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Investments

85

Portfolio Exits

38

Funds

2

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

2

About Sony

Sony engages in the development, design, manufacture, and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles, and software for consumers, professionals and industrial markets. Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Mobile Communications, Game & Network Services, Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, Semiconductors, Components, Pictures, Music, Financial Services and Others.

Sony Headquarter Location

Minato-Ku 1-7-1 Konan

Tokyo, 108-0075,

Japan

+81 03-6748-2111

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Latest Sony News

Apple’s iPhone beaten by Sony’s radical new smartphone tech

May 15, 2022

Sony’s new Xperia 1 IV has leapfrogged Apple by bringing powerful new smartphone technology to market that Apple is still working on behind the scenes. Sony’s Xperia IV features a unique true optical zoom. SONY MORE FORBESApple’s new photo change will irritate some iPad and iPhone usersPar Paul McKton The innovation is in the phone’s […] The post Apple’s iPhone beaten by Sony’s radical new smartphone tech appeared first on Archyworldys.

Sony Investments

85 Investments

Sony has made 85 investments. Their latest investment was in Epic Games as part of their Private Equity - IV on April 4, 2022.

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Sony Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/11/2022

Private Equity - IV

Epic Games

$2,000M

No

4

4/11/2022

Series B

Medfin

$15M

Yes

3

1/20/2022

Series B

Ascent Robotics

$8.8M

Yes

4

12/13/2021

Unattributed VC - III

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$99M

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10

10/7/2021

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

4/11/2022

4/11/2022

1/20/2022

12/13/2021

10/7/2021

Round

Private Equity - IV

Series B

Series B

Unattributed VC - III

Seed VC

Company

Epic Games

Medfin

Ascent Robotics

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Amount

$2,000M

$15M

$8.8M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

4

3

4

10

10

Sony Portfolio Exits

38 Portfolio Exits

Sony has 38 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was MGM on May 26, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

5/26/2021

Acquired

$99M

141

4/22/2021

Acquired - II

1

4/1/2021

Divestiture

2

4/4/2019

Acquired

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10

3/29/2019

Corporate Majority

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10

Date

5/26/2021

4/22/2021

4/1/2021

4/4/2019

3/29/2019

Exit

Acquired

Acquired - II

Divestiture

Acquired

Corporate Majority

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

141

1

2

10

10

Sony Acquisitions

42 Acquisitions

Sony acquired 42 companies. Their latest acquisition was Kobalt Music Group - Recorded Music Operations on February 03, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

2/3/2021

$99M

Acquired Unit

2

2/3/2021

$99M

Acquired - II

3

2/3/2021

$99M

Acquired Unit

2

9/30/2020

Other

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$99M

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10

5/19/2020

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$99M

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10

Date

2/3/2021

2/3/2021

2/3/2021

9/30/2020

5/19/2020

Investment Stage

Other

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired Unit

Acquired - II

Acquired Unit

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Sources

2

3

2

10

10

Sony Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Sony has 2 funds, including Sony Innovation Fund: Environment.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

9/11/2020

Sony Innovation Fund: Environment

1

5/17/2020

Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19

$99M

10

Closing Date

9/11/2020

5/17/2020

Fund

Sony Innovation Fund: Environment

Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$99M

Sources

1

10

Sony Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Sony has 10 strategic partners and customers. Sony recently partnered with Domo on March 3, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/31/2022

Partner

United States

How Domo powers partner analytics at Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Interactive Entertainment has two types of partner - games partners and media services partners , such as the likes of Netflix , Disney + and Hulu .

1

3/28/2022

Client

Canada

1

3/24/2022

Partner

South Korea

PUBG Mobile partners with Sony to use Xperia as official smartphone for 2022 tournaments

`` The player experience is always of a top priority for PUBG Mobile esports so it felt natural and confident to enter a partnership with Sony Corporation 's Xperia , '' said PUBG Mobile global esports director James Yang .

2

3/17/2022

Partner

India

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10

3/14/2022

Partner

United States

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10

Date

3/31/2022

3/28/2022

3/24/2022

3/17/2022

3/14/2022

Type

Partner

Client

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

Canada

South Korea

India

United States

News Snippet

How Domo powers partner analytics at Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Interactive Entertainment has two types of partner - games partners and media services partners , such as the likes of Netflix , Disney + and Hulu .

PUBG Mobile partners with Sony to use Xperia as official smartphone for 2022 tournaments

`` The player experience is always of a top priority for PUBG Mobile esports so it felt natural and confident to enter a partnership with Sony Corporation 's Xperia , '' said PUBG Mobile global esports director James Yang .

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Sources

1

1

2

10

10

Sony Service Providers

2 Service Providers

Sony has 2 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acq - Fin - II

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

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Associated Rounds

Acq - Fin - II

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Investment Bank

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Service Type

Financial Advisor

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Sony Team

53 Team Members

Sony has 53 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Michael Schulhoff.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Michael Schulhoff

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Shoichi Osawa

Senior Director

Current

Peter Blom

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Nobuyuki Idei

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Chip Overstreet

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Name

Michael Schulhoff

Shoichi Osawa

Peter Blom

Nobuyuki Idei

Chip Overstreet

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer, President

Senior Director

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

Current

Former

Former

Former

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