SOSV

SOSV

SOSV (formerly SOS Ventures) is a venture capital firm founded in 1995 by Sean O'Sullivan that provides growth, seed, and venture capital funding to startups. SOSV runs six seed accelerator programs: HAX Accelerator, Chinaccelerator, MOX, IndieBio, RebelBio, and Food-X.

SOSV (formerly SOS Ventures) is a venture capital firm founded in 1995 by Sean O'Sullivan that provides growth, seed, and venture capital funding to startups. SOSV runs six seed accelerator programs: HAX Accelerator, Chinaccelerator, MOX, IndieBio, RebelBio, and Food-X. Each accelerator offers a 3-6 month co-located incubation/accelerator program and funding to selected start ups. According to SOSV, the acceptance rate of companies applying to become a part of their accelerators is less than 5%. SOSV has headquarters in the United States (Princeton, New Jersey; New York City, New York; and San Francisco, California), Europe (Cork, Ireland and London, England), and Asia (Shenzhen, China; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan). SOSV typically invests in technology companies that focus on hardware, software, biotechnology, energy, robotics, medical devices and food.

Investment portfolio

Companies participating in an SOSV acellerator program

Investments

Investment portfolio

Company
Location
Type
Accelerator
Link

247tickets

Shanghai, China

Series-A

Chinaccelerator

A2A Pharmaceuticals

New York City, New York, USA

Seed

IndieBio

Abby's Better

Mooresville, North Carolina, USA

Seed

FOOD-X

aBioBot

Dublin, Ireland

Seed

IndieBio

Actvcotent

Sunnyvale, California, USA

Seed

HAX growth

AdorMe

New York City, New York, USA

Growth

N/A

Affinity Wulfrun

Usak, Turkey

Seed

IndieBio

Afineur

New York City, New York, USA

Seed

Rebel-Bio

Ageria

Cork, Ireland

Seed

RebelBio

AGRON Solutions

Guadalajara, Mexico

Seed

FOOD-X

Alchema

Taipei, Taiwan

Seed

HAX growth

AlgiKnit

New York City, New York, USA

Seed

Rebel-Bio

All Beauty

New York City, New York, USA

Seed

FOOD-X

Allsome

Shenzhen, China

Seed

Chinaccelerator

Alpha Revolution Inc

San Jose, California, USA

Seed

HAX growth

Alpine Labs

San Diego, California, USA

Seed

HAX growth

Alternative Plants

Riga, Latvia

Seed

RebelBio

Aluna Medical Diagnostics

San Francisco, California, USA

Seed

IndieBio

Amaryllis Nucleics

Leamington, Ontario, Canada

Seed

IndieBio

Amber Agriculture

Champaign, Illinois, USA

Series-A

HAX accelerator

Amino Labs

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Seed

IndieBio

Amp you Good

New York City, New York, USA

Seed

FOOD-X

Amper

Evanston, Illinois, USA

Series-A

HAX accelerator

AngelList

San Francisco, California, USA

Growth

N/A

AngelVest Group

Shanghai, China

Growth

N/A

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Timeline

April 25, 2019

SOSV successfully raises $218 million for its third fund.

2018

SOSV makes second investment in FreshSpoke.

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Synthace

Synthace is a software company based out of London, UK building automation software that gives biologists the ability to control and analyze the performance of lab hardware.

Biology
London
Pembient

Pembient uses advances in biotechnology to fabricate horn and other wildlife products to combat the threat to endangered species.

Biotechnology
San Francisco
Indee Labs

Indee Labs focuses on the development of microfluidic vortex shedding for rapidly and efficiently transfecting human primary immune cells with negligible perturbation. The team is focused on developing its core technology for short turnaround chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) development and manufacturing.

San Francisco
Perfect Day Foods

Perfect Day Foods (formerly Muufri) engineered yeast capable of producing the proteins found in cows milk. They use these proteins to make their own line of animal-free dairy products.

Biotechnology
San Francisco
New Wave Foods

New Wave Foods is a biotechnology company developing plant based alternative seafood products. The company is based out of San Francisco, California and was founded in 2015 by Dominique Barnes and Michelle Wolf.

Biotechnology
San Francisco
Memphis Meats

Company making cultured meat based in San Francisco founded by Uma Valeti, Nicholas Genovese and Will Clem.

Biotechnology
San Francisco
Geltor

Geltor is a cellular agriculture company making essential proteins, such as collagen and gelatin, using microbes in their own bio-fermentation recombinant protein production facility.

Biotechnology
San Leandro, California
Finless Foods

Finless Foods is a biotechnology company producing cultured marine animal food products through implementing cellular agriculture and manufacturing technologies.

Biotechnology
San Francisco
Clara Foods

Clara Foods is a biotechnology company founded by two New Harvest community members David Anchel and Arturo Elizondo in 2014. The company is based out of San Francisco, California and manufactures animal- free proteins using using yeast bio-fermentation techniques fore use in food products.

Agriculture
San Francisco
Because Animals

Because Animals is a pet food and cellular agriculture technology company founded in 2016 by Shannon Falconer and Joshua Erret, and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Because Animals makes 100% animal-free pet foods, treats, and supplements.

