In the first six months of 2022, almost a billion was invested in startups in Italy. A report from Startupitalia.eu tells it. To be precise, says the report, startup loans have hit share 968.499.000.
A figure that bodes well for operators in the sector, given that in 2021 in the first six months of the year 661 million had been invested, to conclude at the end of the year with a record amount of 1 billion and 392 million euros invested. The increase compared to 2021, according to Startupitalia data, is of 46,5%.
In addition to the total number of investments, the report continues, there would also have been an increase of 11.8% compared to the total number of financing transactions: 104 today, compared to 93 in 2021.
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The average cut in investments would also grow. Those over 10 million euros were 16 in the first six months, compared to 10 in the previous half year. Investment rounds led by foreign investors are also growing, from 14 to 20 compared to last year.
Finally, the strong increase is determined by the round closed by Scalapay, the fintech startup that raised 440 million euros at the beginning of the year, a round that alone could justify the increase recorded. While on the exit front, we note that of BrumBrum, the marketplace that was bought by Cazoo, one of the European giants in the sale of used cars for 80 million euros.
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