Selected Portfolios of Vertex Funds

Vertex Ventures China

Series A; Acquired by Belle International (01880.HK)

73 Hours designs and sells high heels that are entry level luxury – passed the point of being basic or cheap, but within the purchasing power of China’s middle class.

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Series B; Acquired by Baidu at $1.9 B
(BIDU)

A mobile app marketplace and mobile game operator in China

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Series A

Shenzhen ChipScreen Biosciences, Ltd., a biotech company, engages in the discovery and development of small molecule therapeutics.

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Series A

Geek+ leads the logistics revolution, by applying advanced robotics and AI technologies to realize high-flexibility and intelligent logistics automation solution.

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Series B

Global Scanner is an e-commerce application with a unique membership system allowing members to save money while making money.

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Series A

Guangli Inc. focuses on the development of light-field 3D display technologies in the field of Augmented Reality.

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Series B+

Haici focuses on the healthcare industry and is committed to creating an integrated platform for online and offline medical services.

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Series A

As one of the world's leading AI startups, Horizon Robotics has strong ability to develop algorithms, software, hardware, processors and cloud infrastructure.

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Series B; IPO in 2013

Leading developer & publisher of web and mobile games.

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Series Pre-A, Series A, Series B

iOranges is a national-level high-tech enterprise specializing in 3C automatic assembly process and technology research and application.

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Series B

Combines online information with offline consultancy services to provide users with an e-commerce housing purchasing platform for group buying.

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Series Pre-A

LELECHA is a pioneer in selling tea and bread. The company uses fresh tea leaves daily and has on-site bakeries in each of their stores.

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Series B+; Acquired by Meituan(03690.HK)

A bike sharing service to fulfil urban short trips conveniently, anytime, anywhere, by combining innovation and today’s IoT technology.

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Phoenix Healthcare Group is a private hospital group in China. Its in-network hospitals and clinics offer a full spectrum of healthcare services. Phoenix went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2013 (1515.HK).

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Pre-Series A

Creating next generainon of car smart driving chips. Applications include V2X, high-end e-Cockpits, ADAS units and autonomous driving controllers.

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Series B & Series C

SolidEnergy manufactures the world’s lightest rechargeable cells by using an ultra-thin lithium-metal foil for the anode, a proprietary electrolyte and an innovative cell design.

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Series B, Series C

Smarter Micro develops next-generation multi-band tuneable power amplification modules.

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Series B+

SmartX is a provider of hyperconverged IT infrastructure solution which integrate hypervisors and storage into a complete system solution.

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Pre-Series A, Series A

A one-stop audio and video solution provider that focuses on compression, transmission and analysis algorithms.

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Series B

Develops AI-powered enterprise support chatbots designed to improve the online client service experience.

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Vertex Ventures Israel

Affirmed Networks develops mobile network solutions with gateway functionality, rich application and content delivery services.

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Axonius delivers a unified, extensible, and open platform that integrates information from networked devices and existing device-specific standalone management solutions, creating a single visibility and control environment.

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Codefresh provides an unmatched experience for developers by seamlessly stitching together different container technologies, resulting in a continuous delivery and collaboration platform.

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Cylus is a pioneer in protecting railway and metro systems from a growing number of cyber-threats.

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Cymulate helps companies to stay one step ahead of cyber attackers with a unique breach and attack simulation platform that empowers organizations with complex security solutions to safeguard their business-critical assets.

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An autonomous end-to-end system that takes over communication links of rogue commercial drones and lands them safely in a designated zone.

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EasySend empowers banks and insurance companies to quickly convert paper forms and clunky PDFs into compliant eForms without writing a single line of code.

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Fleetonomy provides an end to end platform for planning, operating and optimizing fleets of autonomous vehicles.

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Indegy provides situational awareness and real-time security for industrial control networks to ensure operational continuity and reliability.

