Vietnam venture capital – potential unlocked

VC Cafe

Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has shared a circular (a regulatory document, in Vietnam speak) for improving the legal environment for venture capital investing in the Socialist state. The aim of the circular is to improve the ease of setting up and running VC funds in Vietnam, and importantly for the MPI Agency for Enterprise Development (the AED) , make it easier and more attractive for angels and VCs to invest in Vietnamese start-ups.

[Review] Startup Asia

YoungUpstarts

Asia – especially in countries such as India, China, Vietnam – is fast becoming the place where many entrepreneurs, whether locally born or lured back from Silicon Valley, are setting up shop. Books & Reviews angel investors book book review China entrepreneur Entrepreneurship Funding India Rebecca Fannin Singapore Startup Asia technology venture capitalists Vietnam

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Preparing for Chaos – the Life of a Startup « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

This book may be the Iraq war equivalent of “ Dispatches &# which defined Vietnam for my generation. Every potential startup founder should think about their level of comfort operating in chaos and uncertainty.

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Expanding your startup into Asia? Here’s how to build out your operations in the region

The Next Web

The inspiration for my second post came from the many CEOs and entrepreneurs who come to me knowing they want to go after Asia and are aware of their target markets, but unsure of the best approach to start building out their operations on the ground. To best answer these questions I have highlighted six key pieces of advice for execs who are growing the operations side of their business in an Asian country or the region itself. Mobile operators still matter in the ecosystem.

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Why You Might Consider Moving Abroad to Start Your Business

The Startup Magazine

As of 2019, the lowest labor costs currently stood in Vietnam, India, and Indonesia. However, there are still many other things to consider when moving your operation abroad , so it’s essential to do your research.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 3

Steve Blank

Joe Felter , Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy.

Franchises Finding International Niches

The Entrepreneurial Mind

ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Tony Chew: KFC Vietnam. Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia and Laos are all seeing rapid growth in American franchise restaurants. Kentucky Fried Chicken first came to Vietnam in 1997 through the vision of Singapore entrepreneur and franchisee Tony Chew. KFC Vietnam (KFCV) currently operates 140 restaurants and employees 4,000 workers. [i].

6 Realities To Evaluate Your Outsourcing Alternatives

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, it is no secret that software pirating is still very common in China, Vietnam, and other cultures. Focus on operational processes, rather than innovative new ones.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 14 – Planning– Major General Mike Fenzel

Steve Blank

Joe Felter , Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy. The Joint Chiefs have no operational authority over troops.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 3 – Anja Manuel

Steve Blank

Joe Felter , Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy. But with known adversaries and technologies the weapon systems and operational concepts we expected to rely on to win our future wars were, however, easier to anticipate and simpler to define. .

Why The Government is Isn’t a Bigger Version of a Startup

Steve Blank

In the middle of the Vietnam War, student riots protesting military research forced the end of classified work on most college campuses. At times this means startups operate at speeds so fast they appear to be a blur to government agencies. It’s not that these companies are smarter than Defense Department employees, but they operate with different philosophies, different product development methodologies, and with different constraints.

3 Strategies For Millennials Battling ‘Boardroom Sexism’

YoungUpstarts

There is plenty of research that demonstrates how a company’s operational abilities improve when there are more women on the board. Phuong Uyen Tran, author of “ Competing With Giants: How One Family-Owned Company Took on the Multinationals and Won ” is deputy CEO of the THP Beverage Group, a leading beverage company in Vietnam that was founded by her father. by Phuong Uyen Tran, author of “ Competing With Giants ” and deputy CEO of THP Beverage Group.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 10 – The DOD and Modern War –– Michèle Flournoy

Steve Blank

Joe Felter , Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy. You got to create a different operating culture.

Paul Herdsman Of NICE Global: The Benefits Of Utilizing Nearshore Outsourcing For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Everything from customer service, technical support, to back office operations are able to be outsourced as a way to reduce costs, keep up with the evolving consumer expectations, and drive a faster return on investment.

