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Sony Innovation Fund

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Total investments 159
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$18M
Portfolio companies 121
Rounds per year 19.88
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.23
Exits 2
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Internet
Summary

In 2016 was created Sony Innovation Fund, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Tokyo. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan. Sony Innovation Fund appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Sony Innovation Fund, startups are often financed by Sparkland Capital, Sierra Ventures, SMBC Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SBI Investment, Intel Capital, Samsung NEXT. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Total Access Fund, Fission Ventures, Strawberry Creek Ventures.

We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Machine Learning, SaaS. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight AI Medical Service, Sight Machine, Sliver.tv. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Jabali

$5M06 Mar 2024 Los Altos, California, United States

Zyla Health

Health Care
Hospitality
$4M30 Nov 2023 New Delhi, Delhi, India

SiLC Technologies

3D Technology
Biometrics
Semiconductor
Sensor
$25M15 Nov 2023 El Monte, California, United States

Verity Studios

Drones
Robotics
$11M11 Jul 2023 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Anzu.io

Advertising
Advertising Platforms
Augmented Reality
Brand Marketing
eSports
Video Games
Virtual Reality
$28M27 Jun 2023 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

FLUX Japan

Advertising
Digital Marketing
$40M14 Jun 2023 Chiyoda, Japan

Leadoptik

B2C
Commercial
$5M22 May 2023 Milpitas, California, United States

Lokal

Advertising
Video
Video Streaming
$15M25 Apr 2023 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Tricog Health

Analytics
Diagnostic Equipment
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
Monitoring Equipment
Other Healthcare Technology Systems
Predictive Analytics
$8M20 Apr 2023 Singapore, Central, Singapore
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Truepic, which just raised $26M in a Microsoft-led round, aims to verify the authenticity of photos and videos

– Truepic, a digital image verification software provider, has raised $26m in a Series B funding round.
– The round was led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, and joined by Adobe, Sony Innovation Fund, Hearst Ventures and individuals from Stone Point Capital.
– The company has raised $36m since its 2015 inception.

Botrista Closes $10M Series A Funding

– Botrista Technology, a San Francisco CA-based robot-barista company, raised $10M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Purestone Capital and La Kaffa International with participation from Sony Innovation Fund, Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD), and PIDC.
– The company intends to use the funds to further ramp up deployment operations to roll-out the DrinkBot nationally.

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Total investments 159
Average round size 18M
Rounds per year 19.88
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 15
Follow on index 0.23
Exits 2
Group Appearance index 0.91

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Jabali

$5M06 Mar 2024 Los Altos, California, United States

Zyla Health

Health Care
Hospitality
$4M30 Nov 2023 New Delhi, Delhi, India

SiLC Technologies

3D Technology
Biometrics
Semiconductor
Sensor
$25M15 Nov 2023 El Monte, California, United States

Verity Studios

Drones
Robotics
$11M11 Jul 2023 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Anzu.io

Advertising
Advertising Platforms
Augmented Reality
Brand Marketing
eSports
Video Games
Virtual Reality
$28M27 Jun 2023 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

FLUX Japan

Advertising
Digital Marketing
$40M14 Jun 2023 Chiyoda, Japan

Leadoptik

B2C
Commercial
$5M22 May 2023 Milpitas, California, United States

Lokal

Advertising
Video
Video Streaming
$15M25 Apr 2023 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Tricog Health

Analytics
Diagnostic Equipment
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
Monitoring Equipment
Other Healthcare Technology Systems
Predictive Analytics
$8M20 Apr 2023 Singapore, Central, Singapore
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