The Global VC

Episode 54 – Brendon Kim & Jacopo Lenzi, Samsung Global Innovation Center

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This week, 500 speaks with Brendon Kim and Jacopo Lenzi of Samsung’s Global Innovation Center. Brendon Kim has been investing in early stage start-up companies for over 18 years. He is currently Managing Director and head of the Strategic Investments Group. Jacopo Lenzi is the Head of the Strategic Acquisitions Group and leads Samsung’s efforts in acquiring software and services startups.


“The mantra used to be that you didn’t want to get strategic investments until later in the lifecycle of a company,” say Brendon Kim and Jacopo Lenzi of Samsung’s Global Innovation Center. “But the lifecycle of a company is shortening. As companies get bigger and raise money faster, it makes sense to look to strategic partners earlier, rather than later.” We’ll explore this and other CVC insights in a corporate takeover panel at PreMoney.”

To hear more insights from Samsung Global Innovation Center & others, join us at the PreMoney conference on Jun. 12, 2015. You can visit and enter promo code ’SAMSUNG’ to score an additional $150 off the registration price.

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