FacilityLive has developed a semantic search engine currently being used to manage the data of several large multinationals in the transport, banking and media sectors.
Founded in 2010, the company has more than 60 employees, over 40 patents in numerous countries all over the world, and is part of the London Stock Exchange’s Elite Program (the only non UK company).
Wishlist has developed gift boxes composed of a careful selection of items belonging to several categories and price ranges.
Those who receive this gift can choose for themselves their present of choice, receiving it free of charge within a few days. It is the only company in Italy that has developed a catalog of objects and not experiences. Founded in 2010, it counts two of the most important Italian VC funds amongst its shareholders, has 7 employees and a strong revenue growth.
BorsaDelCredito.it is a marketplace created to connect companies in need of funding with various banking institutions, ensuring a streamlining of the credit rating and payment processes.
The company was founded in 2013, has 10 employees and launched the first P2P lending service for businesses in Italy.
WIB has developed a new- generation, modular vending machine, which is already e-commerce enabled.
Customers can purchase through the external touch screen or through the online platform, and then retrieve their purchased items from the machine when they want. The company was founded in 2013, has 7 employees, and has patent protection on both the software and hardware.
Biogenera is a biotechnology company that conducts research and development of PNA molecules (peptide nucleic acid), and of orphan drugs for the treatment of child cancer.
This activity has led to the identification and development of the first drug created specifically for the treatment of some incurable pediatric tumors. The drug is protected by two international patents and is about to end the pre-clinical trial phase. Patents for other drugs based on the same development platform have been filed. Founded in 2008, it counts two important Italian VC funds amongst its shareholders, has 13 employees, including 11 Italian researchers.
Satispay has developed a simple and cost-effective mobile payment system for users and affiliated merchants.
At present, the company has a growing number of affiliated businesses and is rolling out its activities in several Italian cities following its initial launch in Milan. Founded in 2014, the company raised more than 20 millions Euro from business angels and institutional investors.
Atricath has designed, developed and patented a biomedical device for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Founded in 2013, the company has completed the development of the device and is entering into the in-vivo testing phase. The company is currently in talks with specialized venture capital funds regarding their potential investment in its share capital.
Sailsquare connects local sailboat skippers with travellers who can purchase their own place on board and enjoy a range of travel experiences on offer from the owners.
Sailsquare was founded in 2013 and is seeing a strong growth in the number of bookings. The company has six employees and has a roll out plan at European level underway.
Jojob is an app that organizes company carpooling. The service is sold to companies and allows employees to organize their commute to and from work with other employees from the same company, or from neighboring companies. The application not only provides a cost-effective means of transportation for its users, but also provides estimates of the carbon-footprint savings resulting from shared transport. In essence Green Certificates are generated and registered in the companies’ accounts, generating financial benefits. The company was founded in 2013 and has a steady growth in turnover.
Mukako is an e-commerce site specifically selling products for babies and children. The two founders, both with substantial previous experience in e-commerce management and, a proven track record of delivering results were convinced that the children’s products market was still an untapped opportunity in Italy. Founded in 2015, in just its first few months, the company achieved a monthly turnover that ranked it among the top in Italy in the sector and has continuing strong growth potential. The company is also expanding its team, which currently has 5 people.
Bidtotrip is an on-line auction site where offers for reservations at high-end hotels are awarded via a bidding procedure that takes place between those subscribed to the site.
Founded in 2014, the company is headquartered in London; operating fully in 2015 it signed on 21000 subscribers and 425 auctions took place thanks to agreements in place with 320 different hotels.
CharityStars is an on-line auction platform that allows non- profit organizations such as AIRC, Trust Funds, to sell memorabilia previously belonging to VIP’s or created by important artists. The proceeds finance various research projects and/or charity. CharityStars is remunerated with a percentage of the sales commission for the service provided.
Keethings is a company that has developed a messaging platform able to connect with every type of software present in computers and objects of the Internet and which sees itself as a key player in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. The company is American and is based in Silicon Valley, but the founder is an Italian con several success stories behind him in relation to entrepreneurial ventures.
EGO Cycles has developed a patented production process for the production of customisable carbon fibre monocoque bicycle frames. There are currently 2 production technologies generally employed for the production of carbon fibre monocoque frames, but neither allows for customised production: the fixed mould technology allows for varying sizes of frames but not for the customisation of their dynamic characteristics; the tube-to-tube technology, used to craft custom frames with wraps of carbon fibre, provides customisation but at the expense of performance. EGO Cycles intends to revolutionise the design of high-end bicycle frames with its patented technology, addressing the shortcomings of currently available techniques.
Bandyer is a platform that allows video communication directly from browsers without having to install any software. The company offers a B2B service in cloud for video communication on WebRCT technology that can be vertically integrated into all mobile platforms and mobile applications. The service offered is extremely flexible, allowing for the personalization of the dedicated domain for each company and does not need installation and maintenance; It also allows for any type of call (one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many) and for any kind of interaction (file sharing, screen sharing, recording, chat).
Zerogrado is a tech company developing solutions that generate authentic connections between creators and fans, maximizing engagement and monetization. The platform consists of an advanced audience management system to handle fan bases in an integrated way, and of a constantly evolving set of engagement tools to initiate connections with individual fans.
Whoosnap has created a highly innovative solution that connects companies in the insurance world with a community of photographers. The service provide insurance companies with updated photos of vehicles at black box installation and in case of crashes. The service represents an innovation in the insurance market as a powerful instrument to fight frauds.
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