Wayra X Is Born, the Global Online Hub to Invest in Startups With Digital Products for Mass Consumption
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Telefónicamovistar.呈现两项举措，以促进其开放创新战略对企业生态系统。beplay体育提款第一是Wayra X, the first 100% digital hub designed to invest on a global scale in startups for the development of a digital product for mass consumption that can reach millions of users regardless of geographies. The second isWayra Builder, a corporate venture builder whose mission is to take advantage of the talent and internal technology ofTelefónicamovistar.to create innovative startups together with external investors.
Wayra Xseeks to invest in startups from anywhere in the world and thus be able to improve people's lives by incorporating the latest technology in their day-to-day life. Without a specific geographical headquarters, Wayra X focuses on projects oriented to mass markets and related to5G, ehealth, elearning, digital home, entertainment, mobility and the future of work, among others, with a prototype or product on the market at that it can be disseminated among Telefónica Movistar customers throughout the world.
This new digital hub was created with two startups in its portfolio and plans to make investments in another ten until the end of 2021:
- BlaBla (Shanghai):Online education platform that, through short videos, helps English learners to connect with content prepared by native speakers supported byArtificial Intelligence和机器学习技术.
- Peoople (Madrid):An app to discover the recommendations of friends and favorite influencers on different topics such as books, restaurants, music and all kinds of experiences.
“在Wayra X中，我们寻找专注于能够为影响数百万人的问题提供技术解决方案的大规模市场的公司。Wayra X是一个没有地理障碍的集线器，100％数字和旨在定位可以被发现和分发数字的大量产品“，Agustin Rotondo（区域经理）Wayra Hispam.
By being part of Wayra X, startups will gain access to a great team of experts and mentors. In addition, they will be offered services to scale their businesses, provided 100% remotely, with quick access to customers, testing the pre-installation in terminals, and with the possibility of integration in Movistar + LivingApps.
For its part, Wayra Builder will focus on creating startups together with external investors that take advantage of technology with high potential developed internally at Movistar. The first startup created from Wayra Builder is Deeder, specialized in cybersecurity and法律技术和spin-offof an innovation project of ElevenPaths, Telefónica Tech's cybersecurity company. Its solution allows signing contracts through messaging apps.