Seed co-investment fund for IT high growth companies


Client Type
Regional & National Organisations
Client Name
Project Type
Fund Management
META Area
META Investment

 INGENIUM Catania invests in innovative ideas and new businesses that can turn into success stories.

INGENIUM Catania is an example of investment fund complemented by a specific line of services for scouting and deal flow creation (business plan competition) financed 100%. The Fund has been launched in 2010.

INGENIUM Catania specializes in incubation and investments in seed/start-ups and early venture companies. It seeks to invest in companies operating in innovative industries.

Key Points 

  • It can finance start-ups based in the province of Catania;
  • 3 million EURO under management; 
  • Resources 70% public – 30% private; 

Investment Policy 

We invest in ideas that can become businesses. 

The fund is provided by the ICT Programme for the excellence of the territories and it is being co-financed by the Regional Province of Catania.

  • To be invested min 100k€ to max 500k€ per round; 
  • Focus on innovative companies in ICT sector.

The main focus is on industries such as:

  • ICT
  • Biotech
  • Clean tech

INGENIUM is a sustainable fund model, proven via a range of funds in Italy, Slovenia & Poland, managing between them assets of 92 million euros .

Example INGENIUM Catania Fund Startups 

Risparmio Super – is a price-comparison web service that has raised € 400k in a financing round which will allow the company to advance to a further phase of its growth and expansion on foreign markets. 

On March, 11th 2013, the most important Italian financial newspaper "Il Sole 24 Ore" published the ranking of the best Italian mobile apps on the market. 3 (Appsbuilder, Atooma, Spreaker) out of a list of 10 are companies backed by META Investment.

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

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