An Aerospace company, D-Orbit, has raised $2.9 million (€2.6 million) on ClubDealOnline, the equity crowdfunding platform founded by Antonio Chiarello in order to broker investments in startups reserved for high net worth individuals. The funding was carried out in collaboration with the private banking structures of Banca Sella and Sparkasse.
This is the second transaction in a few weeks involving private banking structures in an equity crowdfunding, after the Fin-novia campaign on BacktoWork (owned by Neva Finventures, Intesa Sanpaolo’s corporate venture capital company), which involved Intesa Sanpaolo’s private banking.
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Private crowdfunding and the model of cooperation between fintech and bank
Roberto Ferrari, president of ClubDealOline (former general manager of CheBanca!, Mediobanca group, and former chief digital and innovation officer of Mediobanca), said that the good result of the operation is “a further confirmation of the soundness of the model that I prefer to call private crowdfunding, more generally of the importance of equity crowdfunding in Italy, a country of high liquidity but low conversion between savings and investments. As with the recent entry of Intesa Sanpaolo with the investment of Neva Finventures in BacktoWork (in June 2019), we are demonstrating that the model of cooperation between fintech and bank can work.”
Luca Rossettini, CEO and founder of D-Orbit, explained: “We have chosen to collaborate with the ClubDealOnline platform for part of the collection of an investment round that we have just completed. Through this collaboration, we had the opportunity to access an audience of investors and to meet them one by one. We are extremely satisfied with the results achieved, exceeding expectations, and above all with the professionalism, attention, and skills of the ClubDealOnline team.”
Fabio Blandino, managing director of ClubDealOnline, commented: “The success