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MARCH 11, 2018

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

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

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 23, 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 26, 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.

JANUARY 17, 2017

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

JANUARY 11, 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 6, 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 6, 2016

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

AUGUST 29, 2016

BBC – The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen is famous for making electronics, but it’s also become a popular spot for start-ups from all over the world. HAX is a venture capital firm hoping to spot the entrepreneurs with the most promising ideas and then help them turn those ideas into products.

JULY 5, 2016

WIRED – Future Cities, a full-length documentary strand from WIRED Video, takes us inside the bustling Chinese city of Shenzhen and into HAX Accelerator.

MAY 27, 2016

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.

MAY 18, 2016

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 SOSV.