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Samsung Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 268
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 214
Rounds per year 11.65
Lead investments 27
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 55
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics
  • Semiconductor

In 1999 was created Samsung Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Seoul. The venture was found in Asia in South Korea. Samsung Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. 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. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Pure Storage, Niantic, Quanergy Systems. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Machine Learning, Enterprise Software.

The overall number of key employees were 5.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The real fund results show that this VC is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The typical startup value when the investment from Samsung Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Samsung Ventures works on 0 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Samsung Ventures, startups are often financed by Qualcomm Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Formation 8. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Softbank Ventures Asia, Khosla Ventures, Formation 8. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Menlo Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Lumotive, LLC

Autonomous Vehicles
25 Aug 2022 Bellevue, Washington, United States

Yoyi Digital

$20M09 Aug 2022 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Utility Global

Energy Management
Renewable Energy
$25M08 Aug 2022 Houston, Texas, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
21 Jun 2022 Caesarea, Hefa, Israel

Carbon Clean Solutions

Biomass Energy
Environmental Consulting
Oil and Gas
Pollution Control
$165M11 May 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
$16M03 May 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Jaguar Gene Therapy

29 Mar 2022 Lake Forest, Illinois, United States


Waste Management
14 Mar 2022 Pinedale, Wyoming, United States

DiaMonTech GmbH

Health Care
$5M17 Feb 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
NEX raises $25M, launches Active Arcade to get people moving

– NEX, a motion entertainment startup, raised $25m funding.
– The round was led by Blue Pool Capital and joined by Samsung Ventures, SparkLabs and Susquehanna.
– It brings NEX to a valuation of $100m.
– The company is building motion entertainment – content that encourages physical movement.

Lucata raises $11.9M to accelerate graph analytics with specialized hardware

– Graph analytics startup Lucata announced that it raised $11.9 million in series B funding, bringing its total raised to nearly $30 million.
Notre Dame, Middleburg Capital Development, Blu Ventures, Hunt Holdings, Maulick Capital, Varian Capital, Samsung Ventures, and Irish Angels participated in the round, which CEO Michael Mallick says will be put toward commercializing the company’s computing architecture for graph analytics and AI use cases.


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