The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applied since May 2018, was a policy response to widely felt skepticism and fears in the European population around privacy protection in technology. Policy-makers in EU member states and institutions intended to strike a better balance between promoting innovation and protecting the European citizens’ individual autonomy.
Yet it is not enough: the Italian ecosystem still ranks 11th in Europe, right behind the Netherlands, Finland and Denmark. Among the Southern European Countries, Italy ranks 2nd behind the sole top-player of the region, Spain. Spanish scaleup were able to raised more than $3.2B, which is almost 2.5 times the capital secured by Italian companies.
The M&A global market is stable and increasingly a prerogative of US and Europe, according to the annual report “Tech Startup M&As” presented today by Mind the Bridge together with Crunchbase and with the support of global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. The report was unveiled at the "European Innovation Day" Conference in Mountain View (CA), the flagship event of the fourth edition of the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley program.
San Francisco, September 10th, [...]