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We collaborate with clients of all scales and sectors, from emerging start-ups to public entities, always focused on creating products where design and technology are the key to excellence. We believe in the power of digital to include everyone and achieve success in the future.

With consolidated experience in projects around the four corners of the world, we face each new challenge with enthusiasm and confidence. We have a global perspective on the trends shaping the future and apply best practices to ensure that each project is synonymous with innovation and originality.

Mission

Provide services in digital creative areas and develop R&D products.

Vision

An international agency, regional leader and national reference in digital creativity.

Values

Commitment, innovation, and excellence are the foundations of our daily work, always with a keen eye on the safety, privacy, and reputation of our clients.

“The sea does not separate us, it unites us”

The original Lava from Azores

Born from the vision of young enthusiasts for technology and design on the island of Pico, Lava - formerly Lavaimagem - blossomed from the depths of the Atlantic to achieve global reach. Today, we are synonymous with innovation in the creative industry and an essential pillar for the growth of SMEs in the Azores, contributing with R&D solutions that transcend borders.

From our cradle in the Azores islands, we stand out for our unwavering commitment to quality and creativity, evolving with the tides of technology and the aspirations of our clients.

CEO
Rui Veríssimo
CEO & Founder

Our narrative is composed of chapters of remarkable innovations and successes in various economic sectors, establishing long-term partnerships and a loyal clientele, always propelling us to new achievements and horizons.

2003

Foundation

The company Lavaimagem – Soluções Digitais Uni. Lda. is founded by Rui Veríssimo and Pedro Maciel, who registered it at the National Institute of Industrial Property, becoming the 1233rd Portuguese brand.

2003

Bronze Medal

While creating the agency, Rui Veríssimo was still studying and won a bronze medal at the WorldSkills professional Olympics in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

2004

Picoazores.com

The agency's first digital product is launched, a daily portal for the region with a special focus on the island of Pico. It included daily news, online services, tourist promotion, and various entertainment.

2004

Web Application

Our first web system for a critical sector of the region is launched. Since then, we have maintained a relationship with Lotaçor.

2005

First International Client

Maintenance of the Asante website, a company dedicated to the development of hardware for computer networks.

2009

Largest International Project

Design of a management platform and website for the Eurodisseia internship exchange by AER, between companies and young people from 250 regions of 35 countries in Europe.

2014

Office in the “Capital”

Lava opens an office in a coworking space in the largest city of the Azores, Ponta Delgada.

2015

Homerun!

We were honored by the municipality where we were born, São Roque do Pico, with the Entrepreneurship Merit Award. That same year we were also distinguished by the Commercial and Industrial Association of Pico.

2017

Let’s go bigger

Lava moves twice, settling into the current facilities and quadrupling its original area.

2018

Web Summit Starters

We are invited to participate in the Web Summit, thus becoming the first company from the region to be a Startup at the world's largest technology conference.

2020

Recognition

Awarded with the Digital Business Azores Gold Prize by the Regional Government of the Azores, having already received Silver in 2018 and 2019.

2022

Back-to-Back Championship

Achieves the highest score and first place in the idea contest promoted by the Government of the Azores for the Web Summit, after having already won the 2021 edition.

2023

20 Years

On May 15, 2023, Lava celebrated two decades of existence in favor of the digital and economic development of the Azores.

2024

Maturity

With a focus on internationalization and the origins of the company, it changes its designation to Lava.

Dream team

Experienced, multidisciplinary, professional, and competent. Engineers, artists, and designers. Nerds, methodical and curious. Everyone brings different perspectives and approaches to the team, making it increasingly disruptive in solving problems and challenges.

Passionate about knowledge and the creative and digital industry, this is the talent that brings the dreams of others to life, dedicating themselves to each pixel or line of code with passion and perfectionism to exceed their expectations. If you think you have what it takes, join us.

Fábio Pereira
Fábio Pereira
Senior Developer
Luís Costa
Luís Costa
Brand Manager
Nuno Cabral
Nuno Cabral
Project Manager
Paulo Santos
Paulo Santos
Digital Marketeer
Rudi Servo
Rudi Servo
CTO & DevOps
Tiago Agrelos
Tiago Agrelos
Senior Developer
Ana Rita
Ana Rita
HR & Backoffice
André Sousa
André Sousa
Developer
Beatriz Silva
Beatriz Silva
Developer
Fábio Lopes
Fábio Lopes
Developer
Hugo Simas
Hugo Simas
Senior Developer
Joel Cabral
Joel Cabral
Designer
João Carreiro
João Carreiro
UX/UI Designer
Miguel Mendonça
Miguel Mendonça
Developer & Mobile
Miguel Dias
Miguel Dias
Developer
Sara Silva
Sara Silva
Developer
Pedro Freitas
Pedro Freitas
Frontdesk & Support

We create brands and experiences for dreamers

At Lava, we combine art and technological innovation to transform your ideas into reality, offering a comprehensive range of essential services to drive the success of brands and businesses in the digital realm.

