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My first chapter in VC — my observations, mistakes and learnings

I can’t believe how quickly time flies! It’s been over a year since I joined Vertex Ventures SEA as a fresh grad. I thought it’s timely to look back on how I started in this space…

The future of banking: An open and programmable money infrastructure (part 2 of 3)

This is the second article of a series on the future of banking by Genping Liu, Partner at Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India fund. Earlier, in part 1 of this 3-part series…

The future of banking: Money redefined in a financialized world (part 1 of 3)

This is the first article of a series on the future of banking by Genping Liu, Partner at Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India fund. As an early-stage investor, Vertex…

Southeast Asia growing as investment destination, with $1.2B in exit value thus far

Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem saw $1.2 billion in exit value thus far this year, compared to $2 billion seen throughout the whole of 2020, according to Vertex Ventures…

Southeast Asia’s top 50 rising women in tech 2021 [Updated]

Southeast Asia has seen its fair share of unicorns--23 at last count if we include startups that have already gone public like Sea and Razer. A quick scan of these billion-dollar…

Temasek-backed payments firm Nium raises $200M in Series D funding, now a unicorn

Singapore-based business payments firm Nium announced on Monday it has raised over $200 million in Series D funding, making it the first B2B payments unicorn from Southeast Asia.…

Jakarta-based EdTech platform GREDU secures $4M Series A for local expansion and product development

Indonesian EdTech startup GREDU has announced that it has raised $4 million in a Series A round of funding led by Indonesian venture capital firm Intudo Ventures, and participated…

Singapore end-to-end e-commerce logistics firm Janio raises $8M from Choco Up to accelerate regional expansion

Hong Kong and Singapore-based revenue-based investment and FinTech firm Choco Up announced on Thursday an $8 million investment in Janio, a cross-border platform that provides…

24/7 medical care startup Speedoc raises $5M Series A led by Vertex Ventures

24/7 HealthTech startup Speedoc raises $5M Series A led by Vertex Ventures

Singapore-based online and offline medical care service provider Speedoc recently completed a Series A funding round led by Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India. The funding…

Life’s A Pitch! HealthTech Special in Collaboration with BlueChilli: Finalists

Life’s A Pitch! HealthTech Special in Collaboration with BlueChilli: Finalists Catch Cold or Catch Gold! Six shortlisted HealthTech startups will be pitching live to a panel of…