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Unparalleled access to our global network of over 350M customers and clients across 24 countries.

Why we invest in startups

As the early-stage investment arm of Telefónica, wayra's ambition is to stay close to the startups that will define the new market standards.

We support the very best startups by enabling them to use these key technologies both locally and globally.

Startups we’re looking for

Our Focus Technologies
Big Data, AI, Network Technologies, Cybersecurity, HR and Customer Service Solutions, Retail Technologies startups.
European Market
We usually invest in European startups but are open to global opportunities too.
First Revenues
We look for startups with first revenues and technical validation of the product by other customers.
Never Alone
We always co-invest with our network of investors.
Stage
We focus on late-seed and series A rounds
Tickets < €350K
Our goal is to hold minority ownership of the startups
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Why you should work with us

Here are several reasons why you should have us
as an investor on your cap table:  

Revenues

We will help you acquire as many revenues as possible from Telefónica locally and globally.

Investor ready

We will define the fundraising journey together with you and will provide you with any support you need through the process. 

Network

Access to our network of VCs and corporations: we will help you acquire them as potential customers. 

Our Investors’ Network

We are always happy to work with great co-investors

Our mission is to help identify, develop and promote the breadth of talent and technological entrepreneurship that exists throughout the whole ecosystem.

Our mission is to help identify, develop and promote the breadth of talent and technological entrepreneurship that exists throughout the whole ecosystem.

The startups we are supporting

There are more than 500 active startups in our portfolio
and more than 100 already work with Telefónica globally

e-bot7

Automated customer service using AI
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e-bot7

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conntac

24/7 network customer support using app-based software
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conntac

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MOTIONTAG

Bringing intelligence to urban mobility
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MOTIONTAG

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stackfuel

Data training for professionals
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Alberto Perez-Arranz
Head of Investments at wayra Germany

Want to be part of our network?

If you are an investor and want to become part of our network and attend our co-investor events, feel free to reach out to me.

Co-invest!

We always look for investors to co-invest.  If you are an investor and want to become part of our network and attend our co-investor events, feel free to reach out to us.

The Funding Cocktail

We joined forces with key Venture Capitalists in Europe to bring real value to the startup ecosystem in 2020.
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Our Investment Approach

As a startup investor, we bring not only cash to the table, but also revenues and global traction with a well-known corporation.
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FAQs

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