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Nov 10, 2023

Introducing IndieBio SF’s new office at 3rd St. in San Francisco’s Dogpatch

As you ride the elevator to the third floor of the American Industrial Center (AIC) at 3rd Street in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, the smell of sweetly spiced bread permeates the otherwise industrial air. Once filled with warehousing and manufacturing companies, the sprawling AIC—often referred to as a skyscraper on its side—is now home to […]

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TechCrunch Apr 16, 2024

SOSV Closes $306M Deep Tech Fund for Human and Planetary Health

SOSV announced the close of its $306 million SOSV V fund, the firm’s largest fund to date. The news received coverage in TechCrunch, Bloomberg and Axios. The text below is from the press release SOSV issued on April 16th concerning the new fund. SOSV V will focus on deep tech startups in human and planetary health, […]

Post Apr 08, 2024

Voyage Foods partners with Cargill to scale sustainable chocolate alternatives

As cocoa prices skyrocket and demand for eco-friendly food options intensifies, IndieBio alum Voyage Foods has partnered with global food giant Cargill to scale its sustainable alternatives to cocoa-based products, as well as nut spreads without peanuts & hazelnuts. Cargill will be the exclusive B2B global distributor for Voyage Foods, expanding its traditional chocolate portfolio […]

Bloomberg Apr 01, 2024

HAX’s Neptune Robotics is creating an army of underwater robots to decarbonize maritime industry

Neptune Robotics, an alum of SOSV’s hard tech program HAX, is creating an army of underwater robots to clean ship hulls—helping save fuel costs and reducing CO2 emissions. Per Bloomberg, maritime shipping emits roughly 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year—more than Germany, France and Ireland combined. The UN shipping regulation body, the International […]

Post Mar 27, 2024

Announcing HAX’s May 1st Demo Day

Investors! Join HAX in Newark on May 1st for Demo Day featuring 20+ startups across climate, industry, and health.

AgFunderNews Mar 19, 2024

Cauldron Ferm lands $6.25M to revolutionize precision fermentation

Cauldron Ferm, based out of Orange, Australia, has raised $6.25 million in a Series A round led by Horizons Ventures to scale its continuous fermentation or “hyper-fermentation” tech, which deploys a novel bioreactor design and proprietary growth medium formulation to improve the economics of large scale fermentation production by five times compared to current industry […]

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Mar 14, 2024

Catch HAX’s Duncan Turner and Susan Schofer in Boston April 24 & 25

As the buildout of HAX’s new 35,000 square foot facility in Newark, NJ nears its official opening this spring,the HAX team is hitting the road to get the word out and meet prospective founders for the HAX startup development program. Boston is top of the list, on April 24 & 25, for two events: a […]

Wired Mar 14, 2024

HAX’s Unspun partners with Walmart to reduce fashion waste

While energy emissions may be the biggest piece of the GHG pie, industries like food and fashion continue to contribute heavily and have costly environmental impacts as well. In its current state, the global fashion industry is wasteful and emissions-heavy—an estimated 4 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and 4 percent of global waste are attributed […]

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Post Mar 11, 2024

Announcing the 2024 Human Health 100

Welcome to the third annual SOSV Human Health 100. The list features SOSV’s 100 most exciting companies in the health category, which for SOSV ranges very widely, from assistive robotics and remote care to therapeutics and diagnostics.  In the past two years (see the 2023 and 2022 lists), venture rounds and company valuations grew strongly, […]

NJBIZ Feb 26, 2024

SOSV’s hard tech program HAX moves closer to Newark HQ grand opening

NJBIZ recently caught up with Ji Ke, SOSV partner and CTO of SOSV’s hard tech program HAX, to talk about the progress and plans for the future NJ home of the program. Ke said he is inspired by the developments he sees in real-time at HAX, as construction continues and the new teams arrive — each bringing […]

Green Queen Feb 12, 2024

California Cultured Partners with Japanese Chocolate Giant Meiji for Cell-Based Chocolate Products

California Cultured has entered a 10-year commercial partnership with Japanese chocolate giant Meiji, incorporating the company’s “Flavanol Cocoa Powder” into several packaged goods distributed by Meiji. Dark chocolate is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions; it is second only to beef when it comes to the top GHG-emitting foods. And that’s on top of […]