A portfolio of innovation

Taking ideas to reality. Our breadth and depth of expertise means our portfolio gets access to institutional knowledge, domain experts and strategic resources that open doors to a vast ecosystem of new opportunities. For companies in a wide range of technology sectors, Verizon Ventures is a long-term investor that delivers the kind of support that leads to successful outcomes.

4Home (Exited)
4Home (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware

XML-based platform used to deliver apps/services into connected homes.

4Home (Exited)

8i
8i

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.

 

8i

ActionX (Exited)
ActionX (Exited)

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.

ActionX (Exited)

AdStage
AdStage

Sector/Focus: Commerce & Advertising

The AdStage Platform is a self-serve cross-network online advertising platform with full management and analytics of ad campaigns across search, social, display, and mobile ad networks like [Google, Bing, Facebook, & LinkedIn]. It’s an all-in-one marketing platform, complete with a suite of first- and third-party apps built on the AdStage API for advertisers of all sizes. 

AdStage

AdTheorent
AdTheorent

Sector/Focus: Commerce & Advertising

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.

AdTheorent

Airborne Entertainment (Exited)
Airborne Entertainment (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Media & Entertainment

Provider and publisher of premier mobile entertainment content and applications, including games, images, video, ringtones, ringbacktones and informational content.

Airborne Entertainment (Exited)

Beamr
Beamr

Sector/Focus: Media & Entertainment

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.

Beamr

Benbria
Benbria

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.

Benbria

BL Healthcare
BL Healthcare

Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware

BL Healthcare provides a healthcare services ecosystem that enables the linking of patients, health advisors, service providers, and caregivers for the monitoring and management of wellness and disease states at distributed points of healthcare access, particularly in the patient’s home.

BL Healthcare

BlueKai (Exited)
BlueKai (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

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.

BlueKai (Exited)

Brit + Co
Brit + Co

Brit + Co is a digital media company that inspires, educates and entertains real women with a creative spirit. Through inspirational content, online classes, and products, Brit + Co enables their audience to use creativity to shape their best lives.

Brit + Co

Bug Labs
Bug Labs

Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware

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.

Bug Labs

CardStar (Exited)
CardStar (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Commerce & Advertising

A free app that consolidates membership/reward cards into one.

CardStar (Exited)

Cellfire (Exited)
Cellfire (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Commerce & Advertising

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.

Cellfire (Exited)

CENX
CENX

Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking

CENX provides Service Orchestration solutions that automate lifecycle management of data services across IP and next generation software-defined networks.

CENX

Civis Analytics
Civis Analytics

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

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.

 

Civis Analytics

ClipCall
ClipCall

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

ClipCall is a real-time, hyper-local, end-to-end transaction market-network in the $500 billion home improvement and repair market that leverages artificial intelligence to optimize the often frustrating process of finding the right professional for complex home projects and achieving satisfactory results. 

ClipCall

CloudBees
CloudBees

Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking

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.

CloudBees

Consert (Exited)
Consert (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware

Designer and implementer of intelligent energy distribution and management networks.

Consert (Exited)

ConteXtream (Exited)
ConteXtream (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking

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.

ConteXtream (Exited)

Entropic (Exited)
Entropic (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware

A platform that transforms how broadcast/streaming video is delivered and processed in homes.

Entropic (Exited)

Filament
Filament

Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware

Filament is an industrial network provider focused on Internet of Things (IoT) applications by providing long-range wireless sensor networks secured by blockchain technology. Using their decentralized IoT stack, any device can discover, connect, interact, and transact value without central authority requirement.

Filament

Flash Networks
Flash Networks

Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking

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.

Flash Networks

Glympse
Glympse

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

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.

Glympse

Invidi
Invidi

Sector/Focus: Commerce & Advertising

INVIDI Technologies offers Advatar, an application that delivers addressable television advertising and marketing messages to viewers.

Invidi

ItsOn
ItsOn

Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking

ItsOn was formed to fundamentally change how mobile services are delivered and consumed. ItsOn created Smart Services™ with a cloud-based software solution to help mobile service providers enhance their networks by enabling more flexible and dynamic service delivery options.

ItsOn

Jana
Jana

Sector/Focus: Commerce & Advertising

Jana provides free, unrestricted Internet access in emerging markets to more than 30 million people - aiming to reach the next billion. Jana is shifting the cost of data to brands via sponsored content, letting users download, try and engage with apps and in return gain free data to be used anywhere on the Internet.

Jana

Kiip
Kiip

Focus/Sector: Commerce & Advertising

Kiip (pronounced “keep”) redefines how brands connect with consumers through a moment-based rewards platform that targets “moments of achievement” in the apps people use every day. This approach to mobile marketing creates meaningful engagements driven by positive emotion between users, developers and advertisers.

Kiip

Kinvey (Exited)
Kinvey (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

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. 

Kinvey (Exited)

Kumu Networks
Kumu Networks

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. 

Kumu Networks

MapD
MapD

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

Founded by scientists, engineers, and data analysts on a mission to make data exploration an immersive experience, MapD builds a database and visual analytics platform accelerated by GPUs to deliver insights in milliseconds.

 

MapD

Medio (Exited)
Medio (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

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.

Medio (Exited)

mitú
mitú

Sector/Focus: Media & Entertainment 

mitú is emerging as the voice of young Latinos in the US and worldwide. As the leading tech-media brand fueled by the largest community of Latino content creators and social media influencers, mitú is focused on creating fresh and culturally-relevant content for today’s Latino youth culture.

mitú

MobileRQ (Exited)
MobileRQ (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

MobileRQ is a contextual mobile marketing platform using real-time data to enable brands to better engage with customers on mobile. By integrating databases like CRM, data in motion, and other contextual data, the company’s platform provides travel, hospitality and retail marketers the power to create precisely targeted mobile content and messages and then deliver them at the moment when they are most likely to be successful. 

