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