Great success for the Investor Day of LUISS ENLABS

11 May 2017
Big Profiles, 2Hire, PlayWood, DiveCircle and Medyx, the startups graduating from the Acceleration Program, have pitched today to a crowded audience of investors, corporates and press

Rome, May 11th, 2017

The Investor Day of LUISS ENLABS, the major event of the Roman Startup Accelerator, born from a joint venture between the listed holding company LVenture Group and the LUISS University took place today.

After 5 months of work at tight pace, the best startups of the last batch of the acceleration program, introduced by Augusto Coppola, Managing Director of LUISS ENLABS Acceleration Programs, presented in a 5-minute pitch their work and the results achieved to an audience of potential investors, Business Angels, corporates and press.

The sectors in which the startups operate range from Big Data with Big Profiles, a customer intelligence service that can aggregate information from different sources on a specific person, to sustainable  mobility with 2Hire, which allows users to control any vehicle trough app, as also to tourism with DiveCircle, dedicated to diving enthusiasts, to manufacturing 4.0, with PlayWood and its innovative furnishing system, and ultimately E-Health with Medyx, alert service for medication assumption. Further, Big Profiles, whose service increases the cybersecurity level for its costumers, has participated in the program Security Challenge, launched with Cisco, InfoCert and NTT DATA.

Luigi Capello, CEO of LVenture Group and Co-Founder di LUISS ENLABS, opened the event: “This Investor Day concurs with a particularly significant moment for our company: in the last days we’ve closed a capital increase for about 2 million Euros, which came with the entrance of top notch strategic players from the academic, financial and entrepreneurial scenes (LUISS University, Sara Assicurazioni, Zenit SGR) in our capital. We have presented our quarterly results, which show an impressive growth compared to the first quarter 2016, and today we present to the startups selected trough the last Acceleration Program to over 100 qualified investors. All of this significantly strengthens our ecosystem, which is the key element to help them generating value.”

Thanks to the collaboration with HITalk, format born to inspire, reflect and motivate through the personal and professional storytelling of Italian excellencies, the even has been enriched by two high-profile speeches: that of Armando Biondi, CoFounder of AdEspresso, Italian startup recently acquired by the Canadian giant Hootsuite, who has told his story through 10 lessons learnt from his experience as a startupper, and that of the IT populiser and web guru Salvatore Aranzulla, who has explained how he launched, one of the 30 most visited websites in Italy with a turnover of nearly 2 million Euros. Last but not least, Mattia Corbetta, of the Technical Secretariat of the Ministry of Economic Development and Giovanni Lo Storto, General Manager of LUISS University, also intervened in the event’s closing.

The Investor Day is the closing event of each cycle of Acceleration: a 5-months program during which startups focus on the growth of the project to launch their products or service and start generating revenues. All of this, thanks to the support of a team of experts and of LUISS ENLABS Board of Advisor and a Micro-Seed investment of 80.000 Euros from LVenture Group.

From 2013 to today, LUISS ENLABS analyzed about 3,000 international projects, supported the growth of over 405 startups who have collected, through LVenture Group, investments for approximately 28 million Euros. Thanks to the efficiency of its method and to a solid business network of investors, Business Angels and corporates, established over the years, 9 out of 10 startups presented during the LUISS ENLABS Investor Day successfully graduate from the Acceleration Program and reach the goal of raising a subsequent investment round.