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Director, Venture Investment

Position Summary:

Director of Venture Investment is an exciting new position for a hands-on, results-oriented investment director. The core mission will be to identify strategic investment opportunities in early stage startups and participate in the deal execution process from a preliminary due diligence to term sheet negotiation in a range of market spaces including mobility, analytics and cloud. He or she will also participate in building technology partnerships with start-ups that receive funding. This position would require a clear understanding of Samsung SDS’ solution strategy and roadmap and a proactive engagement with venture capital community to source strategic investment opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Network with venture capitalists, accelerators and entrepreneurs to identify potential strategic investment or partnership opportunities
Develop and manage technology partnerships with start-ups
Evaluate and conduct due diligence on specific opportunities to assess attractiveness and build rationale for strategic investment
Coordinate among all stakeholders internally to drive a potential deal from beginning to end
Develop strategic themes and actionable investment thesis in areas of strategic relevance to Samsung SDS

Mandatory Skills:

Undergraduate degree in technical field along with MBA preferred

15+ years of experience in technology fields, with a substantial portion in venture investment, partnership development or business development roles
5+ years of recent experience in, and knowledge of, Software as a Service, big data, artificial intelligence, cloud infrastructure and enterprise mobility products

Preferred:

Strong network and relationship with top tier venture capitalists
Business or technical majors
Strong communication and presentation skills
Strong planning, project and organizational skills
Knowledge of technologies in the areas of Software as a Service, big data, artificial intelligence, cloud infrastructure and enterprise mobility
Strong sense of technology trends and passionate about innovations in enterprise IT
Ability to work independently and with team
Ability to travel

Samsung SDS America is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, ancestry, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

The contractor (Samsung SDS America) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

            

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