Our mission

Grolla brings brands and customers closer together through an intuitive and immersive digital experience
We deliver a functional, safe and fun online journey in order to keep things simple and create engagement


A resume of what we have been doing

Grolla, the birth

The Grolla story begins in 2015 at Lisbon, Portugal. James was an usability designer and analyst. An internet geek and online games lover. He started working in design agencies and later on he changed to the B2B sector. During that time he started to believe that the digital market was going to face big challenges in the future. Always with the world wide web in his mind, he thought of a few more W’s: the online market Would eventually boom the online ads industry, the spam Would detach customers and several apps and websites Would account for a lack of trust. These problems guided James on a mission to rethink how brands communicate with their customers

February 2016

Now we're team

James and Diogo were friends for a few years. Diogo - also a tech nerd and an avid internet user - was studying at School of Communication and Media Studies when James challenged him to think critically and constructively about the way brands communicate

April 2016

Let's put this baby up!

On 26 June 2017 we made it! We launched the alpha version of Grolla to the World Wide Web.

June 2017

Our first big update!

We are now stable and ready to receive all customers

September 2017


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Who we are

James Albuquerque



He is responsible for setting the rhythm in the company. He draws Grolla’s product strategy and vision. James has been honing his skills hoping to make the web experience more intuitive and organized. Since 2009 he has been working as a web designer, front-end developer and UI/UX designer. James has crossed paths with several design and marketing agencies. He also worked as a designer for the B2B. His job is to design modern visual interfaces combined with a strong appeal and a friendly experience. He believes that by using the right web strategy with a strong support from design, content can be more valuable while brands and customers reach new levels of satisfaction through this experience.

Diogo Borges

Marketing & Communications


His work is to manage and direct the company's internal and external communications. He is also responsible for handling our public relations staff and create communications strategies for the company. Diogo is Grolla's spokesperson so any media contact is conducted by him. In his opinion, Grolla is the chance to make things personal between brands and people. Diogo studied at School of Communication and Media Studies in Lisbon and he has been working in agile environments since he left college.