Samsung NEXT Ventures invests in transformative early-stage software and services startups that have potential to scale and deliver outsized financial returns by leveraging the Samsung ecosystem. Samsung NEXT Ventures is the investment arm of Samsung NEXT, a multifaceted innovation group within Samsung Electronics dedicated to identifying new growth opportunities that will define the next decade.

Focus Areas

We focus on frontier technologies and industries that are transforming consumer experiences such as:


From seed to Series B, we provide the capital and support needed for growth and to build businesses ready for scale. To date, we have made over 60 investments and 12 exits, of which 2 were acquired by Samsung.

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Our Team

We are a global team with diverse experience in working with cutting edge technologies and deep industry expertise. We deliver superior returns by leveraging the power of the Samsung platform to accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies through advice, collaboration and partnership.

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Samsung CEO Summit

Each year, the Samsung CEO Summit brings together leading entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders and Samsung's global portfolio of companies for a day of insights and networking. This year Scott Phoenix, CEO of Vicarious - a Samsung NEXT Ventures portfolio company, discussed his company’s plan to bring a new, more advanced level of artificial intelligence to robots.

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Are We There Yet?

A Study of Investment Timing in Emerging Technology Platforms by Mike Droesch and Gus Warren, Samsung NEXT

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Investment Breadth

In addition to Samsung NEXT Ventures, Samsung Catalyst invests in early stage startups with groundbreaking, disruptive ideas in infrastructure and device technology, while Samsung Ventures provides mid- and later-stage investments focused on current Samsung’s business.

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We look for early stage software and service companies that make the world a better, more connected place. Ready to learn more how Samsung NEXT Ventures can help you build, grow or scale your company?

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