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Samsung Catalyst Fund

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Total investments 51
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$49M
Portfolio companies 45
Rounds per year 4.64
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.12
Exits 9
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Machine Learning
  • Hardware
  • Semiconductor
Summary

The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. Samsung Catalyst Fund appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Menlo Park.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Graphcore, Ring, IonQ. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Samsung Catalyst Fund, startups are often financed by Magma Venture Partners, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Zohar Zisapel. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Sequoia Capital, Sean Rad. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Shenzhen Capital Group, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, Qualcomm Ventures.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Samsung Catalyst Fund performs on 16 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. When the investment is from Samsung Catalyst Fund the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2017. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Inorganic Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Software
$175M27 Mar 2024 San Jose, California, United States

Eliyan

Electronics
Manufacturing
Semiconductor
$60M25 Mar 2024 Santa Clara, California, United States

Skylo

Information Technology
Internet of Things
Satellite Communication
Telecommunications
Wireless
$37M13 Feb 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States

Commsignia

Automotive
Internet of Things
Wireless
$15M05 Sep 2023 San Jose, California, United States

Inorganic Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Software
$100M28 Jun 2023 San Jose, California, United States

Avicena Tech

Electronics
Industrial Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Semiconductor
$25M02 Aug 2022 Sunnyvale, California, United States

Rescale

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
Simulation
Software
Software Engineering
$55M23 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Landing AI

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Manufacturing
Software
$57M08 Nov 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Empower Semiconductor

Manufacturing
Mobile Devices
Semiconductor
$45M26 Oct 2021 Milpitas, California, United States

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Total investments 51
Average round size 49M
Rounds per year 4.64
Peak activity year 2017
Lead investments 7
Follow on index 0.12
Exits 9
Group Appearance index 0.94

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Inorganic Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Software
$175M27 Mar 2024 San Jose, California, United States

Eliyan

Electronics
Manufacturing
Semiconductor
$60M25 Mar 2024 Santa Clara, California, United States

Skylo

Information Technology
Internet of Things
Satellite Communication
Telecommunications
Wireless
$37M13 Feb 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States

Commsignia

Automotive
Internet of Things
Wireless
$15M05 Sep 2023 San Jose, California, United States

Inorganic Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Software
$100M28 Jun 2023 San Jose, California, United States

Avicena Tech

Electronics
Industrial Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Semiconductor
$25M02 Aug 2022 Sunnyvale, California, United States

Rescale

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
Simulation
Software
Software Engineering
$55M23 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Landing AI

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Manufacturing
Software
$57M08 Nov 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Empower Semiconductor

Manufacturing
Mobile Devices
Semiconductor
$45M26 Oct 2021 Milpitas, California, United States
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