London 2020 Call

Wayra UK is looking for world class founders building start-ups to shape the world we live in. Applications are now closed. We will contact the selected start-ups and announce them shortly.

Our global Wayra footprint gives your start-up the route to scale and trade anywhere in the world, focused on getting results.

Run by entrepreneurs who started just like you, together with experts and investors who’ve seen it all, to give you dedicated time over nine months to achieve the results you need. Be one of the 10 start-ups to join 2020 alongside our community of founders and alumni that are at the heart of it all.

You must be a tech start-up. Not a lifestyle business or SME.

We invest anywhere UP to Pre-Series A, though we rarely invest in ideas or start-ups without a minimum viable product.

We want start-ups that can go on to conquer the world, even if focused locally at present. We need a global mindset.

We look for disruptive ideas, technology and business models that can radically change the way we think about a market. We are not looking for incremental improvements.

We do look for things that do have fit with our parent company, Telefónica. Do some research as to what this might be and think creatively.

That said, you do not have to have a direct link with telecoms – we want to see the best start-ups first and foremost!

Most importantly, we look for passionate, smart, talented teams of entrepreneurs who we believe can go and execute to an exceptional standard.

What we offer

Wayra's investor network

Wayra's investment

Telefónica business development


Office space


Dedicated mentors




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portfolio companies in the UK


billion combined valuation of Wayra UK companies


trials and contracts with Telefónica


millions in revenue via contracts with Telefónica


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What can you expect from Wayra’s programme?

Investment via cash and services

Co-working space in Piccadilly for your team for 8 months (max 8 people per team)

A gold class program for 8 months designed around your business needs and for you and your growth as a founder

Mentoring, coaching and guidance to help you develop your business

Access to Wayra’s global network in 10 countries with potential investors and acquirers.

Access to Telefonica’s global networkin 15 countries and over 352 million customers.

Access to Wayra’s global community of alumni, founders, mentors, investors in residence and coaches

Potential trials with Telefonica/o2

Areas of Interest

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Wayra London 2020 Call