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Investments

1773

Portfolio Exits

41

Funds

5

Partners & Customers

5

About SOSV

SOSV is a global venture capital firm that operates early stage startup development programs. SOSV’s programs are focused on two broad areas. The first is revolutionary technology that promises the betterment of humanity and the planet. The second is cross-border markets, notably in Asia, that are ripe for explosive growth. The firm’s strategy is to invest in a small number of highly promising startups and use its deeply resourced programs to accelerate product development, acquire customers, and scale. SOSV companies consistently achieve funding led by top tier investors. SOSV joins seed, series A, and later rounds while providing founders with ongoing support and community. The five programs work with 135 new companies each year. As of November 2021, SOSV had more than 1,000 portfolio companies and $1.1 billion in assets under management. SOSV’s programs include hardware-oriented HAX and life-science driven IndieBio. Both offer deep technical expertise on-site as well as well-equipped lab and fabrication facilities. At Chinaccelerator and MOX, market-entry and product development experts help entrepreneurs win cross-border market opportunities across Asia. SOSV’s latest program, dlab, fosters new players in the blockchain ecosystem. Managing Partner Sean O’Sullivan founded SOSV in 1995, following the IPO of MapInfo, a startup he co-founded that pioneered computer-based street mapping. O’Sullivan is deeply committed to social betterment through entrepreneurship and technology as well as founder diversity.

SOSV Headquarter Location

174 Nassau Street #3000

Princeton, New Jersey, 8542,

United States

609-228-1231

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Expert Collections containing SOSV

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find SOSV in 4 Expert Collections, including Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food).

D

Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food)

37 items

Startups selling their own branded products directly to consumers via online/mobile channels, rather than relying on department stores or big online marketplaces.

S

Synthetic Biology

382 items

F

Food & Beverage

123 items

G

Game Changers 2018

20 items

Research containing SOSV

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Latest SOSV News

AlgiKnit Closes $13M Series A

Jun 30, 2022

AlgiKnit, a materials innovator creating eco-conscious yarns from kelp, announced $13 million in Series A funding to lower the textile industry's environmental impact by accelerating its journey to scale. The round was led by Collaborative Fund and joined by H&M CO:LAB, the investment arm of H&M Group, Starlight Ventures, Third Nature Ventures, and features ongoing support from previous investors Horizons Ventures and SOSV. (c)2011-2020 by Massinvestor, Inc. For contact info, please check out our about page.

SOSV Investments

1,773 Investments

SOSV has made 1,773 investments. Their latest investment was in TravelFlan as part of their Series B on June 6, 2022.

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SOSV Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/27/2022

Series B

TravelFlan

$15M

No

6

6/16/2022

Series B

Carv

$5.1M

No

2

6/14/2022

Series A

dastgyr

$15M

No

6

6/12/2022

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

6/9/2022

Seed

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Date

6/27/2022

6/16/2022

6/14/2022

6/12/2022

6/9/2022

Round

Series B

Series B

Series A

Seed VC - II

Seed

Company

TravelFlan

Carv

dastgyr

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Amount

$15M

$5.1M

$15M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

6

2

6

10

0

SOSV Portfolio Exits

41 Portfolio Exits

SOSV has 41 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Bitome on June 06, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/6/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

5/11/2022

Acq - Pending

$99M

3

4/6/2022

Acquired

$99M

2

2/10/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

1/27/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

6/6/2022

5/11/2022

4/6/2022

2/10/2022

1/27/2022

Exit

Acquired

Acq - Pending

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

3

2

10

10

SOSV Fund History

5 Fund Histories

SOSV has 5 funds, including SOSV Select Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

6/11/2021

SOSV Select Fund

$100M

5

12/12/2019

SOSV IV

$99M

10

10/15/2019

SOSV IV-A

$99M

10

1/3/2017

SOSV III

$99M

10

Genesis Consortium

10

Closing Date

6/11/2021

12/12/2019

10/15/2019

1/3/2017

Fund

SOSV Select Fund

SOSV IV

SOSV IV-A

SOSV III

Genesis Consortium

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$100M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

5

10

10

10

10

SOSV Partners & Customers

5 Partners and customers

SOSV has 5 strategic partners and customers. SOSV recently partnered with Warner Music Group on October 10, 2020.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/2/2020

Partner

United States

Warner Music Asia partners with venture capital firm SOSV to jointly invest in startups

Warner Music has partnered with venture capital and investment management firm SOSV to boost tech innovation in the music sector .

2

11/7/2019

Partner

South Korea

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10

2/25/2019

Partner

China

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10

5/25/2016

Partner

United States

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10

4/20/2016

Vendor

United States

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10

Date

10/2/2020

11/7/2019

2/25/2019

5/25/2016

4/20/2016

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Vendor

Business Partner

Country

United States

South Korea

China

United States

United States

News Snippet

Warner Music Asia partners with venture capital firm SOSV to jointly invest in startups

Warner Music has partnered with venture capital and investment management firm SOSV to boost tech innovation in the music sector .

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Sources

2

10

10

10

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SOSV Team

11 Team Members

SOSV has 11 team members, including current Managing General Partner, Sean O'Sullivan.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ryan Bethencourt

Founder

Current

Sean O'Sullivan

Managing General Partner

Current

Joseph K. Hurd,III

Meta, Gannett, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, VideoEgg, Friendster, AOL, and Linklaters

Managing Director

Current

Shawn Broderick

General Partner

Current

Arvind Gupta

General Partner

Current

Name

Ryan Bethencourt

Sean O'Sullivan

Joseph K. Hurd,III

Shawn Broderick

Arvind Gupta

Work History

Meta, Gannett, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, VideoEgg, Friendster, AOL, and Linklaters

Title

Founder

Managing General Partner

Managing Director

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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