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Temasek-backed Vertex raises $230 million for new Southeast Asia fund: Reuters

Vertex Ventures, backed by Singapore state investor Temasek, said it has raised $230 million in the first close of its latest fund to invest in Southeast Asian and Indian technology start-ups. The firm was an early investor in ride-hailing giant Grab. Its portfolio includes payments start-up InstaReM, online grocery platform HappyFresh and cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Vertex expects a final close for the fund, its fourth for the region, over the next few months, it said in a statement. It pl...
Tags: Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Trends, Funds, Temasek, Reuters, Southeast Asian, Vertex, Vertex Ventures, SINGAPORE BANGALORE, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia, Binance Vertex


Vertex Ventures hits $230M first close on new fund for Southeast Asia and India

Tis the season to be raising in India and Southeast Asia. Hot on the heels of new funds from Strive and Jungle Ventures, so Singapore’s Vertex Ventures, a VC backed by sovereign wealth fund Temasek, today announced a first close of $230 million for its newest fund, the firm’s fourth to date. Vertex raised $210 million for its previous fund two years ago, and this new vehicle is expected to make a final close over the coming few months with more capital expected to roll in. If you care about numb...
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Temasek-backed Vertex raises $230 million for new Southeast Asia fund

Vertex Ventures, backed by Singapore state investor Temasek, said it has raised $230 million in the first close of its latest fund to invest in Southeast Asian and Indian technology start-ups.
Tags: Money, Southeast Asia, Singapore, businessNews, Temasek, Southeast Asian, Vertex, Vertex Ventures


Temasek’s Vertex Raises $230 Million for Southeast Asia Fund

The Singapore-based venture capital arm of Temasek Holdings Pte plans to finalize the funding in the next few months, which could take it above the first close, said Chua Kee Lock, managing partner of Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India. Most of the investors in its third fund, including Cathay Financial Holding Co., have backed the new one.
Tags: Science, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Temasek, Vertex, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia, Temasek Holdings Pte, Chua Kee Lock, Cathay Financial Holding Co


Vertex Continues Plan to Diversify, Strikes a $70M Pact With Kymera

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is best known for its cystic fibrosis franchise. But over the past several years Vertex has been making inroads elsewhere, and a deal it is announcing this morning continues that strategy.Vertex (NASDAQ: VRTX), of Boston, will pay privately held startup Kymera Therapeutics $70 million to form an alliance to develop a group of drugs for “serious specialty diseases.” Vertex won’t say which ones, but beyond cystic fibrosis (CF), where it has three FDA-approved drugs that gen...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Boston, Trends, Vc, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Biotech, Pain, Cystic Fibrosis, Life Sciences, CRISPR Therapeutics, Vertex, Merck KGaA, Hepatitis C, Vertex Pharmaceuticals


Walmart, Wakefern, Publix and the Velocity of Brand

This guest post comes from Velocity Conference attendee James Butcher, CEO at Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB) This year’s Velocity: the My Private Brand conference brought together a collection of private brand executives and suppliers to discuss the future of private brands. Velocity made it clear that retail growth is driven by private brand. As Jack Pestello, (SVP Private Brands, Walmart U.S) made all too clear, “you can get people to trade down on price,” but you need quality for them to ...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, Big Mac, Grocery, Branding, James, Metro, Loblaw, FMI, Vertex, Doug Baker, Gil Phipps, James Butcher, Jack Pestello, Walmart Wakefern Publix, Solutions for Retail Brands


Vertex Awards 2019: RETAILERS OF THE YEAR

New this year we are excited to debut a new award. This will be the Vertex Retailer of the Year award. The honor is given to two retailers who achieve the highest overall score based on their winning entries. We have split the globe into two broad regions, and each region will have one winner. The winner from North America, Central America, and South America will receive their award at the Velocity conference in the United States. The winner from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, and Afric...
Tags: Europe, Featured, Africa, United States, South America, Branding, Lisbon Portugal, Vertex, Albert Heijn, North America Central America, Vertex Awards, Ahold Delhaize, Europe Asia the Middle East Oceania, Africa ALBERT HEIJN


Vertex Awards 2019: BEST OF SHOW & PUBLISHERS CHOICE WINNERS

BEST OF SHOW Real Katzennahrung RETAILER: Real COUNTRY: Germany CATEGORY: G7. Pet Products AGENCY: Yellow Dress Retail CREDITS: Brand Manager: Anamaria Radoi Art Director: Michelle Romeo-Wiegman Designer: Lisanne Snoek Illustrator: Willemijn de Lint SUMMARY: The German petfood market is on the move, especially in the premium segment. To serve its loyal customer base and to stand out from the competition, Real developed a private brand premium Cat food range. The new kid on the block uses...
Tags: Featured, Germany, Branding, Vertex, Vertex Awards, Best O Fshow, Publishers Choice, Anamaria Radoi, Michelle Romeo Wiegman, Lisanne Snoek Illustrator


