We are a team of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, data scientists, operators and risk managers focused on stewarding capital and helping to responsibly build a globally-connected market and industry. We facilitate differentiated investment vehicles by seeking novel, scalable and defensible technologies that positively impact their respective ecosystems. We apply operating experience, relationships, and market intelligence in select high-growth sectors to cultivate the next generation of leading founders.
Sound Media Ventures invests in founders who transform how media, in its broadest forms, is created, distributed, and monetized. We invest during early growth, between Seed and Series A. We are drawn to companies that leverage novel technologies to drive scale and where we can add strategic value to influence performance outcomes.
Technical advances across many silos are pushing media into new realms and enabling boundless new opportunities. What was once static is becoming dynamic and engaging. This promotes accelerated engagement, globalization of audiences, social eclipsing broadcast, eSports eclipsing sports, the rise of streaming giants, the privatization of finance, and more.
Web3 is the connecting fiber, powered by a convergence of AI, blockchain, VR, AR, 5G networks, connected everything, and other novel technologies. Sound Media Ventures pursues such opportunities with vigor, providing both funding and strategic support.
Blockchain companies and crypto assets represent disruptive early-stage technology, liquid public markets, and new use cases and business models. SBV Fund I focuses on crypto and blockchain investment, applying professional trading, investing and portfolio management to this digital asset class.
Our fund operates at the intersection of game theory, financial market disruption, network and behavioral economics, competitive strategy, high-risk for potential high yield investment, and portfolio management.
Our fund offers accredited investors a blended, diversified offering that primarily centers on early-stage, Seed to Series A startups that utilize Blockchain technologies to impact their ecosystem with the goal of driving significant growth.
We leverage our diverse professional network, relationships with incubators and accelerators, and syndication partners to source strong investment opportunities in our market segments. Our reputation and experience help us gain access to exciting new projects. We roll up our sleeves and partner with founders to add tangible value and influence outcomes. We invest where we find passionate and hard-working founders that are building meaningful enterprises with the potential to make a significant and lasting impact.
Founder & CEO
Richard D. Titus
Partner, SBV Fund I
Partner, SBV Fund I
"Nothing is more satisfying than meeting a prospective investor who is also a successful entrepreneur that understands firsthand your journey and the growth category of your business, makes time to inspect your thinking, data, and technology, then enthusiastically commits to helping realize the vision."
Dot Bustelo, CEO of Loupe
“Sound Media Ventures has been incredibly value-add. Their guidance and music industry insights and network have moved the needle for us in ways that go way beyond dollars invested.”
Rich Sloan, CEO of Dance Fight
"Sound Media Ventures has been willing to help out in any way possible since the first time we met with them. Shachar and the team have an incredible amount of experience that will go a long way for any early-stage company."
Conrad Cornell, CEO of Press Sports
Jun 28, 2023
At SMV, we believe that combining AI and robotics will augment and help increase human output - and revolutionize physical industries.
Apr 10, 2023
Overplay launched a community round privately on Wefunder with Sound Media Ventures as the lead investor.