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HAX Program
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HAX is the world’s first and most active pre-seed program focused on hard tech startups. HAX helps founders tap into the world’s premier ecosystems for real-world product development, manufacturing and fundraising.

The flagship HAX program provides 6-months collaborative residency, hands-on engineering support, and an initial investment package of $250,000-500,000 with millions available in SOSV follow-on funding. Over 290 startups have graduated from the program since 2012 with cumulative value of over $9 billion. HAX graduates have raised nearly $2 billion, including $145 million from SOSV.

HAX partnered last year with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) in a five-year, $25 million project to open a state-of-the-art HAX facility in Newark, New Jersey

The program hosts 20 companies per year and focus on startups in manufacturing, healthcare, and climate tech. HAX has 24 companies on the SOSV Climate Tech 100 and 37 companies on the SOSV Health Tech 100. Among HAX’s best known alumni are Opentrons, R-Zero, Youibot, Smartex, and Avidbots.

SOSV general partners Cyril Ebersweiler and Duncan Turner operate HAX. Partner Garrett Winther leads the Newark program and partner Ji Ke oversees Shenzhen. Partner Susan Schofer is HAX’s chief science officer.

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Upside Food
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IndieBio is the world’s first and most active pre-seed opportunity for startups in human and planetary health. IndieBio helps scientist entrepreneurs harness disruptive products and processes so that they can secure venture capital.

IndieBio works virtually or in-person with founders for four-months, providing daily, 1:1 support from staff scientists engineers and mentors in well equipped laboratory spaces shared with a cohort of 10-15 companies. Companies receive an investment package of  $250,000 – $500,000, and their choice of IndieBio locations, either New York City or San Francisco. Some 215 companies have graduated from IndieBio since 2014, and they have gone on to raise $2.6 billion, including $163 million from SOSV, and in aggregate a valuation of $7.7 billion.

In 2020, Indiebio announced a $25 million project with The Partnership for New York City and New York state to open IndieBio’s program in New York City. IndieBio has 44 companies on the SOSV Human Health 100 and 58 companies on the SOSV Climate Tech 100. Among IndieBio’s best known alumni are Upside Foods, Perfect DayNotco, and The Every Company.  

General Partners Po Bronson, Pae Wu (also CTO)  and Mohan Iyer lead IndieBio SF and General Partner Stephen Chambers oversees IndieBio in NYC. Sabriya Stukes is the Chief Science Officer at IndieBio NY. 

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Orbit Startups helps startups with breakthrough technologies reach global scale by expanding across emerging and frontier markets.

Orbit selects tech players that can impact millions of lives at once—startups that are solving monumental problems in healthcare, education, finance, and logistics.

Orbit provides early stage (up to series A) founders the opportunity to work virtually or in-person with Orbit’s growth experts. SOSV provides $150,000 in capital and introductions to raise follow-on rounds. Orbit conducts four cohorts each year with approximately 10 companies in each.

The Orbit portfolio includes companies based in more than 30 countries with particular focus on startups operating in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and other emerging markets. In 2022, Orbit onboarded more than 40 new companies. Orbit graduates have raised over $900m total; of that, Orbit helped their portfolio companies raise $192m during 2022 alone.

Among the best known companies in the Orbit portfolio are VideoVerse, MarketForce, Elsa, BitMEX and Dastgyr.

Orbit is the successor to SOSV’s Chinaccelerator, which started in 2010 and was Asia’s first startup accelerator.  Orbit also incorporates MOX, launched in Taipei in 2015.

SOSV General Partners William Bao Bean and Oscar Ramos oversee Orbit Startups, which has offices in Taipei and Shanghai.

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Choose SOSV for the long-term

The journey starts in SOSV’s pre-seed programs and continues long afterward as SOSV continues to invest in series seed, series A and beyond as top performers proceed to raise more capital with new lead investors. SOSV invests only in the graduates of SOSV’s pre-seed programs.


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