Startup Europe Partnership aims at providing an integrated platform with the objective of bringing out the best startups putting them in contact with major international companies. A pan-European platform where the best continental startup may have opportunities for qualified meetings with managers of large companies interested in buying and distributing products and services to startups, investing on them and eventually capturing them.
The partnership between Enel and the Israel Innovation Authority is realized through the Global Enterprise R&D Collaboration Program, an initiative that aims to promote the development of innovative technologies through the collaboration between Israeli start-ups and multinational companies. The Program enables a mutually beneficial backdrop to some cutting edge innovations that will help shape our collective future. Startup companies and MNCs can both benefit from this collaboration, by sharing the risk of R&D investment.
Alan Advantage leverages the multi disciplinary expertise of its open innovation network helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. The company, based in Rome and Boston, scouts, identifies, and assesses cutting edge technologies supporting disruptive business (process/models). During last three years Alan Advantage selected more than 400 startups, starting from 1000 initially profiled, more than 30 actually supported. Its Business Angel investing activities raised more than 800K€ seed capital to some of the selected startups.
Capital Nature is a leading investment firm focused on funding and accelerating early stage ventures in the emerging Green Energy & Smart Transportation fields in Israel. Capital Nature invest in outstanding entrepreneurs with IP-based technologies. Our portfolio companies benefit from the ongoing support of the Capital Nature team as well as benefit from a unique opportunity to access the vast technological, financial and marketing capabilities of Capital Nature investors. In addition to incubating early stage startup companies, Capital Nature also funds applied academic research in the area of renewable energy, and operates a test and validation center in the Eilot region.
Breed Reply is an active operational investor focused on rapidly scaling early stage Internet of Things (IoT) companies, primarily across Europe and USA. We provide significant early stage funding, combined with a one year bespoke operational support service that’s designed to reduce our investee companies’ time to market, increase commercial traction and accelerate their growth. Backed by the Reply Group, and leveraging their broad technology and market expertise, we also maintain a network of corporate partners at the forefront of IoT, such as Enel.
Innogest is currently the largest Venture Capital firm in Italy focused on seed and early stage ventures, with more than € 200 million of capital under management. Innogest invests in high potential companies through a direct share in their equity. Innogest pays special attention to market potential and size. Innogest leverages its extensive network of contacts, working alongside its partners through its offices in Milan, Turin, Geneva, San Francisco.
P101 is a venture capital fund which specialises in investments in digital and technology-driven companies. It was set up in 2013, with almost €70 million in investments, and now has 26 companies in its portfolio. It stands out for its ability to provide the new generation of entrepreneurs with financial resources as well as the skills and services needed to boost the growth of their companies. The fund collaborates with major private accelerators, including HFarm, Nana Bianca, Boox and Club Italia Investimenti. The companies in which P101 has an interest today employ more than 500 employees and their constantly growing turnover already amounts to more than €80 million a year.