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Identiq’s distributed network uses cryptography to enable members to validate new users without sharing any personal user data

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Innoviz is developing the key technologies of autonomous driving – Smart 3D Sensing, Sensor Fusion and accurate Mapping and Localization.

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Kryon Systems delivers innovative, intelligent Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions enabling digital transformation for enterprises.

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Cancer diagnostics, in many ways, has not changed much in the past century. Nucleai uses AI-based algorithms to assist pathologists in the analysis of cancer biopsies, with the aim to reduce diagnostic errors and ultimately save lives.

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OwnBackup accelerates business growth through automatic and complete data protection. Its platform integrates with leading Saas/PaaS solutions to minimize user-inflicted data loss risks and costs and support regulatory compliance.

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Spotinst is a cost-oriented, cloud-deployment cluster, across data centers and instance types, auto-scaled and auto-optimized. Spotinst can be deployed on Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.

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Taranis is a web-based weather intelligence and risk-management system that enables farmers to mitigate and respond to weather-related risks. Its proprietary, hyper-local weather model and algorithms analyze data aggregated from sources such as satellite images, sensors, and irrigation, helping farmers increase their yields and cut costs.

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Trigo Vision develops a scalable seamless checkout system, as well as shoplifting prevention and real-time inventory solution for retail .

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Verbit incorporates latest advances in deep learning, neural networks, and natural language understanding into an adaptive learning cycle that trains our algorithm to improve accuracy over time.

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Yotpo helps brands collect and leverage reviews and photos throughout the buyer journey to increase trust, social proof, and sales.

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With the use of advanced AI algorithms, ZenCity analyzes data from social media, city hotlines and many other sources to provide government stakeholders with detailed insights about how their citizens view and use the city.

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Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India

BinanceAsia stems from Binance Exchange, which is the world’s largest crypto asset exchange. BinanceAsia is a crypto to fiat exchange that will allow Singapore Dollar deposits and withdrawals for Bitcoin trading on its platform.

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Cicil operates a financing platform for university students in Indonesia, offering wide range of products from electronics, to tuition and housing.

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CloudCherry is the definitive Real-Time, Omni-channel customer experience management platform that helps customer-facing brands track, measure & improve customer delight – which results in better customer experience, greater customer loyalty and profitability.

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

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Grab provides 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 supermarkets in Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.

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Instarem streamlines the process of sending and settling cross-border payment through its technology platform to provide a secure, cost-efficient and transparent experience for its retail and enterprise clients.

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Kissht is a fintech platform that enables instant, seamless credit for consumers at digital points of sale (online and offline). The company has a proprietary credit engine that leverages multiple data sources and assesses creditworthiness.

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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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Combining millions of data points from patents, licensing, litigation and company information with non-patent literature, PatSnap provides forward-thinking organizations with an intuitive platform to empower their R&D and innovation.

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Payfazz is a mobile application that enables branchless banking through the creation of a distributed network of agents, who can perform financial transactions on behalf of the unbanked and underbanked customers.

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StoreHub provides a simple to use POS system that enables SMEs to manage their businesses more efficiently with real time data visualization and enable online/offline commerce.

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Spacemob builds foundations for businesses by providing space, technology, and connections.

Spacemob was acquired by WeWork in August 2017.

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Sunday is a digital insurtech startup that provides general insurance to retail customers. It uses data and machine learning to create relevant products at a competitive price. It also reduces fraud and improves the claims experience.

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

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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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Validus is a peer-to-business lending marketplace offering SME supply chain finance. The Company provides an online aggregator platform for SMEs to secure short and medium term financing.

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Warung Pintar operates a Warung as a Service 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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Vertex Ventures US

Astound is an enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company building AI-driven automation for customer service and support. Astound is transforming how process-driven enterprise workflows are defined and executed.

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We help both companies and individual users learn everything about Cloud Computing, providing the best content and training in the industry. Cloud Academy was acquired by QA Learning in 2019.

