We wanted to create something new
Business life has to do with taking quick decisions, seizing opportunities, developing ideas.
The service model of the traditional banks and fintechs we knew was not based on the actual needs of entrepreneurs and the real rhythms of their work.
What was needed was speed, readiness, simplicity. And someone to turn this idea into a bank.
How did we do it?
At first our bank was an idea
The project that saw the light in June 2018 was called, not surprisingly, Banca Idea. Because it is ideas, when transformed into reality, that change the world and make it better. We added two things to ours. The first is artificial intelligence, symbolised by the first two letters of our name. The second is that special something that makes us different, the secret ingredient that changes the balance of the recipe and makes it unique: our "X".
And the health crisis?
The pandemic was a challenge, but also an opportunity
In June 2019 we incorporated the company PBI Srl. In December of the same year, AideXa numbered 10 co-founders.
A few months after that, the whole world found itself facing a health crisis whose impact on small to medium-sized enterprises was enormous. In that period, we realised that it was not time to stop, but time to accelerate. In March 2020 we concluded a 48 million funding round; the following month we hired the first AideXer.
We decided to start up in 2020
In June 2020 we acquired Fide SpA. The following month we started planning X Instant: we provided our first loan in October.
AideXa Spa was born in November 2020. Before we were even born, we had already applied to become what we felt we were: a bank. In
December, we had a team of 30 AideXers.
Where are we heading?
We're aiming high, and we'll go far
In January 2021, we reached one million of credit issued: the following month, we opened X Instant to the public. By May, the number of AideXers had grown to 40. In June, we became Banca AideXa, ready for any business. July was the month in which we inaugurated Casa X and reached significant milestones. Today, we are first on the list of LinkedIn Top Italian Startups of 2021.