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VC MBA Internship @ Samsung NEXT in Mountain View, CA

We started in 2012 on a mission to create breakout software and services and foster a startup culture at Samsung. (LinkedIn, Crunchbase) Since then, our small group has become a global organization that has empowered thousands of entrepreneurs around the world who share our passion for executing against big and bold ideas and building, growing and scaling businesses.

Our team develops products, invests in startups and acquires businesses ready for scale. With a focus on cutting edge software and services such as IoT, AI, AR/VR, Data Analytics, Cyber security and other transformative frontier technologies, we collaborate with seasoned founders and talented companies, providing our capital, resources, expertise and deep connections. We operate across offices in Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Francisco, New York City in the United States; Tel Aviv in Israel; Berlin in Germany; and Seoul in South Korea.

Samsung NEXT Ventures is focused on investing in early-stage (seed, Series A, Series B) software and services companies that are strategically relevant to Samsung’s various business units.  Our target investment areas are varied and include VR/AR, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Blockchain, Digital Health and Security. Samsung NEXT Ventures is a part of Samsung NEXT, an organization that seeks to drive innovation within Samsung. NEXT teams other than Ventures includes partnerships/business development, mergers and acquisitions, and product development.

The Ventures team is seeking an exceptional and driven Venture Intern who can thrive in an open, entrepreneurial environment. Our growing group includes members in Silicon Valley, New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv and Seoul and works collaboratively with the rest of Samsung NEXT and the broader Samsung organization. The current investment team comprises of 10 investment professionals.

The Samsung NEXT Venture Intern role is a full-time position, based in [Mountain View/NY].  Key responsibilities include:

  • Investment Thesis. Support creation of new frontier investment thesis
  • New Market Analysis. Periodically create presentations outlining new technology areas that may be attractive for investment
  • Deal Screening.  Review investment opportunities, including analysis of company overview decks and meetings with entrepreneurs
  • Investment Analysis.  Conduct initial research on investment opportunities, including financial and strategic analyses
  • Internal Research.  Communicate with business units about potential investments, including the aggregation and synthesis of business unit feedback
  • Due Diligence.  Assist deal teams on due diligence (external and internal) for likely investments
  • Create compelling, detailed investment recommendation decks for presentation to Samsung NEXT Ventures team and other Samsung executives

Qualifications

  • Experience in product management, strategy consulting, venture capital, private equity, or investment banking in media or technology
  • MBA or other graduate programs; technical or engineering undergraduate degree from top-tier university
  • Outstanding financial modeling, presentation, and written communication skills
  • Strong track record of managing multiple projects with tight timelines from start to finish
  • Ability to work quickly and meet tight deadlines, with great attention to detail
  • Passion and expertise in technology and media
  • Positive attitude, self-starter, and high emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Overseas work experience and/or cross-functional expertise is a plus
  • This is not a path to a full time position

 

To apply for this position, please submit

  • 3 companies at the seed/series A stage you believe would be good investments for Samsung NEXT Ventures and why (2-3 lines)
  • A resume
  • Cover letter – Why you are interested in venture capital and Samsung NEXT Ventures
  • Any writing or presentation samples (these can be emailed to careers@samsungnext.com)

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Written by sandeepashah

October 25, 2017 at 2:27 pm

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