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Cloudera is the first big data platform company to provide Apache Hadoop based software, support, and services to enterprise customers.

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Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, materials science, and robotics, Desktop Metal is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions.

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Dor is a tool for the evolving retail landscape. It is a wireless, thermal-sensing people counter and analytics dashboard.

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Hasura’s GraphQL engine gives you instant, high performance GraphQL for any Postgres app without you having to write any backend code.

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Hedvig provides software-defined storage for enterprises building private, hybrid, or multi-cloud environments. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is the only solution designed for both primary and secondary data, making it ideal for legacy, modern, and backup workloads.

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Interana is the fast and scalable event-based analytics solution built to answer critical business questions about how customers behave and how products are used.

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LaunchDarkly eliminates risk for developers and operations teams from the software development cycle. As companies transition to a world built on software, there is an increasing requirement to move quickly, balanced with the desire to maintain control.

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PerimeterX prevents automated attacks by detecting and protecting against malicious web behavior. By analyzing the behavior of humans, applications and networks, PerimeterX catches in real-time automated attacks with unparalleled accuracy.

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SpaceIQ is a SaaS platform that helps companies create and maintain the optimal workplace. We replace paper, emails, spreadsheets or legacy enterprise software with a centralized dashboard – an easy-to-use solution for daily workplace management. SpaceIQ was acquired by WeWork in 2019.

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Testlio is a full service mobile app test management solution that provides a dedicated global community of testers and scales through software.

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Tulip allows you to build apps for all your shop-floor needs with intuitive visual development. You can create user friendly and functional apps that improve the productivity of your operations, without writing any code.

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Valtix is founded by experts in building high performance packet pipelines on programmable hardware, revolutionizing security for the cloud.

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Very Good Security “VGS” eliminates the risk and expense of data custodianship while enabling organizations to benefit from using their sensitive data.

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Vertex Ventures HC

Bicycle Therapeutics is developing first-in-class medicines to treat cancer and other debilitating diseases. Bicyclic peptides (Bicycles®) represent a new therapeutic modality with unique attributes widely applicable across therapy areas.

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The Earlens Hearing Aid is a breakthrough technology that uses light to transmit sound and drives eardrum vibration directly, resulting in rich and natural sound.

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Ivantis is a company founded, incubated and spun-out of Denali Medical, an NEA medical device incubator. The company is developing a novel minimally invasive glaucoma stent (MIGS) to treat mild to moderate glaucoma patients.

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Kona Medical’s lead technology Surround Sound system addresses severe drug-resistant hypertension through non-invasive renal denervation.

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Nuvaira is a medical device company developing a minimally invasive Targeted Lung Denervation (TLD) therapy to treat patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

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Obsidian Therapeutics is pioneering controllable cell and gene therapies to deliver transformative outcomes for patients with intractable diseases.

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Phoenix Healthcare Group is a private hospital group in China. Its in-network hospitals and clinics offer a full spectrum of healthcare services. Phoenix went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2013 (1515.HK).

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Twelve is a medical device company spun out of the Foundry dedicated to the development of a novel transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR). In August 2015, Medtronic acquired Twelve in a $458M deal.

Visterra discovers and develops novel drugs utilizing its proprietary platform based on atomic interaction network analyses of proteins.

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PerimeterX prevents automated attacks by detecting and protecting against malicious web behavior. By analyzing the behavior of humans, applications and networks, PerimeterX catches in real-time automated attacks with unparalleled accuracy.

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Nuvaira is a medical device company developing a minimally invasive Targeted Lung Denervation (TLD) therapy to treat patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

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Instarem streamlines the process of sending and settling cross-border payment through its technology platform to provide a secure, cost-efficient and transparent experience for its retail and enterprise clients.

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Bicycle Therapeutics is developing first-in-class medicines to treat cancer and other debilitating diseases. Bicyclic peptides (Bicycles®) represent a new therapeutic modality with unique attributes widely applicable across therapy areas.

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