VC Principal @ Samsung NEXT in San Francisco, CA

Samsung NEXT champions builders and founders inventing a more purposeful future. We attract, develop, and celebrate diverse talent with world-class capacity to transform ideas into realities at scale. Our team exclusively works with software and services startups that have the potential to complement Samsung’s market-leading consumer hardware. Our innovation model blends the best of both worlds: the agility of a startup with the scale of one of the world’s leading consumer electronics companies.

Founded in 2012, Samsung NEXT has four key functions in the global software ecosystem:

  • Ventures – Investing in early-stage startups to help entrepreneurs build and scale their businesses.
  • Partnerships – Helping startups successfully partner with a variety of Samsung business units.
  • M&A – Acquiring startups to connect and scale with our businesses.
  • Product – Building new software and services businesses at scale.

Our Ventures team is growing, and we are looking for a high potential investor in the West Coast market who is ready to expand their network and engage the Samsung brand.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • End-to-end investment management as deal lead or part of deal team including sourcing and screening potential opportunities
  • Conduct due diligence and investment analysis for financial and strategic gains and present opportunities to Investment Committee
  • Portfolio management and acting as primary or secondary contact to portfolio companies to guide and accelerate performance and serving as board member when appropriate
  • Establish close relationships with internal business teams to understand strategic needs, communicate insights and identify collaborations/partnerships
  • Establish external relationships and engage with the tech, media, and entrepreneurship community to expand technology network and evangelize the Next organization and mission
  • Lead or contribute to investment theses, establishing domain expertise and credibility


  • 4+ years of successful experience in seed/early stage venture capital, startup leadership, corporate investment or similar roles
  • Undergraduate degree; MBA or advanced technical degree preferred
  • Strong professional network in startup community
  • Team focused community contributor with outstanding analytical, communication, and technical skills
  • Available to travel internationally (~2x per year)
  • Experience in our focus areas (Deep Tech/AI/VR, Edge Computing, 5G) a strong plus. Verifiable thought leadership in technology and startup investment
  • Experience navigating in a large corporate organization

If interested, please apply here.

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