Vertex Awards 2019: GOLD WINNERS

AH Broodstrooisels RETAILER: Albert Heijn COUNTRY: The Netherlands CATEGORY: G3. Packaged Goods AGENCY: dBOD CREDITS: Brand Director/Strategy: Evelyn Hille / dBOD / VBAT Group Senior Design Director: Ditte Glebbeek / dBOD / VBAT Group Designer: Fernando Ibanez / dBOD / VBAT Group Illustrations: Jasmijn Evans / Art Associates SUMMARY: It’s raining sprinkles… For generations, the packaging of AH Hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles) was aimed at children. Changing marketing ethics made Albert Hei...
Tags: Featured, Gold, Netherlands, Holland, Branding, Vertex, Albert Heijn, Vertex Awards, Evelyn Hille, Fernando Ibanez, VBAT Group Illustrations, Jasmijn Evans Art Associates, Heel Holland, Dome Tower


Vertex Awards 2019: SILVER WINNERS

HT Traders Pizza RETAILER: Harris Teeter COUNTRY: United States CATEGORY: G4. Frozen AGENCY: Daymon Creative Services CREDITS: Agency:  Harris Teeter & Daymon Creative Services DCS Design Director: Felix Rosales DCS Photographer: Autumn Underwood Harris Teeter Advertising & Creative Services: Steve Kent/Kim Davis SUMMARY: It’s Pizza so it should all be about the appetite appeal but the bigger solve was to communicate the story of where the product came from and give it a sense of authentici...
Tags: Featured, United States, Branding, Harris Teeter, Vertex, Vertex Awards, Felix Rosales, Daymon Creative Services, Harris Teeter Daymon Creative Services, Steve Kent Kim Davis


Vertex Awards 2019: BRONZE WINNERS

Wumart Snacks RETAILER: Wumart COUNTRY: China CATEGORY: G2: Organic And Natural Food AGENCY: Dmall Life CREDITS: Brand Manager:Jing Huang Creative Director:Jing Xu Designer:Xiao Fang Lin, Meng Jia Wang Photographer:Xin Yu Zhao Writer:Joan Liang, Chungxing Mah SUMMARY: Providing consumers with a healthy and creative alternative to snacking, Wumart sought to develop a series of natural snacks at an approachable price. Excluding any preservatives, the concept of fresh and healthy were further ...
Tags: Featured, China, Branding, Vertex, Vertex Awards, : Jing Xu Designer : Xiao Fang Lin Meng Jia Wang, Joan Liang Chungxing Mah, Wumart


2019 Vertex Winners Announcement Begins

Every year The Vertex Awards brings us the best in private brand packaging design, and this year was no exception. With a record number of entries, from 33 countries representing the absolute best in package design from around the globe including the first-ever entry from India. This year’s competition includes several exciting additions. The first is the debut of the new Vertex trophy designed by the artisans at Cristaux International. The brushed aluminum monolith with the cutout of the iconic...
Tags: Europe, Featured, India, Africa, United States, South America, Branding, Lisbon Portugal, Charlotte NC, Vertex, North America Central America, Vertex Awards, ZHOU Wenjun, Vertex Winners Announcement Begins, Velocity Europe Conference, Europe Asia the Middle East Oceania


Binance’s hotly-anticipated Singapore crypto exchange is now live — and underwhelming

Binance, the company widely seen as the world’s largest crypto exchange, has officially set up shop in Singapore after it launched a service in the country. The new Singapore service, however, bears more of a resemblance to U.S. rival Coinbase than a classic Binance exchange. Binance’s rapid ascent is thanks to a service that lets users trade a range of crypto tokens with very little verification or individual data required. It’s Singapore venture is quite the opposite: it allows customers to...
Tags: Asia, Money, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Spokesperson, Author, Economy, Uganda, Bitcoin, United States, Cryptocurrencies, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Decentralization


Koen de Jong releases new book The Private Label Revolution

Late last month private label consultant and author Koen de Jong release of his 4th book, The Private Label Revolution. The book comes 4 years after the publication of his third book Managing Private Labels and adds to his thought leadership in a meaningful and contemporary way. The Private Label Revolution presents a look inside the world of European private label and its phenomenal growth with a special emphasis on the disruption of the European market by discount grocers. De Jong embraces the...
Tags: Featured, Global, Branding, De Jong, Vertex, Loe Limpens, Koen de Jong, Robertus Lombert


