World's #1 active VC in angel and seed stage & #3 most active VC across stages


SOSV is a global venture capital firm that operates early-stage startup development programs with over US$1 billion AUM.

SOSV’s programs are focused on two broad areas. The first is on revolutionary technology that promises the betterment of humanity and the planet. The second is cross-border markets, notably in Asia, that are ripe for explosive growth.

Our African companies spend across multiple verticals from B2B marketplace, mobility, hardware, e-commerce, and fintech. 

The firm’s strategy is to invest in a small number of highly promising startups and use its deeply resourced programs to accelerate product development, acquire customers, and scale. SOSV companies consistently achieve funding led by top-tier investors. SOSV joins seed, series A, and later rounds while providing founders with ongoing support and community.


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Location Taipei / Shenzhen / Shanghai / San Francisco / Cork /
Targets Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa
Agribusiness, Consumer durables, EdTech, Education, Electronics, Healthcare, HealthTech, Internet, Manufacturing, Mobile, Retail, Transport and logistics



  • HAX

    by SOSV

    building faster, together

    Past Program
  • Chinaccelerator

    by SOSV

    A dynamic trailblazer for the startup accelerator scene in China

    Past Program