VC Director @ Samsung Catalyst Fund in San Jose, CA

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, quantum computing, networking and 5G, automotive, robotics and digital health. We actively invest in North America, Europe and Israel.

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 are driven by the “1+1=3” philosophy – working closely with brilliant entrepreneurs and disruptive ideas to create incremental value and foster mutual growth and benefits.

Investment Director – Samsung Catalyst Fund (SCF), 40244, San Jose, CA

Identify, source and potentially lead relevant investments independently

Provide analytical horsepower to support industry analysis, new business development, and other strategic projects

Contribute to the development of new investment thesis

Lead due diligence and actively support deal negotiation and execution

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

Excellent track record of academic achievement; engineering / computer science / physics degree desirable / MBA degree and advanced degrees are a plus

Venture capital or corporate venture capital experience expected, with ability to drive and engage multiple investment opportunities

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

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

High ethical standards

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

If interested, please apply here.

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