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Investing in world-changing software & services innovation

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Our ventures team accelerates company growth with capital, resources & global reach

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“Samsung Next is not just an investor, they're a partner to help you take your company to the next level. Their team has gone above and beyond the original investment and generous office space. They're the real deal and I highly recommend them to any entrepreneur.”
Jonny Simkin Swiftly CEO and Founder

We invest in early-stage startups with the potential to scale leveraging the Samsung ecosystem. Our investments are shaped by a deep understanding of consumer behavior and driven by a focus on emerging technology. We can significantly impact the trajectory of startups in three key areas.

Close strategic relationships with Samsung

We facilitate collaborations, partnerships, and acquisitions with other Samsung business units.

Deep expertise & global reach

Our global network of ecosystem hubs provide founders with deep domain expertise and global access in highly specialized focus areas.

A platform to grow & scale

We partner for the long term, working side-by-side with our portfolio every step of the way, from executive talent search to business development support.

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We help founders achieve global impact

After Next invested in Kngine in 2014, Samsung acquired the company in 2018 to enhance the power of Bixby search with multi-language open domain technology.

We invested in LoopPay in 2014. In less than a year, they were acquired to create Samsung Pay, placing their technology in hundreds of millions of smartphones.

Branch’s search engine was pre-installed on the Samsung S10 in the US and India; in the US it has since expanded to all Android 9 devices and tablets.

Following Next’s investment, Grover has become a strategic channel partner for Samsung with it’s unique Hardware-as-a-Service model.

Pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S10, while Dapper’s NBA Top Shot game is launching exclusively on Samsung in the Galaxy Store.

Zimperium and Samsung reached a commercial agreement to co-develop a mobile threat solution utilizing Zimperium’s world class technology.

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We bring deep domain expertise to our investments

While we work with founders opportunistically, our Ventures team is focused on four areas where we can create real value for startups: AI, Digital Health, Media Tech, and Edge Computing.
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Learn about the team's perspectives on emerging technology, shifting demographics, and evolving social trends on our company blog.
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