MobileRQ (Exited)

Networks in Motion (Exited)
Networks in Motion (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking

A wireless navigation and local search company.

Networks in Motion (Exited)

Newlans (Exited)
Newlans (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware

Newlans has developed RF technology that could change the way future front ends of mobile devices are implemented. It solves the rigidity of today’s Smartphone RF front-ends enabling the proliferation of LTE bands, supporting carrier aggregation in multiband, multimode Smartphones while reducing cost, size and power consumption. Newlans technology enables Smartphone handsets to use a common platform worldwide across operators and to add bands without re-design for faster time to market and reduced costs in supply chain, inventory, and distribution.

Newlans (Exited)

Payfone
Payfone

Sector/Focus: Commerce & Advertising

Payfone is a secure mobile authentication company. Payfone's suite of network authentication services provides mobile security while eliminating friction from the customer experience. 

Payfone

PlaySight
PlaySight

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

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.

PlaySight

PrecisionHawk
PrecisionHawk

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

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).

PrecisionHawk

Q-Sensei
Q-Sensei

Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking

Q-Sensei builds indexing technology that changes the way companies search data. As we see it, the challenge in enterprise data is to make the complex simple — amazingly simple. From the code that powers our engine to the user interface to the way we do business, we are on a mission to make search powerful, simple, and fast.

Q-Sensei

Qualia
Qualia

Sector/Focus: Commerce & Advertising

Qualia, an Intent targeting pioneer, empowers marketers with the ability to respond to real-time expressions of consumer intent. Our Intent Quality Decision Engine creates a composite of multiple intent signals from a consumer and overlays our targeting capabilities to reach a marketer’s most qualified audience. Our technology then targets that consumer across any or all of their devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, desktop) and platforms (web, app) with any type of IAB-standard creative. Qualia’s proprietary Return on Intent Analytics Suite measures campaign success “beyond the click” – helping marketers understand how they have influenced a consumer’s journey toward purchase. 

Qualia

Renovo
Renovo

Renovo 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.

Renovo

Ringly
Ringly

Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware 

Ringly is a wearable technology company specializing in smart jewelry and accessories. Their newest collection of rings and bracelets pair with a smartphone and helps women stay on top of their daily activity and notifications discreetly, alerting the wearer of incoming calls and messages. Whether it's at the dinner table, out with friends, or in an important meeting, Ringly will set your mind at ease and keep technology stylishly integrated into your life.

Ringly

Rounds (Exited)
Rounds (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Media & Entertainment

Rounds is a live social platform that combines live communication with social activities and content; allowing friends to experience life together. Using Rounds, friends can get together and send text messages, watch videos, play games, share photos and much more all while video chatting across networks, operating systems and devices. Rounds recently joined forces with video conferencing pioneer Vidyo, to offer multi-party enterprise HD video quality, as a cross-platform solution, to the social consumer space. 

Rounds (Exited)

RUN (Exited)
RUN (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Commerce & Advertising

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. 

RUN (Exited)

Sfara
Sfara

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.

Sfara

SimplyTapp
SimplyTapp

Sector/Focus: Commerce & Advertising

SimplyTapp creates new platforms that enable developers to leverage mobile devices for tap-payments and other real-world transactions. Their platform utilizes host card emulation in conjunction with near field communication to simplify mobile payments. 

SimplyTapp

Skyfire (Exited)
Skyfire (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking

Skyfire is dedicated to leveraging the power of cloud computing to radically improve the mobile Internet experience for both operators and their consumers.

Skyfire (Exited)

Skyward (Exited)
Skyward (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

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. 

Skyward (Exited)

SparkCognition
SparkCognition

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

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. 

SparkCognition

Swiftmile
Swiftmile

Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware

Swiftmile is a solar-powered, cloud connected eBike sharing transit solution. Users can locate and rent an eBike or eScooter with the tap of the Swiftapp, and complete the first or last mile of a commute.

Swiftmile

Thumbplay Music (Exited)
Thumbplay Music (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Media & Entertainment

Cloud-based music service with unlimited access to over 8 million songs.

Thumbplay Music (Exited)

Urban Airship
Urban Airship

Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking

Urban Airship provides a mobile engagement platform that helps businesses of all sizes form a direct and lasting connection with their customers. With Urban Airship, companies gain total control of their mobile footprint – apps, wallets and user-level data – to deliver experiences that get noticed and drive action across mobile or any other customer touchpoint. 

Urban Airship

Urgent.ly
Urgent.ly

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics 

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.  

Urgent.ly

Veniam
Veniam

Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking

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. 

Veniam

Verdigris
Verdigris

Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware

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.

Verdigris

Versa Networks
Versa Networks

Sector/Focus: Infrastructure & Networking 

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. 

Versa Networks

Videosurf (Exited)
Videosurf (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Media & Entertainment

VideoSurf is a video discovery company, combines social insights with computer vision technology to search and identify videos on any device.

Videosurf (Exited)

YourMechanic
YourMechanic

Sector/Focus: Data & Analytics

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. 

 

YourMechanic

Zenverge (Exited)
Zenverge (Exited)

Sector/Focus: Connected Devices & Hardware

Zenverge is a fabless semiconductor company devoted to accelerating consumer access to next generation digital content and services. The company is a developer of Content Networking ICs built around the patented TransAll™ technology, a core requirement for next generation video services gateways.

Zenverge (Exited)