Project Description

Lisbon, Portugal

Established in 2018

Company Teaser

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.
With a single login, and a single monthly bill Vawlt unlocks the potential of several storage media like on-prem, private cloud providers, and public cloud providers.
The product allows companies to reduce their maintenance and operational costs, by offering the capability to set up customised data storage volumes, according to specific needs like price, performance, location, or compliance. Such volumes can be accessed by the companies’ various devices via “ready to use” interfaces aiming for a zero-disruption integration. The whole system is secure by design, where data is encrypted and signed at the users’ devices with a zero-knowledge end-to-end protocol and several state-of-the-art encryption techniques.

Meet the team

Bruno Santos Amaro
Co-Founder & CEO
Technology transfer and startup mentoring with a 10 year track record.

Ricardo Mendes
Co-Founder & CTO
Cloud storage, systems dependability, software engineering, and security expert.

Tiago Oliveira
Co-Founder & Senior Software Engineer
Distributed systems dependability, data storage, backend, and cloud services specialist.

Alysson Bessani
Co-Founder & Tech. Advisor
Security expert with over 16 years experience on dependability, data storage, and more recently blockchain.

Eric Vial
Senior Software Engineer
Large-scale distributed systems and computer networks expert, full-stack development.

Jéssica Machado
Digital Product Designer
UI and UX design, frontend development.

Funding received under BlockStart: € 1,500 (Ideation Kick-off)