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How startups can benefit

Access to our unparalleled global network of over 350 million customers and clients across 24 countries.

Why we invest in startups

As the early-stage investment arm of Telefónica and leading CVC, our ambition is to stay close to early-stage startups that will define the new market standards.

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

Our Focus Technologies
Big Data, AI, Network Technologies, Cybersecurity and Enterprise Solutions for use cases such as HR, Customer Service and Retail.
European Market
We usually invest in European startups but are open to global opportunities as well.
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 other leading European VCs.
We focus on late-seed to growth
Tickets up to €350K
Our goal is to hold minority ownership of the startups
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Why you should work with us

Here are three main reasons why you should have us
as an investor on your cap table:  
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We will help your startup acquire as many revenues as possible from Telefónica locally and globally.
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Investor ready

We will define the fundraising journey together with you and will provide you with any support needed through the process. 
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Access to our network of VCs and corporations: we will help you acquire them as potential customers. 

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 is the leading AI skills management platform at the forefront of the evolution of work. Built to streamline internal recruiting, talent and skill management, the Munich-based startup’s skill database and clever matching algorithm knows no rival. Employees get career path and skill confidence, while their companies gain clarity of their workforce competencies.
Take me there


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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.
Take me there


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


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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.
Take me there

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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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