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We are Telefónica's investment arm focusing on seed-to-growth tech startups
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How startups can benefit

Our investment ranges from Seed (€350K) to growth (+€25M) via our various verticals. We also help win you Telefónica as a client with access to +350M customers across 24 countries.

Why we invest in startups

As a leading Telco investment arm, we aim to stay close to startups that will define the new market standards.

We provide startups with the basis for various future businesses. E.g., IoT services, autonomous driving, etc., all are built and rely on connectivity/5G.

We are a trustful player for prospective businesses and want to be at the forefront of those businesses from the early days.

We, therefore, support the very best startups with investment to sell their technologies to and through Telefónica in local and global markets.
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Our Wayra Investment Strategy

Our Focus Technologies
5G Connectivity, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Cloud Services, AI/ML, IoT, Quantum, B2B SaaS, Future of Work, Cybersecurity, Mobility, Metaverse, EnterpriseTech, Industry 4.0.
European Market
We invest in DACH, Benelux, Israel and Nordics startups.
First Revenues
We look for startups with first revenues and technical validation of the product by other customers.
Funding Life-cycle
With our further Telefónica investment vehicles, we can provide investments along the whole start-up funding cycle.
Stage
We focus on late-seed to growth.
Tickets rang from €350K to +€25M
We hold minority stakes.
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Why we are an unique investor

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Revenues

We will help your startup acquire as many revenues as possible from Telefónica locally and globally.
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Unique Network

Global market access within 24 countries and access via Telefónica to it's 350 million customers and B2B&B2C clients.

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 invested in

Cobrainer

Cobrainer is the leading AI skills management platform. Built to streamline internal recruiting, talent and skill management. Employees get career path and skill confidence, and companies gain clarity of their workforce competencies.
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Cobrainer

Cobrainer, HR startup, Logo

E-bot7

e-bot7 offers solutions to improve customer service using artificial intelligence. It analyzes incoming messages, directs them to the right department, and provides support agents with reply suggestions.
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E-bot7

Cobrainer, HR startup, Logo

Lanalabs

After a simple upload, LANA Process Mining analyzes the digital data relating to your business processes and creates an intuitive, customizable process visualization.
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Lanalabs

Cobrainer, HR startup, Logo

Tucan.ai

Tucan provides software that automatically takes meeting notes, analyses and even summarises them. They aim to enable everyone to focus on what really matters to them in meetings.
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Tucan.ai

Cobrainer, HR startup, Logo
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alberto perez arraz, head of investments and portfolio Wayra Germany

Alberto Perez-Arranz
Head of Investments at wayra Germany

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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.

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