Accelerator Directory / Wayra Uk Limited

Business Description

"Wayra UK is a start-up accelerator that is part of Telefónica Open Future_, a global entrepreneurship and innovation network.

Wayra UK gives direct funding, acceleration and pre-acceleration services (such as co-working space, connectivity services, mentoring, access to Wayra UK’s network and knowhow, training in entrepreneurship and business skills) to selected start-ups. Since its launch in 2012, Wayra UK start-ups have raised over $110m in third-party investment.

Wayra UK has partnered with some of the world’s leading organisations to offer a number of verticals that help generate growth, create positive societal impact and fuel innovation across a number of industries. These include Velocity Health with Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD), a global healthcare company transforming healthcare; and ASOS – one of the world’s leading fashion destinations for 20-somethings – which is developing technology that can make the ASOS experience even better for its 11 million customers around the world.

Wayra UK also works alongside local and regional partners to reinvigorate entrepreneurial ecosystems, energise local economies and democratise entrepreneurship. Start-ups in the Greater Manchester area have the opportunity of joining Open Future_ North, powered by Wayra UK, which is a new digital enterprise hub and pre-acceleration programme supported by the Oldham Council. In Birmingham, start-ups have access to a 2,500 square foot space within Open Future_ Midlands, powered by Wayra UK, at the Serendip® Smart City Incubator."

Registered Address

260 Bath Road

Contact Details

Key Data

Company Number
Private Limited Company
Company Age
7 years
May 25, 2012
Nature of Business
64303 - Activities of venture and development capital companies
Year End
December 31
Accounts Due
September 30, 2020
Latest Accounts
December 31, 2018