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Sozo Ventures

Sozo Ventures

Sozo Ventures invests in companies in the data technologies, e-commerce, enterprise cloud, financial technology, IoT, and healthcare information technology sectors.

Sozo Ventures is a venture capital investment firm that is headquartered in Redwood City, California and was founded in 2012. The firm prefers to seek to invest in companies operating in the advanced data technologies, e-commerce, enterprise cloud, financial technology, Internet of Things and healthcare IT sectors.

Sozo Ventures is structured to connect entrepreneurial teams with customers and distributors. They feel they are at their best when Sozo Ventures can share their experience before they develop expansion strategies with their portfolio companies.

Sozo Ventures is also focused on assisting United States-based start-ups with global expansion into Asia. Their help with cross-border business development includes connecting startups to brands in Japan and Asia that can either become customers or strategic partners to make entry into the market successful.

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Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It operates exchanges of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.

A technology company that has developed solutions for making and receiving payments. It was founded in 2009 and is located in San Francisco, California.

An infrastructure company for self-driving cars. It is located in Sunnyvale, California and was founded in 2017.

Sprig is a San Francisco-based mobile commerce company.

Company that provides tools for Bitcoin analysis, compliance and investigation

Anomali is a Redwood City, California-based artificial intelligence company.

Insightly is a San Francisco-based company.

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Elena Winefield

Director of Finance

Hiroki Matsuda

Principal

Kazuhiro Kobayashi

Senior Director

Koichiro Nakamura

Managing Director

Martin Garcia

Director

Masayuki Fujii

Senior Director

Nhea Atreya

Assistant Controller

Noah Jones

Associate

Phil Wickham

Managing Director

Ray Hatoyama

Venture Partner

Spencer Foust

Principal

Yoshihiro Kohara

Associate

Yuki Iwashita

Venture Partner

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