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Italian Founders Fund Launches Inaugural Fund, at €50M

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Italian Founders Fund (IFF), a venture capital fund managed by Milan, Italy-based Koinos Capital, announced the launch of its €50M maiden fund.

IFF aims to be the lead investor in the pre-seed and seed rounds of startups led by Italian founders operating in Italy or abroad and foreign startups interested in entering the Italian market.

The fund aims to make 25 investments, with initial checks ranging from €500K to €1.5M with the chance to continue to invest €2.5M across subsequent rounds.

In addition to funding, the team will provide portfolio companies with support to grow across the various stages.

Portfolio companies include:

– Jet HR, a provider of a SaaS based digital payroll management and HR platform for SMBs, and

– Glaut, a AI-native market research platform that helps companies gather and act on customer insights at scale.

The team includes:

  • Lorenzo Franzi – Partner
  • Ascanio Orombelli – Senior Investment Manager
  • Alessandra Santi – Investment Analyst
  • Monica Conti – Fund Admin