Indicators ripe for wave of tech startup successes

Indicators ripe for wave of tech startup successes

Venture capital investment flows into Vietnam, particularly from Singapore, are on track to surpass the previous level, propelled by the country’s buoyant tech startup scene.
Moving from budding startup to global conqueror

Moving from budding startup to global conqueror

As the economy is back on track again, many entrepreneurs are eager to push through with their startups. Thye Yeow Bok, head of Startup Ecosystem Southeast Asia at Google, talked to VIR’s Nguyen Hai about the right strategies to conquer local and global markets.
Vietnam's financial service app MFast raises $2.5 million in its latest funding round

Vietnam's financial service app MFast raises $2.5 million in its latest funding round

Financial service app MFast has raised $2.5 million in a funding round led by Ascend Vietnam Ventures, bringing its total capital funding to $4 million.
SABECO supporting young people to start creative businesses

SABECO supporting young people to start creative businesses

Many young startups have been contributing to the modernisation and digital transformation of the agricultural industry with SABECO's support.
Edtech platform Azota secures $2.4 million led by GGV Capital

Edtech platform Azota secures $2.4 million led by GGV Capital

EdTech platform Azota, which allows teachers to create and grade online tests efficiently, has just raised $2.4 million in a Pre-Series A round led by GGV Capital. Other backers include Nextrans and existing investor Do Ventures.
Ascend Vietnam Ventures surpasses $50 million target

Ascend Vietnam Ventures surpasses $50 million target

Ascend Vietnam Ventures announced that it has exceeded its $50 million target for its flagship early-stage venture capital fund, AVV Alpha.
Vietnam jumped five spots to rank 54 in the top global startup ecosystems

Vietnam jumped five spots to rank 54 in the top global startup ecosystems

Vietnam has advanced five places to 54 globally in the latest Global Startup Ecosystem Index by the global startup research company StartupBlink.
Social commerce platform Selly raised $2.6 million in Pre-Series A

Social commerce platform Selly raised $2.6 million in Pre-Series A

Selly – a Vietnam-based social commerce platform – has raised $2.6 million in a Pre-Series A funding round from CyberAgent Capital, Do Ventures, Genesia Ventures, JAFCO Asia, and Kvision.
Vietnam’s startup market expected to continue booming in 2022

Vietnam’s startup market expected to continue booming in 2022

Vietnam is a "rising star" and will emerge as the third-largest startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia in2022, according to a report by venture capital firm Golden Gate.
Rosier times ahead for Vietnam’s startup scene in 2022

Rosier times ahead for Vietnam’s startup scene in 2022

VIR’s Nha Linh discussed with Ngo Dinh Dat, managing director of ITI Fund, the future of Vietnam’s startup environment, highlighting potential opportunities for entrepreneurs and investment funds.
Venture capital for Vietnam's startups reached $2.1 billion in 2021

Venture capital for Vietnam's startups reached $2.1 billion in 2021

Vietnam's startup scene is blossoming, securing a total sum of $2.1 billion in venture capital last year. The country's digital economy also hit $21 billion in 2021.
Navigating an alternative venture path in Vietnam

Navigating an alternative venture path in Vietnam

Vietnam has become the third biggest startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia, driven by a new founder generation with more serial entrepreneurial experiences.
Calling for Vietnam’s young entrepreneurs

Calling for Vietnam’s young entrepreneurs

The next-generation of Vietnam’s entrepreneurs can learn key business skills through a new online course offered by Haileybury Pangea.
Strong businesswomen weather the storms

Strong businesswomen weather the storms

The efforts and bravery of female entrepreneurs in Vietnam have not only helped businesses through the ongoing pandemic, but have also encouraged startup and business development for millions of Vietnamese women.
M-Service becomes Vietnam's latest unicorn with valuation of more than $2 billion

M-Service becomes Vietnam's latest unicorn with valuation of more than $2 billion

M-Service JSC, the parent firm of MoMo, has just become the country's latest unicorn with a valuation of more than $2 billion in its Series E round.
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