Europe Investment Director

Who We Are: At Samsung Next, we partner with innovators to build ideas into products, grow products into businesses and scale businesses that leverage and transform the Samsung ecosystem. We started in 2013 on a mission to create breakout software and services and foster a startup culture at Samsung. What began as a small group has since become a global organization working to realize this vision and the ideas of innovators everywhere. Each of our partners share our passion for building deeper connections and seamless experiences to inspire the world and create the future.

What We Want You To Do:

  • Lead deal teams across Europe
  • Conduct all aspects of investment: development of investment themes, sourcing, business and technical due diligence, quantitative valuation, negotiation, approval, closing
  • Guide and manage performance of portfolio companies, including service as board observer and principal point of contact with portfolio companies
  • Conduct internal business development to deliver collaborations and partnerships between Samsung and portfolio companies
  • Establish and maintain strong professional networks inside and outside Samsung
  • Provide thought leadership in investment function and technology domains
  • Contribute to overall vision and direction of Next Europe as a senior member

What We Want to See:

  • Successful investment track record in early stage startups
  • Strong leadership skills and experience managing cross-functional project teams
  • Thought leadership in technology and startup investing
  • Deep domain expertise in areas of interest to Samsung Next
  • Proven ability to build and sell business cases, as well as communicate complexity simply, to cross-cultural stakeholders including senior executives
  • Clearly able to drive projects and initiatives through a complex organization
  • Exceptional aptitude for creating structured quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Experience in technology industries, venture capital, startup leadership, investment banking, private equity, business development, or similar roles
  • Strong professional network in startup and venture community
  • Fluency in English and German/French
  • Advanced technical degree or MBA preferred

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