Sonae IM

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Alexandre Santos


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Total investments 41
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 32
Rounds per year 5.86
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
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Exits 5
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Security
  • SaaS

Sonae IM appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2015. The main department of described VC is located in the Maia. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Portugal. Sonae IM appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Network Security, Cyber Security. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Arctic Wolf Networks, MedUX, StyleSage

Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 34 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Opposing the other organizations, this Sonae IM works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2018.

The overall number of key employees were 3.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Sonae IM, startups are often financed by Redpoint, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Wellborn Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Octopus Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Redpoint. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Unusual Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Redpoint.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$4M19 Apr 2022 Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Cyber Security
$14M15 Mar 2022 Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France


Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Cyber Security
Machine Learning
$35M10 Mar 2022 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel


Artificial Intelligence
Marketing Automation
$40M11 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Cyber Security
Intrusion Detection
Network Security
$53M09 Nov 2021 Sunnyvale, California, United States


Financial Services
Mobile Payments
$30M22 Oct 2021 San Jose, California, United States


Cyber Security
Web Apps
Web Development
$15M23 Sep 2021 Portugal, Portugal

Information Technology
$6M04 May 2021 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


$4M23 Mar 2021 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Sellforte Raises €4M in Funding

– Sellforte is a Helsinki, Finland-based AI-powered marketing optimization platform.
– The company raised €4M in funding.
– The round was led by Sonae IM and also participated by Bonnier Ventures and
– The new investment will be used to hire new talent to scale R&D on its product offering and further expand its operations internationally.


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