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JUNE 8, 2018

CRUNCHBASE – SOSV, one of the most prolific seed and early-stage investors in the world, telegraphs plans to raise $250 million in fresh cash for startups.

APRIL 16, 2018

CRUNCHBASE – SOSV is a leading Seed investor in companies with at least one female founder.

MARCH 11, 2018

AGFUNDER - SOSV is recognized by AgFunder as the most active AgriFood Tech investor in 2017 in their latest research report.

FEBRUARY 4, 2018

PRINCETON INFO – Sean O’Sullivan runs some of world’s most successful startup accelerator programs, is a prize-winning filmmaker, spent time dodging bullets while running an NGO in Iraq at the height of the conflict there, was a singer in a rock band, and is the father of two and husband of a successful journalist. He is also credited with coming up with the phrase “cloud computing.” O’Sullivan started and runs SOSV, a collection of seven accelerators around the world.

DECEMBER 12, 2017

FORBES – “You can prototype anywhere but it takes a long time. Ninety percent of electronic components originate in Shenzhen,” says Duncan Turner, managing director of HAX.

NOVEMBER 21, 2017

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.

NOVEMBER 2, 2017

PBS – When Sean O'Sullivan first imagined "cloud computing" as a way to run software not loaded onto a computer, the feedback he received was, "Why would you want to do that?" Now as an investor, it is that moment of disbelief that he finds to be the best starting point for conquering what seems off-limits. O'Sullivan offers his Brief but Spectacular take on making the impossible inevitable.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2017

CNBC – IndieBio in the heart of downtown San Francisco is developing food products to feed a growing population in an ethical, sustainable way.

AUGUST 1, 2017

GUST – SOSV is the fourth largest and most prolific accelerator investor in the world.

JULY 24, 2017

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.

JUNE 7, 2017

FORBES – The startup accelerator remains one of tech’s most popular ways to get a business up and running. But which ones are the best for new startups? HAX, IndieBio, and Food-X are some of the top accelerators out there.

MARCH 24, 2017

FAST COMPANY – At URBAN-X, the one-of-a-kind MINI venture accelerator in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, eight startups are exploring clever solutions to traffic, air pollution, and other city troubles.

FEBRUARY 27, 2017

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.

FEBRUARY 23, 2017

BLOOMBERG – When Alex Chen and his brother Harrison wanted to get their ping pong-playing robot up and running, it wasn’t Silicon Valley they turned to for help. Instead it was HAX Accelerator in Shenzhen.

JANUARY 17, 2017

CRUNCHBASE – SOSV is the #1 Early Stage investor globally, and the #2 Seed Stage investor globally!

JANUARY 12, 2017

ABC 7 – From big robots to tiny medical devices, a new class of hardware makers is graduating from the HAX Accelerator program in San Francisco. The new graduates showed off their latest creations to potential investors this week. The devices ranged from exoskeletons to help with back injuries, to therapeutic lights for offices.

JANUARY 10, 2017

TECHCRUNCH – HAX, an accelerator for hardware and robotics startups, is holding its 9th Demo Day in San Francisco today. Startups pitching investors there span industries from education to agriculture and medicine.

JANUARY 7, 2017

FAST COMPANY – Although innovation is spreading throughout China, Shenzhen had a head start. Speaking about connected hardware, Duncan Turner, managing director at HAX, says that the city is “always going to have an unfair advantage over anywhere else.”

JANUARY 3, 2017

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.

DECEMBER 7, 2016

TECHNODE – There’s a fresh batch of startups that are looking to disrupt the cross-border ecommerce market.