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Samsung Ventures

Samsung Ventures

Samsung Ventures is the VC arm of the Korean electronics company.

Samsung Venture Investment is the corporate venture capital arm of Samsung Electronics and is based in Seoul, South Korea, with offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, London, Israel, India, China and Japan. The firm's investment areas include semiconductor, cloud and datacenter, telecommunication, software, Internet, bio engineering and medical industry, film/video industry while potential investment subjects range from start-ups to established companies that are about to be listed in the stock market. It was established to promote establishment of promising small and medium-sized companies engaged in developing new technologies.

The primary responsibilities of the group are to source, qualify, and invest in technology related companies. The group has over $1.8 billion under management and invests $250 million annually.

Samsung Ventures promotes the establishment of small and medium-sized companies engaging in developing technologies. As an investor, Samsung aims to provide investment funds as well as management support, technical support and market registration to the companies it invests in.

Timeline

May 1, 2019

Samsung Ventures' first investment in Southeast Asia is HR startup Swingvy

Funded Companies

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A technology company making holographic ecosystems.

A software company offering a NoSQL database compatible with Apache Cassandra.

Cloudant provides a NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for web and mobile applications. It participated in the S07 cohort of Y Combinator. IBM acquired Cloudant in 2014.

Adicet Bio is a biotechnology company creating immune cell therapies for treating cancer and other diseases.

Qualcomm Atheros is a San Jose, California-based company founded in 1998 by Teresa H. Meng.

Atrenta is a San Jose, California-based software company.

Envivio is a South San Francisco, California-based software company founded by Shawn Ambwani.

Fixmo is a security company founded by Shyam Sheth.

Intematix is a manufacturing company.

Bitcasa is a San Francisco-based cloud computing company.

Tilera is a San Jose, California-based semiconductor company founded by Anant Agarwal.

Beceem Communications is a semiconductor company.

Intellon is a Florida-based semiconductor company.

Moloco empowers mobile apps to run their own advertising business by providing all of the required components as a cloud service.

Alereon is an Austin, Texas-based company.

GCT Semiconductor is a California-based semiconductor company founded by Greg Tarczynski.

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Jon Russell
May 1, 2019
TechCrunch
Samsung Ventures, the VC arm of the Korean electronics giant, has made its first investment in Southeast Asia after it backed HR startup Swingvy. Singapore-based Swingy's service provides HR services, payroll and insurance for SMEs on a freemium basis. The company announced this week that it raised $7 million that was led by the Samsung [...]

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