Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Enjore raises €500k in funding from Ligurcapital and a group of Business Angels

Enjore the free digital platform that allows to freely manage tournaments in leagues online for sports, videogames and games in a professional way, has received an equity investment from Ligurcapital Spa, the venture capital fund of the Liguria region, and from a small group of business angel, all managers of large companies with an extensive international experience. The total value of the transactions amounts to 500,000 €The investment will allow Enjore to develop the mobile part of the platform that launched in 2013, which counts now about 70,000 registered users, 1,500 active organizers of tournaments and 300,000 monthly visits between web and mobile.  

The raised funds will be deployed to improve above all the user experience for tablets and
smartphones users and to add a number of features for the organizers who will be able to manage whole competitions directly from the playing fields. The current free version of Enjore will be complemented by a package of premium services for the most demanding organizers and of medium-large size. Moreover, the startup aims to consolidate its leadership in Italy, where it has opened a new sales office in Genoa which is added to the head office located in Capurso, in the province of Bari, and the strengthening of its presence in Northern Europe, considering that Enjore is already present in Spain, England and Bulgaria. The company is led by Nicola Taranto, founder and CEO, Luca Carollo (COO and co-founder). Advisor is Luca Colombo, country manager of Facebook Italy. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Atooma raises €600k in funding from LVenture Group and Unicredit

Milan, 24 April 2015 - Unicredit bets on Atooma and invests €105k in the Android application that allows you to customize the functions of your smartphone by creating mini-apps without knowing any programming code. The banking institute of square Gae Aulenti, just over a year after the launch of the acceleration program UniCredit Start Lab, has made an investment of €105k part of an overall investment of €595k in partnership with LVenture Group, one of the leading institutional investors in the industry, as well as various angel investors and industrial partners.

The investment will allow the further growth of Atooma, a company founded in 2012 from an idea of ​​the current CEO Fabrizio Cialdea and which is growing rapidly . The solution proposed by Atooma is a software platform that allows companies working in the field of Smart Home, Mobile, Wearable and Automotive, to integrate on heir devices and their services an artificial intelligence, capable of activating automation and contextual tips, with the aim of providing its users with a "magical" experience.