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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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Soon to launch – the First Diamond Trading Platform

20 September 2015

Even before the Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (“SDiX”) officially launches its diamond trading platform, word has gotten out that SDiX is conducting trial runs on this platform!   When this platform is rolled out, traders will not only be able to enjoy price transparency, they will also reap the liquidity effect, known to them from trading […]

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HappyFresh raises U$12 million led by Vertex

14 September 2015

Singapore, Jakarta – 14 September 2015. HappyFresh, Southeast Asia’s leading online grocery company, has today successfully completed a funding round led by Vertex Venture (Vertex), the venture arm of Temasek Holdings, and Sinar Mas Digital Ventures (SMDV), the venture arm of Sinar Mas Group of Indonesia. Other investors participating include Asia Venture Group, BEENEXT, Ardent […]

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Paktor Raised Series B Funding

14 July 2015

Even prior to raising new funds, Paktor has already set her eyes on the Asian markets where people are generally shy and uncomfortable with blind dates.  The additional S$10 million that was raised in July 2015 helps to boost Paktor’s expansion game plan.  This recent fundraising saw the commitment by Vertex Venture Holdings, who invested […]

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