Sonae IM

Sonae IM

Sonae IM is the investment arm of Sonae Group focused on companies developing technology for retail, telecommunication, and cybersecurity.

Founded in 2015, Sonae IM is the technology investment arm of Sonae Group based in Maia, Portugal. The firm seeks to invest in the technology retail, telecommunications, and cybersecurity sectors. Sonae IM invests in a broad range of companies related to Sonae's core, joining funding with a strategic profile.

With a flexible investment style and approach, Sonae IM leverages its parent companies technology expertise, brand capital, and access to a global network to support companies and achieve success with an internal pool of experts.

Investment

Since the launch of Sonae IM, the company invested in InovRetail (demand forecasting for retailers), StyleSage (fashion technology based predictive analytics) and Sysvalue (cyber security add on for s21sec). Additionally, Sonae IM got involved in the acquisition of Novo Banco's stakes in 3 funds managed by ES Ventures and launched Bright Pixel (company builder studio).

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Funded Companies

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ViSenze is an Artificial Intelligence company founded in Singapore, as part of NExT, a joint research centre between the National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University of China.

Ometria is a customer marketing platform that enables retailers to send personalised, relevant marketing messages throughout the customer lifecycle.

ciValue is an Israel-based company founded by Alon Fishman, Gilad Cohen, Beni Basel and Tzachi Rosen.

CB4 is a New York-based company founded by Gonen Singer.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Carlos Alberto SIlva

Managing Director

Carlos Moreira Da Silva

Director

Eduardo Piedade

Managing Director and CEO

Francisco Nunez

Associate

Goncalo Borges

Senior Associate

Manuel Queiroz

Director

Margarida Correira

Associate

Miguel Bagulho

Manager

Pedro Carreira

Manager

Rui Paiva

Managing Director

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News

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Mike Butcher
September 23, 2019
TechCrunch
Back in 2017 Ometria, an "AI-powered" customer marketing platform raised $6m in Series A funding to add to the $11m it had already raised. Its platform is all about allowing retailers to send individually personalized marketing messages across several brand touchpoints. Today it's announced that it's raised $21m in a Series B funding led by [...]
Isabelle Kirkwood
September 20, 2019
BetaKit
Toronto-based Daisy Intelligence, which has created an AI-powered platform for retail and insurance, has raised $10 million in Series A financing.

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