CVC  SONY Corporation

     Office Locations:

1730 N. 1st. St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-352-4636
Fax: 408-352-4640



  • Early



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



    Sony Strategic Venture Investment makes 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, Strategic Venture Investment may also have licensing agreements and/or joint projects with technology companies.

    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
    Shoichi Osawa


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