The Search, Global Tour: Italy

The Search reaches its final destination for 2021 – Italy - this special edition being co-hosted by ADGM and Banca d'Italia. Ahead of the G20 Rome Summit at the end of October, The Search will be brought to you live from Milan’s Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci, Italy’s largest science and technology museum for our final gathering of some of the world’s most inspirational startups.

With the G20 Summit focusing on People, Planet and Prosperity it is no coincidence that Italy has been chosen as the final stop for The Search’s world tour. Over the last 21 weeks, we’ve enjoyed 18 stops and met over 80 pioneering startups, showcasing some of the most exciting technologies of today.

Hear from Alessandra Perrazzelli, Deputy Governor of Banca d’Italia, co-host of this special edition of The Search, as she shares insights into how to build a national innovation ecosystem. We will also meet Marco Giorgino, Full Professor of Finance and Risk Management, Politecnico di Milano, as he takes us on a brief tour to uncover the financial world of tomorrow.

And finally, to conclude our global tour for 2021, we will be meeting our final six startups to see who is crowned champion and will join the other winning startups from The Search 2021 at this November’s Fintech Abu Dhabi.

Congratulations to the Winners of The Search: Italy




We help startups and SMEs get funded while giving investors access to new and diversified investment opportunities.
Speaker: Diego Dal Cero

Fintastico Srl

Fintastico curates a selection of fintech services and fintech news to address the financial needs of consumers, retailers, companies and financial institutions.
Speaker: Fabrizio Villani


Insoore is an insurtech company that completely redesigns the claims management process to make it more efficient, easier and faster for insurance companies and their clients.
Speaker: Federico Santini


Likuid's mission is to fight the banking status quo in the NPE arena through blockchain and benefit from the new opportunities this technology holds.
Speaker: Ludovico Monforte

PayDo S.p.A.

PayDo is an emerging Italian fintech start-up that offers flexible and open payment solutions, all easily integrated, and fully customizable to the needs of customers and their users.
Speaker: Donato Vadruccio

With thanks to our Speakers

Alessandra Perrazzelli, Deputy Governor, Banca d’Italia
Marco Giorgino, Full Professor of Finance and Risk Management, Politecnico di Milano
Fiorenzo Galli, General Director, National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
Nahil Hana, Head Of Innovation & Startups Ecosystem, Unbound
Chris Hughes, Editor in Chief, Unbound

With thanks to our Judges

Gabrielle Inzirillo, Head of Market Development, Financial Technology Unit, FSRA, ADGM
Julia Smith, Head of Startups & Investors, Unbound
Camilla Cionini Visani, General Director, ItaliaFintech

With thanks to our Partners

Etihad Airways
Official Airline Partner
ADGM Academy
Knowledge Partner

With thanks to our Community Partners

Banca d’Italia
FinTech Milano Hub
Italia Fintech
Università Cattolica

Join Fintech Abu Dhabi in a global search for the most innovative and disruptive startups within financial technology.

Between June and November, Fintech Abu Dhabi highlights more than 35 countries with 23 planned tour stops. The Search comes to an end at the final destination, MENA’s leading fintech festival, Fintech Abu Dhabi happening 22 - 24 November 2021. Each virtual tour stop features interviews and panel debates as fintech leaders from the host country share their thoughts on how fintech innovations have shaped their region.