Sony Innovation Fund Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 30
  • Investments
  • 131
  • Portfolio
  • 99
  • Exits
  • 5

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 is dedicated to investing in and engaging with promising early-stage companies. Beyond investment, the mission is to provide resources such as access to the broader Sony world and its global network, as well as collaborate with startups to foster business creation in related lines of business and new areas of interest. Innovation Growth Ventures is one of the Sony Groups venture investment programs. Sony Corporation and Daiwa Capital Holdings established Innovation Growth Ventures Corporation as part of this program. This venture capital fund was launched in June 2019 by recruiting investors from both Sony and Daiwas group companies in addition to external investors.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
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 (131)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Styleport 06-Oct-2021 Later Stage VC 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
000.0000 04-Oct-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
00000000 21-Sep-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue
0000000 14-Sep-2021 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
0000000 0000 31-Aug-2021 00000 00000 00.000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000 0000000000
00000000000 (00000 24-Aug-2021 00000 00000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000 0000000000
000000000 19-Aug-2021 00000 00000 00.000 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 000 0000000000
00000000 10-Aug-2021 00000 00000 00.000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 000000 0000000000
Agrando 05-Jul-2021 Early Stage VC 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
Covr Financial Technologies 30-Jun-2021 Later Stage VC 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000 0000000000
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Sony Innovation Fund Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Mobcrush 01-Jun-2021 Merger/Acquisition 000.00
00000000 01-Jan-2021 0000000000: 000000
0000000000 22-Dec-2020 000 00000
Sun Asterisk 01-Jul-2020 IPO
Acutronic Robotics 31-Jul-2019 Out of Business
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Sony Innovation Fund Team (41)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Antonio Avitabile Managing Director - Europe / Israel Weybridge, United Kingdom
Austin Noronha Managing Director - US 0 San Jose, CA
Gen Tsuchikawa Chief Investment Officer 00 0 Tokyo, Japan
Honami Takahashi Executive Tokyo, Japan
Moto Tsuchikawa Executive 0 Tokyo, Japan
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Sony Innovation Fund Co-Investors (563)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Global Brain 8 0 Series chart Industry bar
500 Startups 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Coral Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Mizuho Capital Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
SBI Investment 0 Series chart Industry bar
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