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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.

A company developing semiconductor accelerators for artificial intelligence and machine learning.

IonQ is a quantum computing company developing ion trap technology based in College Park, Maryland-based company founded by Christopher Monroe.

Rescale is a company developing and providing software platform and hardware infrastructure for companies to perform scientific and engineering simulation.

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

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

Ineda Systems is a startup developing low power SoCs for use in both consumer and enterprise applications.

Allegro.AI is a computer software company founded by Nir Bar-Lev, Gil Westrich and Moses Guttmann.

Valens is an Hod HaSharon-based company founded in 2006 by Dror Jerushalmi, Massad Eyal, Eyran Lida and Eryan Lida.

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

German Bionic is a robotics company focused on developing and building exoskeletons for use in industrial production.

Commsignia is a Santa Clara, California-based company.

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

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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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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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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
Robin Wauters
December 14, 2020
Tech.eu
Augsburg, Germany-based German Bionic, a manufacturer of smart robotic exoskeletons and related software solutions, today announced that it has closed $20 million in Series A financing. The funding round was led by Samsung Catalyst Fund and Munich-based MIG, with participation from US investors like Storm Ventures and Benhamou Global Ventures, and Japanese VC firm IT [...]
Ingrid Lunden
December 14, 2020
TechCrunch
Exoskeleton technology has been one of the more interesting developments in the world of robotics: instead of building machines that replace humans altogether, build hardware that humans can wear to supercharge their abilities. Today, German Bionic, one of the startups designing exoskeletons specifically aimed at industrial and physical applications -- it describes its Cray X [...]
Ingrid Lunden
December 14, 2020
TechCrunch
Exoskeleton technology has been one of the more interesting developments in the world of robotics: instead of building machines that replace humans altogether, build hardware that humans can wear to supercharge their abilities. Today, German Bionic, one of the startups designing exoskeletons specifically aimed at industrial and physical applications -- it describes its Cray X [...]
Connor Bilboe
November 13, 2020
Sifted
What do investors really want to see in your pitch deck? And how do you woo them over Zoom? Five top corporate investors and VCs reveal all.
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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