Sound Ventures

Sound Ventures

U.S-based venture capital firm funding companies in the technology field.

Sound Ventures is a venture capital firm founded in 2015. The firm was established by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary. They have previously collaborated to create a venture capital firm together, A-Grade Investments, with Ron Burkle. Sound Ventures is based in Los Angeles, California. As of March 2019, Sound Ventures has 56 active companies in its portfolio and has sold off its ownership in seven companies. The firm’s most recent investment was on March 2019 for Truepill, a company providing a delivery platform for pharmacies.

Sound Ventures focuses on funding companies operating in the technology business sectors. The firm funds companies at various stages of development, from early to growth. Its aiming to raise $150 million in funds for its second round of funding.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Zenefits

Zenefits is a human resources company. It provides a digital HR platform for small and medium businesses.

A health technology start-up based in San Francisco. It was founded in 2012 by Alex Tew and Michael Acton Smith and produces a mobile application for sleep, relaxation, and meditation.

U.S-based e-learning platform teaching coding, UX, and data science.

Bird is a company developing a vehicle sharing platform for dockless electric scooters.

Neighborly drives investment in world-positive infrastructure projects like broadband, solar microgrids, and libraries.

Acorns is an Irvine, California-based micro-investing company allowing users to round up consumer purchases and invest the change.

B2B company providing legal services for startups through tech-based platform.

Also known as Papa Technologies, Papa provides a platform connecting college students to senior citizens in need of transportation, house help, technology lessons, companionship and other services.

LearnLux provides an United States-based personal finance education and planning platform for Millennials.

GrubMarket is a company supplying local fresh food online and offers delivers them to customers.

B2B company providing on-demand software developers, designers, and product managers.

Medinas Health is an artificial intelligence company providing a marketplace for surplus medical equipment and supplies. It participated in the YC S18 cohort of Y Combinator.

Apptopia is a Boston-based company founded by Eliran Sapir.

A company developing high-definition radar for autonomous vehicles

Vendr provides vendor management service to companies when buying and renewing software products.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Sound Ventures II, L.P.
150,000,000
July 11, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ashton Kutcher

Founder/Principal/General Partner

Effie Epstein

Managing Partner/Chief Operating Officer

Guy Oseary

Founder

Jack Enright

Maaria Bajwa

Associate

Spencer Peterson

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Denver, Austin & Miami are the top upcoming tech startup markets, says Sound Ventures

Sarah Perez

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Acorns

Papa Technologies

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Hillary Hoffower and Natasha Solo-Lyons
November 25, 2020
Business Insider
Silicon Valley investor (and TV star) Ashton Kutcher is full of investing advice: invest in what you know, pay attention, and ask stupid questions.
Natasha Mascarenhas
November 19, 2020
TechCrunch
Sound Ventures, a fund co-founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, has filed paperwork indicating plans to raise a third fund at $150 million. Notably, the firm filed paperwork for the same total in 2018 for its second fund. The firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment on its plans to raise [...]
October 3, 2019
WebWire
TechCrunch, the leading technology media property dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news, today announced 20 participants will compete in Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2019. Each year, the event brings together tech titans, noted thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to offer unique insights into industry topics-of-the-moment. At the very heart of TechCrunch Disrupt, Startup Battlefield launch...

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