Wayra

Wayra democratises entrepreneurship by providing unparalleled access to networks and capital, turning start-ups into scale-ups, while ensuring that their start-ups reflect the UK diversity. They have already accelerated almost 300 start-ups and invested in 193 of them, which currently has a combined value of over $1bn and have had 137 trials or contracts with Telefónica, generating $18.5m in revenue for our portfolio of start-ups.

Wayra scales start-ups by giving them access not only to investment but also to business development opportunities with some of the world’s largest companies, including their parent company, Telefónica. They are part of a larger group which runs 7 hubs in Europe and Latin America, that reach the entrepreneurial ecosystems of 10 countries.  This makes Wayra one of the world’s most global, connected and technological innovation hubs.

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Website www.wayra.co.uk
Investor Type Venture Funds
Services Provided Incubator / Accelerator, Live Pitch Presentations
Investment Stage Seed, Start-Up, Early Stage VC
Investment Opportunities Yes
Regions Covered All
Investment Range Less than £150k, £150k - £250k, £250k - £500k, £500k - £1m
Sectors Considered Advertising and Publishing, Aerospace and Defence, Automobile and Transport, Business Products and Services, Clean Tech and Eco Innovation, Computing and Electronics, Consumer and e-commerce, Consumer Technology, Creative Arts and Entertainment, Digital Media and Content, Fashion and Design, Fin Tech, Financial and Professional Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Med Tech and Digital Health, Internet of Things, Life Sciences, Logistics and Distribution, Materials and Manufacturing, Mobile and Telecoms, Renewables and Energy, Retail, Social Impact

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