Italian venture capital investments are (finally) increasing: the market in 2018

AIFI, the Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (aifi.it), provides statistics on the activity of venture capital funds every year. The Italian early stage segment (seed, start-up and scale-up stages) registered a meaningful growth in 2018, both in terms…

The rise of innovative start-ups and SMEs: key statistics

Since 2012, the Italian Government has been fostering innovation to promote digitalisation and strengthen the competitiveness of the Italian industry. With the new industrial policy “Industria 4.0” (“Enterprise 4.0”) and the Italian policy framework for innovative start-ups (also known as…

Legal framework for innovative start-ups

In 2012, with the Decree-Law 179/2012 (the “Startup Act”), an extensive regulatory framework was introduced to support innovative enterprises with high technological value (the “innovative start-ups”). For the definition of innovative start-up read: Innovative start-ups and SMEs: definition for the…