Albert Kim, executive VP and head of Samsung Ventures America, is one of the 100 leading corporate venturing professionals in our 2024 Powerlist.

Albert Kim Powerlist 2024

In May 2024, Albert Kim was appointed to lead Samsung Ventures America, a division of Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung’s corporate VC group, Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation (SVIC). Kim moved to the unit from Ericsson Ventures, the corporate VC arm of telecommunications company Ericsson, which he led for a decade.

SVIC is stage-agnostic, investing anywhere from early stage to pre-IPO, focusing on areas such as AI and machine learning, semiconductors, telecommunication, software, internet technology, digital health, fintech, insurtech, biotechnology, energy storage, display, climate, sustainability and more.

I cannot wait to help Samsung Ventures contribute to the corporation’s continued success.

Its recent investments include AI technology company Anthropic, generative AI compute provider d-Matrix, humanoid robotics company, and data security technology provider Dig Security.

The unit’s past exits include endpoint security company SentinelOne, silicon services company Verisilicon, and display technology provider Raxium.

Before Ericsson Ventures, Kim spent 12 years at Investor Growth Capital, the VC arm of Swedish investment firm Investor AB, where he was a managing director responsible for technology investments.

In recent years, he has held board observer positions in several companies, including project management platform Sitetracker, cybersecurity company Truefort, emergency response software provider RapidDeploy, network security technology provider SAM Seamless Network, and mobile financial services provider, Juvo. He has also backed early-stage accelerator Alchemist Accelerator. “I am extremely excited to be starting this new role. Samsung is a company of astonishing breadth and scale with boundless potential,” says Kim. “I cannot wait to help Samsung Ventures contribute to the corporation’s continued success.”

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The Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist represents the 100
individuals spearheading the future of the corporate venturing industry.

These individuals excel in terms of their venturing approach and structure, number and quality of portfolio companies and in their contributions to the corporate venturing profession.

See the full 2024 Powerlist here.