DeRev A Digital Magics startup
DeRev is the main Italian crowdfunding platform.
DeRev is an innovative startup, founded in 2012 by Roberto Esposito, leader of the Italian crowdfunding market. On 3 August 2012, DeRev closed one of the most relevant early stage operations ever made in Italy, receiving a € 1,25 million investment by Vertis Venture and Withfounders.
The startup operates in Naples and Milan and employs 10 young talents. With more than 5 million registered users on its social networks, DeRev’s crowdfunding campaigns have raised over € 3,000,000, with more than 20,000 active users contributing to cultural, political, entrepreneurial and charity projects.
DeRev has established a national and international network of relations that involves public administrations, political parties, Italian and international companies, cultural bodies, non-profit organizations, universities and incubators. In June 2013, the European Parliament and Microsoft listed DeRev among the Digital Democracy Leaders.
In March 2014, Digital Magics invests in DeRev, purchasing a market share of about 17,5% of the startup and launching a new business model based on civic crowdfunding for public administrations and activities of public interest.