Ensygnia, a UK-based mobile payments company which has developed an app named OneScan, has raised $3.3m seed funding from investors including Wayra, the business accelerator run by Spain-based telecommunications company Telefonica.  Other investors included Rhoddy Swire, founder partner of Pantheon Ventures, and Jesus College Cambridge.

Richard Harris, co-founder and chief executive officer of Ensygnia, said:  “Through Wayra we have secured a very powerful global mobile partner in Telefonica and I believe we are ready for take-off.  With this level of support and backing I believe we will very quickly demonstrate our market traction and move towards a significant series A VC investment round as the next stage in our international growth.”

Charmaine Eggberry, Wayra’s UK academy director, said: “We are delighted to have Ensygnia in the London Academy – their solution, their approach, and their plans are a strong strategic and cultural fit with Wayra and also with Telefonica.”

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