Identifies, evaluates, offers and executes investments in start-up companies across Europe that are of potential financial interest to Samsung Ventures for early, mid, and late stage investments (5-10 years until they are acquired by another Company).
This individual will be responsible for leading the investment team around technology and strategic direction.
Map investment trends and develop a pipeline of companies for partnership and/or potential investments of start-ups across European region.
They are responsible for making selected investments in areas aligned with Samsung Ventures overall strategy
Responsible for supporting and executing Europe-based portfolio companies subsequent to investment
Drive both investment objectives of strategic and financial
Improve Samsung Ventures reputation, image and visibility within the entrepreneurial ecosystem
Communicate broadly to the ecosystem where Samsung Ventures has and can add value
Discover, identify, originate, and/or source new and strategically relevant investment opportunities through market research, industry networking, and attending relevant conferences and events.
Attend board meetings and provide strategic support and/or relevant operating advice in order to maximize value of our investment portfolio.
Assist in helping to find relevant strategic investment or partnership targets. Provide insightful industry news and trends information.
Contribute to the setting of strategy for the group, working to established procedures but applying appropriate innovation to address and improve current operations.
To be successful, you will possess the following skills and attributes:
Experience of relevant technology and/or investment experience
Preferably VC investment experience
Preferably educated to Graduate Level in technology and/or have MBA
Ability to take a hypothesis-driven approach to investment decision-making
Financial modelling and superior analytical skills
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
What does success look like?
Source and build new investment opportunity utilizing existing and new networks
Communicate and build rapport with HQ investment teams
Initiate and close investment deal from sourcing of the deal to investment closing