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  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media



    Since its inception in 2016, Sony Innovation Fund makes seed stage or early stage, minority investments in technology startup companies. The venture capital arm aims to provide a window into emerging technology and business opportunities and help establish strategic partnerships with innovative startups. Each investment has a 'sponsor' within Sony, chosen for its strategic interest/value to the emerging company. Core technologies of interest include: Audio & Video distribution; Advanced data compression technologies; Digital Rights Management (e.g. digital watermarking technology); Image-recognition, Search, Content Management; Reconfigurable processors, Media processor, Image processors; Display technologies; Wireless technologies; and Video gaming. In addition to minority investments, Sony Innovation Fund may also have licensing agreements and/or joint projects with technology companies. Sony Innovation Fund typically makes investments from $500K to $3M. The firm has participated in over 400 standardization and alliance groups.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Austin Noronha Managing Director
    Costantino Mariella Senior Investment Manager
    Emily Tseng Investment Professional
    Farrukh Hussain Venture Capital Investment Manager
    Joseph Tou Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:


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