ENGINEERS JOURNAL – Investor, philanthropist, innovator, inventor and all-round Renaissance man, Sean O’Sullivan is a man of many titles. The entrepreneur tells Barry Brophy why his electrical-engineering education was a privilege that afforded him the chance to change the world for the better.
GUST – SOSV is the fourth largest and most prolific accelerator investor in the world.
THE GUARDIAN – IndieBio is the world’s biggest biotech accelerator, and it only backs the most ambitious of enterprises. Among its alumni are Memphis Meats, Finless Foods, and Ava Winery.
FAST COMPANY – The food industry is rapidly changing as consumers develop an appetite for bold new flavors, healthier and more eco-friendly options, and more control over how their food gets served, delivered, and made. These 10 companies, including SOSV, have hit on strategies that are serving up the biggest change in the industry.
CRUNCHBASE – SOSV is the #1 Early Stage investor globally, and the #2 Seed Stage investor globally!
Entrepreneur turned investor Sean O’ Sullivan thought it would be better to develop a venture firm that owned and ran its own accelerators. Today that firm, SOSV, has closed its third fund at $150 million to back startups that are admitted to and have graduated from one of its many programs.
Sean O’Sullivan is founder and Managing Director of SOSV. Sean got his entrepreneurial start as a founder of MapInfo, bringing street mapping technology to personal computers. MapInfo went on to become a $200 million public company with over 1,000 employees.
An accelerator called HAX held its 8th Demo Day for hardware startups in San Francisco yesterday. Best known for bringing companies in its portfolio to Shenzhen, China for about 15 weeks to get to know everything they can about manufacturing there, Hax is funded by SOS Ventures.
MINI is rolling on new ground today as it announces the first nine companies that will participate in the company’s URBAN-X startup accelerator program. The automaker has partnered with HAX, a division of venture capital firm SOSV, to create a cohort of innovative startups with the goal of improving the quality of life in cities.
The CrunchBase Women in Venture report is the third study in our ongoing analysis of women and their participation in the startup ecosystem.