The tech startup community in New York keeps growing, with a lot of deals – $2,883 funding in Q4’17, more than $2,667 million in Silicon Valley! – and a lot of new initiatives supporting startups, such as the European Tech Night, a joint effort by the Consulates of France, Germany and Italy.
The first European Tech Night was hosted by the Consulate General of France on January 30 and organized together with La French Tech NYC. The presentation about Artificial Intelligence was very interesting, followed by the pitches of four European startups that specialize in AI, and finally a sparkling – thanks to champagne! – networking hour.
Among the startups attending the event, there were five created by Italians: Armadio, Authorea, Cuebiq, Fluidmesh, and Measurence whose founder Elio Narciso made one of the pitches. It’s a good sample of how Italian creativity can excel not only in the arts and food, but also in hard technology, as the Italian general consul Francesco Genuardi stresses.
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Armadio is an online store offering unique Italian products, its founder Matteo Mattia Gemignani has had already two exits for his first two startups.
Authorea is the leading collaborative platform to read, write, and publish scientific research.
Cuebiq is a global leader in mobility and location intelligence: it has recently launched its Data for Good initiative, which helped those in Florida prepare for Hurricane Irma.
Fluidmesh deals with the Internet of Things, bringing broadband connectivity to sites and in environments that are today too hard or large to connect, such as high-speed moving vehicles and trains. Among its clients in NYC: MTA and NY Waterway.
Measurence brings website-style analytics to physical spaces: real-time data streams from its proprietary sensors and other data sources provide the clients with key performance metrics.
Another good occasion to discover some of the best new ideas and startups from Italy will be the NYC Edition of MADE IN ITALY 2020, a world tour of Italian entrepreneurs and investors: February 26th at Grand Central Tech, 335 Madison Avenue, from 1:30 to 6:30 pm. For more information: Sebastiano Peluso, co-founder of 3040ReGeneration.
The German Accelerator will organize the next European Tech Night on February, 27th at SAP.