Last call for registration of high performing Italian and south-eastern European scaleups for the 4th edition of the ScaleIT annual event

/12.6.2018, Author: Stanislava Vabšek

ScaleIT is calling on Italian and south-eastern European startups to register for the 4th edition of its annual event that brings together South and South-East Europe’s most high performing startups with global investors and VC Funds. In the past 30 months, ScaleIT alumni raised over $140M in investment, more than 25% of the total capital raised in Italy in the corresponding period (Q4 2015 - Q1 2018).
Notable companies that successfully scaled up as a result of participating in ScaleIT events include Motork, Bemyeye, Musement,, Shopfully, Cuebiq, Spreaker (now merged into Voxnest). Three of the selected startups in last year’s edition, Artemest and Soundreef and, closed new funding rounds in less than 4 months after the event. Eligible scaleups should register on, by Friday, 15th June 2018.

Eligibility criteria

  • achieved a turnover of at least €1 million in the past 12 months or at least 1 million monthly users (in the case of online B2C)
  • YoY growth of around 100%
  • at least 20% of total turnover generated abroad or have a clear and sustainable internationalization strategy
The winners will be shortlisted by 31st August and will go on to participate in the 2-day event, on 17th and 18th October 2018, in Milan, Italy. At the event, scaleups will pitch their business model to the public and have one-to-one meetings with international investors and VC Funds (Series A, B and C funding rounds ranging from €3 million to €30 million).
Lorenzo Franchini, ScaleIT Founding Partner, commented: “During the previous events, ScaleIT built a relationship of trust with more than 350 investors from Europe, the USA, Asia, and Israel. This was possible because we presented them with high-quality companies.”

VC Funds present in previous editions include Amadeus Capital, Ardian, Cisco Investments, DN Capital, Draper Esprit, EarlyBird, Eight RoadsHighland EuropeHoltzbrinck VenturesIdinvestIndex Ventures, Iris Capital, Nauta Capital, OmnesPartech Ventures.
This year’s event partners: Euronext, McKinsey, Orrick , Amazon Web Service, Salesforce, Silverpeak, Badenoch & Clark, Ludovici, Piccone & Partners, Endeavor, ABC Accelerator,, U-Start and  U.S. Consulate General Milan.
ScaleIT is an event/platform that brings South and South-East Europe’s best scaleups with top VC Funds investing in those regions. Founded in 2015 by Lorenzo Franchini — an angel investor and entrepreneur in the venture capital sector.

Author of content: Stanislava Vabšek,
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