Italian Women’s Enterprise Fund: how it works and first data

The Women's Enterprise Fund is the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) incentive that supports establishing, developing, and consolidating women-led enterprises through non-repayable contributions and subsidised financing. The measure has a total budget of € 200 million, of which €…

The 16 winning startups of Fin+Tech, CDP Venture’s accelerator programme for fintech and insurtech

The first call of Fin+Tech, the three-year acceleration programme for fintech and insurtech startups launched by CDP Venture Capital, a joint initiative with Digital Magics, Startupbootcamp and Fintech District, closed with 16 startups selected. Fin+Tech started with an initial endowment…

New venture capital operators for Italy: VC funds and investment initiatives announced in 2021

2021 was a significant year for the Italian venture capital industry. For the first time in Italian history, investments into startups exceeded the threshold of € 1 billion, with unprecedented annual growth (for more details: “Investments in Italian startups reached…

The 2022-2024 Strategic Plan of CDP (Cassa Depositi e Prestiti)

In November 2021, CDP (Cassa Depositi e Prestiti), the Italian investment bank owned by the Ministry for the Economy and Finance and banking foundations supporting the innovation, growth and internationalisation of small, medium and large enterprises, approved the 2022-2024 Strategic…