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Ex-Facebook exec Jonathan Heiliger forms new VC firm

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Jonathan HeiligerPhotograph by Kimihiro Hoshino — AFP/Getty Images

Former Facebook (FB) executive Jonathan Heiliger is back in the venture capital game, several months after stepping down as a Silicon Valley-based partner with North Bridge Venture Partners.

Heiliger, who was known as Facebook’s “cloud fixer,” has teamed up with In Sik Rhee (ex-Rembrandt Venture Partners) to launch a U.S. affiliate of Vertex Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings.

According to a regulatory filing, Vertex Ventures U.S. already has secured $107.5 million from three investors (of which Temasek is likely one), and word is that more is on the way. The investment strategy will be to focus on enterprise apps and web infrastructure, with plenty of capital left over for the large follow-on deals that such companies often require.

There are no current plans to add more general partners. Heiliger declined comment, citing regulatory restrictions. His old firm, North Bridge, continues to work toward a final close on its next fund.

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