Sony Innovation Fund

SPIRIT OF INNOVATION AND CHALLENGE Founding Prospectus, Sony Corporation

SPIRIT OF INNOVATION AND CHALLENGE Founding Prospectus, Sony Corporation

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

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

Sony Innovation Fund is dedicated to engaging with innovative stage startups to help fuel development of disruptive technologies and launch of new businesses. Beyond investment, our mission is to provide startups access to Sony and our worldwide network, advise startups to help them grow and collaborate with startups towards common successes.

Investment Criteria

  Sony Innovation Fund
(Operated by Sony Corporation)
Innovation Growth Fund
(Operated by Innovation Growth Ventures, a joint venture of Sony Corporation and Daiwa Securities)
Stage Early Stage Growth Stage
Initial Check Size ~$500K to $3M ~$3M to $10M
  • 01

    Foster business creation in new and existing areas of interest to Sony

  • 02

    Catalyze a talented and passionate team

  • 03

    Develop innovative and scalable technology

  • 04

    Explore new and emerging ecosystems


OUR INVESTMENT CRITERIA

FUNDING

  1. SEED STAGE
    Idea & Concept
  2. EARLY STAGE
    Prototype & Product
    /Customer Traction
  3. MIDDLE STAGE
    Scale & Growth
  4. LATE STAGE
    Expansion & Maturity

GEOGRAPHIES

North America EU+Israel Japan India

AREAS OF INTEREST

Consumer and Enterprise-facing businesses, including but not limited to

"Ecosystem"

  • Mobility: Auto Driving and Logistics
  • Lifestyle: Sport. Food & Agriculture, Beauty, education
  • Entertainment Technology & Contents: Gaming, Music, Video
  • FinTech: InsurTech, Digital Identity, Industrial and SaaS
  • Digital Health and Life technologies

Enabling Technologies

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning:core algorithms, recognition technologies, service platforms
  • Sensors and loT:sensing hardware, middleware, connectivity
  • Immersion and Visualization:virtual reality/augmented reality / mixed reality
  • Next-generation devices:display, security, biometrics, haptics
  • Drones and Robotics:structural and embedded technologies, control systems, management platforms
  • Data Science & Data Analytics