Samsung Ventures

Founded 1999

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Total investments 208
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$19M
Portfolio companies 191
Rounds per year 9.45
Lead investments 22
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.18
Exits 50
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics
  • Semiconductor
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Wiliot

Semiconductor
Wireless
1
$200M27 Jul 2021 Israel, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Genvid Technologies

eSports
Gaming
Information Technology
Online Games
Software
Video Games
1
$113M15 Jul 2021 United States, New York

Trell

Lifestyle
Social Network
Social Shopping
Video
1
$44M12 Jul 2021 India, Bengaluru

Alodokter

Health Care
Internet
Medical
Wellness
n/a
07 Jun 2021 Indonesia, Jakarta

Noom

Consulting
Fitness
Health Care
Lifestyle
Mobile
Nutrition
Wellness
1
$540M25 May 2021 United States, New York

IRP Systems

Automotive
Manufacturing
1
$31M28 Apr 2021 Israel, " Israel"}

Lucata Corporation

Analytics
Big Data
Computer
Database
Software
1
$11M22 Apr 2021 United States, New York

Posture360

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Information Technology
Internet of Things
SaaS
Software
Wearables
1
$3M30 Dec 2020 South Korea, " South Korea"}

Fabric Technologies

Financial Services
Insurance
Life Insurance
1
$18M28 Oct 2020 United States, New York
News
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. Read more
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. Read more

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