In the global technology and consumer electronics industry, foreign investment mergers and acquisitions, South Korea's Samsung Electronics in the past is not active, Li Jianxi and other heads are more inclined to self-development and growth, improve the line of business and product lines. But Samsung is changing, it has been actively penetrated into the venture capital industry. Samsung recently held in the United States Samsung Venture Capital Conference, Samsung disclosed the venture business some of the "secret" and "ralph lauren pas cher.
According to the Forbes website, recently in San Francisco, California, Samsung Electronics held the third "CEO Summit", which is a platform for Samsung's external companies, start-ups and partners to articulate their investment and development concepts. Hundreds of business and venture capital executives attended.
"Samsung Catalyst's director, Shankar Chandran, said that Samsung's three venture business teams will attend the conference, namely the Samsung Catalyst Fund, NEXT and" ldquo; Samsung Catalyst, Samsung Ventures (Samsung Ventures).
One of the NEXT departments, founded in the beginning of this year, with a total investment of 150 million US dollars. This sector focuses on the design of artificial intelligence and virtual reality business.
Chandler said that Samsung Electronics invested $ 200 million a year in venture capital investment, about 60 new companies (large enterprises or small companies), this investment is similar to the "Google Venture" and Intel Capital company.
Chandra said that Samsung Electronics tends to invest early or A round, the current more enthusiastic two investment direction is artificial intelligence and smart car.
According to reports, to participate in the Samsung US investment conference, including more than 150 venture capital industry, more than 50 Samsung investment company responsible person, as well as in the artificial intelligence, digital health, Internet of things, digital infrastructure and other fields more than 50 Home new company executives, more than 100 large companies executives, and more than 50 Samsung Electronics executives.
According to South Korean media reports, in the era of Li Jianxi, Samsung Electronics tend to endogenous development, the internal development of new business areas, which led to Samsung's involvement in the business line and electronic products more and more complex. In the face of Samsung Electronics's horizontal expansion, Taiwan's electronics giant Foxconn has said that Samsung Electronics is the Taiwan electronics industry's "common enemy" Foxconn will unite Taiwan's business to block Samsung's bigger.
However, Li Jianxi two years ago due to illness out of the daily management of Samsung, the only child Li Rong in the new head of the people. Li Zaorong under the hands of Samsung Electronics, foreign investment in mergers and acquisitions and cooperation, there have been positive changes, Samsung's investment cases and mergers and acquisitions more and more, foreign cooperation, more and more broad vision.
In addition to a large number of wind into the shares, the Samsung also spent the acquisition of skilled new start-up companies, such as 200 million US dollars acquisition of US voice assistant developer Viv, launched its own voice assistant Bixby. In addition, Samsung Electronics completed the company's largest acquisition in the history of the case, spent 8 billion US dollars acquisition of the United States Harman International, in the audio, auto parts and other areas of the layout.