SEP MONITOR – September 2014 Mapping Italian ICT “Scaleups”
The Startup Europe Partnership mapping & scouting database is focused on “scaleups” — European startups that have been able to break the “early-stage barrier” and are a candidate to become large global companies and real job creators.
This issue of the SEP Monitor includes the results of a preliminary analysis of the ICT startup ecosystem in Italy and has a special focus on Italian scaleups and exits. We have identified and analyzed 108 startups able to raise $0.5M+ (of which 9 received between $5M – $10M, and 8 more than $10M)1. We also reported 32 exits (including five IPOs) with a clear pattern of growth. E- Commerce, Enterprise services, Software solutions and Mobile are the fields that account for the large majority of Italian scaleups.
SEP Monitor is based on ongoing online resource and data mining; results and findings are preliminary.
This SEP Monitor reports only ICT companies. Other key areas in the startup ecosystem, such as biotech/life science, hard-tech and cleantech, are currently under investigation and will be reported in a next issue of the SEP Monitor.