Verizon Ventures

With a guiding philosophy that champions the drive it takes to innovate beyond the world’s wildest imagination, Verizon's team of experienced investment and venture development professionals takes a collaborative, portfolio-first approach that connects innovation with opportunity. We back big new ideas and help you accelerate and commercialize with a network of meaningful resources:

  • Connection to domain expertise and technical resources that advance and accelerate your business.
  • Visibility among and introduction to global brands looking for prospective partners and customers.
  • Pathways to access Verizon commercialization channels and collaborate with product teams.

At the forefront of identifying tomorrow’s new markets and the leaders that are making them, Verizon Ventures has become a preferred and trusted investment partner for compelling technology companies and co-investors. We are focused on solutions that are advancing the connected society of today and the network that powers it, from devices and content, to commerce, data and the cloud. 
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Parent CompanyVerizon
HQBernards, NJ, US
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Verizon Ventures was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Bernards, NJ, US

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Key People/Management at Verizon Ventures

Chris Bartlett

Chris Bartlett

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Head
Jeffrey Black

Jeffrey Black

Managing Director
Colleen Cunniffe

Colleen Cunniffe

Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development & COO
Michelle McCarthy

Michelle McCarthy

Managing Director
Kristina Serafim

Kristina Serafim

Managing Director
Merav Rotem Naaman

Merav Rotem Naaman

Managing Director, GM Israel and Europe
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Verizon Ventures Office Locations

Verizon Ventures has an office in Bernards
Bernards, NJ, US (HQ)
1 Verizon Way, Basking Ridge
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Verizon Ventures News and Updates

YBVR secures $1.5M in financing from Verizon Ventures, TCA and Wayra (Telefonica)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- YBVR, a next-generation XR video distribution platform, today announced a $1.5 million Pre-Series A funding round with participation from Verizon Ventures, Telefonica's Wayra and Tech Coast Angels. The funding will be used to advance the...

Verizon Ventures leads €4 Million Series A financing round in PICadvanced

Investment in optics and photonics solutions for NG-PON2 to provide strategic alignment to Verizon’s next-generation network Investment in optics and photonics solutions for NG-PON2 to provide strategic alignment to Verizon’s next-generation network

Verizon names Chris Bartlett to lead corporate development, Verizon Ventures

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) has named Chris Bartlett senior vice president for corporate development and Verizon Ventures.

SkyWatch raises $2 mln from F2 Capital, Verizon Ventures, Kaedan, others

SkyWatch said it raised $2 million of seed funding in a round from F2 Capital, Verizon Ventures, Kaedan Capital and several former insurance executives from companies including Axa and Liberty Mutual.

Verizon Ventures forms Israel unit

Verizon's corporate venture arm Verizon Ventures has launched Verizon Ventures Israel. Based in Tel Aviv, Verizon Ventures' new Israeli unit will invest in both early and late-stage tech companies. Merav Rotem-Naaman, the former head of Nautilus, AOL’s Israeli investment and scouting arm and Roni Bu…

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Verizon Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Verizon Ventures founded?

    Verizon Ventures was founded in 2000.

  • Who are Verizon Ventures key executives?

    Verizon Ventures's key executives are Chris Bartlett, Jeffrey Black and Colleen Cunniffe.

  • Where is Verizon Ventures headquarters?

    Verizon Ventures headquarters is located at 1 Verizon Way, Basking Ridge, Bernards.

  • Where are Verizon Ventures offices?

    Verizon Ventures has an office in Bernards.

  • How many offices does Verizon Ventures have?

    Verizon Ventures has 1 office.