Wayra UK Call

The Wayra Call is a cross-industry call for any start-up developing innovative digital products, services and technologies that can shape the world we live in.

We are looking for start-ups that are ready to join our hub and reach their full potential.

Successful applicants receive investment and acceleration services including office space in our Central London hub, and access to our world-class networks of partners, mentors, investors and coaches.

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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Areas of Interest

The programme will invest in and accelerate start-ups tackling engineering challenges across selected focus areas:

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