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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 250 startups have graduated the program since 2012 with cumulative value of over $8 Billion USD.

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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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 195 companies have graduated from IndieBio since 2014, and they have gone on to raise $2.3 billion, including $138 million from SOSV.

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.

In 2021, the Orbit team invested in more than 40 new startups operating in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas and helped portfolio companies raise US$286 million in follow-on funding. Among the best known companies in the orbit portfolio are Phable, VideoVerse, Ushopal, 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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dlab provides capital and resources to web3 and crypto projects creating more open, transparent, and participatory systems using blockchains and other decentralization technologies.

The program provides up to $250,000 in initial venture funding to pre-seed and seed-stage startups across the globe in a fully-remote program.

dlab provides operational support to startups through a proven recipe of scheduled review and feedback sessions, mentor network interactions, and bespoke hands-on help in areas such as product architecture and design, UX, business development, and fundraising strategy. 

Founded in 2018, dlab has invested in over 20 companies to date, including API3, WeatherXM, Contango, Light Protocol, and Milkomeda. 

SOSV General Partner Shawn Broderick and Partner Nick Plante lead the dlab program. 

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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.

$500k

Maximum SOSV invests at pre-seed

80%

Percentage of SOSV capital invested in alums

30

Rounds >$10M SOSV joined in 2021

SOSV portfolio companies raise from the best firms in venture

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