The Rilancio Startup Fund of CDP Venture Capital SGR , Francesco Caio and other leading financial investors have subscribed to the €2.3 million capital increase of Doorway, an equity investing platform which, last November, was authorized by Consob to operate pursuant to the new EU regulation.
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Doorway’s capital increase
CDP Venture Capital SGR, with the Rilancio Fund, enters the company by converting the financing made in 2021 for 550 thousand euros, while the other 1.76 million euros, overall, were subscribed by Francesco Caio, Alberto Grignolo, former COO of Yoox, Alessandro Bonfiglioli, Enrico Donati, Giorgio De Giorgi, Piercarlo Gera, former Senior Managing of Accenture, Marco Occhetti and Pietro Saccomandi of Leonteq, Buono&Partners, Maddalena Marchesini, Paola Elena Lanati and Angels4Women, an association made up of Business Angels that invests in startups founded by women with high growth potential.
“ This operation demonstrates the trust of investors and important shareholders in the company and its potential – comments Antonella Grassigli CEO of Doorway , Business Angel of the Year 2021 and winner of the Woman Of The Year 2023 award at the FinTech Awards – Thanks to this Doorway capital increase will be able to accelerate the construction of an innovative, sustainable and inclusive economy through the leverage of private investment in highly innovative and technological initiatives, selected for the quality of value growth, social impact and sustainability and attention to gender equality.”
Who is Doorway
Doorway enables direct investment in Venture Capital by private and corporate investors, through a technological platform, with specialization in the tech area (AI, healthtech, fintech).
The platform selects a limited panel of Italian and international startups and scaleups for its community of investors, using the methods of VC funds and, among the few in Italy, giving relevance to ESG criteria.
Operational since 2019, it has channeled investments of over €25 million into 37 innovative companies, of which more than half are female-led or have a significant social or environmental impact.
It also collaborates with business angel clubs, accelerators, incubators, Italian and international VCs and with financial advisors specialized in listing on the European Growth Market, with the aim of encouraging the rapid development of invested startups and accelerating the creation of value for investors .
Comparison between innovative companies and prestigious investors
The finalization of the capital increase was announced during the first event organized by Doorway, on January 23rd in Milan, with the new format of comparison between innovative companies and prestigious investors.
The theme of the meeting was ” Innovate&Invest where innovators meet investors: #01 Empowerment the Future of AI ” and saw the participation of Francesco Caio , absolute protagonist of the world of finance, and digitalization expert with experience as CEO of multinationals.
Innovative businesses were represented by Fantix.ai , one of the spearheads in the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data sector, which is developing a federated knowledge engine that enables businesses to obtain crucial answers about their customers.
The startup has an ongoing fundraising campaign on the Doorway platform with a target of 500 thousand euros.
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