Biotechnology
Pennsylvania
Getaround

A company with a car-sharing platform and hardware. It was founded in 2009 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Peer-to-peer
San Francisco
Prime Roots

Prime Roots (formerly Terramino Foods) is a food company located in San Leandro, California, founded by Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon in 2017 producing a salmon meat substitute made from fungi.

Biotechnology
San Francisco
Clinicai

A biotechnology company that is building a smart toilet monitor for non-invasive early detection of gastrointestinal cancers and diseases. It was founded in 2016 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
Flow Neuroscience

A company developing new ways to combat mental health issues with technology. Its first product is a medication-free depression treatment that combines a brain stimulation wearable and an app-based therapy program. It was founded in 2016 and is located in Malmö, Sweden.

Healthcare
Malmö
Stelvio Therapeutics

Stelvio Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing therapeutics for cancer.

Brain
California
Sentio Solutions

A healthcare technology company that develops biomarkers and digital therapeutics. It was founded in 2015 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Psychology
San Francisco
Caspr Biotech

Caspr Biotech is developing a CRISPR-based platform for rapid diagnostic systems for viruses, bacteria and genetic mutations

Biotechnology
San Francisco
The Abbot's Butcher

The Abbot's Butcher is a food company founded in 2016 by Kerry Song and headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, making plant-based meat alternatives.

Food
Costa Mesa, California
NotCo

NotCo is a food science company located in Santiago, Chile, making plant-based Greek yogurt, milk, cheese and mayonnaise, with the help of their artificial intelligence software called Giuseppe.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Santiago
Koniku (company)

A startup that is building microprocessor and other types of chips with wetware biological neurons. It has applications in sensing, control and computation.

Biotechnology
Berkeley, California
Roquette

Roquette is a French company focused on the production of plant-based food and nutrition ingredients for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The company was founded in 1933 by Dominique & Germain Roquette, and is headquartered in Lestrem, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France.

Plant-based meat
Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Leap Motion

American manufacturer of computer hardware sensor devices

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
Bravrr

Bravrr is a company that has developed a wearable diagnostic and therapeutic solution for bruxism, or unconcious teeth grinding.

E-commerce
BBB Tech Inc

BBB Tech is a company that develops devices and applications that are designed to enable early stage diagnosis.

Medical diagnostics
CRIAMTech

CRIAMTech is a company known for providing portable blood diagnostics devices for typing and disease control purposes.

Medical diagnostics
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
SOSV III LP
200,000,000
Princeton, New Jersey
December 14, 2015
SOSV IV-A LP
Princeton, New Jersey
October 16, 2018
SOSV IV LP
Princeton, New Jersey
June 7, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alan Clayton

Employee

Albert Wang

Employee

Alejandro Ponce

Investor

Alex Kopelyan

Partner and program director

Anant Raj Pathak

Associate

Anthony Marino

Analyst

Arvind Gupta

Managing director

Audrey Chen

Office of the managing director and investor relations

Benjamin Joffe

Partner

Bill Liao

General partner and managing director

Brad Higgins

Venture partner

Brian Murphy

Financial controller

Brooks Rao

Analyst

Bunnie Huang

Hardware guru

Caitriona Kelleher

Analyst

Carmen huang

Office manager

Cathal Garvey

Employee

Ching-Ping Lin

Director of platform services

Chris Zhang

Community accelerator

Claire Cai

Analyst

Colin Steil

Employee

Conor Walsh

Employee

Cyril Ebersweiler

General partner, SOSV and managing director

Daniel Eichner

Partner, capital development

David Frazier

Community manager

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

'Humanity's future is in the hands of engineers' - entrepreneur Seán O'Sullivan

Mary Anne Carriganmcarrigan@engineersireland.ieAdministratorEngineers Journal

Web article

From Humble Start to King of the Start-Up

Joe Seldner

Web article

Global Accelerator Report 2016 by Gust

Gust

Report

SOSV Targets $250 Million For Fourth Flagship Fund - Crunchbase News

Jason D. Rowley

News article

The Best Startup Accelerators Of 2017

Alex Konrad

Web article

This Startup's Recent Funding Could Be A Bridge For M'sian Businesses To Enter China

Dale John Wong

Web article

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

GetGlobal 2016 Hub Culture Interview w/ William Bao Bean, Director, SOSV VC

October 23, 2016

Sean O Sullivan SOSV - Republic Of Talk Series2

November 28, 2017

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Isabelle Kirkwood
August 8, 2019
BetaKit
FreshSpoke, a wholesale local food software platform provider based in Barrie, Ont., has raised a $550,000 seed round.
Kate Clark
April 27, 2019
TechCrunch
In this week's newsletter: Uber, Slack and the evolving Series A.
Ka Kay Lum
Invalid Date
DealStreetAsia
Chinese car-sharing startup Like Chuxing has raised a Series B+ round worth tens of millions of US dollars from a group of investors including Ant Financial.
Mars Woo
Invalid Date
DealStreetAsia
Honda Innovations, the Silicon Valley arm of Honda R&D, is investing in the funds of four venture capital firms as part of its global efforts to enhance its support of early-stage innovators.

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