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Sozo Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Koichiro Nakamura Phil Wickham

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Total investments 50
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$64M
Portfolio companies 41
Rounds per year 5.00
Lead investments 8
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.18
Exits 7
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
Summary

Sozo Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2012. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Sozo Ventures, startups are often financed by Emergence, Battery Ventures, Trinity Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Emergence, Kleiner Perkins, Cloud Apps Capital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures, Spark Capital.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Palantir Technologies, Coinbase, Square. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are SaaS, Bitcoin. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 3 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The top activity for fund was in 2016. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 11 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. This Sozo Ventures works on 10 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. When the investment is from Sozo Ventures the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars.

The overall number of key employees were 5.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Harmonic.ai

Business Information Systems
Information Technology
Management Information Systems
$23M06 Nov 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

project44

Developer APIs
Enterprise Software
Freight Service
SaaS
Transportation
$80M03 Nov 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tensorleap

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Software
$5M23 Oct 2022 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Yellow Card

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency
Finance
Financial Exchanges
Financial Services
FinTech
Virtual Currency
$40M19 Sep 2022 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Life By Spot

Finance
Insurance
Life Insurance
Lifestyle
$27M29 Jun 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Eclipse Foods

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Manufacturing
$40M28 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Vendr

Information Technology
SaaS
Software
$150M16 Jun 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Stord

Freight Service
Logistics
SaaS
Software
Supply Chain Management
Warehousing
$120M10 May 2022 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Viz

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Machine Learning
Medical
Medical Device
$100M07 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States
News
Aromyx Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– Aromyx from Mountain View, CA applies biotechnology and data science to capture sensory data.
– Company raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Rabo Food&Ag Innovation Fund and Sozo Ventures with participation from existing investors Ulu Ventures, Radicle Growth, Capital Energy and Merus Capital.
– The funding will be used to help the company increase capacity and automation capabilities, generate more data, improve AI algorithms, and expand its lab and software teams.

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