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Vertex Ventures - The Leading Global VC for Singapore, India and Southeast Asia

We serve as trusted partners to some of the world’s most innovative entrepreneurs, supporting them with unmatched operating experience and deep access to the capital, talent, partners and customers they need to build truly global businesses.


After years of investing locally – while thinking globally – Vertex Ventures today has a unique track record and a uniquely well-connected global organisation. We also build lasting relationships with founders based on trust, candor and results.


We are committed to investing in companies and supporting globally minded entrepreneurs in tackling humanity’s most substantive problems, often in markets poorly served by technology today, with an eventual goal to accelerate Asia’s growth and transformation.

All-Star Team

17 Media is a mobile application that offers live video streaming and real-time content sharing services.

FirstCry is the leading omnichannel online retailer for babies and kids products in India.

Patsnap is a “search engine for patents”, providing a comprehensive, easy-to-use and low-cost enterprise platform for IP (intellectual property) search, analysis and management.

Turnkey Lender’s SaaS platform is an AI-powered end-to-end solution for complete digitalisation of the lending business in non-bank organisations and banks.

Active.ai delivers conversational banking services that helps bank redefine their future digital strategy.

Ace Turtle’s omni-channel platform enables brands and retailers to improve the post click commerce experience of their customers.

Flutura’s industrial AI platform provides reliable machine to machine and big data analytics for the manufacturing, energy and engineering industries.

StoreHub provides a simple to use POS system that enables SMEs to manage their businesses more efficiently and provides uplifts to revenue via key features.

Synup’s SaaS platform enables organizations to manage public facts across search, social, voice, connected-car ecosystems and augmented reality.

Sunday is a full stack digital insurtech player in Thailand providing general insurance.

SDiX (Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange) is the world’s first commodities exchange in physically settled diamonds.

SoCash owns the largest network of Virtual ATMs and digital cash management platforms in Singapore and is expanding to the region.

Instarem provides cross-border payment through its technology platform to provide a secure, cost-efficient and transparent experience for its clients.

Grab provides taxi and vehicle booking services through its intelligent online & smartphone platform.

HouseJoy is India's leading Home Services marketplace.

PayFazz is a branchless banking operator in Indonesia.

Cicil operates a financing platform for university students in Indonesia.

Warung as a Service business operator to digitalise Indonesia's traditional retail businesses.

Validus is a Peer to Business lending marketplace for SME supply chain finance with operations in Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Reebonz is a leading online and member-exclusive private sales for luxury fashion merchandise in Asia Pacific.

Xpressbees Logistics is one of the largest service providers dedicated to the Ecommerce logistics space in India, operating in over 300 cities and enabling industry-leading delivery services for all of the leading Ecommerce companies in the country.

Licious is a direct-to-consumer fresh food startup focused on meat, fresh fish and marinated products for the Indian consumer.

Hansel is a product ops platform that enables product teams to customize, experiment and personalize user experiences in real time, without code, at scale.

Our Portfolio

17 Media is a mobile application that offers live video streaming and real-time content sharing services. It is also the largest Southeast Asian social platform enabling serious and casual dating, both over the web and mobile.

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Brainbees Solutions, doing business as FirstCry, is the leading online retailer for baby & kids products in India. Leveraging its online brand and position, Brainbees also operates an expansive franchise network of offline FirstCry stores throughout India.

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Get is a social ticketing platform that allows event organizers to organize, promote and sell tickets.

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Grab (fka GrabTaxi) provides taxi & vehicle booking services through its intelligent online & smartphone platform, with an expansive operational footprint and presence throughout SouthEast Asia.

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HappyFresh, headquartered in Indonesia, is a mobile-first hyper-local online groceries marketplace that operates with zero-inventory. It partners with leading supermarket chains across the region, with operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.

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HouseJoy is India’s leading Home Services marketplace providing on-demand residential services such as plumbing, electrical, cleaning, beauty, laundry, appliance repair, automotive, among others.

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Licious is a direct-to-consumer fresh food startup focused on meat, fresh fish and marinated products for the Indian consumer.

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Reebonz is the leading company in online & member-exclusive private sales for luxury fashion merchandise in Asia Pacific.

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Tickled Media, doing business as theAsianparent.com, is the largest online and mobile destination for parenting information in Southeast and South Asia.

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Warung Pintar operates a Warung as a Service (WaaS) business with the aim of digitizing Indonesia’s prevalent traditional retail business. Partners will use its One Warung solution which comes with products, technology and digital service offerings.

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Yatra.com is one of India’s leading OTA (online travel agency), also serving its userbase with a proprietary travel search engine – it provides advanced booking capabilities for flights, hotels, and popular transportation services.

Yatra went public on the NASDAQ in December 2016.

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Meet our team

We have invested in more than 40 startups and added tremendous value to the founders by working closely with them and helping them raise additional growth capital. Other than exits, we are pleased that our founders have seen their net worth escalating because we believed in them, and invested in them.

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