Wayra Germany,
Your Startup Accelerator

We are committed partners

Over the last seven years, we have invested € 39M to help to scale the global start-up ecosystem. We have invested cash and business development support throughout the world, and have created 11 hubs that offer our start-ups unique access to heads of state, corporate leaders, investors and serial entrepreneurs.

Do you know that wayra means ‘Fresh Wind’? The idea sprung up in 2009 when our parent company Telefónica realized the true potential of innovation.

Two years later, wayra was founded in 10 countries (Europe and Latin America), with a clear objective: scale startups and enable them to build a long-term partnership with Telefónica. 

Wayra Germany, as one of the seven innovation hubs, is located in the centre of Munich. We focus on scaling startups in Europe and Israel in three ways (each focuses on different needs of the startups):


We offer later-stage startups a flexible and tailored development catalogue. The goal is to help startups win Telefónica as a client after a paid pilot project (no equity). In 2019, 15 startups from our portfolio worked with Telefónica, which collectively generated more than €1.9M in revenue.


We actively co-invest in startups who are in late-seed and series A funding rounds to enable the deployment of telco technology locally and globally. Three investments were closed in 2019.


For the pre-seed to early-stage startups, we have an engaging community where Munich ecosystem mingles and meets. With nine months project, we define milestones and support you grow along with 60 entrepreneurial peers.
wayra Germany's core business, Investment, community and venture development program

We are a global team of tech lovers and startup enthusiasts seeking new opportunities for our entrepreneurs and business

Florian Bogenschütz


Katrin Bacic

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

Alberto Pérez Arranz

Head of Investment & Portfolio

Nora Alfen

Venture Development

Raphael Zeller

Venture Development

Franziska Knoblich

Head of Marketing

Yuting Jiang

Digital Marketing

Therés Becker

Events & Communications

Marko Stokic

Investment Analyst

Vesa Haxhani

Ecosystem Manager

Daniel Samper

Venture Development

Nitida Diaz Pastor


Find us in Munich Centre

Wayra Germany

Wayra Deutschland GmbH
Kaufingerstr. 15
80331 Munich

HRB-Number: 199982
Amtsgericht München
Management team: Florian Bogenschütz, Katrin Bacic, Albert Graf

UST-IdNr. DE285278099

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