Italy’s tech scene has not quite taken off in recent years in the same way as other parts of Europe. Just $447m in VC money was invested into Italian startups last year, which was actually down from 2019 and a tenth of the investment that went into either France or Germany.
But despite this, there have been some notable success stories — for example Milan-based Freeda Media raising nearly €30m and Talent Garden raising €60m over recent funding rounds — and some VCs see a country filled with hidden gems and emerging talent.
But which are the startups to watch?
To find out, Sifted spoke to three Italian VC funds — P101, 360 Capital and United Ventures — and asked them about the most promising Italian…