Santa Clara, California

Applied Ventures, LLC, is the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMAT). Applied Materials is the global leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world.

For more than a decade,Applied Ventures (AV) has invested in startups that are pioneering innovations in semiconductor and display technologies, in addition to smartphones, augmented and virtual reality, AI, driverless cars,big data, life sciences, 3D printing, robotics,cleantech, and advanced materials. Applied Ventures is stage agnostic and invests up to $100M per year globally. We have invested in over90 companies across 15 countries.

We are hiring a Director to invest in and collaborate with strategically aligned startups to transform disruptive possibilities into reality for AMAT’s business growth.

Key Responsibilities
  • Source, Lead, and Manage investment opportunities and drive the process to assess them and deliver their value to AMAT /AV and to influence a group to do the same.
  • Develop and Execute overall investment strategies and implementation plans.
  • Coordinate the diligence of the candidates, including technology and IP analysis, team, financial, business model, valuation, legal, etc.
  • Actively manage investments through their life-cycle and exit, including elements of joint development projects and work within AMAT to achieve strategic partnership and investment goals.
  • Present analysis and proposals to AV team and Venture Investment Committee.
  • Promote AV in the investment community.
  • Own individual investment decisions and recommendations made to the AV team and the Venture Investment Committee.
  • Demonstrate success on business growth contribution to AMAT.

Functional Knowledge
  • Recognized externally as an expert in specific domain(s). Demonstrates broad and comprehensive expertise in leading-edge theories, techniques and/or technologies within certain domain

Business Expertise
  • Strong and proven capability to influence internal/external business

  • Leads highly visible multidisciplinary project teams and initiatives; provides thought leadership on strategic matters for the company

Problem Solving
  • Proactively identifies and solves complex problems; uses innovative methods to think beyond existing solutions

  • Impacts business direction through the development of innovative services or products

Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong skills and experience in negotiating with senior management, customers, regulators or vendors to influence decisions



Master's Degree: Business Administration and / or Master's Degree: Materials Science or Engineering

Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.




Master's Degree: Business Administration, Master's Degree: Materials Science and Engineering




Years of Experience:

10 - 15 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 20% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Santa Clara, California

A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.

Employee Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paternity Leave
  • Custom Work Station
  • Disability Insurance
  • Gym/ Wellness Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave
  • On Site Gym/ Fitness Classes, Clinic (Site Dependent) 

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