Samsung Catalyst Fund Founded 2013
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Total investments 17
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$15M
Portfolio companies 17
Rounds per year 2.12
Lead investments 4
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
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Exits -
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Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Finance
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Venture Capital
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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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Valens Semiconductor
Computer
Intelligent Systems
Media and Entertainment
Semiconductor
Series D
60M06 Apr 2017
Autotalks
Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Hardware
Transportation
Series D
30M22 Mar 2017
Unispectral
Mobile
Semiconductor
Sensor
Series A
7M04 Apr 2016 Israel, Ramat Gan
Fungible
Computer
Data Center
Hardware
Software
Series B
60M30 May 2017 United States, San Jose
German Bionic
Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Open Source
Robotics
Wearables
Series A
20M14 Dec 2020 Germany, Augsburg
Mantis Vision
3D Technology
Computer
Software
Virtual Reality
Series D
16 Jul 2018
LVL Technologies
Android
Apps
Series A
9M18 May 2017 United States, Austin
iniVation
Aerospace
Automotive
Computer Vision
Consumer Electronics
Industrial Automation
Semiconductor
Software
Seed
30 Sep 2019 Switzerland, Zurich
Genome Medical
Genetics
Health Care
Life Science
Medical
Series B
14M01 Jul 2020 United States, South San Francisco
Innoviz Technologies
Artificial Intelligence
Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
GPS
Robotics
Series B
8M07 May 2021 Israel, Tel Aviv-Yafo
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