Eyal Yanai is a Principal at the Samsung Catalyst Fund, Samsung Electronics’ evergreen multi-stage venture capital fund that invests globally in the new data economy and strategic ideas for Samsung’s mobile, device solutions and consumer electronics groups. Eyal works closely with portfolio companies to identify internal collaboration opportunities and win Samsung as a customer/partner.
Previously, Eyal served in Samsung’s Global Strategy Group leadership team in South Korea. For four years, Eyal worked with Samsung’s c-level executives in helping to define roadmap and go-to-market strategies of some of the company’s key products in areas of Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors and Retail. Prior to Samsung, Eyal was a Consultant at Trigger Foresight, a boutique consulting firm that got acquired by Deloitte Consulting. Earlier in his career, Eyal was a Semiconductor R&D Engineer and Product Manager for TowerJazz, a global specialty foundry.
Eyal holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally he holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in Physics from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.