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Plum Alley Investments - Rise New York

43 West 23rd Street

New York, NY 10010

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Invite-only event organized by Plum Alley Investments and SOSV
Plum Alley Contact: Ben Robbins --
SOSV Contact:



What is Deep Tech? How to invest in this sector?

As defined in a recent report by SOSV, a unique 'hands-on' fund for Deep Tech with $650M AUM that makes 150 new investments per year, Deep Tech has, broadly speaking, a) some technical risk and b) the intersection of two or more disciplines (i.e. software combined with hardware, biology, medicine, material science, physics, etc.).

Plum Alley, similar to SOSV, looks at Deep Tech as a critical area of innovation and great opportunity, with several existing portfolio companies and many pipeline companies building or leverage proprietary hardware or implementing solutions that involve multiple scientific disciplines.

In partnership with Plum Alley, SOSV will present its latest research on emerging trends, and share lessons learned from investing in Deep Tech companies.


  • VCs, CVCs, LPs
  • Deep Tech startups
  • Media


08:00 - 08:30 - Registration
08:30 - 09:45 - Presentation on Deep Tech Trends + Q&A
09:45 - 10:15 - Networking



  • Plum Alley Investments is a venture firm investing in deep tech and frontier healthcare with a focus on Series A stage companies positioned to scale their businesses and drive progress in the world.

  • 100% of our existing portfolio companies have at least one woman in the founding team.

  • In 3 ½ years, Plum Alley has invested $17.5 million across 19 companies which have raised a total of $350 million.

  • Plum Alley’s deep tech investments include Aclima (environmental intelligence), Ketos (water quality), Einride (autonomous electric freighting), One Concern (disaster recovery) and Node (AI/ML) and frontier healthcare investments include Mammoth Biosciences (CRISPR/gene editing), EpiBone (regenerative medicine), BioEclipse (immunotherapy) and Vital Vio (bacteria-killing LED lighting).

  • Plum Alley’s Syndicate Investments have tapped their investor network of 400+ individuals and family offices.

  • Plum Alley is committed to investing $100 million over the next four years in STEM companies with women founders or gender diverse founding teams. In addition, Plum Alley distinguishes itself by offering high quality thought leadership and private events with relevant industry experts in the areas of new technology, innovation, and shaping the future by investing in the asset class of venture.


  • SOSV is a program-based early stage VC fund with over US$650 million under management. SOSV invests in 150 startups per year and is ranked annually as one of the most active VCs in the world.

  • SOSV pioneered a 'hands-on' investment model. It combines a seed fund with extensive pre-seed resources, including its electronics/manufacturing and biotech labs and staff experts. It focuses on hardware (HAX), life sciences (IndieBio, RebelBio), food (Food-X), blockchain (dLab), and Asia cross-border internet (Chinaccelerator) and mobile (MOX).

  • Its hardware portfolio includes FormLabs (3d printing), GetAround (car sharing), as well as fast-growing robotics and medtech startups such as Avidbots (commercial cleaning robots) and Makeblock (STEM robots). SOSV also was the lead seed investor in JUMP Bikes, recently acquired by Uber.

  • In life sciences, SOSV is considered a pioneer in ‘clean food’ and cellular agriculture with over 100 investments in Memphis Meats (clean meat), NotCo (plant-based mayonnaise) Geltor (animal-free collagen), Clara Foods (egg proteins), Perfect Day (milk products), and Abbot’s Butcher (plant-based meat).


  • Benjamin joined HAX in Shenzhen to invest in hardware startups in 2013, after founding a strategy consultancy in Asia (China, Japan and Korea) and angel investing in a dozen startups. HAX, the 'hardware' branch of SOSV, has now invested in over 250 startups including robotics, consumer & industrial IoT, enterprise and medtech.

  • Benjamin spoke about tech trends and entrepreneurship at over 300 events across 35 countries, including multiple TechCrunch Disrupt, Hello Tomorrow, NOAH, as well as on entrepreneurship tracks at Stanford, Berkeley, INSEAD and more. He has also written for Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, IEEE Spectrum, and been quoted numerous times in media such as WSJ, Wired and Nature.

  • Born in France, Benjamin graduated with a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and in Aeroacoustics. He speaks French, English, Japanese and some Mandarin and Korean. During his free time, he practices BJJ and drawing.

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43 West 23rd Street

New York, NY 10010

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