Change through technological disruption
We want to contribute to a real change in behaviors and sustainable use of resources.
Based in Portugal, Caldas da Rainha, BITCLIQ is a Blue Tech startup founded in 2013 by Pedro Araújo Manuel and that is focused on the development of intelligent information systems and solutions for digital transformation, with a special attention on the sea area.
With a disruptive approach, we drive the sustainable growth of the Blue Economy, applying emerging technologies that allow a transformation and enhancement of its various sectors, such as fishing. In this way, combined with agile processes, we take innovation to activities as traditional as artisanal fishing, creating conditions for the optimization of its value chain.
The sustainability of natural resources and the changing behavior of consumption habits are the basis of our mission. Simultaneously, our solutions have an economic impact on coastal communities and surrounding organizations. In the same way that they create conditions for consumers to be increasingly informed, making more conscious choices.
This entrepreneurial vision has aroused the interest of some of the main Portuguese venture capitals, such as Indico Capital Partners and LC Ventures, which participated in 2019 in the first seed investment round.
In 2020, through the Lota Digital project, Bitcliq was recognized as an Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Company, being the first startup of the Blue Economy to receive investment from the Fundo de Inovação Social (FIS).
Bitcliq was born.
Project "Smart Fishing" for the international fishing sector takes its first steps.
Big Eye Smart Fishing is successfully applied in Ghana and wins Elevator Pitch - Ideias que Marcam contest.
Development of several national and international projects related to the seafood sector and fish digital traceability.
Bitcliq wins the 10th edition of the Green Project Awards in the Industry 4.0 - Digital Transformation category.
Investment agreement to launch the Lota Digital project. Bitcliq wins FLAD / EY BUZZ USA award and participates in Blue Tech conference in San Dieg (USA).
Lota Digital project starts with a pilot in Peniche. The Saber a Mar brand is created to sell fresh fish traceable from the sea to the plate.
Bitcliq wins in Madrid the Entrepreneur XXI contest in the AgroTech category. First investment round with the participation of Indico Capital Ventures, LC Ventures and Fund for Social Innovation (FIS). The expansion of Lota Digital to new ports begins.
Bitcliq Technologies, S.A. is born with the mission of the rapid expansion of Lota Digital in Portugal and new international markets.