Verizon Ventures focuses on seed capital investments and developing new technologies that complement and leverage Verizon Communications’ global networks, platforms, and distribution channels. The fund is particularly excited by solutions that empower Verizon’ Communications’ retail and enterprise customers and always on the lookout for disruptive technologies and business models with the potential to capture a significant share of a large market.
Date founded: 1990
Daniel Keoppel, Executive Director
John Doherty, Senior Vice President
Current Investment Team Size: 17
Sector focus: Smart Devices, Digital Marketing and commerce, Big Data, enterprise IT, Cloud, networking, and content—video, web, and mobile applications
Portfolio/Investments: 25+ (Zenverge, Glympse, Payfone, VideoSurf, CloudBees)
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