Sony Innovation Fund Founded 2016
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Total investments 40
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$23M
Portfolio companies 40
Rounds per year 8.00
Lead investments 6
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.17
Exits -
Key employees -
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
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Areas of investment
Artificial Intelligence
Augmented Reality
Health Care
Internet of Things
Robotics
Virtual Reality
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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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Tracklib
Digital Entertainment
Music
Seed
1M22 May 2019 Sweden, Stockholm
Wealthnavi
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Property Management
Venture - Series Unknown
145M31 Oct 2018 Japan, Chiyoda
Cinnamon AI
Artificial Intelligence
Data Center Automation
Machine Learning
Productivity Tools
Series B
15M28 Jan 2019 Japan, Chiyoda
Lynq Technologies
Communication Hardware
Consumer Electronics
Hardware
Internet of Things
Location Based Services
Seed
6M28 Jan 2020 United States, New York
Linc'well
Genetics
Health Care
Nursing and Residential Care
Seed
53M27 May 2019 Japan, Chiyoda
ubitus
Computer
Software
Venture - Series Unknown
17 Mar 2021 Taiwan, New Taipei
DSP Concepts, Inc.
Audio
Automotive
Consumer Electronics
DSP
Internet of Things
Medical Device
Mobile Devices
Software
Wearables
Series B
14M21 Feb 2020 United States, San Jose
UltraSense Systems
Consumer Electronics
Information Technology
Sensor
Software
Series B
20M18 Feb 2020 United States, San Jose
LANDR
Big Data
Machine Learning
Music
Software Engineering
Series B
19M16 Jul 2019 Canada, Montreal
DefinedCrowd
Artificial Intelligence
Data Center
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Software
Seed
1M01 Sep 2016 United States, Seattle
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