With more than $1.6 billion in assets under management and more than 300 investments per year, including 100+ pre-seed rounds in new startups, SOSV is one of the most active venture investors in the world.
Our industry-leading startup development programs include HAX (hard tech) and IndieBio (biotech). SOSV’s core mission is to fund visionary, deep tech founders who aim to deliver a radically beneficial impact on human and planetary health. As of April 2022, our top 100 climate tech companies have an aggregate valuation of over $11 billion and have raised $3.85 billion, and our top 100 health startups are valued at $5.7 billion with $1 billion raised. Pitchbook ranks SOSV as a top investor in both categories.
SOSV helps build companies. Our startup development programs offer in-person and remote options with a 1:2 staff-to-founder ratio, including engineering, science, and startup experts working in advanced lab and fabrication facilities. This approach helps founders hit critical inflection points sooner, which speeds up fundraising and reduces dilution. SOSV helps founders go further, faster.
At SOSV, a pre-seed investment is the beginning, not the end. We start investing with up to $500,000 when a startup joins one of our programs. We continue funding successful companies through Seed, Series A, and beyond. Our general partners tap our network of thousands of investors to help founders find lead investors and syndicate partners. In 2021, SOSV made follow-on investments in 196 program alumni companies, and SOSV companies raised $2.2 billion.
SOSV has long recognised that great founders come from all backgrounds. Our 2,600 founders represent 84 nationalities and operate in 56 countries. 30% of our founders are from low- to middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank. SOSV has a strong track record of investing in women entrepreneurs. SOSV has invested in 500 women founders, and 1 in 3 of our companies have at least one female founder.
At SOSV, we not only continue investing long after startups have completed our programs, we offer an open platform to support our program alumni. We continue to make investor introductions and provide ongoing access to experts on the SOSV teams. SOSV also maintains a vibrant, peer-to-peer founder community and programs private founder-focused events covering topics from legal to marketing.