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Investment in startups up 48 pct

Investment in Vietnamese startups in the first half of the year rose 48 percent year-on-year to reach $246 million with South Korea the top investor.

Singapore hotel booking platform raises $70 mln to build Vietnam tech hub

Hotel booking platform RedDoorz has raised $70 million in a Series C funding round for setting up a tech hub in Vietnam.

Mobile platform developed in Vietnam raises $5.2 mln

Kobiton, a U.S.-based mobile testing platform developed by a Vietnamese engineering team, has raised $5.2 million in its Series A round.
August 26, 2019 | 08:43 pm GMT+7

Tiki acquires ticket selling startup

E-commerce firm Tiki has acquired ticketing startup Ticketbox to have a foot in Vietnam's entertainment industry as it seeks to attract more online shoppers.
August 22, 2019 | 08:43 am GMT+7

1 in 4 Vietnamese wants to be an entrepreneur

A survey says 25.7 percent of young Vietnamese want to work for themselves, with tech growth fuelling entrepreneurship.
August 18, 2019 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

B2B startup KiotViet lands $6 million from foreign investors

Vietnamese startup KiotViet has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round from Singaporean venture fund Jungle Ventures and Indonesian unicorn Traveloka.
August 17, 2019 | 02:25 pm GMT+7

Vietnam English teaching school gets $10 mln from foreign investor

Singapore- and India-based education investment fund Kaizen Private Equity has invested $10 million in English teaching institute YOLA.
August 04, 2019 | 03:19 pm GMT+7

Tourism startup eyes Cambodia operations

Vietnamese startup I Love Asia Tour, which provides female motorbike tours in Vietnam and Laos, is planning to enter Cambodian market next month.
July 19, 2019 | 08:10 am GMT+7

Indian hotel giant OYO eyes $50 mln investment in Vietnam

India’s largest hospitality company OYO plans to invest $50 million in Vietnam, looking to benefit from the country’s tourism boom.
July 03, 2019 | 02:35 pm GMT+7

Two startups win KVision innovation awards

Two aspiring startups, Ecom Easy Asia and Ninjaman, won the KVision x VIISA Hackathon 2019 held June 28-30 in HCMC.
July 02, 2019 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

E-wallets Vimo and mPOS to merge

NextPay, formed by the merger of Hanoi-based payment startups Vimo Technology and Vietnam mPOS Technology, will raise $30 million.
June 12, 2019 | 08:59 am GMT+7

Investors pledge $425 million at Vietnam Venture Summit 2019

Eighteen venture capital funds Monday committed a combined $425 million for Vietnamese startups over the next three years.
June 10, 2019 | 09:21 pm GMT+7

Education startup Kyna makes it to Google Demo Day Asia finals

Vietnamese online-education company Kyna has been chosen by Google for the final round of its 2019 Demo Day Asia.
June 04, 2019 | 10:39 am GMT+7

Homestay startup raises $4.5 million from South Korean investors

Luxstay has raised $4.5 million from South Korean retailer GS Shop and venture capitalist Bon Angels in its bridge round.
May 24, 2019 | 12:27 pm GMT+7

Vietnam soy beverage startup raises another $2.4 million

Startup Soya Garden has raised another $2.4 million as it seeks to expand further in the healthy beverages market.
May 09, 2019 | 09:02 am GMT+7
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