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

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.

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

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.

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

Osiris Therapeutics is a biotechnology company making stem cell products to treat medical conditions.

Particle is a San Francisco-based company founded by Zach Supalla.

A company making specialized hardware that enables 3D printing with soft materials like silicone, polyurethane, latex, biopolymers, conductive inks, icing sugar, and Nutella.

A company offering a hardware interface for controlling software applications.

A company developing smart growing systems that are capable of naturally changing the physical appearance and chemical properties of plants.

The CareVoice is a Shanghai-based early growth-stage health insurtech startup. It provides a mobile social platform with community-sourced ratings and recommendations on healthcare services.

DNALite Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing prevention and treatment for gastrointestinal diseases.

Vivid Vision Clinical is a lazy eye treatment system. It is designed to let an optometrist have absolute control over a patients treatment and allow the patient to track progress.

Light is a hardware company founded by Joe Hollier and Kaiwei Tang.

Minut is a Scandinavian startup that produces home security software and hardware. Minut's product, Point, analysing sounds and the indoor environment. It can recognise things like alarms, windows breaking, or unexpected activity.

Lumotune developed transparent digital displays for digital marketing.

A biotechnology company making a medical device for testing treatments on tumor samples.

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Associated investment funds

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Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
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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

References

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