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The case for Grab

08 March 2016

As the only series A investor in Grab (formerly GrabTaxi), we’d like to take a look at what makes this company so unique, and why we would bet on Grab again, if we had the chance. Of course, we’re biased, but we think there’s much to be said for the model that Anthony Tan and […]

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Why we started Tech Circle

22 February 2016

Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions from founders, media, and investors about the Technopreneur Circle. “Why did you start it? What’s the point? For dealflow? Aren’t there enough coworking spaces in town already? Doesn’t Singapore have enough community builders?” and on and on. In this article, I’ll get to all these questions, but […]

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Happy Lunar New Year from the God of Fortune!

17 February 2016

In Singapore, it’s still lunar new year. The holiday is celebrated for a full 15 days every year. And according to tradition, companies are visited by the God of Fortune or lion dances. This year we got visited by the God of Fortune. Who knows, maybe it’ll be a good luck charm for our investments […]

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Housejoy acquires ‘At-home’ fitness start up Orobind

16 February 2016

Hot off the presses once again, Indian on-demand services startup Housejoy is acquiring Orobind, an at-home fitness startup. The deal comes just weeks after Housejoy acquired MyWash, one of the leading on-demand laundry services. With this second acquisition, right after their recent funding lead by Amazon, Housejoy is clearly trying to be the number one […]

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Housejoy acquires MyWash, laundry services startup

05 February 2016

Just hot off its USD$23 million fundraising lead by Amazon, with Vertex Ventures, Qualcomm and Ru-Net Technology Partners, Housejoy has acquired MyWash, an on-demand laundry services provider for an undisclosed amount. With this acquisition, MyWash and Housejoy combined are the largest laundry services provider in India. This would allow Housejoy to provide 10,000 laundry bookings […]

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Housejoy raises USD$23 million in Series B funding led by Amazon

16 December 2015

India’s leading home services provider, Housejoy has announced a completion of INR 150 crores in series B round of funding from a consortium of investors. The round was led by Amazon and included new investors Vertex Ventures, Qualcomm and Ru-Net Technology Partners. Existing investors Matrix Partners India also participated. The funds will be used to […]

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Scaling beyond Singapore with Paktor Founder – Joseph Phua

15 December 2015

The Technopreneur Circle member space managed to comfortably accommodate more than 40 guests for a relaxed evening with Joseph on 14 December 2015. Guests arrived as early as 4:30pm, and the place was buzzing with conversations when it was time to begin at 5:00pm. As Founder & CEO of S.E.A’s hottest dating app with more […]

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Launch of Technopreneur Circle

13 December 2015

T’was the evening of the launch of the Technopreneur Circle, a Corporate Social Responsibility effort that Vertex has undertaken.  This evening marks the beginning of a new platform within Vertex Ventures SE Asia where we want to provide an environment that encourages and creates conversations and collaborations among technopreneurs and other players in the startup ecosystem. […]

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Vertex Ventures appoints Ben Mathias as Managing Director and Head of India Operations

07 October 2015

[For Immediate Release] Bangalore – 8 Oct 2015: Vertex Ventures (“Vertex”), one of the oldest and leading venture capital firms in Asia, today announced the appointment of Ben Mathias as Managing Director and Head of India. This leadership position appointment reaffirms Vertex’s continued interest and commitment towards nurturing the tremendous startup potential in India. Ben […]

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Vertex Venture gets funds to go global

03 October 2015

PUBLISHED OCT 3, 2015, 5:00 AM SGT Grace Chng – Senior Correspondent Armed with a war chest of US$600 million (S$857 million), Singapore’s largest and oldest venture capital firm is going global. The infusion of cash will allow Vertex Venture Holdings to invest in start-ups in the hot seats of innovation and technological disruption – United […]

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