Samsung NEXT

Samsung NEXT

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Headquarters Location

United States, Mountain View


Samsung NEXT was established in 2013, and is a well known VC. This investor is located in North America, United States. The the headquarters of this VC is in Mountain View.

Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Branch, DayTwo, Survios. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 8 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Health Care, SaaS. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 20 more industries for this fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 other investors. Along with Samsung NEXT, start-ups are often financed by New Enterprise Associates, Techstars, ff Venture Capital as well as 110 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are New Enterprise Associates, Verizon Ventures, Intel Capital, the total number of co-investors is 106. The investors in the following rounds are usually Verizon Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Canaan Partners, and 57 VCs in total.

In comparison with other funds, Samsung NEXT makes 18 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund's activity peaked in 2017. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Samsung NEXT is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 13 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2017.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 6 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first, first_initial last, first last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

34.3% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.2 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.3 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

New Enterprise Associates, Techstars, ff Venture Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Verizon Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Canaan Partners

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