Investments

Samsung Catalyst Fund is a strategic investment tool for the Chief Strategy Office that enables Samsung to work directly with the best and brightest startups. Samsung Catalyst Fund views startups as more than simply avenues for financial returns. Through its multi-stage investment strategy, it works with startups to help accelerate their innovation while amplifying synergy with Samsung. Entrepreneurs in Samsung Catalyst Fund's portfolio get an inside track to Samsung's future growth, helping create new generations of cutting edge business success.

Samsung Catalyst Fund

Samsung Catalyst Fund takes a strategic, patient, and holistic approach to investments. The startup journey entails inevitable challenges. We understand that persistence and creative problem-solving can make the difference between getting to market and remaining just a promising idea. Even more deeply, our global team ascribes to the Samsung co-prosperity core value, aspiring to socially and environmentally responsible corporate citizenship.

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Fund Overview

  • Investment Stage

  • Multi-Stage
  • Equity and convertible notes
  • Investment Sectors

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Device Technology
  • Digital Health
  • Internet of Things
  • Automated Mobility

Leadership Team

Young Sohn

Young Sohn

Corporate President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics and Chairman of the Board, HARMAN International Industries

Shankar Chandran

Shankar Chandran

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund

Francis Ho, Ph.D.

Francis Ho, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund

David Goldschmidt

David Goldschmidt

Vice President & Managing Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund

Christopher Chu

Christopher Chu

Managing Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund