Verizon Ventures

Verizon Ventures

Verizon Ventures is a venture capital firm from New Jersey that invests in companies working with devices, hardware, media, commerce, infrastructure and data

Verizon Ventures is a corporate venture capital company from Basking Ridge, New Jersey (United States) focusing on companies that are able to drive innovation in Verizon Communications Inc, its parent company. Founded in 1990, this company provides funding for seed, early stage and late stage ventures.

In the past 10 years, Verizon Ventures has put resources into more than 40 businesses covering a wide range of enterprises, technologies and markets. Verizon Ventures gives support to its portfolio companies with innovation, product development, market planning and sales, and access to the networks and platforms of Verizon Communications.

Verizon Ventures is interested in investing on businesses that work with connected devices, hardware, media, entertainment, commerce, advertising, infrastructure, networking, data and analytics.

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An artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company offering cognitive computing analytics for the information technology, operational technology, and the internet of things (IoT) industries.

A technology company making holographic ecosystems.

A company offering an online platform for discovering information related to private and public businesses.

AdStage is a San Francisco-based company founded by Sahil Jain.

Urban Airship is a Portland, Oregon-based company founded in 2009.

AdTheorent is a New York City-based company founded in 2011.

Streamroot offers innovative, WebRTC-based distributed video CDN solutions to improve quality and cut bandwidth costs for VOD and live streaming platforms, as well as global enterprise networks.

Urgent.ly is a company founded by Ric Fleisher, Surendra Goel, Chris Spanos, Rick Robinson and Lokesh Kumar.

Filament(IoT) is a Reno, Nevada-based internet of things company founded by Allison Clift-Jennings, Sally Carson and Jeremie Miller.

Swiftmile is a company founded by Colin Roche, Keith Moravick and Leo Vera.

Iguazio is a company founded by Yaron Haviv, Orit Nissan-Messing, Asaf Somekh and Yaron Segev.

PrecisionHawk is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based company.

MobileRQ is a company founded by Tyler McKinley.

PlaySight is an Israel-based company.

Edgybees is an Israel-based augmented reality company.

Optibus is an Israel-based company.

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Alex Khalin

Managing Director

Chris Bartlett

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Head of Verizon Ventures

Jeffrey Black

Managing Director

Kristina Serafim

Managing Director

Merav Rotem Naaman

Managing Director

Michelle McCarthy

Managing Director

Samy Ben Aissa

Managing Director

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