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Introduction

A rising player in Europe, Italy’s startup ecosystem is now valued $60B. It remains much younger than other European countries: Italy is where Spain was 3–4 years ago, or France 8 years ago, but is on a similar growth trajectory or even slightly ahead of the curve.

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Venture Capital

By Stage

Discover 5.5K+ funding rounds in Italian startups.

Italy VC investment reached a record $2.6B in 2022, 1.8x above the previous 2021 record.

Early stage

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Breakout stage

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Scaleup stage

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By region

Tech hubs are rising across Italy, with Lombardy is emerging as the VC epicenter, accounting for a substantial 65% of the nation’s VC investment.

By business model

VC investment in Italy has shifted to SaaS and Manufacturing of physical products, away from marketplaces.

By industry

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Compared to European average, Italy over-indexes in Fintech and Energy startup investment.

Fintech, Health and Energy rank as the top industries in Italy in the last few years.

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To learn more about impact companies in Italy, access VC investment raised by SGDs.

Investors

The following table showcases the most active investors in the Italian ecosystem.

Discover 2K+ investors based in Italy as well as 2K foreign investors investing in Italian companies on the Dealroom platform.

Unicorns and promising companies

Italy is home to some top European successes, such as Yoox, Reply and Statispay.

Discover all Italian unicorns and $1b exits.

Discover the top seed opportunities as well as the top Series A opportunities in Italy based on the Dealroom signal, surfacing the most promising upcoming funding opportunities in Italy.

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European benchmarking

Italy is growing faster than European average since 2017 onwards.

Italy consistently ranks in the top 10 to 15 European countries by VC investment.

Related content

Reports: The State of Startups & VC in Italy – Italian Tech Week 2023
Dealroom Data: Explore all Italian VC backed companies
Dealroom Data: Explore all funding rounds in Italian startups