Web development

We create, maintain, and continuously perfect online systems, apps, and websites, using various technologies, planning, architecture, and methodology to build attractive, interactive visual interfaces and experiences that transform businesses.

Brand Building

We design strategies and visual concepts to create, activate, and strengthen a brand's identity over time, through a consistent and distinctive narrative, from the definition of values, graphic coherence, and effective communication with the target audience.

Consulting & Strategy

We work to present the best solutions for each case, enhancing your goals and maximizing investment, through studies, definition of strategies, and above all, applying two decades of know-how in this industry.

Web development

We create, maintain, and continuously perfect online systems, apps, and websites, using various technologies, planning, architecture, and methodology to build attractive, interactive visual interfaces and experiences that transform businesses.

Brand Building

We design strategies and visual concepts to create, activate, and strengthen a brand's identity over time, through a consistent and distinctive narrative, from the definition of values, graphic coherence, and effective communication with the target audience.

Consulting & Strategy

We work to present the best solutions for each case, enhancing your goals and maximizing investment, through studies, definition of strategies, and above all, applying two decades of know-how in this industry.

Ecological and social commitment is part of our essence and history. We are committed to creating a positive impact on the community where we operate.

Ecological Awareness

We are committed to sustainability and environmental preservation. We implement ecological practices in our daily work, constantly seeking to improve our actions to reduce environmental impact:

Reduced energy consumption
Eco Servers
Recycled materials
Remote work
Social consciousness

We invest in social initiatives and are committed to contributing to local development and strengthening community ties, whether through support for various initiatives, sponsorships and donations, or collaborating with local associations to overcome challenges.

We believe that social responsibility is a pleasure and not an obligation, with the great return being to improve the well-being of the community in which we are inserted.

Creativity certified by Nature

Lava is located in a small paradise in the middle of the Atlantic, the Azores, on the islands of Pico and São Miguel, a region recognized for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Islands of volcanic nature that inspire our name and our daily lives.

Azores Archipelago
Azores Açores
Geolocation

We are just 2 hours by plane from the capital of Portugal (Lisbon), 4 hours from London and 5 hours from Boston.

Offices

Pico Island, São Roque (Headquarters)

São Miguel Island, Ponta Delgada

Accessibilities

Despite its insularity, the region has excellent accessibility (air, sea and land). Check here the airlines operating to the Azores.

Connectivity

Fiber optic internet with speeds of 1000 Mbps download and 400 Mbps upload.

The proximity to nature and Azorean culture inspires and enriches our creative process, helping us to create unique and innovative concepts, stories, and products. The insularity teaches us persistence and skill.

The tranquility and quality of life that we find in the Azores are an integral part of our essence, our well-being and productivity. They are the fuel for our creativity, inspiration and originality.

We are in a perfect scenario and with ideal conditions for the development of the creative and digital industry.

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Success stories that inspire

Discover how Lava has been the catalyst in business and digital transformation, increasing companies' notoriety, efficiency and revenue. Immerse yourself in the digital experiences we’ve created that stand out.

ready to make your dream come true?

Let us be the authors of your brand's digital narrative. Join us now and witness the epic transformation we can bring to your digital world.

Any questions?

What inspires Lava to create in the middle of the Atlantic?

The Azores are a great source of inspiration that influences our creative process daily, combining the tranquility and natural beauty of the islands with cutting-edge technology to achieve innovative and authentic results.

What is Lava's core mission?

Our mission is to shape the digital future, infusing creativity into every project and developing R&D solutions that establish new standards of excellence.

How does Lava balance innovation with the tradition of the Azores?

Even with an eye to the future, Lava respects its roots, ensuring that the Azorean cultural heritage enriches every digital strategy.

What is Lava's vision for the digital market?

To be a national reference and regional leader, which transcends borders, establishing the Azores as an epicenter of digital innovation.

How does Lava maintain its commitment to sustainability?

We adopt ecological practices and promote social awareness, seeking to minimize our ecological footprint and maximize the positive impact on the community.