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.



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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Tech in Asia Arena goes to Ho Chi Minh city: pitching and learn how to scale in Southeast Asia

If you’re an entrepreneur in Vietnam working on the next big thing, we want to hear from you. Our next event in Ho Chi Minh city on Tuesda...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 7:25 pm
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Why online booking is Vietnam’s next tech startup frontier

Vietnam's got three categories of startup growth: gaming, ecommerce, and mobile. But there's one new wave coming and it's booking, here's wh...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Uber finally arrives in Vietnam, a country that needs a major logistics overhaul

Most people in Vietnam never thought it would happen, but it has: Uber has arrived in the country today.

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 6:00 am
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Tech in Asia Meetup in Ho Chi Minh City: startups and the new frontiers of social media

We are bringing not one, not two, but four juggernauts of Vietnam’s social media scene to this Meetup to discuss the potential of social m...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 4:58 pm
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How the top tech entrepreneurs in Asia stay productive

How Asia’s top tech entrepreneurs stay productive

It might be worth taking notes on the best practices of the top tech entrepreneurs in Asia when putting together your own work routine.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 11:55 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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The new frontiers of Vietnam’s premier chat app: VNG’s Zalo

VNG has made millions off of its desktop gaming platform, but now it faces the challenge of transitioning everything to mobile. How will thi...

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 3:35 pm
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Awesome chart shows 50 countries with homegrown tech titans, but only 13 of those nations are in Asia

An interesting report from the Economist yesterday crunched data from the World Startup Report and lists the top three most valued tech comp...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Why did FPT just buy VNG’s dead ecommerce site for $500,000? [UPDATED]

Sendo, FPT's main ecommerce site, just acquired VNG's 123mua ecommerce site. These are Vietnam's two most massive tech companies exchanging ...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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Bet against your Facebook friends on this year’s World Cup with the help of Sepp.com

If you’re like some of us at Tech In Asia, you’re staying up late into the night (or early morning) to catch a glimpse of amazing goals ...

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Despite money in the bank and 500 Startups funding, Vietnam

500 Startups-funded Vietnamese mobile app developer Greengar shuts down to pursue new projects

In a surprise move, one of Vietnam’s most promising mobile app startups revealed that it will close down.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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10 taxi apps for Asia - 2014 list

10 taxi apps you can use across Asia

Standing on the curb with your arm flapping in the air is so last century. The best way to grab a cab now is to reach into your pocket and l...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 10:10 am
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