Venture Capital

Venture Capital

At the national level, AIFI, The Italian Association of Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt is the representing organization of most of venture capital funds in Italy.

Recently, many Angel Investor organizations and investment funds have emerged in the city of Rome. 

Among them, the more active are :

Open Innovation in Rome

Over 13,000 enterprises are locally involved in high-impact innovative business.

The city of Rome hosts most of the largest national corporations investing in R&D :

Besides, many international corporates have already decided to invest in the roman startup ecosystem, launching acceleration programs and initiatives specifically designed to gather and boost the city’s startup scene.

Among them, the more active are :


Crowdfunding has gained a lot of popularity in recent years as a source of investment for startups. As a result, there is a wide variety of crowdfunding platforms available in Italy.

Some of the largest crowdfunding sites in Italy include Eppela, Kickstarter, Mamacrowd, Siamosoci, Crowdfundme and Musicraiser.


Several business banks in Italy provide regular loans to SME’s. This can also be the bank where you have your regular bank account. Some of the main banks in Italy include:


Angels can play an important role in prolonging the life expectancy of your startup. Important Angel Investor organizations in Italy include organizations such as Italian Angels For Growth and The Italian Business Angels Network Association.