venture capital

for hard tech

HAX is a part of SOSV, a global venture capital firm providing multi-stage investment to support founders big ideas.

a program built for pre-seed startups solving hard problems with hard tech.

We are the world's first and most active program focused on hard tech startups. Our program helps founders tap into the world's premier ecosystems for real-world product development, manufacturing and fundraising; combined with over $25 million investment per year via our venture fund, SOSV. Our flagship program provides 6-months collaborative residency, hands-on engineering support, and an initial investment package of $250,000 USD with millions available in follow-on funding. Over 250 startups have graduated the program since 2012 with cumulative value of over $8 Billion USD.

the most active global investor in hard tech through our fund SOSV

"Hard Tech" - engineering or scientific breakthroughs in the physical world (that often interact with the digital world). This includes companies building new robotics, sensors, connectivity, electronics, materials, industrial processes, and infrastructure to unlock massive industry opportunities.HAX is a part of SOSV, a global venture capital firm with over $1B in AUM and currently deploying a $277M flagship fund SOSV IV. We aim to be the first institutional investor at pre-seed and follow-on throughout the life of a company as teams scale.


HAX startups


initial investment


HAX startupstotal fundraising


HAX startupstotal value


SOSV investmentto HAX startups


SOSV total AUM

we co-develop with every startup.

Our unique model combines investment capital with hands-on development support from deeply experienced engineering and design team, 6-month residency in our equipped facilities, and access to a global network of manufacturers, mentors and talent.

join a global communitybuilt for hard tech

We are a community of thousands of engineers, designers and entrepreneurs with access to wide networks of manufacturers, experts and investors focused on hard tech around the world.
join the founder community by applying to a HAX program
join a high-growth HAX startup across disciplines
support and advise startups with your unique expertise
corporate collaboration around the world's hardest problems
meet startups currently raising or invest in SOSV
pathways for students & researchers into hard tech