- SOSV is a venture capital and investment management firm that provides seed, venture and growth stage funding to startup companies in the technology sector. The company's focus is on accelerating startups via their market specific seed accelerator programs located in Europe, Asia and the USA. The firm is made up of 7 investment partners, 45+ full-time support staff and hundreds of mentors. SOSV is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with back office operations based in Cork, Ireland, and flagship offices in San Francisco, Shenzhen, Shanghai and New York.FoundingSOSV was founded in 1995 by Sean O'Sullivan,. As of June 2017, the firm had funded over 680 startups, and continues to fund over 150 startups per year. In 2017 it became the world's third most active seed fund.InvestmentsSOSV invests in the areas of Hardware, Software, Consumer Services and Life Sciences markets. Portfolio companies include: Harmonix, developers of the Guitar Hero series, Carma, Netflix, Leap Motion, Pembient, Kindara, Storyful, Muufri, Breather, MavenHut, Spark (now Particle) and GIROPTIC.AcceleratorsSOSV runs six seed accelerator programs: Chinaccelerator, MOX, HAX Accelerator, HAX Boost, IndieBio and FOOD-X. The programs focus on startup development in the areas of hardware, software, biotechnology and food business.
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