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Jun 27, 2024

Announcing HAX’s VC-Founder Industry Hard Tech Matchup July 15-26

This virtual event will bring together 100+ early stage startups and 100+ investors for 1:1 meetings online over a week, scheduled at mutually convenient times.

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Post Jul 05, 2024

Go behind the scenes at HAX in Newark

Meet SOSV’s HAX in Newark: the world’s best startup program for hard tech founders in human and planetary health. With an incredible expert team and state-of-the-art lab equipment and machinery in a lively space that fosters innovation (and friendship)—HAX is a hard tech founder’s dream. Check out the full specs of the new space here (including the […]

TechCrunch Jul 02, 2024

Artyc has raised $14M to disrupt the cold chain with battery powered coolers

After successfully starting and growing EcoFlow, a unicorn battery startup based in Shenzhen, Hannah Sieber wondered where else batteries could make a big impact “Could we electrify the cold chain? And what would it look like to do battery-powered shipping?” she asked herself, after learning about the impact of refrigeration on the climate. Enter Artyc. […]

TechCrunch Jun 10, 2024

Prolific Machines nabs $55M for its unique optogenetic approach to growing cells

Months ago, we wrote about how Prolific Machines, one of IndieBio’s fastest-growing startups and the record-holder for fastest seed round in IndieBio history—has the key to cell cultured meat via its unique optogenetic approach. We still believe it (along with the technology’s potential for other applications in food and medicine), and tons of leading investors […]

TechCrunch May 29, 2024

Allozymes raises $15M for its accelerated enzymatics & ML model

Finding the correct enzyme can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Allozymes employs a proprietary microfluidics technology to build the next generation enzyme engineering platform. Its platform can build and test millions of enzymes per day, boosting the likelihood of success by 200x in developing the most effective enzymes. The company is […]

Bloomberg May 24, 2024

Voyage Foods nabs $52M in fresh funding for cocoa-free chocolate

Chocolate is having a moment—or at least, the cocoa-free version is. With skyrocketing prices for cocoa amid extreme weather disruptions and increased scrutiny on sustainable (and ethical) harvesting practices, consumer and corporate demand is rising for tasty, cost-effective alternatives. IndieBio alum Voyage Foods has been delivering. Beyond its cocoa-free (and dairy-free) chocolate, the company also […]

Post May 01, 2024

SOSV’s HAX program officially opens doors to its new HQ in Newark, NJ 

When you walk through HAX’s glass doors at 2 Cedar Street in Newark, New Jersey, a giant orange robot arm greets you, perched over a massive installation where Silana’s founders are working on automated robotic sewing machines. 

Post Apr 21, 2024

Announcing the 2024 SOSV Climate Tech 100

In this fourth edition of our list, published yearly to mark Earth Day, we highlight the companies in our portfolio that demonstrated the most momentum and greatest potential impact on decarbonization.

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 […]