Through our early-stage, strategic investments, we work to build and support startups as they move through all of the stages from concept development to commercial launch.
Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware
XML-based platform used to deliver apps/services into connected homes.
Sector/Focus: Media & Entertainment
8i is on a mission to enable the evolution of media and human communication by giving people the best way to connect with each other and express themselves through holograms. Their proprietary technology transforms video from an array of cameras into a photorealistic 3D hologram of a human that can be viewed from any angle, on any device for virtual, augmented or mixed reality.
Sector/Focus: Commerce & Advertising
ActionX works in mobile app and cross-screen retargeting. It works with the biggest transactional brands to drive cross-screen revenue and maximize lifetime value.
AdTheorent is a mobile ad network that uses predictive targeting to drive engagement and ROI for advertisers. AdTheorent unifies creativity and machine learning through a real-time bidding (RTB) enabled mobile ad network, delivering ads to the optimal target audience.
Provider and publisher of premier mobile entertainment content and applications, including games, images, video, ringtones, ringbacktones and informational content.
Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics
Airlinq is accelerating the development and deployment of large scale connected applications around smart mobility and ecosystem monetization for automakers, mobile network operators and consumers around the world.
Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking
Airship’s Customer Engagement Platform gives brands the user-level data, engagement channels, AI orchestration and services they need to deliver push notifications, emails, SMS, in-app messages, mobile wallet cards and more to exactly the right person in exactly the right moment — building trust, boosting engagement, driving action and growing value.
BBG Ventures is a New York-based seed stage venture capital fund investing in women-led technology companies. They back founders creating market-defining consumer applications and Verizon Ventures is proud to have invested in both its BBG l and BBG ll Funds.
Beamr is a video and image encoding and processing solutions provider for MSOs, OTT streaming service providers, entertainment studios, web publishers, and social content publishing platforms.
Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics
Loop® by Benbria® Corporation is an omni-channel mobile messaging and engagement solution that helps brands to enhance the customer experience. By leveraging the customer’s preferred choice of communications, be it texting, web chat, native app, email, or kiosk, Loop® allows customers to communicate directly with a brand to make a request, express a concern, or provide a compliment before, during, and after their visit. Resolving guests' concerns and requests in real-time helps brands to improve customer satisfaction, save at-risk customers, increase revenue, and drive repeat visits.
BlueKai is a cloud-based big data platform that enables companies to personalize online, offline and mobile marketing campaigns with richer and more actionable information about targeted audiences.
Bug Labs offers the IoT industry’s easiest-to-use, enterprise-strength development tools that enable everyone from C programmers to web developers to business owners to build, launch and maintain their own custom IoT solution. Bug Labs’ solution consists of two separate but integrated software platforms; dweet™ (www.dweet.io), a real-time messaging and alerting system, and freeboard™ (www.freeboard.io), a real-time visualization and dashboard platform. These tools are available directly via the Bug Labs website and also via co-branded Developer Portal versions hosted by OEMs and network services providers looking to capitalize on, and participate in the exploding IoT market interest. The Bug Labs IoT application enablement capabilities have been incorporated into Verizon’s ThingSpace platform.
A free app that consolidates membership/reward cards into one.
Cellfire is a provider of digital coupons in the U.S., offering easy access to offers from major consumer brands. With a significant U.S retail footprint, Cellfire reaches more than 22,000 stores nationwide.
Cellwize is all about enabling the networks of the future today. With CHIME, its cloudified and AI-driven RAN automation and orchestration platform, it enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to accelerate 5G network deployment and go-to-market, as well as improve the ROI on their network investments.
CENX provides Service Orchestration solutions that automate lifecycle management of data services across IP and next generation software-defined networks.
Civis Analytics is a data science company serving a fast-growing and diverse group of both public and private sector clients. Providing data analytics tools and analytics services, Civis empowers organizations to make data-driven decisions.
Home365 makes owning and renting out real estate easy, predictable, and more profitable than ever before. As the first and only company to introduce an all-inclusive, property-specific Management as a Service (PMaaS) model, Home365 is disrupting the market as a new breed of property management.
CloudBees is the hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, providing companies with smarter solutions for accelerating software development and delivery. We’ve taken Jenkins – the most trusted DevOps platform – and added enterprise-grade security, scalability, manageability and support, so companies have the fastest path from great ideas to impactful software.
Designer and implementer of intelligent energy distribution and management networks.
ConteXtream is a software-defined-networking (SDN) company that enables carriers to deliver network capacity and functions in the same way cloud providers deliver applications effectively utilizing standard computing and storage. ConteXtream's SDN offering is carrier-grade and enables Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for various solutions deployed on carrier networks.
Cooler Screens is transforming retail cooler surfaces into IoT enabled screens, creating the largest retail point-of-sale media platform in the world.
