Meet the award-winning startups at the Scaleup Portugal Gala 2020

The best Portuguese scaleups of 2020 have already been revealed. The winners were announced in the Scaleup Portugal Gala virtual event promoted on the 26th of November by BGI, in partnership with EIT Digital. In addition to the awarding of prizes to scaleups that have performed better in the last 5 years, the moment was also taken to disseminate the conclusions of the annual 'Scaleup Portugal' report about the evolution of the Portuguese entrepreneurship ecosystem.

From the TOP 25, compiled according to indicators provided by Informa D&B, such as capital raised, total revenues, capital / revenue ratio and jobs created, the best of the best startups were awarded.

Find out more about the winners of each category:

Sword Health, the best startup in Portugal and the best Health and MedTech startup

Sword Health, the Portuguese startup that created the first digital physiotherapist, was considered the best Portuguese startup and the best medical technology startup. Sword Health brings clinical-grade musculoskeletal care home. With their digital solution you can treat or prevent musculoskeletal issues. The technology connects members with a medical therapist who diagnoses the condition, designs a treatment program, and coaches them for lasting change. Under the therapist's supervision, members have access to a tailor-made exercise program, and live feedback.

GowWithFlow, the best CleanTech and Industry 4.0

GoWithFlow is revolutionizing the mobility of organizations. Through a SMRM - Sustainable Mobility Resource Management system, the startup helps companies achieve operational, financial and environmental goals using a sustainable mobility resource management framework. The startup's CEO, Jane Hoffer, recalls that during the first year as a commercial company, “GoWithFlow customers eliminated more than 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide and saved an average of 225 euros per electrified vehicle”.

DashDash, the best ICT startup

"If you like spreadsheets, you'll love it." This is the promise of DashDash, now called Rows. This startup combines the power of a spreadsheet - with the functions we already know in Excel and Google Sheets - with integrations of the client's business applications. These integrations can be social media, Google Analytics, Gmail, among others. Each integration adds new functions that you can use in any cell. This technology allows you to automate workflows and create tools that make work easier.

Utrust, the best Consumer & Web startup

Perfect online payments, with digital currencies, are the future. Utrust offers a seamless integration that gives e-commerce companies the power to accept digital currencies and get all the benefits that are not possible only with traditional payment methods. In addition to being practical and quick, the process is also very safe. Every payment is backed with secure protection mechanisms so you can shop with confidence.

Ophiomics, the people’s favorite startup

Ophiomics won the People's Choice Award, the result of a public vote held on the BGI's website with more than 500 votes. The startup is working to ensure that liver cancer is no longer the leading global cause of cancer death in the world. Ophiomics is a biotechnology company that develops new diagnostic products and services - integrating bioinformatics and genomics - to support the diagnosis, prognosis, pharmacogenomics and clinical monitoring of liver cancer. The startup is advancing a pipeline of various products at different stages of development, from pre-clinical programs to products in clinical validation.

DefinedCrowd, the Honorable Mention

DefinedCrowd won the Honorable Mention title, having as a jury 5 Portuguese journalists and 5 investors. DefinedCrowd is facilitating the way humans communicate with machines. As a data company for artificial intelligence (AI), it trains machine learning models, focusing on human-machine communication. DefineCrowd offers pre-designed processes that combine tasks performed by humans, Machine Learning applications / tools and models in order to speed up the creation of intelligent systems. The scaleup already serves a number of top AI companies as well as several Fortune 500 companies, thanks to its extensive experience with speech technologies and natural language processing.

At the virtual Gala, BGI also presented the main conclusions of the Scaleup Portugal Report 2020, an analysis of the investment and profile of the best scaleups in the country, which shows that the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem in Portugal is in a constant maturing process.

You can now download the report and find out more information at

And if you missed the event, you can still watch it on BGI's YouTube channel.

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