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11

Portfolio Exits

10

Partners & Customers

10

About Vodafone

Vodafone (LSE: VOD) (NASDAQ: VOD) is a mobile communications company offering mobile, fixed, broadband, and TV services.

Vodafone Headquarter Location

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Newbury, England, RG14 2FN,

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What happened to the Lapsus$ hackers?

Aug 12, 2022

Despite using methods that are "bold, illogical, and poorly thought out", Lapsus$ has successfully breached companies like Microsoft, Vodafone and Nvidia. Credit: Dreamstime Claire Tills, senior research engineer at Tenable, describes the methods of the hacking group Lapsus$ as "bold, illogical and poorly thought out". The criminals attacked renowned companies such as  Microsoft ,  Samsung ,  Nvidia,  Vodafone ,   Ubisoft  and Okta . They stole data and sometimes used ransomware to extort their victims. How Lapsus$ became famous In contrast to other cybercriminal gangs, Lapsus$ organises itself exclusively through a private Telegram group and does not operate a leak site on the dark web. As Tills wrote , the group has so far announced its next victims via Telegram. She also noted that Lapsus$ asked the community for suggestions as to which company data should be published next. Lapsus$ garnered a lot of attention for its unconventional tactics and unpredictable methods. Early this year, for example, it was involved in the multi-stage theft of data from computer systems of the customer service provider Sitel. This in turn led to a security incident at IAM provider Okta. According to Tills, the group then relied heavily on classic tactics such as gaining initial access via purchased or publicly accessible login databases, password theft, paying employees for their access data and bypassing  multi-factor authentication  by spamming submissions or contacting the helpdesk. This is in addition to gaining access to applications such as  VPNs , Microsoft SharePoint or virtual desktops to collect additional credentials and access sensitive information, alongside elevating permissions by exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities in Jira, GitLab and  Confluence . Also, the group smuggles data out via NordVPN or free file drop services and then wipes resources, as well as leveraging access to victim's cloud environments to build attack infrastructure and remove all other global administrators. Does Lapsus$ stay dormant? Although it is difficult to identify individual members of the hacking group, law enforcement agencies have been able to trace Lapsus$'s operations to a few teenagers in Brazil and the UK. From the subsequent  arrests  and "apparent silence from the group," Tills concludes that the hackers are talented but inexperienced. Lapsus$ has been quiet for a few months (although Cisco claims the group was among those responsible for a breach of its IT network in May). Tills did not speculate whether this is because some members were unmasked and arrested, or whether the teenagers simply lost interest. Instead, she concluded her report with an appeal: "Ransomware extortion attacks will never end unless they become too complicated or too costly. Organisations should consider what defences they have against the tactics used, how they can be hardened, and whether their crisis response plans effectively take these incidents into account. "Therefore, the danger emanating from hacker groups like Lapsus$ should not be downplayed. Especially since the group successfully attacked large international tech groups with simple tactics, sometimes with serious consequences."

Vodafone Investments

11 Investments

Vodafone has made 11 investments. Their latest investment was in Future Generation Systems as part of their Corporate Minority on June 6, 2021.

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/3/2021

Corporate Minority

Future Generation Systems

Yes

2

4/6/2021

PIPE

AST & Science

$230M

No

1

3/3/2020

Series B - II

AST & Science

$79M

Yes

9

3/31/2017

Seed - III

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10

8/2/2016

Grant

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$99M

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10

Date

6/3/2021

4/6/2021

3/3/2020

3/31/2017

8/2/2016

Round

Corporate Minority

PIPE

Series B - II

Seed - III

Grant

Company

Future Generation Systems

AST & Science

AST & Science

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Amount

$230M

$79M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

1

9

10

10

Vodafone Portfolio Exits

10 Portfolio Exits

Vodafone has 10 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Vodafone - Ghana on July 29, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