A platform that transforms how broadcast/streaming video is delivered and processed in homes.
Fan Controlled Football (FCF) is the only professional sports league that enables fans to call the plays in real-time. Pioneering a new category of immersive sports, FCF is blending the sports and video gaming industries.
Flash Networks, a provider of mobile Internet optimization and monetization solutions, enables operators to boost network speed, optimize video and web traffic, and generate over-the-top revenues from the mobile Internet. Sitting at the core of the network, Flash Networks’ Harmony Mobile Internet Services Gateway accelerates LTE networks and reduces web and video traffic data, while providing operators with in-depth traffic analytics and user insights. In addition, with Harmony, operators can engage with their subscribers by offering an enhanced browsing experience while generating revenues from search, over-the-top content, and targeted advertising.
Glympse utilizes person-to-person time-based location sharing technology. With an intuitive design and enhanced features, the company easily integrates location sharing into everyday activities, meetings and events. Glympse is a fast, free, and simple way to share your location in real time with the people you trust.
iguazio was founded in 2014 with a fresh approach to the data management challenges faced by today’s enterprises. The iguazio Continuous Analytics Data Platform has fundamentally redesigned the entire data stack to bridge the enterprise skill gap and accelerate performance of real-time and analytics processing in big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-native applications.
INVIDI Technologies offers Advatar, an application that delivers addressable television advertising and marketing messages to viewers.
Iris Automation is an artificial intelligence and safety avionics company building collision-avoidance systems for autonomous vehicles, focused on industrial drones.
Kinvey is an enterprise Backend as a Service (BaaS) platform that helps enterprises, agencies, and developers launch successful and engaging apps. Kinvey provides comprehensive support for native, hybrid, and mobile Web applications and out of the box enterprise capabilities including identity management, integration with enterprise data sources and a data store and file store for new mobile data, ability to run customized business logic, and a rich set of mobile engagement services. Kinvey runs in a multi-tenant cloud or in a dedicated public or private cloud.
Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking
Kumu Networks develops full-duplex technology, allowing a radio to send and receive signals simultaneously using a single frequency channel. With its Self-Interference Cancellation technology, the "unwanted" energy that leaks into a radio's receiver while transmitting is eliminated and the spectral efficiency of wireless systems is doubled. The technology can be used to improve spectrum reuse and remove limitations of hardware-based filters in existing systems.
Media & Entertainment
Light Field Lab is building a holographic ecosystem by developing display technologies that enable holographic objects to float in space without head-mounted accessories. Light Field Lab is on a mission to enable a holographic future by building upon the founders’ collective expertise of light field technology innovation.
Media Tech Venture Studio is a program jointly run by Verizon and R/GA that functions as an accelerator and invests in participating startup companies in the media technology space spanning areas such as video creation and consumption, data analytics, eSports, commerce, video delivery performance, machine learning and personalization.
Medio increases the lifetime value of mobile customers. Its predictive solutions enable businesses to acquire higher value customers and improve both their retention and lifetime value by providing predictive insights and a personalized mobile experience.
A wireless navigation and local search company.
OmniSci (formerly MapD) is the creator of the extreme analytics platform, used in business and government to find insights in big data beyond the limits of mainstream analytics tools. The platform harnesses the massive parallel computing of GPUs for breakthrough performance at scale.
Open Garden is a peer-to-peer mesh networking technology that enables communities, organizations and app developers to build their own networks, extending the reach of the Internet. Open Garden turns your phone into a hotspot and securely shares your WiFi connectivity to other Open Garden users in range creating a people-powered Internet.
Optibus is the vendor of city-wide mass transportation planning and operation. Based on proprietary AI and optimization algorithms, Optibus provides a dynamic platform to enable public transportation and fleet operators to optimize resource allocation and improve the transport experience, while saving their clients tens of millions of dollars annually. Powering some of the largest transit operators internationally, Optibus is developing the future operating system that will control and optimize multi-modal, flexible transportation within cities.
Origin Wireless is innovating usages of wireless signals with technology that enables users to build a wide range of Wi-Fi smart home, health, well-being, and indoor tracking applications with high performance, low cost, and ease of use.
OV Loop is a new voice-powered communications and commerce channel for people and businesses to better interact, transact and build relationships.
Phenix Real Time Solutions is a real-time streaming technology platform that delivers synchronized streams with sub-half second latency at broadcast quality and scale.
As a recognized pioneer of mmWave technology, Pivotal Commware develops software-defined antennas and radios that use holographic beamforming to increase network speed and capacity.
PlaySight is connecting the next generation of athletes with its global sports SmartCourt platform. Its technology combines advanced player video and analytics technology with video replay, live streaming capabilities and social media to deliver a smarter sporting experience to athletes, coaches and fans around the world.
