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Investment in Vietnamese startups reached a record high in 2019 but dropped 22 per cent in the first half of 2020 due to COVID-19, according to the Vietnam Tech Investment Report 2019 for the first half of 2020 by Do Ventures.

Tik Tok’s fall brings opportunities to Vietnam’s startups

Tik Tok has been denounced of sending information about American citizens to China. However, it continues to deny the allegations.

Vietnamese startups bag millions of US dollars despite COVID-19 pandemic

A slew of Vietnamese startups managed to secure millions of US dollars even in the midst of the rapidly escalating COVID-19 pandemic.

Start-up dreams go from paper to reality

As a founder and chairman of the BestB business ecosystem as well as founder and CEO of Flower Farm, 32-year-old Pham Anh Cuong is a brand specialist and all-round start-up fanatic.

Start-up investment in Southeast Asian doubles despite COVID-19

Investment in start-ups in Southeast Asia soared in the second quarter of this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, led by e-commerce and fintech companies.

Propzy receives $25 million investment

Real estate technology platform Propzy has completed a US$25 million Series A funding round from two investors – Gaw Capital and SoftBank Ventures Asia.


New app downloaded a million times, prove business coalitions here to stay

A new programme execution app called MEGA1 has surprised the market by topping one million downloads in just over a month after its launch.

NextTech and Next100 invest $500,000 in Chatbot Vietnam

NextTech Group on Monday announced it will invest US$500,000 into Chatbot Viet Nam Technology Joint Stock Company, which runs Bot Ban Hang – a chatbot platform for sellers and advertisers in Vietnam.


Social enterprises on the rise in Vietnam’s start-up culture

Any time Le Thanh Tung feels an urge to swap jobs, he finds himself scrolling through


Vietnamese come home to seek more meaningful ventures

Kevin Tung Nguyen, who co-founded the San Francisco-based K-Source, a software firm with over 200 employees, and Ivylish – a business operating to support orphans and disadvantaged children in developing countries, returned to Vietnam in 2015.


Investment in Vietnam-based start-ups grows sharply in 2019

Investment in Vietnam-based start-ups grew sharply in 2019, according to Singapore-headquartered venture capital firm Cento Ventures.

Start-up focuses on sustainable community tourism

Mai Huu Tai had a successful career as a forestry engineer, but he knew he wanted to do more for others.

You only live once: CEO quits MBA to launch start-up

You only live once has always been Tran Nguyen Le Van's favourite saying.


Next100 provides VND10b for tech startup

Startup support fund Next100 on December 10 signed a deal to invest VND10 billion in PushSale, a startup specializing in offering digital transformation solutions to online businesses.


HCM City could become fintech hub: experts

HCM City, the country’s commercial hub, has the potential to become a fintech hotspot of the country and region, according to experts.

Vietnam's Sky Mavis secures $1.5 million funding led by Animoca Brands

Sky Mavis, the parent company of blockchain-based game Axie Infinity, closed their funding round at US$1.5 million led by Animoca Brands with participation from Hashed, Pangea Blockchain Fund, ConsenSys, and 500 Startups.

Vietnamese student in UK establishes super express delivery service

In 2018, Vietnamese student Tommy Nguyen decided to study abroad in a prestigious school in the UK. 

Start-up on mission to make VN greener

Developing a business related to the environment is not usually the first option for most start-ups due to the lack of profit. However, Tran Thi Thoa decided to take a risk.

Hanoi Innovation Summit 2019 to take place next week

Hanoi Innovation Summit 2019 will take place at the National Convention Centre on August 29-10.

Start-up makes overseas students feel right at home

Touching down in Melbourne, Australia to begin a term of overseas study, Tran Thanh Van was nervous. Her fears evaporated when she was welcomed by a Vietnamese student from an airport pickup service