Nome Startup: Synapta Srl
Sede: Italy, Torino
Formata nel: 15/02/2016
Categoria: Social innovation
(Foundamenta#3 from SocialFare (accel. programme); FaciliTO Giovani 2016 (50K€); StartUp Europe Awards–Piemonte, cat. Social Innovation; best practice in open data re-use for EuropeanDataPortal.eu.)
Fondatori: Federico Morando, Alessio Melandri
Synapta Srl is an Italian innovative start-up founded in Turin in February 2016 as a spin-off of the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino. Synapta is focused on software development and data integration projects using various technologies, including Linked Data. The core activities of Synapta concern data retrieval, cleaning, curation and integration/interlinking.
ContrattiPubblici.org is Synapta’s semantic search engine and business intelligence platform focused on public procurement (and gathering data about more than 19M public contracts). It allows every Italian citizen to finally know how public administrations are spending his or her money. And it represents a powerful business intelligence tool for public administrations and their suppliers to better understand a market worth about 150 Billions Euro per year.
ContrattiPubblici.org is Synapta’s flagship project and our main source of revenues (which doubled from 2018 to 2019). During 2019 out team also grew from 5 to 15 people, mostly working on ContrattiPubblici.org, thanks to a round of investment of 430K€ (current total equity = 500K€) led by the first and main Italian Social Impact VC fund, Oltre Venture.
Synapta is currently offering ContrattiPubblici.org to the market mainly through our partner Cerved Group (with whom we signed a distribution agreement during 2019).
Synapta’s ContrattiPubblici.org was also mentioned as a best practice in open data re-use by the European Commission Open Data Portal:
https://www.europeandataportal.eu/sites/default/files/country-factsheet_italy_2018.pdf (slide 3 – re-use best practice)