Seed & Start up co-investment fund for high growth companies

Client Type
Regional & National Organisations
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Project Type
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META Investment

 INGENIUM Umbria is a seed and startup capital fund specialized in investing in innovative ideas in the Region of Umbria.

INGENIUM Umbria is a public-private early stage fund focusing on innovative companies under the ATI PRISMA II program of Umbria Region. The Fund has a total budget of 6 million EURO and it has been co-financed by Umbria Region, using ERDF funds.

Key Points 

  • It can finance companies in seed and start-ups and expansion stage companies in Umbria region

  • 6 million EURO under management; 

  • Resources 50% public – 50% private

  • Investments start from a min 30k€ to max 1.500k€

  • Part of META's INGENIUM family of funds - a sustainable fund model, proven via a range of funds in Italy, Slovenia & Poland, managing between them assets of 92 million euros.

Example Startups 

We invest in talented entrepreneurs with breakthrough ideas. 

In March 2013 "Il Sole 24 Ore" - Italy's most important financial newspaper - ranked the 10 best Italian mobile apps on the market. Three were backed by META Investment: AppsbuilderAtoomaSpreaker.

Some more examples:

  • Pizeta Pharma Spa - is an Italian company founded with the intent to develop and supply innovative and high qualified products, mainly in nutraceutical areas, providing a wide range of therapeutic solutions for doctors and pharmacists aimed at people's health and well-being. META Investment exited from the company in 2014 through a Management Buy Out after having sustained its growth in the market.
  • Joy - is an Italian innovative start-up which manufactures and sells vegan meat. The product differs from the existing "soy meats" currently on the market, because it tastes as meat and presents the same meat texture (the "mordito") that ensures the consumer with the same meat experience. The company received one round of financing from META Investment and from a leading milling Italian firm in 2015.

To learn more about INGENIUM Umbria, drop us a line right here.

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