Posts Tagged: Vietnam

Vietnam, a country of over 90 million people with an internet penetration of over 37 million people is quickly becoming one of the most significant countries in Southeast Asia. But the country is ironic. Facebook is unofficially banned (behind a DNS block) but it is arguably the fastest growing Facebook country in the world (unlike China where it is completely blocked), adding one million new users per month. Amidst this sea of rapid change, a new community of startups has grown up with legends like VNG and Flappy Bird woven into the folklore of the country. It is unclear how the internet evolve in Vietnam, but that’s what makes it more interesting.

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Rockit Online secures $500K funding to tackle Vietnam’s education market

A new Vietnamese startup in the education space just secured funding from Silicon Valley-based investors.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 2:28 pm
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Will Vietnam ever take its internet seriously?

One of Vietnam’s five internet sea cables got cut once again this week, thus underlining the broken infrastructure that Vietnamese people ...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone-makers playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from ...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Appota debuts social mobile gaming app called onClan at #StartupAsia Arena

Appota debuts its new onClan app at Startup Asia’s Startup Arena competition. The app is a social mobile gaming platform that allows users...

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 3:49 pm
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First Flappy Bird, then Swing Copters, what’s next for Vietnam’s most important indie game studio?

With the latest game from the creator of Flappy Bird, let's take a closer look at what might come next from the young indie studio out of Vi...

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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10 years at VietnamWorks: the full story of Vietnam’s top online recruitment site

Tech In Asia takes a closer look at the detailed history of the founding and success of VietnamWorks. The company sold for about $22 million...

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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US-based Sovereign’s Capital sets up in Jakarta, welcomes early growth-stage companies

Luke Roush, a Jakarta-based managing principal of Sovereign’s Capital, refers to himself as the new kid on the block in Indonesia. Much li...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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Ahead of Rocket Internet IPO, here are the numbers on its Southeast Asian ecommerce stores

Remember last week when Rocket Internet announced a US$445 million investment from Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) in exch...

  • August 12, 2014
  • at 6:56 pm
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Tech in Asia Arena fireside chat in HCMC

Finding your single market in Southeast Asia

When we heard that Monk’s Hill Ventures and Digital Media Partners were visiting Ho Chi Minh city, we jumped on the opportunity to put...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 1:29 pm
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Vietnam plans to launch a nano satellite into orbit in 2016

Recently, Vietnam announced plans to send a 10 kilogram nano-satellite into orbit in 2016, according to Vietnamplus. This project is designe...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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36 percent of Vietnam’s population owns a smartphone

Vietnam’s smartphone penetration recently hit 36 percent. That’s over 33 million people in 2014. What could this mean for the budding So...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 12:40 pm
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Want to get to know Vietnam’s startup world? Check out this tour

Triip.me, one of Vietnam’s new promising tourism startups is offering a tour of Vietnam’s startups. Lead by Ngan Sau, it gives a nice pe...

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

Rather than an outsourced development shop, Chok Ooi describes Agility as a startup product development company that partners and works with...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 4:10 pm
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20 things Vietnamese startups need to win

What does it take to be a great winning startup in Vietnam? Today, there's too many mediocre startups, they need more than just these 20 cri...

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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The Philippines is rallying to be the next big freelancing superpower (INFOGRAPHIC)

Philippines is locked in a three-way race with Indonesia and Vietnam to be the main freelancing hub in Southeast Asia.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Born in Vietnam and raised in Y Combinator, Kimono wants to API-ify the entire Internet

Kimono puts the power of data analysis into the hands of anyone. No coding required.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 11:32 am
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$2.8 billion spent on Southeast Asian startup acquisitions since 2008: report

In a report released today by Singapore-based venture capital firm Monk’s Hill Ventures, contributing writer Cheryl Ho claims more than US...

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
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Triip wins inaugural Tech in Asia Arena in Ho Chi Minh city

Of six startups, Triip made it out with the prize of the "most promising startup" from a batch of six at Tech In Asia Arena in Ho Chi Minh c...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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