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Telefónica Innovation Ventures


Founded in 2007, Telefónica Innovation Ventures (TIV) is Telefónica's corporate venture vehicle to invests and build strategic partners aligned with Telefónica's global strategy. The firm invests directly in tech startups, or through a network of leading venture capital funds in which TIV participate as a limited partner in key markets for Telefónica. Currently, the firm's portfolio is formed of 10 startups invested directly and more than 80 startups invested through 10 venture capital funds. The firm has offices in Silicon Valley and Madrid, with an investment scope, focused on Europe, the US, Israel, and LATAM. The firm is focused on investing in 5G and Next-Gen Communications, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud, Edge, Video, Gaming and Fintech, and Digital Transformation.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Year Founded
Primary Investor Type
Corporate Venture Capital
Other Investor Types
Venture Capital
Primary Office
  • Ronda de la Comunicación
  • Edificio Central. Planta 3
  • 28050 Madrid
  • Spain

Telefónica Innovation Ventures Investments (55)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
adjust 12-Jun-2019 Later Stage VC 00000 Business/Productivity Software Profitable
000000000000 26-Nov-2018 00000 00000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue
0000 07-Jun-2018 00000 00000 0000 Database Software Generating Revenue
0000000 14-Feb-2018 00000 00000 00.000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue
00000 03-Jan-2018 00000 00000 00.00 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue
00000 08-Mar-2017 00000 00000 00.000 Publishing Generating Revenue
000000 12-Jan-2017 00000 00000 000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue
000000000 02-Nov-2016 00000 00000 00.000 Aerospace and Defense Startup
4iQ 04-Oct-2016 Early Stage VC 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue
Captio 22-Sep-2016 Later Stage VC 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue
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Telefónica Innovation Ventures Exits (26)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Napster 22-Jan-2019 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Completed
000000 18-Sep-2018 0000000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
0000 20-Nov-2017 000 000.00 Completed
00000000 26-May-2017 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 00000 0000000
000000000 16-Jan-2017 000000000000000000 0000 Completed
  • 0000000000
000000000 00000000 28-Oct-2016 000 00000 Completed
000000000 04-Aug-2016 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 0000
000000 24-Jun-2016 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 0000000 0000000000
EverythingMe 25-Oct-2015 Out of Business Completed
Taskhub 01-Oct-2015 Out of Business Completed
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Telefónica Innovation Ventures Team (12)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Guenia Gawendo Managing Director 0 0 Madrid, Spain
Barbara Albizuri Head of Global Investments Madrid, Spain
Pablo Casquete Head of Global New Ventures Madrid, Spain
Julio Marchena Head of Scouting SV Madrid, Spain
Pablo Gonzalez-Puelles Investment & Porfolio Analyst Madrid, Spain

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