Vawlt’ is a dynamic storage platform that simplifies the operation of multiple clouds, guarantees data security and privacy, and optimises storage resources. Vawlt is a start-up from Lisbon, Portugal, founded by researchers from a very prolific R&D group – LASIGE – within the University of Lisbon. For the past decade, the team has been working in several technologies related to data security because Vawlt believes everyone is entitled to control and decide the destiny of their own data, and companies should be more responsible in handling such valuable and personal assets.

As part of their journey on BlockStart’s Acceleration Programme, as an SME adopter, they were looking for new opportunities for collaboration with technology providers of DLT/blockchain solutions that could improve their business. This is the testimonial of their experience in our programme.


In one paragraph, what is Vawlt?

Vawlt accelerates and secures your transition to the cloud world, from weeks/months to hours/days, with lasting economic benefits. All this while enabling new cloud go-to-market models for the ICT industry.

What is Vawlt passionate about achieving?

We deeply care about data privacy so we focus on building secure solutions for companies to store and share data, mainly using cloud infrastructure, and in a simple and effective way.

Can you tell us why you have decided to apply to BlockStart’s Call for end-user SMEs?

Vawlt’s core value proposition revolves around privacy and transparency, which is much aligned with what is possible to build using blockchain technology. Thus, we have always believed that integrating with one or more blockchain-based solutions would be very beneficial for our customers, and therefore for our business.

What major challenges have you faced during the implementation/testing of BlockStart’s blockchain-based solution?

It actually went pretty smooth. Our product has several storage interfaces that allows a simple and fast integration with most IT architectures and that was also the case with the blockchain technology we integrated with.

What kind of impact do you think the blockchain-based solution you have implemented in the scope of BlockStart may bring to your company?

With the particular solution we integrated with, we proved the concept and therefore validated a very strong value proposition that both our companies can offer to our customer base. In broader terms, we were able to validate our product’s simplicity in integration and use, in several dimensions, which is very reassuring that we are pointing in the right direction.

Where do you see your company in 5 years?

We envision Vawlt as the inevitable go-to solution for companies that are either changing or expanding their storage structure.

Want to know more about the blockchain-based solution adopted by Vawlt?

Visit‘s webspage or watch the video below to learn more about the “” solution implemented by Vawlt in the scope of BlokStart’s 1st Acceleration Programme.


Applications for SME adopters are now open until 11 March 2021

The 2nd cut-off of the 2nd Open Call for SME adopters is now open until 11 March at 5pm CET (Brussels Time). If you are an SME operating in the fields of fintech, ICT and retail and willing to implement DLT/blockchain pilot solutions together with DLT/blockchain startups, that have gone through the BlockStart Acceleration Programme, you can still apply for this 2nd cut-off.

Don’t miss this change and benefit from up to €3,000 equity-free grants for participating in the Pilot stage of our 2nd Acceleration Programme.

Read the Guidelines for Application and our FAQ to ensure you know everything there is to know about BlockStart before applying!

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