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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Description
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SentinelOne

U.S-based company providing endpoint security software globally.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California
Light Field Lab

A technology company making holographic ecosystems.

Entertainment
San Jose, California
Deep Instinct

Deep Instinct is a Tel Aviv and New York City-based cybersecurity company that applies deep learning to cybersecurity.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Tel Aviv
EarlySense

A company in Israel that develops signal-processing technology and offers EverOn, a contact-free and early detection patient supervision system.

Biotechnology
Tel Aviv
ScyllaDB

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

Palo Alto, California
Cloudant

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.

Software
Boston
Adicet Bio

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

Biotechnology
Menlo Park, California
SolidFire

SolidFire is a Boulder, Colorado-based company.

Computer data storage
Boulder, Colorado
Qualcomm Atheros

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

San Jose, California
OpenX (company)

OpenX is a Pasadena, California-based company.

Enterprise software
Pasadena, California
Atrenta

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

Software
San Jose, California
Veeco Instruments

Company

Cover (company)

A technology and insurance brokerage company

Insurance
San Francisco
Envivio

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

Software
South San Francisco, California
Fixmo

Fixmo is a security company founded by Shyam Sheth.

Security
Noom

A fitness company offering a mobile health coaching service.

Software
New York City
Niantic (company)

Mobile app development company

Location-based service
San Francisco
Bitcasa

Bitcasa is a San Francisco-based cloud computing company.

Cloud computing
San Francisco
Intematix (company)

Intematix is a manufacturing company.

Manufacturing
Mathpresso

Mathpresso is a Seoul-based company offering a mobile application which can answer questions from a picture.

Computer Vision
Seoul
Tilera

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

Semiconductor
San Jose, California
Maluuba

Maluuba is a Waterloo, Ontario-based company.

Machine learning
Waterloo, Ontario
Enevate Corporation

Enevate Corporation is an Irvine, California-based developer of energy storage technology for lithium ion battery ecosystems.

Energy storage
Irvine, California
Novaled

Novaled is a Dresden-based manufacturer of organic materials and technologies for OLED displays and lighting.

Lighting
Dresden
Beceem Communications

Beceem Communications is a semiconductor company.

Semiconductor
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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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