Sony Innovation Fund






For over 70 years Sony has been relentlessly innovating technology, content and services. With the creation of Sony Innovation Fund in 2016, we are now investing in companies to journey along with us.

Sony Innovation Fund is dedicated to engaging with promising early-stage companies. Beyond investment, our mission is to provide access to the broader Sony world and its global network and collaborate with startups to:

• Foster business creation in new and existing areas of interest to Sony
• Catalyze a talented and passionate team
• Develop innovative and scalable technology
• Explore new and emerging ecosystems

Our investment criteria:

• Funding: Seed, Series-A, Series-B round or similar funding stages
• Geographies: US, Europe, Israel, Japan
• Areas of Interest: Consumer and Enterprise-facing businesses, including but
not limited to:
• Platform and Service offerings across verticals
• Entertainment and Gaming
• Lifestyle, Health and Wellness
• Industrial, Manufacturing, Mobility, Agriculture & Logistics
• Financial Technology (Fintech)
• Enabling Technologies
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: core algorithms,
recognition technologies, service platforms
• Drones and Robotics: structural and embedded technologies,
control systems, management platforms
• Sensors and IoT: sensing hardware, middleware, connectivity
• Immersion and Visualization: virtual reality / augmented reality /
mixed reality
• Next-generation devices: display, security, biometrics, haptics

Tony SeeffCorporate Alliances and Investments1
Roy MeiromStrategic Partnerships & Venture Investments1
Gen TsuchikawaChief Investment Manager1
Gil PazBusiness Development & Investment Manager1
ㅤCompany NameStatusFoundedSectorFunding ($)
IdentiqIdentiqActive2018Technology, Cryptographic, Privacy, Verification, GDPR, CCPA, Fraud Prevention, Data$52M
AnzuAnzuActive2017Gaming, Advertising, Marketing, In-Game Advertising, Advanced Targeting$83.5M
Brodmann17Brodmann17Inactive2016Technology, AI Enablers, Edge Computing, Automotive, ADAS$12.6M
TraxTraxActive2010Retail, Visual Monitor$1.03B
ㅤCompany NameDateAmountInvestors
AnzuAnzu Series BMarch 2022$20M6
TraxTrax Series EApril 2021$640M4
IdentiqIdentiq Series AMarch 2021$47M7
AnzuAnzu Series BFebruary 2021$9M9
Brodmann17Brodmann17 Series AFebruary 2019$11M6
Fund NameDate Announced
Sony Ventures Corporation raises $215 millionFebruary 2022
ㅤInvestor NameInvestor TypeFoundedPortfolio
lool ventureslool venturesVenture Capital201222
Maniv MobilityManiv MobilityVenture Capital201418
Vertex VenturesVenture Capital199751
Insight PartnersInsight PartnersVenture Capital199586

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Sony Innovation Fund

ㅤCompany NameStatusSectorFundingEmployeesEmployee Growth
IdentiqIdentiqActiveTechnology, Cryptographic, Privacy, Verification, GDPR, CCPA, Fraud Prevention, Data$52M635.4%
AnzuAnzuActiveGaming, Advertising, Marketing, In-Game Advertising, Advanced Targeting$83.5M1136.9%
Brodmann17Brodmann17InactiveTechnology, AI Enablers, Edge Computing, Automotive, ADAS$12.6M370.0%
TraxTraxActiveRetail, Visual Monitor$1.03B858-3.6%