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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

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

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

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

Amber Agriculture

Champaign, Illinois, USA

Series-A

HAX accelerator

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

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.

Associated investment funds

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
Kirsten Korosec
September 20, 2021
TechCrunch
The effects of a warming planet, from frequent and extreme flooding to hurricanes and drought, has prompted activists and governments to take action. It's also spurred a growing number of entrepreneurs to launch technology startups focused on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. At the center of this activity are the venture capitalists deciding which [...]
Brian Heater
September 16, 2021
TechCrunch
SOSV this morning announced work on a $50 million HAX facility in Newark, New Jersey focused on growing industrial, healthcare and climate startups. The five-year development plan utilizes $25 million from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The facility is set to open in June of 2022, with an eye on early-stage U.S. companies working [...]
Matt Burns
July 23, 2021
TechCrunch
'In deep tech, it's essential to think about founder-investor fit. And what we mean by this is understanding why an investor is even in VC in the first place.'
David Riggs
June 12, 2021
TechCrunch
The tools and technology to move forward, from machine learning to sensors to nano materials, are more powerful and affordable than ever, allowing for higher ambition and far faster time to market.
Connie Loizos
June 12, 2021
TechCrunch
Sean O'Sullivan, the founder of the global venture outfit SOSV, has slowly but steadily built up a sizable operation over the years. SOSV started off as a family office, investing the capital of O'Sullivan after he cofounded two companies, including MapInfo, an outfit that went public in 1994 before Pitney Bowes it years later, in [...]
Walter Thompson
June 11, 2021
TechCrunch
This morning, Anna Heim and Alex Wilhelm dug into the EU insurtech market, interviewing European VCs and collating the biggest recent rounds to take the temperature of the waters across the pond.
Ram Iyer
June 10, 2021
TechCrunch
Who's investing in technology and startups that promise better human and planetary health? Here's a definitive who's-who of top climate tech VCs, angels and more.
Devin Coldewey
May 11, 2021
TechCrunch
The tabletop gaming industry has exploded over the last few years as millions discovered or rediscovered its joys, but it too is evolving -- and The Last Gameboard hopes to be the venue for that evolution. The digital tabletop platform has progressed from crowdfunding to $4M seed round, and having partnered with some of the [...]
Catherine Shu
March 25, 2021
TechCrunch
Hong Kong-based viAct helps construction sites perform around-the-clock monitoring with an AI-based cloud platform that combines computer vision, edge devices and a mobile app. The startup announced today it has raised a $2 million seed round, co-led by SOSV and Vectr Ventures. The funding included participation from Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, Artesian Ventures and [...]
Annie Siebert
March 24, 2021
TechCrunch
We have only a small window of time to restore manufacturing as a foundation of American prosperity, and a remarkable but underappreciated federal program has a big role to play.
Natasha Mascarenhas
January 16, 2021
TechCrunch
A failed acquisition usually triggers the same series of questions: What does this mean for early-stage startups in the sector? Will a chilling effect occur and hurt valuations? Will VCs stop funding this category? How will the exit environment look going forward? This week gave that narrative a bullish twist. Visa and Plaid announced that [...]
Connie Loizos
December 18, 2020
TechCrunch
Ned Desmond, a longtime publishing executive who spent more than half a dozen years at Time Inc. before becoming the chief operating officer of both TechCrunch and Engadget for more than eight years, has joined the investment firm SOSV as a senior operating partner. It's seemingly a good fit for both sides. SOSV -- which [...]
T E Narasimhan
December 16, 2020
@bsindia
The Mumbai-based investment firm VCats runs an incubator and a SEBI registered accelerator fund 9Unicorns
Deviana Chuo
November 19, 2020
DealStreetAsia
The two will launch ONE Championship and ONE Esports Facebook Gaming channel.
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
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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
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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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