Telefónica Ventures

We are Telefónica’s Corporate Venture Vehicle for strategic investments. We aim to address the big challenges facing Telco industry and create new businesses aligned with the Core strategy from Telefónica, leveraging cutting edge technology.

This is how we invest

TIV 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.

Investment Thesis

We invest tickets from €150K to €6m 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.

  • Idea Validation
  • Product Launch
  • Product Market Fit
  • Early growth
  • Mature age

How we invest

In Telefónica Ventures we invest through two 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.

Where we invest?

Innovation Ventures

  • Next Generation Networks
  • Digital Customers

Tech Ventures

  • Cyber
  • IoT
  • Cloud
  • Data

Fondos de capital riesgo

  • Telefónica Markets
  • Strategic Markets

Key Figures

16 Startups in the Portfolio
+100 Non-direct Investment in Startups
11 VCs Limited Partners
+160MM Investment Executed

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.

Our Portfolio

Aerial

Networks, Canada.
Owns a patented technology targeted for smart homes, which detects presence and recognizes activities using the WiFi signal.

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Altiostar

Networks, USA.
Provides a 5G-ready virtualized open RAN software solution that supports open interfaces and disaggregates the hardware from the software to build an open multi-vendor web-scale network.

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Assia

Networks, USA.
Delivers broadband solutions for leading service providers across the globe.

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BigML

AI. USA.
Sophisticated Machine Learning-based solutions affordably by distilling the predictive patterns from their data into real-life intelligent applications usable by anyone.

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Boku

Digital Customer. 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.

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ClearX

Blockchain. Israel.
Clear builds blockchain-based settlement and clearing networks for global industries.

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Sigfox

IoT. Francia.
Provider of connectivity for the IoT. It has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming the lowest possible amount of energy.

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Amobee

Marketing Media Entertainment. USA.
A mobile advertising platform offering end-to-end mobile advertising solutions and services for advertisers and publishers.

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Quantenna

Connectivity. Networks. USA.
Quantenna’s solutions combine semiconductor architecture with system-level software and cloud analytics to deliver the highest speed, broadest coverage, highest capacity.

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MindMeld

AI. USA.
An advanced AI platform powering a new generation of intelligent conversational interfaces.

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Devo

Cibersecurity. USA.
Improve visibility, transform the SOC, and achieve enterprise-wide business initiatives. Leverage built-in algorithms or integrate custom models, in real time, at scale.

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4IQ

Cibersecurity. España.
4IQ powers Cyber Intelligence Centers for defense and law enforcement agencies and provides enterprises with Intelligence Services.

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Nozomi

Cibersecurity. USA.
The leader of industrial cybersecurity, delivering the best solution for real-time visibility to manage cyber risk and improve resilience for industrial operations.

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Smart Protection

Cibersecurity. España.
We track down and eliminate illegal copies of your assets through our technology platform. Our goal is to minimize the negative impact that such infringements have on your sales and brand reputation.

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Red Sift

Cibersecurity. España.
Open cloud platform uses machine learning to help organizations of all sizes and sectors address day-to-day security challenges.

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CounterCraft

Cibersecurity. España.
CounterCraft Deception Solution detects advanced adversaries. Automate counterintelligence campaigns to discover targeted attacks with real time active solutions.

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Blueliv

Cibersecurity. USA.
Provides cyber threat information and analysis intelligence for enterprises, service providers, and security vendors.

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VU Security

Cibersecurity. USA.
Developer of cybersecurity software designed to offer fraud prevention and identity protection where users can be identified using complex algorithms, behavior analysis and machine learning, enabling companies and government agencies to ease out the process of authentication and proof of life.

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Pridatect

Cibersecurity.
Developer of an online platform designed to offer GDPR compliance services that simplifies the process of detecting risks and protecting personal data.

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Hdiv

Kymatio. España.
Protects applications against security bugs and business logic flaws throughout the SDLC without changing the source code.

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Alias Robotics

Cibersecurity.
Robot cyber security company that delivers security solutions against malware for robots and their components through a Robot Immune System that anticipates, prevents and mitigates vulnerabilities.

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Kymatio

Cibersecurity. España.
Employee cyber risk management and human firewalls activation. Kymatio is the SaaS that identifies, analyzes and provides everything necessary to manage employee cyber risks.

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IMbox

Cibersecurity.
Secure, private and encrypted cloud-based instant messaging solution tailored to solve the companies’ needs, connect employees and keep track of conversations and activity for any regulatory purposes.

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Fcase

Cibersecurity.
Fraud orchestration and management software that provides an efficient and simple way to consolidate, manage and interrogate fraud data.

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Alter VP

California, USA.
Californian investment fund focused on hard tech startups, in B2B companies.

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Vintage IP

Tel Aviv, Israel.
Vintage is a global venture platform invested in the world’s leading venture funds and startups, driving digital innovation across industries.

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RedPoint e.ventures

São Paulo, Brasil.
RedPoint is the first and only Silicon Valley presence on the ground in Brazil. Supports Brazilian digital market entrepreneurs to create fast-growing companies.

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Kibo I & II

Madrid, España.
Kibo Ventures (two funds) invest in seed stage startups, mainly in Spain.

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Active

Barcelona, España.
European venture fund with presence in Spain, Germany and Scandinavia.

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InvestTech I & VC

São Paulo, Brasil.
Investment Brazilian Venture Capital and Private Equity focused on growth startups, in B2B companies.

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Axon

Invests in countries in the Pacific region such as Colombia, México and Peru.
Invests in countries in the Pacific region such as Colombia, México and Peru.

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Scale

Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Chilean investment fund that invest exclusively in communication, media and IT sectors.

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Caixa

Barcelona, España.
Invests in innovative companies in seed stage.

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Internal Innovation

Contact with our Internal Innovation department.