Vertex Ventures

Temasek’s VC arm Vertex raises $900M in first round of new fund, plans to close in “coming months”, says CEO

Vertex Master Fund III was set up by Vertex Holdings to provide Japanese investors diversified exposure to key innovation hubs globally by investing into its Vertex family of funds

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

We often strive to speak to founders as early as possible to get a head start on cultivating a long-term relationship. It may or may not end favorably with an investment but just building that connection and trust alone can go a long way. To me, it’s not just about clinching the deal, but about growing the startup ecosystem as a whole.

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

As we can see, the old banking world and the new blockchain-based money world are converging towards a common direction: a digitally open and easy programmable money infrastructure.

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

Alternative assets are going mainstream and this expands the asset space dramatically. All types of assets will be increasingly digitized, fractionalized, and tokenized--along with the liquidity built around it.

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 and India managing partner Ben Mathias.

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

More and more venture capital (VC) firms and angel investors are wising up to the opportunity in investing in the region’s female founders. Despite the largely virtual deal-making environment over the past year due to COVID, women-led startups have secured multimillion-dollar rounds across a multitude of sectors.

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

The new funding will enable it to rapidly expand its technical platform and add new embedded fintech services.

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

Since its launch in September 2016, GREDU has grown its platform, which is currently being used by over 400 schools, bringing its total user base to roughly 400,000. The startup provides its users (students, parents, teachers, and administrators) with a single platform to communicate with each other and keep track of any important details.

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

Choco Up's investment is part of a wider closed round bridge investment, which also includes funding from Singapore-based Innoven Capital and Janio’s existing shareholders.

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

Speedoc plans to use the fresh capital infusion to accelerate the adoption of its digital health services in Singapore by pursuing technological advancement initiatives