SOSV is an accelerator and a global venture capital firm that focuses on investing around four key verticals: hardware, biotechnology & biodesign, food, and China/Asia internet and e-commerce. The firm operates four accelerator programs that provide funding, mentoring and training in these areas: HAX, Chinaccelerator, Food-X Accelerator and IndieBio. HAX is an accelerator that specializes in the hardware, manufacturing, startups, product development, positioning, marketing and prototyping sectors. Chinaccelerator is the longest running accelerator in China (2010), based in Shanghai, and investing in companies focused on internet and e-commerce platforms for the China/Asia market. FOOD-X is focused on launching food-related ventures, located in New York. IndieBio focuses on entrepreneurs building technologies in or around the fields of biotechnology, biodesign and synthetic biology, offering seed funding and lab space as well as mentorship to start-ups, located in San Francisco and Cork, Ireland.