Scouting & Trends
I hold a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, focused on corporate law and business strategy, and a Masters in technology, design and art from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (“ITP”) at New York University, Tisch School of Arts. Prior to Wayra X, I've worked the past 6 + years in Product Design (UX and Service Design, Product Management) at Telefónica. I currently am Global Head of Venture Development at Wayra X. Previous experience also includes working in corporate law both in Asunción,Paraguay and New York City, USA. I'm also a visual and sound artist, and have held shows in Asunción and Tokyo.
MARIA ÁNGELES BARBA
MARÍA JOSÉ GINEL
Almost 10 years ago (X) Telefónica decided to create Wayra and open the corporation’s doors to entrepreneurs. The goal? To work with the best global talent and bring their innovations to the group’s more than 350 million customers around the world. Today, the world is more connected than ever following the biggest digitalization drive in history. Wayra now has 7 physical hubs in 10 different countries.
Could there be a better time to take the next step and roll out Wayra beyond its borders?
Why Wayra X?
Often, a startup's success and growth depend on its ability to find a brilliant solution to a problem, to resolve the X. Most of the unicorns on the market now valued at more than 1 billion dollars achieved that with their ability to solve problems (X) in a creative, agile, ingenious, speedy manner. That is what we are looking for with Wayra X!
How is Wayra different from other Hubs?
Wayra X is a 100% digital hub designed to invest in the global unicorns of the future, those entrepreneurs who are able to resolve the most complex X and improve people's lives by incorporating cutting-edge technology into their daily routines.
At Wayra X, we want to invest in the unicorns of the future and help them to scale up their businesses around the world.
We invest in 100% digital, disruptive startups aimed at mass markets (B2C) with a focus on 5G, e-health, e-learning, smart home, entertainment, mobility and the future of work, among others.
We invest up to €250k in companies anywhere in the world in the seed and early stage phases with an MVP or product on the market. We offer 100% online scale up services, visibility and access to Wayra's ecosystem of 7 hubs in 10 countries.
By receiving investment from Wayra X you will be able to access Telefonica's resources in IoT, Data, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and Carrier Billing and also Wayra offers.
At Wayra X, we aim to be a strategic partner for companies and provide them with access to Telefónica customers to boost their present and future growth.
We are not lead investors: we do not lead investment rounds. We adapt to the terms and shareholders' agreement negotiated by the lead investor and the founders.
Access to a large team of experts and mentors, 100% remote scale-up services, fast track to real clients via Wayra Next Trend and preinstallations on Movistar customers' devices.
Head of Wayra X
Global Venture Development at WayraX
Scouting & Trends
Scouting & Trends
Head of Wayra X & New Trends
Venture Studio Director
Head of Communications
Head of Legal Open Innovation & FinTech
Wayra invests in mature and technological startups that bring innovation to Telefonica and its customer network.
We believe that large companies can reinvent themselves by working hand in hand with entrepreneurs.
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