We are Telefónica’s Corporate Venture Vehicle for Strategic investments. We aim to address the big challenges facing Telco industry and create new businesses leveraging cutting edge technology. TIV invests, directly in startups or through a network of leading VC’s funds in key markets, to build strategic partners fully aligned with TEF global strategy. We have a portfolio formed by +15 startups directly invested, + 100 startups invested through our network of VC’s and +10 VC Funds
TIV is part of an open ecosystem, we fuel Telefónica’s business globally with local presence. With scouting offices in Silicon Valley and in Madrid.
HOW WE INVEST
We invest via 3 vehicles:
- Direct investments in startups with a global impact across the Telefónica’s value chain, sponsored by business or technical areas and with a working plan to be deployed within Telefónica’s footprint. We have 2 vehicles for direct investments: Innovation Ventures and Tech Ventures.
- Indirect investments through our network of VC Funds. These VC funds have presence in key innovation ecosystems for Telefónica. They bring us operational partners with startups, strategic insights, deal Flow opportunities multiplying the scope of our scouting.
WHERE WE INVEST
TIV invests tickets from €150K to €6m in minority stakes of product-market fit and Early Growth stages. We invest in strategic stakes, with leading VCs funds, in startups sponsored by a Telefónica top executive and with a working plan to scale in our business areas.