Vietnam is emerging as Southeast Asia’s hotspot for venture capital post-COVID

Emerging from the pandemic while other countries are still in the midst of the crisis is giving Vietnam an advantage. The country’s startup ecosystem has been transformed from the second-least active to the third-most active among ASEAN countries, trailing only Indonesia and Singapore.

VinFuture Prize

Vietnamese billionaire launches VinFuture Prize to support R&D and tech innovations, pledges $4.5M annual funding

VinFuture Foundation, a charitable trust associated with one of the biggest conglomerates in Southeast Asia, Vingroup, has officially launched The VinFuture Prize on December 20, 2020 coinciding with the celebration of the International Solidarity Day.

E-commerce marketing startup Epsilo raises $2M from a funding round led by Sequoia’s Surge 4

End-to-end e-commerce marketing company Epsilo recently completed a $2 million funding round. Almost all of this new capital injection was provided by Surge, Sequoia India’s scale-up program established to help startups in India and Southeast Asia.

Homegrown Vietnam VC debuts $50m fund

Do Ventures is headed by a duo of experienced, serial entrepreneurs.

Xiaomi invests in Southeast Asian insurance startup

PasarPolis has big-name investors in its $54 million round.

Vietnam, motorbikes, motorcyycles, scooters

Vietnam’s ‘eBay for motorcycles’ gets big funding

Vietnam is the world’s fourth biggest market for motorbikes and scooters.

Phu Quoc, Vietnam, lanterns, markets, market

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

Here’s expert advice on a startup’s options for accessing the Vietnam market.

Ant Financial, Ant Group, Jack Ma, Alibaba

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

Here’s what Ant Group (formerly Ant Financial) has done so far.

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

Financial services app continues Southeast Asia growth.