Seeking Investment To Fund Your Company?
Global venture capital firm SOSV will visit Liverpool on Oct 30th and 31st 2023 looking for companies with technology for human and planetary health that they can invest in.
What is SOSV?
SOSV is a global venture capital firm that offers multi-stage investment, starting with pre-seed startup development programs designed for founders with breakthrough technologies. With nearly 300 investments per year, including 100+ pre-seed rounds in new startups, SOSV is one of the most active venture investors in the world.
Companies receive an investment package of between $250,000 – $500,000. Some 215 companies have graduated from SOSV since 2014, and they have gone on to raise $2.6 billion, including $163 million from SOSV, and in aggregate a valuation of $7.7 billion.
What kind of companies is SOSV looking for?
Deep tech companies aimed at solving intractable or difficult problems that will impact 1B+ members of humanity. Human and Planetary Health is our mission. We see biology as a technology that can be applied across all verticals which can include therapeutics, the future of food, biomaterials, biological tools, diagnostics, synthetic biology, genomics, and data analysis to just name a few areas.
I don’t have a company, just an idea or maybe a half built prototype, can I apply?
Yes, all you need to apply is a well thought out idea with the technology worked out at least in principle and a good team (two co-founders minimum). SOSV will help you with all the rest.
I’m a single founder. Can I apply by myself, or do you only accept teams?
If you are a single founder, we suggest you apply, but understand that we will need you to find at least one other co-founder for us to fund your company and bring you to the program. All startups must have at least two people during SOSV programs. We look for great, balanced teams who have a full range of skills. We strongly advise you to seek co-founders who balance your skill-set.
Can I apply if I already have funding?
Yes, we accept teams that have previously raised funding through venture capital, angel investors, or grants. Regardless of previous funding, SOSV program investment terms are non-negotiable.
How does the application process work?
We will look to discuss your technology, addressable market, competitive landscape, and proposed technical development plan. We also work with our network of experts across technology fields and industries to help us review applications. This process can vary from several days to multiple weeks depending on the amount of diligence our team needs to go through to understand your startup.
How do I pitch my idea or company?
Please send a focused one page executive summary that includes:
• Company introduction
• Outline of the problem and your solution and why it is novel
• Size of market opportunity (TAM, SOM, SAM)
• Brief overview of key milestones
• Time line and funding needed to reach next milestone
• Team overview – who is involved and what are they contributing? Highlight who would be pitching.
to Andrea.Fyfe@lstmed.ac.uk by Monday, September 25th
We will then be in touch to confirm whether your company has been selected to pitch.