The Helvetic Blockchain Technologies team is excited to announce the acquired participation in Urania srl, a holding company based in Milan, Italy, founded by blockchain researchers at the Polytechnic University of Milan, who are revolutionising the worlds of technology and blockchain. With the mission of identifying, investing in, and accelerating start-ups and innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) within these fields, our partnership with Urania will enable HBT to maintain a leading position in the industry by staying at the forefront of technological innovation and advancements in the industry.
The original formation of Urania srl dates back to 2021, yet the roots of this project are almost a decade old. In fact, it is a merged project between KNOBS, founded by blockchain researcher and head of our blockchain department Vincenzo Rana, and Smart Capital. The combination of KNOBS’ leadership position within the Italian blockchain market and the decades of experience behind Smart Capital’s specialised investment management portfolio placed Urania at the forefront of worlds of technological innovation and financial investment from the get-go.
Pairing the excellent track record of Urania’s management team with their proximity to the academic world, the partnership with HBT will help the firm expand its operations and continue to invest in innovative start-ups and SMEs in an effort to accelerate capital raising and growth through world-class consulting services, business support, financial skills, and academic research. Urania’s specialization in the scouting of investment opportunities, acceleration programs, technology transfer, and general financial and training services gives the team at HBT direct exposure to blockchain technologies with the most potential and disruptive nature.
HBT is looking to take advantage of their positive future prospects by investing profits and additional capital raised in the acquisitions of selected blockchain projects. The agreement with Urania srl in Q3 2022 sets one of the ground stones of a project that will propel the team at HBT to the vanguard of blockchain technologies and innovation for years to come.