The report presents the results of the annual research by the Hi-tech Startup Observatory to quantify investments in hi-tech startups in Italy by formal parties, informal parties and international investors, and looks more closely at a selection of noteworthy startups in terms of funding raised, turnover and “exit”/consolidation. In addition, the 2020 research also examined the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the business models and strategies of Italian hi-tech startups.
• What is the value of equity investments in hi-tech startups in Italy? • What role do international investors play in the Italian hi-tech startup ecosystem? • Which are the most significant hi-tech startups in Italy in terms of funding raised, turnover and exit? • How has Covid-19 impacted startups’ strategy? In what way have business models been changed to deal with the health crisis?
Equity investments in Italian hi-tech startups in 2020
Hi-tech startups and Covid-19: from threat to opportunity thanks to a business model pivot