Venture Capital investment for startups and SMEs | CDP

Venture Capital

We promote the growth and development of Italian companies of a highly technological or innovative nature.

Who is it for?

Start-ups and SMEs operating in strategic sectors for the country's growth and competitiveness: deep tech, blockchain, new materials, space economy, healthcare / lifescience, agritech, foodtech, mobility, fintech, social impact, robotics, sustainability.

How it works?

We support the development of the Venture Capital market in Italy and act in favour of Start-ups, with our specialised partner funds, through:

The CDP Venture Capital SGR - Fondo Nazionale Innovazione (National Innovation Fund) operates through direct and indirect investment funds, to support start-ups in all stages of their life cycle, with the aim of making the venture capital system a cornerstone of Italy's economic development and innovation. The investment funds managed by CDP Venture Capital SGR are:

  • Italia Venture I Fund, to support start-ups throughout their life cycle (from seed to late stages);
  • Italia Venture II Fund, to support start-ups with a focus on southern Italian regions;
  • Fondi VenturItaly Fund, to promote the creation of Venture Capital funds, including new funds;
  • Accelerators Fund, to encourage the creation of an ecosystem of business accelerators to support start-ups;
  • Boost Innovation Fund, to encourage co-investment with industrial / institutional partners in companies characterised by strong product and/or service innovation, both at pre-seed / seed and more advanced stages;
  • Technology Transfer Fund, to encourage direct and indirect investment to accelerate the establishment and development of deep tech start-ups and investment funds specialising in technology transfer;
  • Evolution Fund, to encourage direct investment, through rounds A and B, in the best innovative start-ups and SMEs led by talented and ambitious entrepreneurs;
  • Relaunch Start-up Fund, which co-invests with regulated and/or qualified investors in Italian start-ups or innovative SMEs that: 1) have been accepted on the Smart & Start incentive scheme; 2) have seen a reduction of at least 30% in 2020 revenues compared to one of the half-years in 2019.

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Our detailed solutions

Fondo Italia Venture I
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Fondo Italia Venture II
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Fondo di Fondi VenturItaly
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Fondo Acceleratori
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Fondo Boost Innovation
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Fondo Technology Transfer
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Fondo Evoluzione
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Fondo Rilancio Start-up
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