Sean is more than a great leader, he is a visionary who anticipates great change and drives teams forward to lead that change. He possesses the perfect balance of patience and impatience that sets apart...more winners from losers, and inspires all around him.Emmett Murphy
Sean O'Sullivan is the best investor on the planet. Not only does he know how to recognize value but he also knows build it up. We went to Haxlr8r and it has changed our company for the better significantly....more To say that we love him and that he's been an invaluable part of our company would be putting it lightly.Lisa Q. Fetterman
As far as investing goes, I am Managing General Partner of SOSV; SOSV GPs select the startups; we invest in about 150 startups per year thru Accelerator programs we run globally. We follow-on invest up to $2m into each company w/ traction.
invented street mapping on personal computers; co-coined the term "cloud computing"; in 2014 HAX/SOSV was named the best institutional investor in China by TechNode (TechCrunch China); led 3,500 person humanitarian engineering organization in Iraq; helicopter pilot; TV personality/investor on Dragon's Den 2012-2013; trustee Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; supporter of Khan Academy, CoderDojo, Mathletes.
we fund companies with a minimum of 1 technical co-founder and a minimum of 2 founders, with a working prototype in a really innovative and important marketplace. Companies apply through our accelerators (HAX, IndieBio, Chinaccelerator, Food-X, MOX, dLab et al) to get further, faster.
Sean O'Sullivan is the best investor on the planet. Not only does he know how to recognize value but he also knows build it up. We went to Haxlr8r and it has changed our company for the better significantly. To say that we love him and that he's been an invaluable part of our company would be putting it lightly.
Founder of a company Sean O'Sullivan invested in
In a world where money and power dominate the mainstream and shaping young minds, Sean's non-elitist approach to the world of venture capital, education, business, and global citizenship is refreshing and very much needed. His investment record of 20%+ year over year in the past 2 decades speaks volume to the often ignored fact that one can do well by doing good. He is an inspiration and constant reminder of keeping to the basics, and creating core value, not to extract value.
Sean is more than a great leader, he is a visionary who anticipates great change and drives teams forward to lead that change. He possesses the perfect balance of patience and impatience that sets apart winners from losers, and inspires all around him.
For Sean O'Sullivan's investment at BioROSA Technologies
Founder BioROSA Technologies • Worked at @university-of-arkansas-for-medical-sciences-1, @arkansas-children-s-hospital
What's the most useful business-related book you've ever read?
Made to Stick, Chip & Dan Heath
What's your favorite non-business book?
The Art of War, Sun Zhu
Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
If money were not an issue, what would you be doing right now?
Money isn't an issue. I'm doing what I want to be doing.
What words of advice would you give your younger self?
Don't go along with stuff that makes your stomach roil. The experienced people aren't necessarily wiser or more ethical than you. If it seems dumb or wrong, it probably is. Someone can't explain what they do, simply, doesn't know what they're doing.
Which founders or startups do you most admire?
Despite what they say about him, Steve Jobs.
Jesus was pretty cool, too.
And yeah, Sal Khan and Elon Musk.
What's your super power?
I can see the future. [But I just don't know how long away it is].
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