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The Power of Accelerators E4 Sean O’Sullivan, Managing General Partner of SOSV on running capital intensive accelerators in hardware, life sciences & food science, unique follow-on strategy, cell-based meat going mainstream, China-based vs. US-based accelerators
0:42 Jason intros SOSV’s Sean O’Sullivan
4:19 How is operating in China during COVID?
5:22 Origin of SOSV, thoughts on in-person accelerators over remote accelerators, why hardware/life-science accelerators need in-person cohorts
9:02 Sean describes SOSV’s typical deal terms, unique follow-on strategy & cohort size
14:27 What stage company are SOSV accelerators looking for? Does it vary by industry?
17:58 Sean describes SOSV portfolio company Memphis Meats & how they utilize bioreactors to create cell-based meats
23:06 When will we see plant/cell-based meat being cheaper than the real thing?
29:25 Will the issue of food-availability will be solved in our lifetime?
33:16 Will modern food science revolutionize taste & what is the holy-grail food that will be produced?
42:15 What is being done in the ingredients space?
48:58 How is running an accelerator in China different than running one in the US?
53:39 Embracing hardware, thoughts on Hardware-as-a-Service