Vietnam

Homegrown Vietnam VC debuts $50m fund

A duo of experienced, serial entrepreneurs in Vietnam today took the wraps off…


Xiaomi invests in Southeast Asian insurance startup

Indonesian insurance startup PasarPolis is used to pulling in big-name…


Vietnam, motorbikes, motorcyycles, scooters

Vietnam’s 'eBay for motorcycles' gets big funding

Vietnam is the world’s fourth biggest market for motorcycles, so it’s not…


Phu Quoc, Vietnam, lanterns, markets, market

How to open an offshore company and set up operations in Vietnam

So you’ve done your market research and exploration trips to Vietnam and you…


Ant Financial, Ant Group, Jack Ma, Alibaba

Jack Ma's fintech giant Ant: a brief history of its Southeast Asia empire building

Now we know that Ant Financial—or Ant Group, as we apparently must call it from…


GoBear adds $17m to pot to grow its financial marketplace app

Financial marketplace app GoBear—no relation to Gojek, which uses the…


money, cash, dollars, funding, VC, cash burn, burning money

Southeast Asia-focused VC funds raised a lot less money so far this year

While Southeast Asia’s startups had a good start to the year in terms of…


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vietnam’s online spending to triple to $35b by 2025

Vietnam’s government has some bold new predictions for its already fast-growing…


fashion, clothes, style, streetwear

Ex-Lazada exec admits defeat with Vietnam fashion store

Despite raising $12 million and being run by a former Lazada executive, one of…


Meet the Harvard grad who left 'big pharma' for his own startup

Farouk Meralli has what is surely one of the oddest starting up anecdotes in…