The SOSV Human Health 100
The SOSV Human Health 100 is an annual list that presents the top companies in the SOSV portfolio. They range from unicorns making a huge impact to pre-seed startups emerging from SOSV programs.
About the SOSV Human Health 100
SOSV’s core mission is human and planetary health, and the Human Health 100 showcases that commitment, alongside the SOSV Climate Tech 100. We published the first SOSV Health Tech 100 in February 2022 in order to establish a list of our top health-related companies across our HAX, IndieBio and Orbit programs. The list also helps explain SOVS’s strong performance on venture leaderboards for health, including a #1 ranking on Pitchbook’s retail health tech list.
At SOSV, our vantage point for health is informed by living at the deep tech intersection represented by our startup development programs HAX, IndieBio and Orbit – the Shibuya Crossing of hardware, genetics, and frontier markets.
From SOSV’s standpoint, each company on the Human Health 100 represents a unique window into the very rapid advances taking place everywhere in fields as varied as cancer therapeutics, CRISPR diagnostic platforms, assistive robotics, and remote healthcare, to name a few. As SOSV general partner Po Bronson argues in a separate post, epochal scientific breakthroughs are seeding new products and new startups at a breakneck pace even as the need for more cost-effective and scalable healthcare has never been more apparent.
The aggregate valuation of the SOSV Human Health 100 is $5.65 billion, and the firms have raised $1 billion, including $73 million from SOSV. 54 companies are graduates of biology-centric IndieBio. Another 37 hail from hard-tech focused HAX, and 5 graduated from the Orbit program.
As with the climate tech 100, the list also reveals the diversity of our very global and highly diverse startups. More than 30% of the companies have a woman co-founder. The companies are located in 19 countries; topping the list are the US (58), Canada (8) and the UK (5), followed by China, France, India and Ireland with 3 startups each. 62% of the startups have at least one PhD co-founder, and they hail from 60 different institutions. The top 3 are the University of California, Berkeley (US), the University of Cambridge (UK) and – surprise! – the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).
To learn more, please read the Po Bronson’s ‘Healthcare is saving the world. Software is eating very little of it.”
SOSV’s Human Health 100 – The List
SOSV’s Human Health Ecosystem
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