Fresh financial resources for Italian startups, Innogest closes its funding at 50 M

Pubblicato il 13 Apr 2013

Innogest SpA has completed the first closing of the new fund under management, Innogest Capital II, for a total of approximately 50 million euros. The capital under management have reached a total of 140 million euros.

” Doing a good job as an investor in Italy also involves the commettment on the ecosystem of investors, funds and angel investors to bring together expertise and complementary network. With this second fund we will focus more and more in this direction of cooperation, “said to Startupbusiness Claudio Giuliano, co-founder of Innogest.

Innogest Capital II will put the resources collected at the disposal of the most innovative Italian startups, with the aim of transforming Italian entrepreneurship and new technologies into fast growing companies with global relevance.

To better support the new investment portfolio, the team Innogest will be strengthened by the addition of two partners: Claudio Rumazza (ex-CFO Group Finn-Power, and Investment Manager in Innogest) and Stefano Molino (formerly Investment Manager in Innogest) .

Moreover, joining Innogest as a Venture Partner Andrea Venturelli (founder and former CEO of Invatec, biomedical company sold to Medtronic, and most recently VP R & D at Medtronic) based in New York – U.S., and François Pogodalla (ex-CEO of Advanced Digital broadcast Group) based in Geneva – Switzerland.

The fund will focus primarily on two areas: ICT / Digital and medical devices. The team is already considering several dossiers of investment with the objective of investing 3 to 5 companies with high potential for development each year.

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