Investor (AI / Robotics)

Samsung Next

Mountain View, CA
Posted on July 17, 2023

Samsung Next is an investment and M&A group that champions the boldest and most ambitious founders. We focus broadly on the areas of AI, robotics, edge infrastructure, blockchain, healthtech, mediatech and fintech, but invest opportunistically in other areas relevant to Samsung. Our entire team of experienced investors, operators, marketers, and sales and business developers are committed to supporting every portfolio company. We do this via:

  • Investments: seek and invest in the best builders in the world
  • Platform: help our portfolio companies make the most of every opportunity
  • M&A: acquire game-changing companies to help bring their products to consumers worldwide

We provide early-stage capital, expertise and access to Samsung to accelerate builder and founder success, bringing strategic value to Samsung in the form of meaningful insights and collaborations. We are a global organization with offices in Silicon Valley, New York,Tel Aviv and Seoul.

About The Role

This opening focuses on investing in startups in technology heavy areas such as artificial intelligence / machine learning. As such, the role requires a technical background.

The Investor role at Samsung Next provides individuals with a unique opportunity to establish a career as a venture investor. No prior investing experience is required as Samsung Next offers a three-year development program for individuals to learn the fundamentals of investing. This role is not targeted for seasoned investors.

Investors work directly with experienced Managing Directors to develop and augment their venture investment skills. Investors shoulder as much responsibility as quickly as they can manage, with the backing of one of the world’s best consumer technology brands. Individuals in this position gain exposure to a high quantity of deals, sourcing deals and bringing them to close, partnering with portfolio companies post-investment and understanding startups at a variety of stages and in a variety of verticals.

This is a hybrid position requiring regular in-office days in Mountain View, CA. Additionally, due to the global nature of our work, weekly and occasional evening and/or early morning meetings are required.


  • Source investment opportunities. This will first and foremost involve growing, establishing and leveraging strong relationships with founders and investors in our key focus areas of AI, robotics, edge infrastructure, blockchain, healthtech, mediatech, and fintech.
  • Evaluate early-stage investment opportunities with thorough due diligence on technology, team, market, and product.
  • Communicate investment cases effectively from deal discussion through deal closure.
  • Contribute to learnings and insights by developing a sharp and informed point of view communicated through written investment memos and active participation in deal discussion.
  • Provide a supportive and responsive experience to the founders and builders we work with.

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or an advanced degree in engineering or other technically related field
  • Highly successful 3+ years of technical experience
  • Knowledge and experience in our tech focus segments (AI, Robotics, Edge/Cloud Infrastructure, and/or Blockchain)
  • Genuinely intellectually curious and passion for technology and startups
  • Thrives at playing many positions in an unstructured environment
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships, particularly in the startup ecosystem
  • Displays high EQ and is a team oriented contributor
  • Outstanding analytical and communication skills – able to simplify the complex, synthesize information and provide pointed insights
  • Available to travel regularly
  • Previous angel or personal investing background a plus
  • Experience navigating in a large corporate organization is a plus

At Samsung Next, we envision a world in which all phenomenal ideas have an equal chance of being realized and believe a dedication to diversity and inclusion is vital to making this happen. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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