Sonae IM
  • Foundation


    Employees Number

    e. 501-1000


    100+ M€

    Average Age

    ~ 35 years old



  • Overview

  • Social

Sonae IM is a multinational technology investment holding, with a mission to build and manage a portfolio of innovating companies.

Investing in growth stage B2B tech-based companies focused on retail and telecom sectors.

Present in 12 countries, Sonae IM is already leader in some relevant markets with portfolio companies under its wing that are already worldwide references in their categories.

Our value proposition goes beyond capital. With an active investment approach, Sonae IM provides its portfolio companies with sector-specific expertise, key networking opportunities, links to other tech businesses and proven know-how and support in scaling companies internationally.

Backed by Sonae, a major Portuguese Group listed on the stock exchange and with significant operations in the retail and telecom sectors.

Sonae IM Lab@FEUP

Sonae IM (Investment Management) and Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto officially kicked-off "SonaeIM Lab @ FEUP", signing a protocol that effectively marks the beginning of a project based in the belief of a true community built together, in which the academy gets to know the urgency and the business requirements, and the industry knows how to embrace the scientific knowledge of the academy in its businesses.

Sonae IM

The current Sonae IM portfolio includes, among others, the following companies.

Established in 2001, WeDo Technologies is a global market leader in Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management software solutions and consultancy services to Communications companies across the world.

S21sec was founded in 2000, becoming the first pure & professional cybersecurity company in Spain. It aims to prevent and manage the risks which organizations and people are exposed to in their digital lives.

Established in 2000, Bizdirect is a national key player in IT solutions commercialization, and corporate software licensing management, utilizing technologies like Microsoft (Dynamics CRM, SharePoint), Salesforce and Outsystems.

Founded in 2000, Saphety is a leading firm in solutions for electronic documents exchange, electronic invoicing and data synchronization amongst organizations.

Inovretail is a Retail Innovation Company, established in 2010, with the vision to become a worldwide reference as a provider of innovative and state of the art solutions aimed at digital transformation on retail.

Established in 2016, Bright Pixel is a group of experienced builders, creative thinkers and investors, whose goal is to transform two key things: the way companies address innovation and how new ventures are put together.

Excellium is a company offering advisory and technology integration services in the domain of information security and holds a diversified customer base, currently helping more than 140 clients in 7 geographies (Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, and the Ivory Coast). The company was recently awarded by ITOne as the “Best IT Security Provider of the year” in Luxembourg.

Some of our minority stakes investments are Style Sage (competitors’ analysis software for fashion retailers), Armilar Venture (tech-focused fund comprising over 20 companies), Ometria (Marketing automation for retailers), SecuCloud (Cloud security solutions for ISPs and Telecoms), Artic Wolf (SOC-as-a-service security solutions provider) and JScrambler (security products to protect Web and Mobile applications).

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