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