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Vertex Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds. The operator-investors manage portfolios in China, the U.S., Israel, India and Southeast Asia. The firm is a trusted partner 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.


Vertex Ventures China, founded in 2008, has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It is currently managing both SGD and RMB funds, with assets under management of over $1 billion.


Vertex Ventures China invests in high-growth innovative start-ups across mainland China, covering the fields of hi-tech, consumer and Internet. It provides funding support and value-add services to portfolio companies in their growth stage and enjoys close relationships with China’s top decision makers, talent and influencers.


The founder, Tay Choon Chong, is featured in Forbes 2018 as “China’s TOP 100 Venture Capitalists”.

Our Portfolio

NEIWAI is a famous online women’s underwear and lingerie brand. Vertex Ventures led investment in its Series B round.

Marrymemo, a wedding planner application, helps soon-to-wed couples in China with the planning and sharing of their dream wedding. Vertex Ventures led investment in its Series A round.

73 Hours designs and sells entry-level luxury high heels. Vertex Ventures led investment in Series A round. 73 Hours has been acquired by Belle International in 2018.

LELECHA is a new upmarket tea brand of “Tea Drink + Soft Bun”, which combines tea and soft European bags to create different brand development models. Vertex Ventures led its $30m pre-Series A round for LELECHA.

91 Wireless has been one of the largest Android app stores in China. It was acquired in 2014 by Baidu for $1.9B. Vertex Ventures achieved over $100M returns after the investment in 2012.

Phoenix Healthcare Group has been China’s largest private hospital group. It became the first mainland hospital firm listed on HKSE (1515.HK) in 2013. Vertex Ventures made strategic investment in it in 2010.

Elernity combines global education resources with advanced information technologies to improve education. In 2015, Vertex Ventures invested in its Series A round.

Horizon Robotics is one of the world’s most valuable, unicorn AI startups. Vertex Ventures led investment in its Series A round in 2016. It also secured follow-on funding from SK group, Inter and the CITIC securities.

Mobike is a bike sharing service to fulfil urban short trips by combining innovation and today’s IoT technology. Vertex Ventures led investment in its Series B+ round in 2016. Mobike has been fully acquired by Meituan (3960.HK) in 2018.

Geek+ is a leading robotics and AI technologies provider and China’s supplier of warehousing and logistics solutions. Vertex Ventures led Series A+ funding round in 2017. The Series B round was completed in late 2018, led by Warburg Pincus.

IGG is a renowned video game developer and publisher dedicated to bringing amazing games to gamers all over the world. Vertex Ventures invested in its B round funding. In 2013, IGG was listed on HKSE (799.HK).

iOranges is a national-level high-tech enterprise specializing in 3C automatic assembly process and technology research and application. Vertex Ventures, as the earliest investor, led the Series Pre-A round funding in 2017. iOrange also secured follow-on funding from GGV and MatrixPartners China.

Chipscreen is a leading enterprise of small molecule innovative medicines in China. Vertex Ventures was the first institutional investor to back Chipscreen when it was founded in 2001. The Company announced its IPO on STAR Market of SSE in 2019.

Yunyinggu is a display technology company that provides color rendering solutions to enhance display resolution and color. Vertex Ventures led the investment in its Series A round. It also secured follow-on funding from Qualcomm and BOE.

Changba is a smart phone app offering users a portable solo KTV booth. Vertex Ventures invested in its Series C round and has exited with good returns.

SolidEnergy is a developer and producer of advanced semi solid Li-Metal technology, the lightest rechargeable cells in the world that can be manufactured using existing Li-ion manufacturing infrastructure. Vertex Ventures led its Series A round. It secured follow-on funding from SK Group, GE and SAIC Motor.

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 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 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 & Series C

SolidEnergy designs and manufactures the world’s lightest rechargeable cells at pilot scale for prototype demonstration and specialized aerospace markets.

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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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Strategy Investment; IPO in 2013

A private hospital management company.

Series A

Yunyinggu develops new display technologies that give higher resolution on the display with relatively low subpixel density.

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Series B+

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

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Pre-Series A, Series A

An one-stop audio and video solution provider that improves the compression efficiency of pictures and video files.

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Series B, Series C

Smartermicro designs cellular Power Amplifier for 3G/LTE cell phone.

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Pre-Series A

A semiconductor company focusing on next generation high-performance, automotive grade chip solution for applications.

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Series A

Provides one-stop DevOps operation and maintenance services.

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Meet our team

A leading team in China with deep industry experience and rich investment expertise in early-stage companies. Our mission is seek to attract promising disruptive, transformational leaders that we nurture into tomorrow's global champions.

Vertex Ventures China by the Numbers

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