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.


How well do you really understand Vietnam's market? (Startup Asia preview)

How well do you really understand Vietnam’s market? (Startup Asia preview)

For the MET Vietnam session we want to give startups, investors, and tech folks deeper insights into the overall Vietnamese market, legal la...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Reinventing four wheels - 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

Reinventing four wheels: 14 apps that are changing the way we get around

We’re all used to tapping on an app to help us find our way or book tickets for a trip, but the newest wave of transportation apps go far ...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
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Saigon Hub co-working space shuts down, unclear if it will be able to reopen

Saigon Hub, one of the heartbeats of Vietnam's startup scene, is shutting down. It was one of Vietnam's largest coworking spaces, and now it...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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A crowdfunding campaign in Vietnam aims to bring back an epic comic

Apart from the huge success of the Than Dong Dat Viet series (Viet Prodigy) from Phan Thi Publication, it’s quite difficult for Vietnam co...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Vietnamese overseas should be investing in tech startups, not just remittances

Vietnamese overseas have a high potential to influence the state of technology in Vietnam. Not only do they have the resources and financial...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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5 things you need to know about Southeast Asia’s mobile game industry

At the Global Mobile Game Congress in Beijing earlier this week, I was invited to moderate a panel on a subject I admittedly was not an expe...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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Games in Asia Meetup Vietnam: third-party versus first-party gaming development in Vietnam

Hello Ho Chi Minh City! Xin Chào Thành Phó Hồ Chí Minh! The Games in Asia team will fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, next month for o...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 8:33 pm
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Here’s an opportunity map by country for startups in Southeast Asia

Mittal is a senior manager of business development at SingTel-SoftBank InnoVentures. A few weeks ago I put together a high-level Internet op...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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A comprehensive look at Vietnam’s startup ecosystem in 2014: 6 investors, 10 incubators, and lots more

With all the hype around Flappy Bird and the Vietnam startup ecosystem. Let's take a much closer look at what are all the investors, incubat...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 10:10 am
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Topica Founder Institute, the accelerator behind Appota’s rise

Topica Founder Institute is about to release its next batch, let's take a look at what it has achieved thus far. The big news? Appota just g...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Appota, Vietnamese mobile content platform, secures series B funding

Appota, one of Vietnam's leading mobile platforms, just received a series B funding from undisclosed investors. The deal will help Appota bu...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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There’s more to Vietnam’s startup scene than meets the eye

A Vietnamese magazine called Nhip Cau Dau Tu recently published an article titled Startups: Still No Luck. It outlined how startups in Vietn...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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VNG’s quest to build a mobile ecosystem for Vietnam (Startup Asia preview)

VNG is one of the most significant companies in Vietnam's tech landscape. It's also ferociously pursuing mobile. What does it mean for the e...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Is Vietnam about to teach the world how to do mobile games?

Flappy Bird is not a lone innovation in the mobile gaming industry of Vietnam but represents a new wave of young promising mobile game desig...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Tech In Asia Meetup Hanoi: Tips for making a successful mobile startup in Vietnam [UPDATED!]

Tech In Asia Meetup in Hanoi is coming up on the 22nd of April! We'll be featuring the founders and CEO's of Mwork and Appota, they'll cover...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 9:46 pm
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Viber reports 12 million users in Vietnam, but a local rival is surprisingly close behind

Yesterday, VNG announced that it has hit over 10 million registered users on its chat app Zalo, up from three million users from July last y...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 7:03 pm
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How a Vietnamese education startup uses Google Glass to teach English

Topica is pioneering a new method of using Google Glass to teach students English online. Finally, a practical use of Google Glass.

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Flappy Bird creator is going to release 3 more new games and may bring back Flappy Bird

Rolling Stone grabbed an in-depth interview with the creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, and the coolest bit of news is he's still working ...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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