VC Director @ Samsung Catalyst Fund in San Jose, CA

Samsung Catalyst Fund

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 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.Job TitleInvestment Director – Samsung Catalyst Fund (SCF)LocationSan Jose, CAJob #40759Job Responsibilities

  • Identify, source and potentially lead relevant investments independently
  • Provide analytical horsepower to conduct due diligence, including business and industry analysis, competitive landscape and financial modeling
  • Lead or actively support deal negotiation and execution
  • Lead or 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 and monitor startups in strategic areas relevant to Samsung
  • Participate actively as a Board member or observer in applicable portfolio companies

Qualifications & Required Skills

  • 10+ years of experience in tech, venture or investment banking, including 5+ Years of venture capital or corporate venture capital experience, with track record of sourcing and closing financing rounds and ability to drive and engage multiple investment opportunities; Board member or observer experience a plus.
  • Strong and current network of top tier VCs and CVCs in the US
  • Excellent track record of academic achievement; engineering / computer science / physics degree desirable / MBA degree and advanced degrees are a plus
  • 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
  • An eye for detail as well as the ability to grasp big picture themes
  • Demonstrates leadership, poise, and maturity with senior executives and entrepreneurs
  • Team player and good communicator with strong presentation and written skills; able to address business and technical audiences

Additionally, we look for the following universal qualities in all candidates:

  • Resourceful Achiever: self-motivated and proactive, you flex to try new approaches and creatively solve problems
  • Avid Learner: you thrive with challenges, seek continuous growth and improvement, and seek data to prove your hypotheses
  • Devoted Professional: you are diligent and deliberate in your work, leveraging your expertise to deliver results without ego
  • Thoughtful Collaborator: you build relationships across teams, offering help and welcoming ideas from others to drive work forward in an inclusive manner


  • Successful applicants must comply with company COVID-19 policies, which are subject to change in response to public health, regulatory and business circumstances
  • Current policies are subject only to emergency or legally-required exceptions and include: mandatory reporting of vaccination status; vaccination requirement for office access, external meetings and business travel; mask usage in office; and daily screening procedures at offices