Wayra

Wayra

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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, London

About

Wayra is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2011. The primary office of this VC is located in London. The VC's location is in Europe, United Kingdom. Wayra is a CVC subsidiary of a larger organisation.

The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United Kingdom. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 11 other locations. TROCAFONE, Yoyo Wallet, CENTURY Tech are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 4 founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Information Technology, Mobile. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 12 more industries for this fund. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3.

The fund's activity peaked in 2013. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund generally invests in more than 49 deals every year. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2017. Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are most common for this fund. When Wayra invests, the average start-up valuation is 1-5 millions dollars. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 18 percentage points less exits when compared to other organizations. In comparison with other funds, Wayra makes 27 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 8 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 1-2 participants. Along with Wayra, start-ups are often financed by NDRC, 500 Startups, NXTP Labs as well as 44 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Enterprise Ireland, Telefonica, NXTP Labs, the total number of co-investors is 42. The investors in the following rounds are usually 101 Startups, Neulogy Ventures, Start Up Peru, and 93 VCs in total.

Year Founded

2011

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: telefonica.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first last, first '.' last, first, last first_initial, last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

95.6% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

>24

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

41.4% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x2

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.7 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.35 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

NDRC, 500 Startups, NXTP Labs

Funds Investing Together

Enterprise Ireland, Telefonica, NXTP Labs

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

101 Startups, Neulogy Ventures, Start Up Peru

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