Samsung Ventures

Samsung Ventures

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Headquarters Location

South Korea, Seoul


Samsung Ventures was established in 1999, and is a well known VC. The the headquarters of this VC is in Seoul. The VC's location is in Asia, South Korea. Samsung Ventures is a CVC subsidiary of a larger organisation.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. Pure Storage, Niantic, Quanergy Systems are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund doesn't coincide - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 12 other locations. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Machine Learning, Enterprise Software. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 52 more areas of investment. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low.

The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 5.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Besides Samsung Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Qualcomm Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Formation 8 and 211 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Softbank Ventures Asia, Khosla Ventures, Formation 8 and also 141 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Menlo Ventures, out of 112 investors from our database.

Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Samsung Ventures is involved in 0 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 10 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2017. This fund was the most active in 2019. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. At the time of investment by Samsung Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund usually participates in 7-12 investment rounds per year.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

98.4% 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]

16.5% 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]

1.8 years

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

0.43 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

Qualcomm Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Formation 8

Funds Investing in Following

Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Menlo Ventures

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