Turning opportunity into success

Our philosophy

With a guiding philosophy that champions the drive it takes to innovate beyond the world’s wildest imagination, Verizon's team of experienced investment and venture development professionals takes a collaborative, portfolio-first approach that connects innovation with opportunity. We back big new ideas and help you accelerate and commercialize with a network of meaningful resources:

Connection to domain expertise and technical resources that advance and accelerate your business.

Visibility among and introduction to global brands looking for prospective partners and customers.

Pathways to access Verizon commercialization channels and collaborate with product teams.

Our Focus

At the forefront of identifying tomorrow’s new markets and the leaders that are making them, Verizon Ventures has become a preferred and trusted investment partner for compelling technology companies and co-investors. We are focused on solutions that are advancing the connected society of today and the network that powers it, from devices and content, to commerce, data and the cloud. We work with innovators in a range of industries, technologies and market sectors:

Connected Devices
& Hardware

The frontier of artificial intelligence, machine learning, UAVs, M2M, connected cars, telematics, logistics, smart homes, the Internet of Things and the intelligent platforms that bring these technologies to life… join us to reinvent efficiency and connectedness 

Media &
Entertainment

From content discovery, delivery and consumption, to rendering content across devices, we support services that evolve the integration of compelling entertainment and information into daily work and life through AR, VR, video, e-sports, gaming and social 

Commerce
& Advertising

Powering the future of commerce through multi-screen advertising, mobile marketing, payments and security, we encourage the new possibilities in ad-tech, mar-tech and fin-tech platforms for mobile, social and video

Infrastructure
& Networking

Delivering efficiencies at scale with cloud, blockchain, identity and access management, mobile endpoints, firewalls, network services and virtualization technologies - help us catalyze solutions for every industry vertical

Data &
Analytics

The contextual awareness that turns information into insight, from descriptive and diagnostic to predictive and prescriptive - meaning is built by the tools to report, visualize and make sense of real-time data-in-motion