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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

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SOSventures is a venture capital firm that is interested in multi-stage investments to scale and develop positive ideas. The firm was founded by Sean O'Sullivan in 1994, in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

The firm was responsible for supplying startups with rocket fuel in the late 90s and early 2000s. The firm is interested in areas of hardware, software, biology, food, robotics, medical devices, transportation, green energy, and more. SOSventures looks to invest in companies such as Instoried, allrites.com, Mechasys, and ARKADEMI.

Timeline

April 25, 2019
SOSV successfully raises $218 million for its third fund.
2018
SOSV makes second investment in FreshSpoke.

Funding Rounds Participated In

Associated investment funds

Invested in

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alan Clayton

Employee

Albert Wang

Employee

Alejandro Ponce

Investor

Alex Kopelyan

Partner and program director

Anant Raj Pathak

Associate

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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

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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 [...]
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