit more capital to accomplish its goal. The campaign on Tip Ventures raised €300,000 from 10… Read More

Italian Startup Horus Technology Secures $900,000 Investment From 5Lion Holdings Following Crowdfunding Initiative

Horus Technology, an Italian startup that combines technologies taken from robotics, health tech and augmented reality to enhance the lives of the blind and visually impaired, announced on Wednesday it has received a $900,000 investment from 5Lion Holdings. The company declared: “Today begins a new… Read More

P2P Lender BorsadelCredito Receives € 1 Million Investment from P101

Milan based BorsadelCredito has received a € 1 million investment from the venture capital group P1o1.  BorsadelCredito is an online lender focused on providing access to capital for SMEs in Italy. The company was founded by Angelo Daniele Blancato, Alessandro Andreozzi and Ivan Pellegrini. Blanket has spent the last 20… Read More