About us

Silicon Valley is an exceptional home for Samsung NEXT in our technology-centric world. With our largest office located in Mountain View and the first Product-focused location in San Mateo, our Silicon Valley offices anchor Samsung NEXT in a strategic location for bringing in fresh ideas and innovation. At the center of Samsung Research America, our offices maintain strong ties with our local and global communities so we can offer our portfolio companies high-impact opportunities at Samsung.
Our focus areas:

AI, AR, blockchain, digital health, edge computing, IoT, and mobility

Our featured portfolio companies:
Baobab Studios, Branch, Glooko

665 Clyde Avenue, Mountain View, CA

Our Silicon Valley team

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Ajay Singh
Director, Ventures
Alex Hong
Coordinator, People Ops
Alicia Garabedian
Associate, Ventures
Amit Garg
Principal, Ventures
Andy Chang
Head of Product Marketing
Brendon Kim
VP, MD, Global Head of Ventures
Carlos Cabrera
Samsung NEXT Silicon Valley
Claudio Vespucci
Head of People Ops
Dane Howard
Global Head of Design, Product
Daniel Thalhammer
Senior Manager, Partnerships
Eyal Shavit
VP, Global Head of Technology, Product
Hani Durzy
VP, Head of Marketing & Communications
Jacklyn Trejo
Operations Manager, Ventures
Jacopo Lenzi
SVP, Head of Operations
Jim Gerber
VP, Partnerships
Jonathan Tepper
Vice President and General Counsel
Kristine McDermott
Chief of Staff, Product
Lily Chen
Senior Manager, Global Strategy
Patrick Chang
Director, Ventures
Raymond Liao
VP, Managing Director, Ventures
Stacy Hendricks
Senior Integration Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions
Stefano Invernizzi
Head of Strategy, Global Strategy
Thom Phan
Head of Finance
Todd Graves
VP, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Travis Bogard
SVP, Head of Product
Vivian Lovett
Assistant General Council