SOSV

SOSV

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Headquarters Location

United States, Princeton

About

SOSV is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1995. The VC's location is in North America, United States. The main office of this VC is situated in Princeton.

In real terms, this VC performs 42 percentage points more exits than other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund usually participates in more than 49 investment rounds per year. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. At the time of investment by SOSV, a typical start-up valuation would be 10-50 millions dollars. SOSV participates, on average, in 26 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. In 2016, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 other investors. Aside from SOSV, start-ups are often funded by Will Herman, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Techstars and 129 other funds. The fund often co-invests with LEAP Axlr8r, MOX, HAX Growth, overall with 116 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Slow Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and 190 VCs in total.

The fund was established by Sean O'Sullivan. Besides the listed founders, we have found 7 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Medical, Internet of Things. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 27 more areas of investment. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. BitMEX, Formlabs, migme are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 12 other countries.

Year Founded

1995

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: sosv.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first, first_initial last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

97.6% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

>24

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

33.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x8.5

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.7 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.13 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.3 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

2

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Techstars

Funds Investing Together

LEAP Axlr8r, MOX, HAX Growth

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