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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, […]

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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, […]

Post Feb 02, 2024

2024: Deep Tech in the Spotlight

SOSV Founder and Managing General Partner Sean O’Sullivan delivers a 2024 message focused on deep tech investing.

TechNode Jul 05, 2023

iMotorbike raises $2.6M to expand its circular economy for motorcycles

iMotorbike (Orbit Startups), a Malaysia-based e-commerce platform for preowned motorcycles, raised MYR12 million ($2.6 million) in a Series A funding round led by Gobi Partners and Ondine Capital. iMotorbike enables users to buy and sell preowned motorcycles on a secure marketplace; the platform has generated over 2,500 transactions with total revenue of more than MYR […]

Post Jun 19, 2023

Announcing Orbit 4 Demo Day

Get the first look at 9 breakthrough startups from the UAE, Thailand, Kenya, Singapore, India, USA ,and Colombia in climate tech, healthcare, martech, web3, mobility and more. The investor-exclusive Demo Day will take place in Dubai and online on Wednesday, Jun 21. Orbit Startups has over 12 years of investing in breakthrough companies from around […]

Post Feb 15, 2023

Solvay joins the Genesis Consortium to support SOSV’s IndieBio startups

Solvay Ventures, the venture capital fund of Solvay, announced that the fund has joined the Genesis Consortium to support startups in SOSV’s IndieBio startup development program, which holds a portfolio of early-stage, venture-backed companies innovating in planetary and human health. The Genesis Consortium, founded by SOSV and Mayfield, is a global alliance of venture capital firms and corporations dedicated to supporting […]

Post Jan 10, 2023

SOSV announces spinout of the dlab startup program as a standalone fund

After four years of building a strong portfolio of early stage startups focused on infrastructure for Web3, SOSV’s dlab startup development program has spun out as a standalone fund, effective January 1, 2023.

TechCrunch Oct 02, 2022

Orbit’s Treepz founder Onyeka Akumah on the future of transportation tech in West Africa

TechCrunch recently interviewed Onyeka Akumah, co-founder and CEO of Nigeria-based mobility-as-a-service platform Treepz (MOX12), to learn about the future of transportation tech in the article, “Treepz founder Onyeka Akumah on how to succeed in transportation tech”.  Treepz’s MaaS model includes three main verticals: “Daily Treepz,” an Uber-like service for minivans and buses with fixed daily […]

TechCrunch Aug 31, 2022

Orbit Startups’ PriceOye raises a $7.9 million seed for its electronics marketplace in Pakistan

Pakistan’s premier online marketplace for electronics PriceOye (MOX 09) closed a $7.9 million seed round led by a host of investors, TechCrunch reported in the article “Peter Thiel backs electronics marketplace PriceOye in maiden Pakistan investment”. JAM Fund led the round and was joined by Atlas Ventures, Beenext, DG Daiwa, Mantis VC, HOF Capital, and […]

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Post Jul 11, 2022

Meet Oscar Ramos, the newly promoted general partner at SOSV’s Orbit Startups

At SOSV, Oscar has worked closely with over 160 startups. He and William Bao Bean are responsible for Orbit Startups, which focuses on high growth companies in emerging and frontier markets. We asked Oscar a few questions about his background and work at Orbit Startups.