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3 SIMPLE SELECTION CRITERIA
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iStarter is born with the goal to give back to our Community. We believe in the potential of Italian innovators. Our objective is to be the top of the mind desired partner of every Italian entrepreneur willing to scale. For international investors, we want to be the natural gateway to spot the best investment opportunities in Italy.
We only evaluate scale-ups with at least one Italian key co-founder.
Thanks to the equity partners network, we generate business opportunities to the scale-up we select. In order to fully benefit from the commercial power of our equity based we only look for scale-ups with solid innovative solutions. We want products and services that our equity partners are confident to promote in their organisation and with their peers.
We define commercial traction differently according to the nature of the project. Monthly recurring revenues of 15K Euros or more. Double digits monthly user base growth. Solid patents.
CONSISTENT EQUITY STORY
We are only looking for the very few Italian early stage projects that are ready for international expansions. The project we select tends to have already accomplished one or two round of financing. We pay lot a of attention to the health of the cap table.
We expect the founding team to have a controll stake higher than 70% of the company. We also expect a full commitment in the project of every founding team in the cap table.
SELECTION IS OUR MAIN JOB
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The quality of the projects we select affects the effectiveness of our job, the quality of our portfolio and the relationship with International co-investors. This is why we have designed a proprietary evaluation system that leverage equity partners expertise to deliver top in class results.