7/29/2022

Divestiture

Vodafone - Ghana

$99M

1

4/6/2021

Reverse Merger

$99M

5

4/6/2020

Divestiture

Vodafone M-Pesa

$99M

7

12/19/2019

Divestiture

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$99M

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10

7/31/2019

Divestiture

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$99M

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10

Date

7/29/2022

4/6/2021

4/6/2020

12/19/2019

7/31/2019

Exit

Divestiture

Reverse Merger

Divestiture

Divestiture

Divestiture

Companies

Vodafone - Ghana
Vodafone M-Pesa

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

5

7

10

10

Vodafone Acquisitions

18 Acquisitions

Vodafone acquired 18 companies. Their latest acquisition was Vega Telecom on August 16, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

8/16/2021

$99M

Corporate Majority

2

12/22/2020

$99M

Acquired

1

11/15/2019

Other Venture Capital

$99M

Acquired

1

7/31/2019

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$99M

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10

5/9/2018

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$99M

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10

Date

8/16/2021

12/22/2020

11/15/2019

7/31/2019

5/9/2018

Investment Stage

Other Venture Capital

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Acquired

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Sources

2

1

1

10

10

Vodafone Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Vodafone has 10 strategic partners and customers. Vodafone recently partnered with Crown Agents Bank on September 9, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

9/5/2022

Partner

United Kingdom

Crown Agents Bank Partners with VODACASH SARL - Crown Agents Bank

Building on its existing partnerships in the DRC , the new relationship with VodaCash will give Crown Agents Bank Ltd. greater coverage across the country , drawing on Vodacom Congo 's cellular network and VodaCash agent network , to access , previously difficult to reach , locales .

1

9/5/2022

Partner

United Kingdom

Crown Agents Bank Partners with VODACASH SARL - Crown Agents Bank

Building on its existing partnerships in the DRC , the new relationship with VodaCash will give Crown Agents Bank Ltd. greater coverage across the country , drawing on Vodacom Congo 's cellular network and VodaCash agent network , to access , previously difficult to reach , locales .

1

7/29/2022

Partner

United States

Vodafone Business UC with RingCentral Now Available in Germany: New Solution Simplifies Communications For Employees To Connect From Anywhere

Vodafone and RingCentral Inc. , a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications , video meetings , collaboration , and contact center solutions , today unveiled to the German market ` Vodafone with RingCentral Inc. , ' a powerful communications platform that brings together RingCentral Inc. 's flagship offering RingCentral Phone ™ with Vodafone 's mobility and 5G capabilities .

1

7/26/2022

Client

Singapore

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7/18/2022

Partner

United States

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Date

9/5/2022

9/5/2022

7/29/2022

7/26/2022

7/18/2022

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Client

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United States

Singapore

United States

News Snippet

Crown Agents Bank Partners with VODACASH SARL - Crown Agents Bank

Building on its existing partnerships in the DRC , the new relationship with VodaCash will give Crown Agents Bank Ltd. greater coverage across the country , drawing on Vodacom Congo 's cellular network and VodaCash agent network , to access , previously difficult to reach , locales .

Crown Agents Bank Partners with VODACASH SARL - Crown Agents Bank

Building on its existing partnerships in the DRC , the new relationship with VodaCash will give Crown Agents Bank Ltd. greater coverage across the country , drawing on Vodacom Congo 's cellular network and VodaCash agent network , to access , previously difficult to reach , locales .

Vodafone Business UC with RingCentral Now Available in Germany: New Solution Simplifies Communications For Employees To Connect From Anywhere

Vodafone and RingCentral Inc. , a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications , video meetings , collaboration , and contact center solutions , today unveiled to the German market ` Vodafone with RingCentral Inc. , ' a powerful communications platform that brings together RingCentral Inc. 's flagship offering RingCentral Phone ™ with Vodafone 's mobility and 5G capabilities .

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Vodafone Team

99 Team Members

Vodafone has 99 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Michel Combes.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Michel Combes

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Morten Lundal

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Anne O'Leary

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Alan Jebson

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Name

Michel Combes

Morten Lundal

Anne O'Leary

Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos

Alan Jebson

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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