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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.

Investment

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

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

Timeline

Funded Companies

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Directly

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.

Dapper labs is a blockchain and software development company developing blockchain based products and services.

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.

Filament(IoT) is a Reno, Nevada, United States-based internet of things company.

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

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.

Vidrovr is a New York-based company founded by Dan Morozoff.

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

Intuition Robotics is a digital companion company, using artificial intelligence.

data.world is an Austin, Texas-based company founded by Jon Loyens, Brett Hurt, Bryon Jacob and Matt Laessig.

Bayshore Networks is a company that provides cyber protection for the Industrial control systems, IoT.

Swiftly is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2014 by Jonathan Simkin, Will Dayton and Mike Smith.

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.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Brendon Kim

Vice President, Head of NEXT Ventures and NEXT Offices

David Eun

President; Chief Innovation Officer

Elyssa O'Hara

Employee

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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News

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Ingrid Lunden
April 13, 2021
TechCrunch
A startup tapping into the concept of the circular economy, where people don't buy items outright but pay an incremental amount to use them temporarily, has raised some funding to scale its business in Europe and beyond. Grover, a Berlin-based startup that runs a subscription model where people can rent out consumer electronics like computers, [...]
Ingrid Lunden
April 13, 2021
TechCrunch
A startup tapping into the concept of the circular economy, where people don't buy items outright but pay an incremental amount to use them temporarily, has raised some funding to scale its business in Europe and beyond. Grover, a Berlin-based startup that runs a subscription model where people can rent out consumer electronics like computers, [...]

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