2015 Startup Annual Report - Third Edition


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  • Date January 11, 2017
  • Observatory Hi-Tech Start-up
  • Language English
  • Pages 42
  • Function Marketing/Communications
  • Type Business Scenario

Responds to...

  • How much are hi-tech startup investments worth in Italy?
  • Which cases of Italian startups are significant in terms of received financing, revenue, and exit?
  • What are the characteristics of Italian founders (in terms of background, professional role held, team profile, education level, gender and age)?
  • Do financed startups generate revenue?
  • Do financed startups grow?
  • Do financed startups hire and generate jobs?


Digital Innovation Observatories, School of Management - Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with Italia Startup and SMAU, present the third edition of the Startup Hi-tech Observatory’s 2015 Annual Report. The initiative, of a permanent nature, aims to provide an in depth analysis of the status of the startup ecosystem in our Country to both national and international players of the economic-political system. In particular, the Report presents an analysis of:

  • Investment dynamics in Italy from 2012 to today;
  • Profiles of Italian founders and related European benchmark;
  • Some growth indicators with reference to financed startups (i.e. generated turnover and employees hired).


  1. Investments in hi-tech startups in Italy
    1. Funded Startups
  2. A selection of significant startups
    1. Startups with the highest financing rounds
    2. Startups with the highest turnover