Inspira has secured victory in Web Summit’s startup competition, PITCH, beating over 100 rival startups. The Brazil-based company, specializing in software solutions for the legal industry, emerged as the 2023 winner during the PITCH final held on Web Summit’s Centre Stage on Day 3 of the event. Cognimate, a health startup from Cyprus, and Kinderpedia, a childcare solutions business from Romania, were runners-up.
Inspira, founded with the goal of disrupting the legal market through technology, focuses on democratizing legal information to enhance accessibility. Henrique Ferreira, the co-founder of Inspira, expressed his enthusiasm for Web Summit 2023, labelling it a “spectacular event.” He emphasized the enormous impact the victory holds for his company’s plans.
Co-founder Henrique Ferreira, who had attended Web Summit as an attendee, returned this year with his three co-founders as an ALPHA startup. He described the experience as beyond words and highlighted the growth in the legal ecosystem in terms of investment. Henrique views Lisbon as a crucial entry point to other markets, given its strategic importance and accessibility.
Inspira, founded during the pandemic, primarily operated remotely. The exposure and opportunity to represent Brazil in a traditional industry while disrupting it at Web Summit are described by Henrique as “beyond words.”
The PITCH competition featured three finalists who pitched to a distinguished judging panel, including Indico Capital Partners managing partner Cristina Fonseca, ThoughtWorks CTO Rebecca Parsons, and Yuno co-founder and CEO Juan Pablo Ortega—respected figures in the investment and startup realms. The competition was open to ALPHA and BETA startups with less than €5 million funding.