Samsung NEXT

Samsung NEXT

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Founded in 2013, Samsung NEXT Ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with additional offices in San Francisco, New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and Korea. The firm seeks to invest in artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality, blockchain, digital health, edge computing, internet of things, and mobility sectors.

Samsung NEXT Ventures is the investment arm of Samsung NEXT, a multifaceted innovation group within Samsung Electronics dedicated to identifying new growth opportunities.


Samsung NEXT's investments include Rezilion, Volterra, DayTwo, Grover, HYPR, Unbabel, Beekeeper,, SignalWire and Swiftly.

Their exited investments include Life360, SafeDK, EyeVerify, LoopPay, Kngine, Engrade, Watchwith, Delta ID, nuTonomy, LearnSprout, MobileSpaces, Automated Insights and Bonsai.


Funded Companies


Directly is a San Francisco-based developer of artificial intelligence systems of customer experience and chatbots founded by Antony Brydon, Jean Tessier and Jeff Patterson.

PlayVS is a company providing a platform for e-sports competitions for high school students.

A company providing a translation as a service platform allowing enterprises to understand and be understood by their customers. It participated in the W14 cohort of Y Combinator.

Aliro Technologies (Aliro), a spinout of the NarangLab at Harvard University, makes software that facilitates user access to present day quantum computers.

A company with an e-commerce website for renting digital devices instead of buying them. It was founded in 2015 and is located in Berlin, Germany.

A technology company making urine analysis kits for detecting Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Urinary Track Infections (UTI), and prenatal pregnancy complication monitoring.

Zimperium is a San Francisco and Dallas-based cybersecurity and mobile security company founded in 2010 by Zuk Avraham.

Brodmann17 develops practical neural-network based software that brings efficient and powerful deep-learning vision applications to mainstream CPUs and meets the automotive industry's toughest standards.

Filament(IoT) is a Reno, Nevada-based internet of things company founded by Allison Clift-Jennings, Sally Carson and Jeremie Miller. is an Austin, Texas-based company founded by Jon Loyens, Bryon Jacob and Matt Laessig.

Intezer's Genetic Malware Analysis technology enables security teams to automate memory and file analysis

Edgeworx is a San Jose, California-based company founded in 2017 by Kilton Hopkins.

Figure 1 is a company providing a platform that connects healthcare professionals around the world to view, discuss, and share medical cases.

DayTwo provides personalized nutrition and actionable insights for people to maintain normal blood sugar levels based on their microbiome.

Packet is a bare metal automation platform for developers.

Scroll is a company founded by Tony Haile.

SliverTV is an online e-spots entertainment platform.

Homeis is a New York-based social network company.

Spatial Systems is a New York-based company.

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Brendon Kim

Vice President, Head of NEXT Ventures and NEXT Offices

David Eun

President; Chief Innovation Officer

Elyssa O'Hara


Emily Becher

Senior Vice President, Global

Jacopo Lenzi

Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development

Travis Bogard

Senior Vice President, Head of Product

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