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 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

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INVESTMENT THESIS

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.

 

 

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PORTFOLIO INNOVATION VENTURES

  • Aerial

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

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

    • Networks
    • Canada
  • Altiostar

    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. More information

    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. More information

    • Networks
    • USA
  • Assia

    Delivers broadband solutions for leading service providers across the globe More information

    Delivers broadband solutions for leading service providers across the globe More information

    • Networks
    • USA
  • BigML

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

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

    • AI
    • USA
  • Boku

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

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

    • Digital Customers
    • USA
  • ClearX

    Clear builds blockchain-based settlement and clearing networks for global industries. More information

    Clear builds blockchain-based settlement and clearing networks for global industries. More information

    • Blockchain
    • Israel
  • Sigfox

    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. More information

    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. More information

    • IoT
    • France

Our Succesful Exits

  • Amobee

    A mobile advertising platform offering end-to-end mobile advertising solutions and services for advertisers and publishers. More information

    A mobile advertising platform offering end-to-end mobile advertising solutions and services for advertisers and publishers. More information

    • Marketing, Media, Entertainment
    • USA
  • Quantenna

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

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

    • Connectivity, Networks
    • USA
  • MindMeld

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

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

    • AI
    • USA

PORTFOLIO TECH VENTURES

  • DEVO

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

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

    • Cibersecurity
    • USA
  • 4iQ

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

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

    • Cibersecurity
    • Spain
  • Nozomi

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

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

    • Cibersecurity
    • USA
  • SMART PROTECTION

    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. More information

    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. More information

    • Cibersecurity
    • Spain
  • RED SIFT

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

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

    • Cibersecurity
    • Spain
  • Counter Craft

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

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

    • Cibersecurity
    • Spain
  • Blueliv

    Provides cyber threat information and analysis intelligence for enterprises, service providers, and security vendors. More Information

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

    • Cibersecurity
    • USA
  • VU Security

    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. More information

    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. More information

    • Cibersecurity
  • Pridatect

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

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

    • Cibersecurity
  • Hdiv

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

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

    • Cibersecurity
    • Spain
  • Alias Robotics

    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. More information

    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. More information

    • Cibersecurity
  • Kymatio

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

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

    • Cibersecurity
    • Spain
  • Imbox

    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. More information

    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. More information

    • Cibersecurity
  • FCase

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

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

    • Cibersecurity

VC Funds Network

2019- On going

  • Alter VP

    Californian investment fund focused on hard tech startups, in B2B companies. More information

    Californian investment fund focused on hard tech startups, in B2B companies. More information

    • California, USA
  • Vintage IP

    Vintage is a global venture platform invested in the world's leading venture funds and startups, driving digital innovation across industries. More information

    Vintage is a global venture platform invested in the world's leading venture funds and startups, driving digital innovation across industries. " href="https://www.vintage-ip.com/" title="">More information

    • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Redpoint e.ventures

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

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

    • São Paulo, Brazil

2012 - 2018

  • Kibo I & II

    Kibo Ventures (two funds) invest in seed stage startups, mainly in Spain More information

    Kibo Ventures (two funds) invest in seed stage startups, mainly in Spain. More information

    • Madrid, Spain
  • Active

    European venture fund with presence in Spain, Germany and Scandinavia. More information

    European venture fund with presence in Spain, Germany and Scandinavia. More information

    • Barcelona, Spain
  • InvestTech I & VC

    Investment Brazilian Venture Capital and Private Equity focused on growth startups, in B2B companies. More information

    Investment Brazilian Venture Capital and Private Equity focused on growth startups, in B2B companies. More information

    • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Axon

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

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

    • Pacific area: Colombia, Peru & Mexico
  • Scale

    Chilean investment fund that invest exclusively in communication, media and IT sectors.More information

    Chilean investment fund that invest exclusively in communication, media and IT sectors.More information

    • Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • Caixa

    Invests in innovative companies in seed stage. More information

    Invests in innovative companies in seed stage. More information

    • Barcelona, Spain

Team

Guenia Gawendo

Guenia Gawendo

Managing Director

Pablo Moro

Pablo Moro

Investments

Bárbara Albízuri

Bárbara Albízuri

Investments

Álvaro Gracia

Álvaro Gracia

Investments

Rafael Amorós

Rafael Amorós

Scout and Startup Business Development

CONTACT US

 

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