Growing the future

Samsung NEXT Ventures brings resources and funding to startups with the potential to deliver outsized financial returns. Startups receive the support and collaboration opportunities they need to thrive, all while adding to Samsung’s growing software and services market intelligence.

Our Decentralized Future

We believe that the trend towards decentralization will have a profound effect not just on technology, but on the everyday lives of consumers.

With our eye trained on the future, we are closely tracking this shift towards Edge and Cloud computing. For us, this means developing, acquiring, and investing in software capabilities around orchestration, security, provisioning, and blockchain.

As decentralization becomes the new norm, it’s imperative to address the implications for both innovators and consumers. The rise of IoT and a growing concern over privacy mean that software must meet a new set of standards, like low latency, lower bandwidth, and greater security. How can we best leverage this change to improve user experiences and push the limits of technology?

At Samsung NEXT, we begin to answer this question by decentralizing innovation itself. Our global offices, diverse teams, and open minds live at the proverbial “edge.” And with our deep commitment to what’s next, we believe that the possibilities for improving lives—and evolving technology—are limitless.

Ventures focus areas


Interests: Data collection and analysis. Easy-to-use algorithms. Next-gen computing power.


Interests: Strong semantic analysis. Data repositories of human emotions and feelings.


Interests: Platforms-as-a-service. Identity-as-a-service. New opportunities.

Digital Health

Interests: Clinical solutions in chronic disease management, as well as heart, mental health, and eyes.

Edge Computing

Interests: Analytics. The cloud. Networking. Data. Orchestration.


Interests: Connected homes and businesses. Smart cities. Industrial manufacturing.


Interests: Mobility-as-a-service. Fleet management. APIs. Sensor intelligence.

Ventures team

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Ajay Singh
Senior Director, Ventures
Brendon Kim
VP, MD, Global Head of NEXT Ventures and NEXT Offices
Christina Bechhold Russ
Director, Ventures
Deborah Conway
Associate, Ventures
Donghoon Lee
Manager, Ventures
Eyal Miller
VP, Managing Director, Ventures
Gary Coover
General Manager, Silicon Valley
Harry Yoon
Director, Ventures
Iskender Dirik
Managing Director / General Manager, Europe
Jaemin Lee
Senior Manager, Ventures
Jonathan Machado
Director, Ventures
Mia Manantan
Community Lead
Nick Nigam
Principal, Ventures
Patrick Chang
Director, Ventures
Raymond Liao
VP, Managing Director, Ventures
Royi Benyossef
Manager, Ventures
Tracy Hinds
Head of Platform
Vincent Tang
Principal, Ventures