National Innovation Fund: the government-sponsored funds to boost the Italian start-up ecosystem

The “National Innovation Fund” (NIF, in Italian: “Fondo Nazionale Innovazione”) is the € 1 billion government-sponsored program to boost the Italian start-up ecosystem. For more details on the creation of the National Innovation Fund, read: National Innovation Fund: a hope for the…

Online establishment of Italian innovative start-ups: the new record during Covid-19 pandemic

Since July 2016, innovative Italian entrepreneurs can establish and register their start-ups at the Chamber of Commerce with the Italian Business Register in a free and fully digitalised manner, with the technical support of their own Chamber of Commerce (CCIAA)…

Interview with Lisa Di Sevo, Partner and Investor Manager at PranaVentures, the first Italian operational venture capital fund

Lisa Di Sevo is Partner and Investor Manager at PranaVentures, the first Italian operational venture capital fund specialised in seed and early stage investments. Lisa has been working in the innovation sector and venture capital industry for more than 15…

Interview with Francesco Cerruti, General Director of VC Hub Italia, the Italian association of venture capital, investors in innovation, and innovative start-up and SMEs

Francesco Cerruti is the General Director of VC Hub Italia, the Italian association of venture capital, investors in innovation, and innovative start-up and SMEs. After five years in the European Parliament, where he worked as Parliamentary Assistant and then as…