SOSV Health Tech VC-Founder Matchup – Feb 26-Mar 8, 2024

Note: This event took place from February 26 to March 8, 2024. For the next matchup, please sign up here.

SOSV’s free and virtual 2024 VC-Founder Health Tech Matchup just opened for registration. We expect 300 investors and 500 founders to participate.

Who is this for?

Investors and founders in health tech, up to series B. Our definition for “Health Tech” ranges from digital health to therapeutics, drug discovery and diagnostics, as well as medical devices, surgical robotics and all things AI and computational biology in health.

What’s in it for you?

Our goal for this event is two-fold:

  • To help investors find high quality deal-flow and connect with promising founders early
  • To help SOSV and non-SOSV startup founders meet new investors, as well as connect with other founders in the ecosystem.

This is a great opportunity to expand your network and build trustworthy relationships. All participants will be vetted to ensure they are a good fit for this matchup.

Here are some of the 250 investors who joined the 2023 edition:

Alumni Ventures, Amazon Alexa Fund, American Family Ventures, B Capital Group, Breakout Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Danone Manifesto Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Kurma Partners, Lakestar and Munich Re Ventures.

How does it work?

  • Step 1 (Register)  – From Feb 5, participants can register.
  • Step 2 (Message) – From Feb 19, after your application is approved, we will send you a link to the Grip platform, where you can see all participants and request meetings.
  • Step 3 (Meet) – From Feb 26 to March 8: conduct meetings on our event platform (or outside beyond this date).

    The event is completely free to attend.

👉 Register as an Investor

👉 Register as a Startup

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SOSV startup competition focused on CO2 capture and removal. Early stage founders welcome. Application deadline July 28.

As part of the upcoming SOSV Climate Tech Summit—taking place virtually September 26-27th this year— we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) to host a Startup Innovation Challenge (aka a startup competition!) focused on Carbon Removal and Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS). Apply here—the deadline is July 28.

The competition is open to all early-stage startups (Series A or earlier) that are focusing on Carbon Removal and Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage anywhere in the world. 

An expert team will review the applications and select five finalists, who will pitch before a live, online audience and judges at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit on September 26. The judges will announce the winner the next day during the summit. 

Why participate? The finalists will pitch live to an online audience of VCs, and video archives from the pitch will be published on SOSV’s site after the event. Overall, we expect 5,000 attendees at the summit. There’s no better place for climate founders to find investors. Check out this year’s speakers.

The third annual SOSV Climate Tech Summit convenes the entire climate tech ecosystem, including technologists, founders, investors, and researchers across the climate tech startup ecosystem. The summit will include two days of main-stage sessions featuring noted climate founders and investors, as well as breakout sessions with more than 20 major climate investors. Don’t forget to register! (It’s free!).

Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is the world’s largest startup competition that aims to help startups change the world for the better. Founded by Silicon Valley venture capitalists, Young Sohn and Bill Tai, their mission is to empower entrepreneurs building innovative technologies that improve the world.

One more thing: Separately from the Startup Innovation Challenge, SOSV is also hosting the invitation-only Climate Tech Matchup for founders and VCs that was so successful last year, attracting 500 investors and 1500 founder-investor meetings in 2022.  Applications for the matchup will open in August. 

Watch IndieBio NY’s Spring 2022 Class 04 Demo Day

It was definitely a night to remember! After months of hard work, many came together to celebrate the milestones and accomplishments our Class 04 companies achieved during our Spring 2022 program. The event began with opening remarks from Joan Spivak, Senior Director, Life Sciences for Empire State Development, an organization that we are proud to partner with as we work together to build and strengthen the life science and deep tech ecosystem here in New York and beyond. In addition to hearing about each company’s mission, IBNY’s Program and Partnership Coordinator, Maddy Behr detailed what our unique startup development program offers to each team and ways that industry and professional experts can collaborate with us while Alex Hall-Daniels and Lindsay Atkeson, IBNY’s Business Analysts, discussed upcoming future trends in human and planetary health. After each company shared how they were solving issues across three sectors (Therapeutics, Diagnostics, and Industrial and Agriculture Tech), there was a palpable excitement and energy to help these teams succeed in the room. Below, you can find a detailed list of each company and ways to contact them to learn more.

Interested in applying? We are currently accepting applications for our upcoming IBNY05 Fall 2022 cohort here.



Industrial and Agricultural Tech

It’s Almost Here: Reserve Your Tickets for IndieBio NY Class 4 Demo Day

IndieBio is proud to announce its Demo Day for New York Class 4, taking place at The Gramercy Theater Wednesday June 29, 2022. Doors open at 5pm EST! Reserve your tickets here.

IndieBio is the world’s leading biotech startup development program, which supports founders tackling the biggest problems facing human and planetary health. Startups develop scientific projects into products that will transform our food, therapeutics, biomaterials, and diagnostics industries–and more.

This is your opportunity to celebrate with these incredibly talented teams, as they highlight the many milestones achieved during our four month intensive program.

Interested in learning more about what they are working on? Get a sneak peak of the startups that will be presenting here.

WATCH: IndieBio San Francisco Demo Day #12

We just had our Demo Day and we’re excited to share the recording of the livestream here. We vet the newest and exciting technologies that will make a big impact on our planet. We’ve been working with these 13 companies because they hit our bar for quality, so you know you’re always watching the cream of the crop.

As always, the best way to never miss our Demo Day is to get on our newsletter (scroll down to the bottom of this website to find the sign up page).

IndieBio San Francisco Class 11 Demo Day

Thank you so much to everyone who attended San Francisco’s Demo Day (virtually). We are so excited to present 13 companies who are impacting the future of human and planetary health. In case you missed it, you can watch the event, see company videos, and read the blogs by clicking here. If you are an investor and would like to get in touch with us, please see this page.

Aja Labs – plant-based hair extensions (Video) – faster gene discovery for the food system (Video)
California Cultured – cell based chocolate (Video)
Canaery – digitizing scent (Video)
Capra Biosciences – biomade engine lubricants (Video)
Innate Biology – fasting mimetic supplement (Video)
Lypid – phytofat, made from vegan oils to perform like animal fats (Video)
Oncoprecision – drug screening platform for oncology (Video)
Ozone Bio – emissions free adipic acid (Video)
Proteinea – biomanufacturing platform using insect larva (Video)
Sundial – plant based chicken wings, with skin and bone (Video)
Vertical Oceans – clean shrimp raised in urban towers (Video)