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Sony Innovation Fund

Sony Innovation Fund

The corporate venture capital arm of Sony that invests in and engages with promising early-stage companies

Sony Innovation Fund is the corporate venture capital arm of Sony that invests in and engages with promising early-stage companies. Founded 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, this corporate venture capital firm invests in early stage ventures and seed capital. Its portfolio companies include Promethera Biosciences, Activ Surgical, AI Medical Service, Idein, eXo Imaging, LANDR, Tracklib, MainStreaming, DigiLens and Sight Machine. It usually invests in Series D, Series A, Series B, venture rounds, seed rounds, and Series C rounds.

Timeline

2016
Founded

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ludovic Copéré

Director, Sony Innovation Fund

Austin Noronha

Vice President

Costantino Mariella

Senior Venture Capital Investment Manager

Joseph Tou

Vice President / US Investment Manager

Tony Seeff

Senior Investment Manager / Israel Investment Manager

Toshimoto Mitomo

Senior Investment Executive

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Activ Surgical

AI Medical Service

DigiLens

eXo Imaging

Idein

LANDR

MainStreaming

Promethera Biosciences

Sight Machine

Tracklib

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Heather Landi
June 4, 2021
FierceHealthcare
Axtria pulled in $150 million to accelerate the development of AI-enabled software platforms, Caris Life Sciences hauled in a whopping $830 million, Noom bulked up with $540 million and other funding news in May.
Ingrid Lunden
May 11, 2021
TechCrunch
While much of the world eagerly watches to see if the vaccination rollout helps curb and eventually stamp out Covid-19, one of the companies that has been helping to manage the spread of the virus is announcing a big round of funding on the heels for strong demand for its technology. Huma, which combines data [...]
Ingrid Lunden
May 11, 2021
TechCrunch
While much of the world eagerly watches to see if the vaccination rollout helps curb and eventually stamp out Covid-19, one of the companies that has been helping to manage the spread of the virus is announcing a big round of funding on the heels for strong demand for its technology. Huma, which combines data [...]
Huma
May 11, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Huma Therapeutics Limited today announces the completion of its latest funding round with financing of approximately $130 million. The...
Reza Chowdhury
May 7, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Sony Innovation Fund
December 9, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Smartvid.io, an AI-powered construction safety platform, today announced a $5 million round of new funding from Sony Innovation Fund (SIF) and...

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