Founder & Managing Partner at SOSV
Sean O’Sullivan is founder and Managing Partner of SOSV, the accelerator-based venture capital firm. With over $855M in assets under management, SOSV runs the world’s most active accelerators in hardware, life sciences, disruptive food, and Asia cross-border startups. O’Sullivan got his start as co-founder and chairman of MapInfo, bringing street mapping technology to personal computers. MapInfo became a $200 million revenue public company with over 1,000 employees. At NetCentric in 1996, he and George Favaloro from Compaq co-coined the term “cloud computing.” On the humanitarian side, Sean has created and/or supports a range of humanitarian and educational endeavors, including CoderDojo, I-ASC, and Khan Academy. Sean graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985 with a degree in electrical engineering, and the University of Southern California in 2003 with a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production.