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11 Leading Venture Capital Firms in Italy

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
October 31, 2022
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The venture capital ecosystem in Italy has undergone major growth over the last decade.

In this article, you will find some of the top venture capital firms in Italy investing across various sectors and industries.

11 Venture Capital Firms in Italy

1) Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play provides an array of services including accelerators, mentorships, and capital to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Morocco, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Italy, France, China, Japan, South Korea
  • City: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, São Paulo, Topeka, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Basel, Ben Guerir, Cairo, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Kyōto, Ōsaka, Seoul, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Ali Safavi, Jackie Hernandez, Saeed Amidi
  • Industries: DTC, Enterprise, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, InsurTech, IoT, Media, Transportation, Hardware, Proptech & Real Estate, Supply Chain & Logistics, Climate & Sustainability, Travel & Hospitality, Agriculture, Energy
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $50,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 1447
  • Number of exits: 140
  • Funds raised: $45,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Truebill, Honey, Life360

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at investment@plugandplaytechcenter.com.

2) Global Founders Capital

Global Founders Capital

Global Founders Capital is an international early-stage investor backing founders from day 0 to IPO.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Brazil, Mexico
  • City: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Milan, Istanbul, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Singapore, Dubai, Jakarta, Beijing, Mexico City, São Paulo
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Oliver Samwer
  • Industries: Consumer, SaaS, Enterprise, Internet & Mobile, IoT, E-Commerce, Productivity, Supply Chain & Logistics, InsurTech
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 868
  • Number of exits: 59
  • Funds raised: $1,600,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Meta, Rocket Internet, LinkedIn

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@globalfounderscapital.com.

3) Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is a government organisation that provides investment support and opportunities for founders looking to build their businesses in Ireland.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Czechia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Brazil, USA, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya
  • City: Dublin, Düsseldorf, Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm, Madrid, Prague, London, Brussels, Warsaw, São Paulo, Austin, Toronto, New York, Dubai, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing, Mumbai, Seoul, Riyadh, Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Shannon, København
  • Started in: 1998
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Industrial
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Maximum check size: €50,000
  • Number of investments: 686
  • Number of exits: 78
  • Funds raised: €216,100,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Profitero, Immersive VR Education, Invinity Energy Systems PLC

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at equitydept@enterprise-ireland.com.

4) Eurazeo

Eurazeo

Eurazeo is an investment firm providing initial to Series C deals to digital services and technologies companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Brazil, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Singapore, China, South Korea
  • City: New York, São Paulo, London, Madrid, Paris, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Milan, Berlin, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul
  • Started in: 2001
  • Founders: Michel David-Weill, Virginie Morgon
  • Industries: DTC, Cloud, Climate & Sustainability, Consumer, Enterprise, Healthcare, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Internet & Mobile, Industrial, Travel & Hospitality, Life Sciences, Proptech & Real Estate, Advertising, Marketing, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series C, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Number of investments: 220
  • Number of exits: 50
  • Funds raised: €3,250,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Nest New York, Deezer, Gisou

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at accueil@eurazeo.com.

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5) LVenture Group

LVenture Group

LVenture Group is a corporate venture capital firm providing accelerators and funds for pre-seed and seed-stage startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Rome
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Luigi Capello
  • Industries: Big Data & Analytics, Education, Developer Tools, Entertainment, Travel & Hospitality, IoT, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: €200,000
  • Maximum check size: €250,000
  • Number of investments: 91
  • Number of exits: 11
  • 3 remarkable investments: GenomeUp, Tutored, GoPillar

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@lventuregroup.com.

6) 360 Capital Partners

360 Capital Partners

With a 20-year track record, 360 Capital backs European founders building innovative deep teach and digital enterprises.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: France, Italy
  • City: Paris, Milan
  • Started in: 1997
  • Founders: Fausto Boni
  • Industries: AI & ML, Robotics, Deep Tech & Hard Science, SaaS, Enterprise, Marketplace, Consumer
  • Stages: Early Stage, Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: €150,000
  • Maximum check size: €2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 79
  • Number of exits: 33
  • Funds raised: €400,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Alsid, Earthcube, Exotec

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@360cap.vc.

7) P101

P101

P101 SGR is an Italian Venture capital firm investing in European digital and tech companies since 2013.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Milan
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Andrea Di Camillo
  • Industries: Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Education, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Supply Chain & Logistics, Internet & Mobile, Transportation, Proptech & Real Estate, Travel & Hospitality, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: €1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: €5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 75
  • Number of exits: 20
  • Funds raised: €209,200,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Cortilia, Milkman, MusixMatch

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@p101.it.

8) Milano Investment Partners

Milano Investment Partners

Milano Investment Partners is a multistage investment firm for consumer tech, lifestyle and deep tech startups in the US and Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Milan
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Angelo Moratti, Igor Pezzilli, Paolo Gualdani, Stefano Guidotti
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, Food & Beverage, Consumer, DTC
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Series A, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 19
  • 3 remarkable investments: Otrium, Buuddy, Sonatus

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@milanoinvestment.com.

9) Xyence Capital

Xyence Capital

Xyence Capital is an investment firm specialising in early-stage small and medium life sciences businesses across Europe and the US.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Milan
  • Started in: 2021
  • Founders: Sergio Buonanno
  • Industries: Biotech, Healthcare, Life Sciences
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 13
  • Funds raised: €205,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Enterome, Trifarma, KlisBio

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@xyence.vc.

10) MGH7 Venture Capital

MGH7 Venture Capital

Founded in 2015, MGH7 Venture Capital is a seed investor for consumer-focused lifestyle businesses such as tourism, fashion, sport, food and design.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Milan
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Francesco Mantegazzini, Andrea Mantegazzini
  • Industries: SaaS, Media, Travel & Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Consumer, Entertainment
  • Stages: Seed
  • Number of investments: 10
  • Number of exits: 3
  • 3 remarkable investments: The Gira, WeShort, Qurami

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at fmantegazzini@mgh7.com.

11) Red Seed

Red Seed

Founded in 2015, RedSeed Ventures typical invest in series A deals across the US, Africa and Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Milan
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Elisa Schembari, Roberto Zanco
  • Industries: Internet & Mobile
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Number of investments: 8
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

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