“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
WHAT WE DO
Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India invests in high-growth start-ups seeking their first round of institutional venture capital funding across Asia (excluding China), with a focus on Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, and India, among other emerging hubs of innovation in this region.
WHY SOUTHEAST ASIA & INDIA
The key trends characterizing this region include a young and energetic demographic, the emergence and growing confidence of its middle class, vast growth potential of developing markets, and rapid adoption of disruptive technologies.
We are committed to investing in companies and supporting entrepreneurs that are poised to capitalize on these trends to become the key players and champions accelerating Asia’s growth and transformation.
A GLOBAL VENTURE CAPITAL PLATFORM
With teams based in Singapore, Taiwan and India, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India is part of a global venture fund network, under the auspices of Vertex Venture Holdings, one of the longest operating venture capital firms in Asia and a member of Temasek Holdings.
In addition to SE Asia/India, the Vertex Global Network comprises Silicon Valley, China, and Israel, providing a unique platform for our portfolio companies to realize their full potential by leveraging the combined experience and resources of our extensive network of our partners globally.
HOW WE INVEST
In being the first institutional venture capital in a start-up, we typically invest in Series-A rounds, and we are open to both leading and co-investing with other value-add investors.
We believe in rolling up our sleeves to work with entrepreneurs and, providing valuable insights and experience to help propel the growth of their start-ups.
We are also committed to continue investing into our portfolio for follow-on rounds, either leading or participating meaningfully.
And we have successfully helped our companies raise multiple rounds of financing after our initial investment (such as GrabTaxi, Paktor, and Reebonz, among many others).
WHAT WE INVEST IN
For Southeast Asia & India, 3 key areas: Mobile/Internet, “Tech-Enabler”, and Services:
Mobile/Internet – On-demand Mobile Services, FinTech, Vertical eCommerce, etc.
Tech-Enabler – Mobile Components, Enterprise/BigData, IoT
Services – O2O (Online-to-Offline), SaaS, etc.
We are looking for great entrepreneurs building the next global champions and our team is ready to help in that startup journey!