Vertex MP45 Mono-Pusher Watch Review

So what has crow’s feet, was served in the British military during WWII, and has a heartbeat? Vertex Watches, of course. Who did you think I was referring to? Anyway, whomever you might have thought I was talking about, the Queen and her Ministry of... The post Vertex MP45 Mono-Pusher Watch Review appeared first on aBlogtoWatch.
Tags: Mod, Watches, Vertex, British Military, Wrist Time Reviews, Chronograph Watches, Vintage Style Watches, Military Watches, Monopusher, Microbrand Watches, Vertex MP45 Mono Pusher Watch Review


Kroger Evolution Of Our Brands: From “Knock-Offs” To “Knock-Outs” – Velocity Conference Preview

If you haven’t already registered for this year third annual Velocity Conference, April 29 – May 1, 2019, at the Le Méridien Charlotte in Charlotte, NC now is the time. Tickets are selling fast and you do not want to miss Gil Phipps, VP Branding, Marketing, & Our Brands for Kroger when he presents: EVOLUTION OF OUR BRANDS: FROM “KNOCK-OFFS” TO “KNOCK-OUTS” One of the industry’s most established and highly regarded grocery retailers won’t stop pushing the boundaries to increase its private bran...
Tags: Featured, Velocity, Branding, Kroger, Charlotte NC, Vertex, Gil Phipps, Méridien Charlotte, VP Branding Marketing Our Brands


Chris Skyers & Laura Kind of Wakefern to Speak at the Velocity Conference

I am proud to announce that we have added another exciting pair of speakers to this year’s Velocity Conference Chris Skyers Vice President of Private Label and Own Brand and Laura Kind, Director of Brand Marketing and Packaging, Own Brands for Wakefern Food Corp. The pair join a groundbreaking roster of executive speakers from Walmart, Kroger, Publix, Boxed.com and more. The conference will be held April 29 – May 1, 2019, at the Le Méridien in Charlotte, NC. The pair will present: Wakefern’s Ow...
Tags: Featured, Walmart, Karen, Manhattan, Velocity, Chris, Branding, Northwestern University, Laura, Aaron, Bloomingdale, Justine, Dearborn, Asher, Charlotte NC, Evanston Illinois


Arteaus Therapeutics sells royalty interest in Emgality for $260 mln

Arteaus Therapeutics, a biotech development company co-founded by Atlas Venture and OrbiMed, has sold its royalty interest in Eli Lilly and Company’s Emgality to Royalty Pharma for $260 million. Morgan Stanley was sole structuring agent on the monetization. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP served as legal adviser to Arteaus while Jones Day and Maiwald served as legal advisers to Royalty Pharma. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Royalty Pharma and Arteaus Therapeutics,...
Tags: Trends, Merck, Healthcare, M&a, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Nyse, U S Food and Drug Administration, Eli Lilly and Company, European Medicines Agency, Eli Lilly, Vertex, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale, Atlas Venture, Royalty Pharma, Jones Day


Take Advantage of Excel Templates for Business, See These 15 Areas They Could Help

Spreadsheets have long been an important tool for businesses. You can use them for just about anything. This includes budgeting and planning out important marketing campaigns. No tool seems more synonymous with spreadsheets than Excel. Microsoft’s tool allows you to easily fill in spaces and create tables. But it also takes advantage of some more advanced features. However, starting from scratch won’t give you a productive business. You may want to take advantage of all that Excel has to offer....
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Sales, Microsoft Office, HubSpot, Vertex, Small Business Operations, Project Management Templates Office Timeline, Invoice Simple, Social Media Templates Template


Velocity Conference Final Agenda Announced

Velocity: the My Private Brand Conference, today released its final 2019 agenda. Velocity will be held on April 29 – May 1 at the Le Meridien in Charlotte, NC. “Monumental changes are taking place that are completely changing private brand,” said Christopher Durham, conference creator and president of My Private Brand. “While traditional retail is clearly undergoing seismic changes, private brands are here to stay, the industry has dramatically shifted from old school private label fast follower...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, Australia, France, Germany, America, Walmart, Aldi, Canada, Italy, Lidl, Dallas, University Of California Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Velocity, Jason


Vertex Awards Ceremony to be held at the Velocity Conference

The votes have been tallied and we are excited to announce that this year the Velocity Conference will host the Vertex Awards ceremony. With a record number of entries, from 33 countries the winners represent the absolute best in package design from around the globe. This year we will hold Vertex Awards celebration events in both the United States and Europe. We will formally announce the winners of the Vertex Awards during a ceremony held at the Velocity: The My Private Brand Conference on Apri...
Tags: Europe, Featured, United States, Branding, Lisbon Portugal, Charlotte NC, Vertex, Le Meridien, Vertex Awards, Vertex Award Vertex, Register for Velocity Europe


