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Bitcoin Wallet
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Fleight Forwarder
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Big Data
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Text Marketing
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Manufacturing Automation
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Digital writing assistant
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Cyber security
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Acquired by GE
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Autonomous Driving Simulation Software
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Blockchain Analysis
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Conversation Intelligence platform
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Financial Services
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Diversified Financial Services
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Cyber Security
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Secondary storage
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Acquired by Shopify
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Customer Relationship Management
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AD Technology
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Healthcare Technology
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Artificial Intelligence Platforms for Disasters
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Logistics technology platform
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Hotel Operations, Marketing & Revenue Software

About Us

Sozo Ventures was formed in 2012 to invest in and support technology enabled ventures with their global expansion. We invest in category leaders transforming global industries with advanced data technologies, ecommerce, enterprise cloud, fintech, IoT and healthcare IT, and other advanced solutions.

We are structured to connect the most ambitious entrepreneurial teams with the world’s most advanced and respected customers and distributors. We are at our best when we can share our expertise well before expansion strategies are set. 

Global expansion and internationalization is not a one-size-fits all approach – we get our hands dirty and dive in at all stages of company building from seed to pre-IPO, and support businesses across multiple stages of financing.

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Sozo has helped us accelerate our mission to ‘deliver happiness’ in Japan.

Eric Yuan
CEO, ZOOM

Sozo Ventures has helped make our mission possible in Japan. Not only by introducing us to top management of key customers in our requested domains, but also providing incredible support that any company would desire when entering a new market. We are very grateful to have Sozo as a partner.

Alexander Karp
CEO, PALANTIR

Sozo has been a true partner with One Concern in Japan, providing unparalleled market access and insights. Sozo fully backs our mission of global resilience.

Ahmad Wani
CEO, One Concern

Sozo introduced and assisted in securing our largest international distribution deal before they invested. Sozo has also played a key role in introducing our local team to strategic partners and key executives that helped define our growth strategy.

Jack Dorsey
CEO, SQUARE

Sozo jumped in to help with us before we even discussed investment, helping to make customer introductions, introducing our country manager, and more.

Qasar Younis
CEO, Applied Intuition

Sozo has been a long term partner adding value to Fastly before and after their investment. Sozo helped us lay the foundation in Japan.

Adriel Lares
CFO, FASTLY

The Sozo team has felt like an extension of Neurotrack since our very first meeting, and now we’ve signed multiple strategic customers and partnerships with their support

Elli Kaplan
CEO, NEUROTRACK

Sozo has helped us understand how to navigate the business environment in Japan … Since we began our relationship with the Sozo, we’ve increased headcount of our Japan team by 4x, and Japan has become one of Opower’s largest growth markets in the world.

Dan Yates
CEO, OPOWER

…So I think for a technology like blockchain, that’s a global technology, you’re going to want to be a global company. And so having the right partners internationally is a pretty sound strategy. This made Sozo the logical co-investment partner in Coinbase.

Fred Wilson
USV
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US office
900 Veterans Blvd., Suite 330, Redwood City, CA 94063
Japan office
EGG JAPAN, 9th Floor, Shin-Marunouchi Bldg, 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-6509 Japan



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