Sony Innovation Fund Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 28


  • Investments
  • 211

  • Portfolio
  • 150

  • Exits
  • 20


Sony Innovation Fund General Information


Founded in 2016, Sony Innovation Fund is the venture capital arm of Sony Corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. The firm prefers to invest in technology startups working towards environmental challenges such as climate change, resources, harmful chemical substances, and biodiversity. The seeks to invest in entertainment, fintech, healthcare, IoT, mobility, deep tech, and sensor technologies sectors.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Trade Association
Japan Venture Capital Association (JVC)
Primary Investor Type
Corporate Venture Capital
Other Investor Types
Venture Capital
Primary Office
  • 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku
  • Tokyo, 108-0075
  • Japan

Sony Innovation Fund Investments (211)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Zyla Health 30-Nov-2023 Later Stage VC 000 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue
SiLC 15-Nov-2023 00000 00000 0000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue
elleThermo 14-Nov-2023 0000 00000 Other Equipment Startup 000000 0000000000
iXs 08-Nov-2023 00000 00000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue
Noodle Cat 20-Oct-2023 00000 00000 0000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue
Forge (Entertainment Software) 18-Oct-2023 0000 00000 0000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue
Hokan (Financial Software) 06-Oct-2023 00000 00000 000.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue
Styleport 04-Oct-2023 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000000
Toyokoh 03-Oct-2023 Later Stage VC 00.000 Other Materials Generating Revenue 000000 0000000000
ALGO ARTIS 06-Sep-2023 Early Stage VC 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
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Sony Innovation Fund Exits (20)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Iris Automation 24-Oct-2023 Buyout/LBO
EcoNaviSta 26-Jul-2023 000 000.00
Clausematch 30-Jun-2023 000000000000000000
StrongArm Tech 05-May-2023 0000000000
monoAI technology 20-Dec-2022 000 00.000
SmartDrive 15-Dec-2022 000 0000
Brodmann17 01-Dec-2022 000 00 00000000
Newmetrix 01-Oct-2022 000000000000000000
Varinos 03-Aug-2022 Merger/Acquisition
Agrando 21-Jun-2022 Bankruptcy: Liquidation
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Sony Innovation Fund Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Sony Innovation Fund Team (47)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Gen Tsuchikawa Chief Executive Officer 00 0 Tokyo, Japan
Antonio Avitabile Managing Director 0 0 London, United Kingdom
Austin Noronha Managing Director 0 San Francisco, CA
Joseph Tou Managing Director 0 0 0 Los Angeles, CA
Roberta Ferrari Principal London, United Kingdom
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Sony Innovation Fund Co-Investors (896)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Global Brain 11 0 Series chart Industry bar
Plug and Play Tech Center 00 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Mitsubishi UFJ Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
SBI Investment 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
SMBC Venture Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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