August 21, 2014

Welcome to Verizon Ventures

The Verizon Ventures team has conducted very little marketing to date despite our decades-long history of providing venture funding. So when we decided to create a new Web site, our top priority was to ensure that we deliver a clear reflection of who we are and the extraordinary resources we bring to driven entrepreneurs.

More than just a source of funding, Verizon Ventures combines the power of experienced investment professionals with a focused venture development team and connections to Verizon’s core business.  No other venture team can tap into the depth and breadth of the Verizon ecosystem, and we are proud to be the bridge that connects portfolio companies with strategic and financial resources that advance their businesses.

We also pride ourselves on serving as a long-term partner. In addition to financial investment, companies turn to Verizon Ventures for access to our global networks, go-to-market roadmap, marketing support, business development opportunities, strategic insights, deep expertise, network tools and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and significant understanding of the myriad elements of growing a successful company.

Our ideal investment is one in which we can add value to the business through financial and strategic resources. Verizon’s investment categories are directly related to our strategic direction, and range from Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees to software-defined-networking company ConteXtream. One recent investment Flint is a mobile payment service for small businesses that makes it easier than ever to accept credit card payments – by scanning instead of swiping – or via online invoice payments. Verizon Ventures helps these companies, and many others, by providing access to our global networks, platforms, subject matter experts and distribution channels to advance their businesses.

Our new website will feature ongoing dynamic content from the Verizon Ventures team showcasing the investment team's expertise, experience and specialization. Readers can expect to find here a variety of engaging content including blog posts, news articles, portfolio company success stories, industry reports, infographics, videos, and stories from Verizon business units. We hope you check back often, join the conversation and let us know what you think. 

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