Chris Skyers & Laura Kind of Wakefern to Speak at the Velocity Conference

I am proud to announce that we have added another exciting pair of speakers to this year’s Velocity Conference Chris Skyers Vice President of Private Label and Own Brand and Laura Kind, Director of Brand Marketing and Packaging, Own Brands for Wakefern Food Corp. The pair join a groundbreaking roster of executive speakers from Walmart, Kroger, Publix, Boxed.com and more. The conference will be held April 29 – May 1, 2019, at the Le Méridien in Charlotte, NC. The pair will present: Wakefern’s Ow...
Tags: Featured, Walmart, Karen, Manhattan, Velocity, Chris, Branding, Northwestern University, Laura, Aaron, Bloomingdale, Justine, Dearborn, Asher, Charlotte NC, Evanston Illinois


Why Vertex's Dilemma Makes It the Best Biotech Stock to Buy Now

Excellent clinical trial results are giving Vertex a problem most biotechs wish they had.
Tags: Finance, Article, FBN, Vertex, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 1bdd59a8-4999-5df6-a308-7f03f60d1517


Vertex cystic fibrosis triple combo therapy succeeds in important trials

The trials tested the experimental drug VX-445 in combination with Vertex's backbone double-drug combination. Its current products can benefit roughly 50 percent of CF patients, and the highly-anticipated positive data would represent a major expansion of the treatable population. The company had previously tested another experimental drug, VX-659, with the two-drug combination approved under the brand name Symdeko.
Tags: Science, Vertex


Vertex's cystic fibrosis therapy meets goal of late-stage studies

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday its triple-combination therapy showed improvement in lung function for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) in two late-stage studies. The combination therapy - consisting its experimental agent VX-445 and its other CF drugs Kalydeco and tezacaftor - met the main goal of improved lung function in CF patients. In one study, patients with one F508del mutation and one minimal function mutation showed a 13.8 percent point improvement in lung function, while...
Tags: Science, Vertex, Kalydeco, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc


Deliciously Flat Marion Figure Guns in a Bikini

Those who are in love with the concept of a gun-toting girl wearing a bikini may adore this figurine of Marion from the Shining Beach Heroines series, a collaboration between Hobby Japan and the Shining RPG franchise – Marion can be stripped down into her bikini come May. Marion can be pre-ordered now.
Tags: Games, Guns, Anime, Marion, Vertex, Oppai, Image Gallery, Mizugi, Cast-off, Hobby Japan, Shining Series


5 Questions with the Vertex Awards Judges, Jens Sievert

The judges have completed voting and the ballots are being tabulated for the sixth annual Vertex Awards International Private Brand Design Competition. In preparation for the Awards Ceremony at the Velocity Conference I sat down with each of the judges and asked them five questions about Private Brands, package design and differentiation – their answers present a unique global perspective and depth of knowledge of the retail brand space. Today’s conversation is with Jens Sievert, Creative Direct...
Tags: UK, Featured, Germany, Branding, Lisbon Portugal, Daymon, NBE, Vertex, Vertex Awards, Private Brands, Jens Sievert, Australia South Africa The Netherlands


Kroger VP Gil Phipps to Present at Velocity Conference

If you haven’t already registered for this year third annual Velocity Conference, April 29 – May 1, 2019, at the Le Méridien Charlotte in Charlotte, NC now is the time. Tickets are selling fast and you do not want to miss Gil Phipps, VP Branding, Marketing, & Our Brands for Kroger when he presents: EVOLUTION OF OUR BRANDS: FROM “KNOCK-OFFS” TO “KNOCK-OUTS” One of the industry’s most established and highly regarded grocery retailers won’t stop pushing the boundaries to increase its private bran...
Tags: Featured, Velocity, Branding, Kroger, Charlotte NC, Vertex, Gil Phipps, Méridien Charlotte, VP Branding Marketing Our Brands


PMQs: Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn ahead of Brexit debate – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the Commons debate on Brexit next steps, and Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs 12.38pm GMT John Whittingdale, the Tory former cabinet minster, says it is five years since the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Will the government increase sanctions to force it to withdraw.May says the government has condemned and continues to condemn the annexation of Crimea. 12.36pm GMT Labour’s Stephen Hepburn asks about th...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Russia, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, NHS, Labour, House Of Commons, Crimea, Pmqs, John Whittingdale, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, May


5 Questions with the Vertex Awards Judges, Michael Duffy

The judges have completed voting and the ballots are being tabulated for the sixth annual Vertex Awards International Private Brand Design Competition. In preparation for the Awards Ceremony at the Velocity Conference I sat down with each of the judges and asked them five questions about Private Brands, package design and differentiation – their answers present a unique global perspective and depth of knowledge of the retail brand space. Today’s conversation is with Michael Duffy, Group Creative...
Tags: UK, Featured, US, Aldi, UPS, Greenpeace, Iceland, Nisa, Selfridges, Branding, Co, Chicago Illinois, NBE, Vertex, Vertex Awards, Michael Duffy