Leaf Space, a Milan, Italy-based software platform that aims to facilitate access to space data to microsatellite operators, raised €1m in venture capital funding.
The round was led by RedSeed Ventures with participation from Como Venture, Key Capital, PoliHub, among others.
The company intends to use the funds to launch its first solution, Leaf Line, and other dedicated services.
Co-founded in 2014 by Jonata Puglia, Michele Messina, Giovanni Pandolfi, Matteo Boiocchi and Caterina Siclari, Leaf Space is advancing Leaf Line, a TLC service exclusively dedicated to allowing private microsatellite operators to access space data for such applications as marine traffic tracking, deforestation control, precison agriculture, natural disasters, air pollution, illegal spills, sea search and rescue.
The company was accelerated within Turin-based I3P in 2015.
Key Capital, a Milan-based digital start-up Venture Incubator led by Giorgio Di Stefano, takes a 20% stake in Swascan, the first all-in-one Cloud Security Platform currently round at a three million euros valuation.
Swascan manages digital services to monitor and test website and web application reliability and the satefy of users’ own networks and app code source quality.
Launched in February 2016, Swascan is a 100% Made in Italy project, conceived by Raoul Chiesa, President of Security Brokers and developed by the Milan-based software house Business Competence, partner of Key Capital, which has already been awarded in 2015 by ConfCommercio Premio Innovazione and winner of New York Webby Awards 2015.
Efficiency, and pure innovation with an international echo: Swascan was among the semi-finalists attending the Vator event in Los Angeles. It provides experienced and advanced ICT Security services for government, corporate and industrial organizations, but also for ICT Security freelance users.
Sara Colnago, CEO & co-Founder Business Competence “Web APP Scan, Network Scan and Code Review are peculiarities which fulfil the demanding Italian and international market and place Swascan among the players of a field mostly handed by Americans”.
Giorgio Di Stefano, CEO & Founder Key Capital “The goal of Key Capital is to provide seed funding to fuel new ventures and the strategic investment in Swascan, proves our constant effort to create synergies, through worldwide research, know-how and digital innovation.
Key Capital, Business Competence and Swascan: the perfect combination of 100% Made in Italy expertise, which still confirms the goal on right investment opportunities to promote Italy abroad.
Milan, May 26th 2016 – Swascan, the first IT Security Platform 100% Made in Italy with an international echo, officially confirmed the attendance to the ABI Event 2016 about Security in the financial sector.
The Congress “Banche e Sicurezza 2016”, will take place in Milan, on 26th-27th of May at Centro Congressi Palace ABI. The event of the Associazione Bancaria Italiana, is an annual appointment on its XIII edition, reserved for ICT experts and bank managers.
Key Capital, Venture Incubator of innovative digital startups which has recently announced the investment in Swascan, which is currently evaluated 3 mln euro, will attend the Swascan speech that will be on May 27th.
The speech of Swascan deals with development and implementation of a complex but essential stage in the field of IT Security: the process of Code Review, which aims to monitorize web vulnerability, peculiar asset of the suite of digital services offered by Swascan. Innovation and vanguard just one click away