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VC Professional @ Samsung NEXT in Berlin, Germany

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. We prioritize experiences over things and are dedicated to thoughtfully integrating the physical and digital worlds… and we accelerate Samsung’s vision to inspire the world!

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

  • Venture – 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.

Samsung NEXT Ventures is looking for an experienced and well-connected investment professional to assist in leading early-stage venture investments from its Berlin office.

Based on experience, leveling, and current team needs, we can offer a Principal, Director or MD level role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to Samsung NEXT Europe’s overall vision and direction.
  • End-to-end investments: Lead all aspects of investment including investment thesis development, sourcing, investment memo, due diligence, negotiation, approval and deal closing.
  • Internal due diligence: Communicate with business units about potential investments, including the aggregation and synthesis of business unit feedback.
  • Business Development: Work with your portfolio companies to help them in their overall strategy building, business development, fundraising and M&A where relevant. Head internal business development for your portfolio companies to forge collaborations and partnerships between Samsung and our portfolio companies.
  • New market analysis: Lead new market analysis by periodically investigating and drafting recommendations regarding new technology areas that may be attractive for investments.
  • Brand-building: Engage with the tech, media, and entrepreneurship community in Europe’s startup hubs.

Qualifications

  • 8-15+ years of experience in technology industries.
  • 5-10+ years of experience in venture capital, investment banking, private equity, or similar roles.
  • Proven record of success with strong references.
  • Previous experience leading multiple deals from sourcing to close, including the management of due diligence, negotiation of terms, and oversight of the closing process.
  • Board-level experience (director or observer).
  • Strong financial modeling, presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Extensive network in the European venture capital and entrepreneur community, especially at the seed and series A/B stages.
  • Track record of leading multiple projects with tight timelines, in parallel.
  • Passion and expertise in technology and media.
  • Undergraduate degree (technical or engineering degree a plus); MBA or JD preferred.
  • Overseas work experience and/or cross-functional expertise is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience in deep tech/AI and/or media industry is a strong plus.
  • Strong interest in our focus areas (New Gen Media/Media Tech, AI, Edge, Consumer Empowerment, Healthcare).
  • Available to travel within Europe and internationally (3-4x per year).
  • Ideally living in or ready to move to Berlin. Depending on the profile of the candidate and the willingness to commute regularly to Berlin, we’d consider candidates in London, Paris and Stockholm as well.

Desired Attributes:

  • Verifiable thought leadership in technology and startup investment.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills – able to communicate complexity simply.
  • Confirmed ability to build and sell business cases to various partners including senior executives.
  • Comfortable working in teams, establishing relationships and interacting with colleagues at all levels.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify core issues quickly.
  • Driver of Culture: high stamina/energy/flexibility/efficiency, low ego; community contributor.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; relentlessly positive.
  • Highly upbeat and proactive teammate.
  • Fast learner and open to constructive criticism.

At Samsung NEXT, we envision a world in which all phenomenal ideas have an equal chance of being realized and believe a dedication to diversity and inclusion is vital to making this happen. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

 

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

March 27, 2020 at 1:28 am

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