Telefónica Ventures

Corporate Venture Vehicle for strategic investments. We aim to address the big challenges facing Telco industry and create new businesses and verticals aligned with the Core strategy from Telefónica.

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This is how we invest

Telefónica invests, directly in startups or through a network of leading VC’s funds in key markets, to build strategic partners fully aligned with Telefónica global strategy. We are an open ecosystem, we fuel Telefónica’s business globally with local presence.

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Investment Thesis

We invest tickets from €350K to €5m in minority and strategic stakes of product-market fit and Early Growth stages directly, and indirectly through a network formed by the main Venture Capital funds leading in key markets for the group where Telefónica Ventures is a Limited Partner. The startups are sponsored by a Telefónica top executive and have a working plan to scale in our business areas.

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How we invest

In Telefónica Ventures we invest through three vehicles:

Direct Investments

We invest in startups with a global impact across the Telefónica’s value chain, sponsored by our technical areas and with a working plan to be deployed within Telefónica’s footprint.

Indirect Investments

Investments through our network of VC Funds, which have presence in key innovation ecosystems for Telefónica. They bring us operational partnerships, strategic insights, and deal flow opportunities.

Leadwind

We invest in ‘deep tech scaleups’, fast-growing startups with a disruptive and transformative technology base, located in Southern Europe and Latin America. This independent venture capital fund is open to public and private investors.

Where we invest

DIRECT INVESTMENTS
  • Digital Customers: Home, Healthcare, Fintech, Energy, Entertainment
  • B2B: Cyber, IoT, Cloud y Data
  • Next Generation Network
VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDS
  • Telefónica Markets: Spain, UK, Germany, Brazil and Hispam (Colombia, Peru and Mexico)
  • Strategic Markets: US and Israel
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Telefónica Ventures in the world:

Startups located in the best tech ecosystems: US and Israel.Startups with operations in the highlighted Telefónica footprint: Spain, Brazil, UK, Germany, Colombia, Peru and Mexico.

Telefónica Ventures Portfolio

Boku

E-Commerce
USA
USA
Mobile payments platform, enabling consumers to pay for goods and services using their mobile phone number, with purchases billed to mobile network operator bill.

ClearX

Blockchain
Global
Global
ClearX, founded in Israel, builds blockchain-based settlement and clearing networks for global industries (telecom, shipping, energy, healthcare and insurance). Clear uses enterprise-grade blockchain technologies and programmable smart contracts.

Constella

Cybersecurity
Europe
Europe
Constella powers Cyber Intelligence Centers for defense and law enforcement agencies and provides enterprises with Intelligence Services.

Devo

Cybersecurity
Europe
USA
LatAm
Spain, Germany, UK, USA & Brazil
Devo, a US-based company, is a real-time Big Data platform that ingests and analyses companies’ data for IT operations, fraud, security, marketing, IoT, and more.

Durcal

Connectivity
Europe
Europe
Platform for family care and relationships focused on the silver economy.

MelodyVR

Virtual Assistants
Global
UK
Music entertainment platform that combines immersive visual content and music streaming through virtual reality.

The team

We are the Telefónica Ventures team. Our goal is to find and finance startups that can be strategic partners of Telefónica and provide differential technology, new products and, above all, help to gain time to market.

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