According to the second report of the early stage financing, in 2012, Italian business angels and VCs invested approximately €80m (+12% in comparison with 2011) in 186 new operations.
Published by Venture Capital Monitor and Italian Business Angels Network Association, in partnership with AIFI, the report shows that:
– angels invested €30m with an average amount of €360k (21% of equity) per operation;
– VCs invested €50m with an average amount of €800k (30% of equity) per operation.
In total, they preferred making seed financings (approx. 67%) over startup financing (33%).
At a regional level, the major number of investments were made in Lombardia (37%), Tuscany (11%), Piedmont (10%), and Campania (10%). ICT dominated among the sectors.
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