Airalo, the startup invested by Wayra, to participate in 4YFN24

Airalo, the startup invested by Wayra, to participate in 4YFN24

On 28 February, Airalo will be at the Wayra stand to present its proposal at 4YFN24

Telefónica Open Innovation (Wayra) acts as a link between Telefónica and the entrepreneurial ecosystem, identifying the most brilliant and disruptive projects in the startup environment to support them, invest in them and incorporate them into the company, thus generating innovation with an impact on Telefónica. Among the most notable investments it has made in the last year is Airalo, a company that offers an e-sims solution for travellers with prepaid voice and data plans from the country of origin.

Airalo was initially invested by Wayra UK, but as a strategic startup for the Telefónica Group, Wayra increased its support by joining them in the 60 million Series B round that Airalo closed in March 2023.

Telefónica is a great ally with which Airalo can grow and continue its expansion. Through Airalo's e-sims, today more than 250,000 Hispam customers can access Movistar's voice and data service when travelling, avoiding roaming charges regardless of the operator they have in their country of origin.

Founded in 2019, Airalo was born with the aim of transforming global connectivity and making it accessible and affordable for travellers around the world. Airalo gives users access to eSIM (digital SIM) packages, allowing them to instantly connect to mobile networks in hundreds of destinations around the world.

Today, Airalo is the world's leading eSIM marketplace, with coverage in more than 200 countries and regions. Its team of more than 250 people is a remote pioneer, spanning 44 countries and six continents. This includes a global partnerships team supporting a wide network of companies and organisations around the world. The Airalo website and app have millions of users worldwide and are available in 22 languages, soon to be expanded to 53. The app is currently available on the App Store (4.7 star rating) and Google Play Store (4.6 star rating).