Senior VC Associate @ Samsung Catalyst Fund in San Jose, CA

Samsung Catalyst Fund

Advancing the World’s Technology Together

Our technology solutions power the tools you use every day–including smartphones, electric vehicles, hyperscale data centers, IoT devices, and so much more. Here, you’ll have an opportunity to be part of a global leader whose innovative designs are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and powering the future.

We believe that innovation and growth are driven by an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce. We’re dedicated to empowering people to be their true selves. Together, we’re building a better tomorrow for our employees, customers, partners, and communities.

What You’ll Do

We are Samsung Electronics’ multi-stage, evergreen venture capital fund, investing in deep-tech infrastructure and data-enabled platforms, with particular interest in semiconductors technologies. Samsung is a leading core tech player, and we apply the lens of the startup world to support new business creation for the organization. Our sectors of interest span multiple domains including data center and cloud, artificial intelligence, networking and 5G, automotive and frontier tech such as quantum computing. We actively invest in North America, Israel and Europe.

Samsung is ranked among the top corporate venture capital firms in the world.  At SCF, we have made more than 60 investments so far, and enjoyed successful exits including Credo, Habana Labs, Innoviz, IonQ, Preventice, and Ring. We are stage agnostic. We can lead, co-lead, follow, and/or take a Board position.

Our term sheets are similar to other financial VCs. After our initial investment, we leverage our connections with Samsung business units and work hard to facilitate partnerships with our portfolio companies. We aim to work closely with brilliant entrepreneurs and disruptive ideas to create incremental value and foster mutual growth and benefits.

Location: Onsite at our San Jose office five days a week

Job ID: 41038

  • Identify and source relevant investments independently.
  • Provide analytical horsepower to conduct due diligence, including business and industry analysis, competitive landscape and financial modeling.
  • Actively support deal execution.
  • Contribute to the development of new investment thesis.
  • Interact with portfolio companies and Samsung business units overseas to create win-win business opportunities.
  • Build relationships with entrepreneurs, investors including the venture community, and monitor startups in strategic areas relevant to Samsung.
  • Build support internally for investment theses and investments.

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related field with 5+ years of experience in a Venture Capital, Investment Banking, Management Consulting or Product Management roles focused on Technology sectors (semiconductor, systems, and/or software).
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, self-driven, self-confident with low ego and intellectually curious.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of emerging technologies with an innate passion for technology, particularly semiconductor-related.
  • Analytical, ability to analyze and develop complex business models.
  • Demonstrates leadership, poise, and maturity with senior executives and entrepreneurs.
  • You’re inclusive, adapting your style to the situation and diverse global norms of our people.
  • An avid learner, you approach challenges with curiosity and resilience, seeking data to help build understanding.
  • You’re collaborative, building relationships, humbly offering support and openly welcoming approaches.
  • Innovative and creative, you proactively explore new ideas and adapt quickly to change.

Our total rewards programs are designed to motivate and engage exceptional talent. The pay range for roles at this level across all US locations and job function is displayed below. Within the base pay range, individual rates depend on a number of factors—including the role’s function and location as well as the individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, education and training. This is part of our comprehensive compensation package with annual bonus eligibility and generous benefits to help you live life well.