Innovation Ventures

 

We are Telefónica’s Corporate Venture Vehicle. 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 10 startups directly invested and + 80 startups invested through our network of VC’s.

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 two 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.
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Scytl

    Independent communication channel between political leaders and citizens to encourage and favor open governments and citizen participation.More information

    Independent communication channel between political leaders and citizens to encourage and favor open governments and citizen participation.More information

    • Digital Transformation
    • Spain

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

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