Samsung Catalyst Fund

Samsung Catalyst Fund

Samsung Catalyst Fund is the venture capital fund of Samsung Electronics investing in technologies for the company's mobile, device solutions, and consumer electronics groups.

Samsung Catalyst Fund is a Menlo Park, California based venture capital firm founded in 2013. It is the venture capital arm of Samsung Electronics.

The firm prefers to invest in automotive, robotics, digital health, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, cloud, and device-level solutions.

The firm invests in multiple stages. The notable investment portfolio of the Samsung Catalyst Fund includes Allegro.AI, Blaize, Commsignia, Datrium, Habana, IonQ, Mantis Vision, Mapillary, Pixeom, Wefox Group.

As of January 2020, Samsung Catalyst Fund has made 47 investments and had 7 exits.

Timeline

2013

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
wefox Group

German digital insurance company operating in Europe.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Berlin
IonQ

IonQ is a quantum computing company developing ion trap technology.

Quantum computing
College Park, Maryland
Mapillary

Street-level imagery platform that uses computer vision to fix the world's maps

Machine learning
Malmö
AImotive

A global provider of camera-first, AI powered self-driving technology, formerly AdasWorks.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Budapest
Ring (company)

A manufacturer of home automation products

E-commerce
Santa Monica, California
Innoviz Technologies

Innoviz is a leading manufacturer of high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software that enable the mass-production of autonomous vehicles.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Rosh HaAyin
Autotalks

Autotalks is an Israel-based company founded by Hagai Zyss.

Semiconductor
Israel
Valens (company)

Valens is an Hod HaSharon-based company founded by Dror Jerushalmi, Massad Eyal, Eyran Lida and Eryan Lida.

Semiconductor
Hod HaSharon
Mantis Vision

Company

Commsignia

Commsignia is a Santa Clara, California-based company.

Santa Clara, California
LVL Technologies

LVL is the first fitness tracker that tracks the body's hydration in real time.

Fitness tracking
Austin, Texas
Sensifree

Sensifree is a Cupertino, California-based company founded by Eran Agmon.

Fitness
Cupertino, California
Allegro.AI

Allegro.AI is a company founded by Nir Bar-Lev.

Datrium

Data management
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Nicolas Autret

Investment Director

Scott Levine

Managing Director

Shankar Chandran

Managing Director & SVP

Barrett Parkman

Director, Startup and VC Ecosystem

Jonathan JC Charles

Director

Ned Berman

Investor

Further reading

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Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Allegro.AI

Blaize

Commsignia

Datrium

Habana

IonQ

Mantis Vision

Mapillary

Pixeom

Wefox Group

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Conor Hale
July 13, 2020
FierceBiotech
Since expanding its DNA-focused telehealth work into guiding patients and institutions from genetic testing through subsequent specialty care, Genome Medical has raised $14 million to help boost its clinic-focused operations.

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