PrecisionHawk is the provider of aerial data and safety platforms for drones. The Lancaster is PrecisionHawk’s fixed-wing, autonomous drone built to collect the highest quality terrestrial data using a host of integrated sensors. PrecisionHawk houses three divisions that support its mission: DataMapper aerial mapping and analysis software, TerraServer satellite imagery and LATAS (Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety).
Prove is a secure mobile authentication company. Prove's suite of network authentication services provides mobile security while eliminating friction from the customer experience.
Renovo Motors is a mobility software company accelerating innovation in Automated Mobility on Demand (AMoD). Committed to transforming the way people and things move, their scalable platform merges software, data analytics, and automotive-grade safety systems into a unified solution for AMoD deployments.
RUN provides mobile-focused programmatic advertising technology. The company empowers clients with its proprietary cross-screen targeting and audience activation and is backed by real-time up-to-the-second analytics. RUN's mobile solutions integrate into its full suite of desktop capabilities and analytics products.
Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware
Sfara is advancing mobile safety technology by harnessing the raw processing power and sensors of today’s smart phones and tablets, combined with patented machine learning algorithms.
ShotTracker provides an innovative system delivers 70+ unique and completely autonomous basketball stats and insights to teams, broadcasters and game partners with sub-second latency.
Skyfire is dedicated to leveraging the power of cloud computing to radically improve the mobile Internet experience for both operators and their consumers.
Skyward is the information management platform connecting both drones and their operators with the information they need to fly safely and in compliance with regulatory and insurance requirements. Skyward’s cloud-based solution suite delivers the digital system of record, real-time air chart, and unique drone IDs essential for commercial operations.
SparkCognition, Inc. is the world's first cognitive security analytics company. The company builds and deploys a cognitive, data-driven analytics platform for clouds, devices, and the Internet of Things industrial and security markets by applying patent-pending algorithms that deliver out of-band, symptom-sensitive analytics, insights, and security.
Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware
Swiftmile is a scalable, turnkey eBike and eScooter transit system that provides alternative transportation solutions for short city distances, reducing harmful carbon emissions. The company aims to solve the pollution pain point caused by single-rider commuter vehicles on the road through scalable charging systems for riders of eBikes and eScooters. Swiftmile can scale to support any number of fleet sizes, efficiently reducing parking and traffic as well as solving transportation challenges the world over.
Infrastructure & Networking
The Fabric is a pre-Series A startup foundry designed to co-create, fund and accelerate companies in the cloud and IoT infrastructure space. The team works with early-stage entrepreneurs as well as venture capitalist firms through the entire lifecycle of idea creation through company building. The Fabric has successfully built and launched VeloCloud (acquired by VMWare), Perspica (acquired by Cisco), Appcito (acquired by A10 Networks), IoTium, Pensa, Spanugo, KMesh, and Rosetta Cyber Security.
Cloud-based music service with unlimited access to over 8 million songs.
Designed for the on-demand economy and the Connected Car revolution, Urgent.ly provides a roadside assistance experience without a subscription or membership. It offers transparent service with clear, flat-rate pricing; accident detection and Family View; and cashless, reliable help for motorists in need of a tow, tire change, fuel delivery, jump start or lock-out service.
Veniam offers a robust and cost-effective way of providing in-vehicle Internet access and seamless connectivity to your car or fleet. Veniam’s networking platforms are designed to overcome urban dead zones, switch automatically to cost-effective wifi, and expand the vehicle’s communication range through the self-organized vehicular mesh – all while on the move.
Verdigris is an artificial intelligence and IoT platform that makes buildings smarter and more connected while reducing energy consumption and costs. By combining proprietary hardware sensors, machine learning, and software, Verdigris “learns” the energy patterns of a building.
Versa Networks’ virtualized network functions and services allow customers to transform the data center and network edge to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa Networks provides unmatched flexibility and efficiency without the need to install expensive, proprietary equipment.
Vdoo is a global leader in the increasingly critical space of product security, helping organizations identify, prioritize, and mitigate a vast range of security issues that arise from software.
VideoSurf is a video discovery company, combines social insights with computer vision technology to search and identify videos on any device.
VOOM is an on-demand, telematics-based insurtech platform for specialized mobility products, dedicated to protecting users for anything they ride, fly, or sail. VOOM's data-driven, usage-based insurance products include multiple high-risk, episodic-usage mobility verticals, including e-scooters, e-bikes, powersports, motor boats, and small planes.
YBVR, a next-generation XR video distribution platform, redefines the way fans experience live sports and engage at home, in mobility and in stadium.
YourMechanic is an on-demand auto mechanic service changing the way consumers schedule and perform car maintenance, allowing car owners to get their cars serviced at the convenience of their home or office. Bringing transparency and convenience to car owners at a fair price, YourMechanic manages the entire car service process online, from service selection and quotes to booking and payments.