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Vertex Holdings is a Singapore-based venture capital investment holding company. It provides anchor funding and operational support to a proprietary global network of venture capital funds.
Currently, there are six funds in the network, namely: Vertex Ventures China, Vertex Ventures Israel, Vertex Ventures SEA & India, Vertex Ventures US, Vertex Ventures HC and Vertex Growth.
The Vertex network of funds invests in early stage technology opportunities through Vertex Ventures, early stage healthcare opportunities through Vertex Ventures HC, and growth stage opportunities through Vertex Growth. Each Vertex fund operates independently, with separate local teams that raise and manage their respective funds.
Our global VC network comprises five early stage funds and one growth stage fund. With over 90 VC professionals globally, we offer in-depth local knowledge and relationship networks across the regions. As an integrated VC platform, Vertex is organized to achieve both coverage (breadth) and capability coordination (depth).
Vertex Ventures China invested in 91.com (91 Wireless), which was one of the largest Android app stores in China. It was acquired in 2014 by Baidu.
Vertex Ventures Israel invested in CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), a cyber security leader in securing Privileged Access Management.
Vertex Ventures SEA & India and Vertex Growth invested in NIUM (fka Instarem), which offers cross-border payment services through its technology platform to provide a secure, cost-efficient and transparent experience for its retail and enterprise clients.
Vertex Ventures US and Vertex Growth invested in PerimeterX, a leading provider of application security solutions which prevents automated attacks by detecting and protecting against malicious web behavior with unparalleled accuracy.
Vertex Ventures HC invested in Visterra, which discovers and develops novel drugs utilizing its proprietary platform based on atomic interaction network analyses of proteins.
Vertex Ventures China invested in Chipscreen, a leading enterprise of small molecule innovative medicines in China. It announced its IPO on STAR Market of SSE in 2019.
Vertex Ventures Israel invested in Dynamic Yield which helps marketers increase revenue by automatically personalizing each customer interaction across web, mobile apps and email. Dynamic Yield was acquired by McDonalds in 2019.
Vertex Ventures SEA & India invested in Grab, a technology company that ride hailing, food delivery and payment solutions through its intelligent online and smartphone platform.
Vertex Ventures US invested in Desktop Metal, a technology company that is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions.
Vertex Ventures HC invested in Bicycle Therapeutics, which is developing first-in-class medicines to treat cancer and other debilitating diseases.
Vertex Ventures China invested in Geek+, a leading robotics and AI technologies provider and China’s supplier of warehousing and logistics solutions. Vertex Ventures China led Series A+ funding round in 2017.
Vertex Ventures Israel invested in Waze, the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Waze was acquired by Google in 2013.
Vertex Ventures SEA & India invested in Cloudcherry, the definitive Real-Time, Omni-channel customer experience management platform that helps customer-facing brands track, measure and improve customer delight. It was acquired by Cisco in 2019.
Vertex Ventures HC invested in Twelve, a medical device company developing a novel transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) for the treatment of severe, symptomatic mitral regurgitation. It was acquired by Medtronic in 2015.
Message from CEO
Chua Kee Lock
CEO, Vertex Holdings
Vertex was founded over 30 years ago, with the keen sense that transformational technologies would be a critical differentiator in an increasingly competitive world. Today, Vertex is established as a global VC platform, where a network of separate and independently managed VC funds makes dedicated investments in technology and healthcare companies from around the world.
“Vertex Ventures believed in me when no one else did”, Anthony Tan, CEO & Co-Founder of Grab.
“Just the fact that we have multiple venture funds in different countries allows us to tap into each other’s knowledge base”, Ben Mathias, GP, Vertex Ventures SEA & India.
“Vertex has strong relationships with industrial players”, Omer David Keilaf, CEO & Founder of Innoviz.
“Vertex is a venture fund but it is also a family”, Emanuel Timor, GP, Vertex Ventures Israel.
“Vertex has a big vision”, Sir Greg Winter, Scientific Founder & Nobel Laureate, Bicycle Therapeutics.
“What we’re trying to look for is coalescence...when it comes together, great things can happen”, In Sik Rhee, GP, Vertex Ventures US.
“Startups are like new blood, you need it to bring change and value to society”, Xu Ying, GP, Vertex Ventures China.
At Vertex, we believe in value creation beyond capital. We do so by cultivating an ecosystem of innovative organizations for business development and collaboration with our portfolio companies for cross-border expansion and new market entry.
We engage and work closely with industry partners and stakeholders to understand their innovation priorities. We then seek to bridge meaningful partnerships to better position for the opportunities and disruption that technology innovation brings.