Investor Overview

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

Investment Preference

Series
Seed, Series A, Series E
Business Model
B2B
Offering Type
Software

Team

Sony Innovation Fund
Gen Tsuchikawa
Chief Investment Manager
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Sony Innovation Fund
Gil Paz
Business Development & Investment Manager
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Sony Innovation Fund
Roy Meirom
Strategic Partnerships & Venture Investments
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Sony Innovation Fund
Tony Seeff
Corporate Alliances and Investments
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Investment Portfolio

3

Portfolio Companies

Startup

Operating Status

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

Identiq
Active
B2B
$52,000,000
Brodmann17
Active
B2B
$12,600,000
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Trax
Active
B2B
$1,032,800,000
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Investment Rounds History

4

Funding Rounds

$175M

Average Investment Round Amount

$2M -

$640M

Investment Round Size Range

Startup

Date Announced

Funding Round

Amount Raised

Investors

April 2021
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March 2021
View All Investors (7 Total)
March 2019
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Date Founded

2016

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Average Funding Round Size

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Largest Funding Round Size

$640 Million

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