Samsung NEXT is a venture capital and startup acceleration arm of the Samsung Group, one of the largest technology conglomerates in the world. Its primary focus is to identify and invest in early-stage technology startups with innovative ideas in various fields such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, IoT, blockchain, cloud computing, and more.It was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in Korea, Europe, and Israel. The organization provides resources and expertise to startups in the form of funding, mentorship, and access to Samsung's global network of resources, including engineers, designers, and business experts.Samsung NEXT has a team of dedicated professionals who are fully committed to supporting the growth and success of every portfolio company. The company's leadership team includes David Lee, Head of Samsung NEXT, Brendon Kim, Head of Investments, Eyal Miller, Managing Director and General Manager in Israel, and Raymond Liao, Managing Director. The firm has made notable investments in companies such as Anodot – a data analytics company –, and has a focus on sectors such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, fintech, healthtech, infrastructure, and mediatech. In addition to investing in startups, Samsung NEXT also runs various programs to support the startup ecosystem. These programs include the Samsung NEXT Stack Zero Grant Program, which provides funding to startups working on open-source software, and the Samsung NEXT Q Fund, which is focused on investing in quantum computing startups.