The Caixa Empreender Award 2017 was granted to Probe.ly,one of the projects incubated by Bright Pixel, a company builder studio and an earlystage investment vehicle within Sonae IM’s universe. This recognition, which isone of the most disputed Venture Capital awards in Portugal and represents anadditional 100 thousand euros investment into the company, comes a little undera year upon its establishment, which obviously makes us feel quite pleasedregarding our decision to bet on this project and on Probe.ly’s team.
The winningsolution, which consists of an innovative tool to find and manage securityvulnerabilities in Web applications, had already stood out by representingPortugal at the Websummit and winning the latest Lisbon Challenge accelerationprogram, and is now at an all-time high having conquered the most importantdistinctions for startups within the country.
The 100thousand euros award represents an additional investment by Caixa Capital intoProbe.ly structure. At the same time, Bright Pixel will also proceed to a new investmentinto the company, which will restate its commitment to the project.
As SonaeIM, we are confident we have a bright future ahead of us as regard to Probe.lyand, naturally, to Bright Pixel, which is increasingly consolidating its roleas a company builder studio with the highest potential.
Sonae IM Executive Director