Qodeup closes a seed round of €2.5M and launches the payment with a QR code for restaurants. 

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The Techshop was the lead investor, alongside prestigious business angels.

The Brescian startup Qodeup, which wants to improve the customer experience at the restaurant through the QR code, closes today a €2.5 million as a Seed Round. 

Qodeup was founded in 2019 in Brescia by the founders Fabio Marniga, serial entrepreneur, and Stefano Allegra, software engineer.

Fabio Marniga and Stefano Allegra, co-founders Qodeup
Fabio Marniga and Stefano Allegra, co-founders Qodeup

The startup, accelerated by B4i – Bocconi for innovation, completed the first round in 2021; among investors are Bocconi University and several competent and passionate business angels.

qodeup app

The new Qodeup Board of Directors will be supported by an Advisory Board whose first representative is Massimo Della Ragione, former Goldman Sachs and today Head of Digital Tech at B4i – Bocconi for Innovation.

The revolution has started, and it runs on the QR Code.

The Techshop announced the finalization of an investment in Qodeup alongside the FoodBrand company (owner of the “Doppio Malto” chain). The startup has created a software suite based on a QR code: an interactive and multilingual digital menu provided in SaaS mode and a simple and fast digital payment system. 

The client can pay in a single click via Apple Pay, Google Pay or credit cards of any circuit without having to download a dedicated app.

Qodeup payment system

The round proceeds will be aimed at perfecting the product and enhancing the market launch of the Qodeup payment system. 

The primary target is represented by independent restaurants, which represent approximately 92% of the Italian market. Qodeup also provides a solution for restaurant chains integrated with management and accounting software.

The fourth investment of our Fund confirms the strategy of focusing on SaaS + Embedded Finance solutions with a strong innovative potential for real economy chains and with measurable benefits for final consumers.

We have found an ambitious, competent and magnetic team in attracting investors, partners and talents, all resources necessary for this journey aimed at revolutionizing the world of catering.

declared Gianluca D’Agostino and Aurelio Mezzotero, Managing Partners of The Techshop

This round is an important step for the growth of Qodeup: we want to invest in the development of the platform by attracting the best IT talents on the market, continue onboarding the best Italian restaurant chains and accelerate the go-to-market of independent restaurants.

commented Fabio Marniga and Stefano Allegra, co-founders of Qodeup