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Investment Director

San José
Posted on 
July 5, 2021
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Job Description

We are Samsung Electronics' multi-stage, evergreen venture capital fund, investing in deep-tech infrastructure and data-enabled platforms, with particular interest in semiconductors technologies. Samsung is a leading core tech player, and we apply the lens of the startup world to support new business creation for the organization. Our sectors of interest span multiple domains including data center and cloud, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, networking and 5G, automotive, robotics and digital health. We actively invest in North America, Europe and Israel.

Samsung is ranked among the top corporate venture capital firms in the world. At SCF, we have made more than 60 investments so far, and enjoyed successful exits including Habana Labs, Innoviz, IonQ, Preventice, and Ring. We are stage agnostic. We can lead, co-lead, follow, and/or take a Board position.

Our term sheets are similar to other financial VCs. After our initial investment, we leverage our connections with Samsung business units and work hard to facilitate partnerships with our portfolio companies. We are driven by the "1+1=3" philosophy – working closely with brilliant entrepreneurs and disruptive ideas to create incremental value and foster mutual growth and benefits.

Investment Director - Samsung Catalyst Fund (SCF), 40244, San Jose, CA

- Identify, source and potentially lead relevant investments independently
- Provide analytical horsepower to support industry analysis, new business development, and other strategic projects
- Contribute to the development of new investment thesis
- Lead due diligence and actively support deal negotiation and execution
- Interact with portfolio companies and Samsung business units overseas to create win-win business opportunities
- Build relationships with entrepreneurs and monitor startups in strategic areas relevant to Samsung

- Excellent track record of academic achievement; engineering / computer science / physics degree desirable / MBA degree and advanced degrees are a plus
- Venture capital or corporate venture capital experience expected, with ability to drive and engage multiple investment opportunities
- Enthusiastic, hard-working, self-driven, self-confident with low ego and intellectually curious
- Familiarity and knowledge of emerging technologies with an innate passion for technology
- An eye for detail as well as the ability to grasp big picture themes
- Demonstrates leadership, poise, and maturity with senior executives and entrepreneurs
- Team player and good communicator with strong presentation and written skills; able to address business and technical audiences
- High ethical standards
- Additionally, we look for the following universal qualities in all candidates:

Resourceful Achiever: self-motivated and proactive, you flex to try new approaches and creatively solve problems

Avid Learner: you thrive with challenges, seek continuous growth and improvement, and seek data to prove your hypotheses

Devoted Professional: you are diligent and deliberate in your work, leveraging your expertise to deliver results without ego

Thoughtful Collaborator: you build relationships across teams, offering help and welcoming ideas from others to drive work forward in an inclusive manner


Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI), an equal opportunity employer, is a world leader in Memory, System LSI, and LCD technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SSI is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- one of the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry's volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. It is one of the largest providers of system logic, imaging and LED lighting solutions, as well as providing advanced process design and manufacturing for fabless companies. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. also has a research and innovation center with numerous labs providing product design and research in: logic, memory, image sensors, displays and mobile technologies. In addition, the company supports Samsung Display Company, the largest producer of LCD and OLED displays. SSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is SSI's policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, and hiring decisions are made accordingly.

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