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Do right and do better in business

NZ Entrepreneur

That’s why I started Student Magazine at the height of the Vietnam War, and it’s also why we launched Mates Condoms in the UK. Here’s a couple of examples of businesses that operate a model that is constantly asking itself this exact question through it’s model, industry or social impact: Thankyou Water. Operating under a shareholder-free model, ‘Thankyou’ has now delivered approximately $5.2

Debt Or Equity To Fund Your Start-up: Which Is Better?

YoungUpstarts

Debt financing is the better choice when you prefer to retain control of your operation, and you do not mind the tradeoff of greater risk for higher earning potential. A key reason to take on equity investment is to share the financial risk of operating the business. Operational Control. A lender does not get involved in the operation of your business. By Jenny Q. Ta , entrepreneur, author and CEO of Sqeeqee.com.

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Recent Gen-Y Startup Successes are an Emerging Era

Startup Professionals Musings

They expect companies to contribute to their communities—and to operate in ways that create a sustainable environment. Gen-Y is now experiencing their wake-up call, just like previous generations did with Vietnam and the 1980 recession. The business world has been watching this emerging generation with trepidation, and a lot of people haven’t been sure who would be the winners, and who would be the losers.

Innovation: The Key To Entrepreneurial Success

YoungUpstarts

Based in Singapore, Dr Reddington leads the overall planning and implementation of corporate strategies and operations, and manages over 2,900 employees in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. By Dr. Karen Reddington, Regional Vice President of FedEx Express, South Pacific. Baidu, Tencent, Rakuten, Alibaba – the list goes on.

Six Criteria for Outsourcing the Right Processes

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, 90% of the software used in China and Vietnam today is pirated. Creative or operational. Operational products, like process automation or reservation systems, may be large but mundane, and more easily outsourced. The typical software startup these days is a one or two person operation, founder and co-founder, who do the work themselves on the first product with no salary.

We Need More Gen-Y Entrepreneurs to Fuel the Wave

Startup Professionals Musings

They expect companies to contribute to their communities—and to operate in ways that create a sustainable environment. Gen-Y is now experiencing their wake-up call, just like previous generations did with Vietnam and the 1980 recession. The business world has been watching this emerging generation with trepidation, and a lot of us haven’t been sure who would be the winners, and who would be the losers.

Are You Properly Managing Your Core Competency?

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, it is no secret that software pirating is still very common in China, Vietnam, and other cultures. Focus on operational processes, rather than innovative new ones. If you are a typical startup operation, consisting of an unpaid founder and co-founder, both working part-time, outsourcing is not likely the solution to your resource constraints.

6 Ways To Prevent Disastrous Outsourcing Decisions

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, it is no secret that software pirating is still very common in China, Vietnam, and other cultures. Focus on operational processes, rather than innovative new ones. If you are a typical startup operation, consisting of an unpaid founder and co-founder, both working part-time, outsourcing is not likely the solution to your resource constraints.

Six Key Factors in the Right Outsourcing Decision

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, 90% of the software used in China and Vietnam today is pirated. Creative or operational. Operational products, like process automation or reservation systems, may be large but mundane, and more easily outsourced. The typical software startup these days is a one or two person operation, founder and co-founder, who do the work themselves on the first product with no salary.

China’s OPPO Sees Opportunity For Mobile In Southeast Asia

YoungUpstarts

It’s previously opened up offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Phillippines, all before it did so in Singapore, a country with a mobile penetration rate of over 150% , and the world’s 4th largest in terms of smartphone penetration. The phone uses OPPO’s Color-OS, an user interface layer built on Google Android, with some innovative swipe gestures for easy operation of its features despite its large size.

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[Review] The Rise Of The New East

YoungUpstarts

Faced with the rising costs of labour, materials and land in Chinese cities, companies are increasingly sourcing from other Asian countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Beyond Lenovo’s famous acquisition of IBM’s PC business, entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda bought American cinema operator AMC Entertainment followed by British yacht builder Sunseeker.

NYU Commencement Speech 2016

Steve Blank

When I was 18 I served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. government is still operating like a 20 th century organization while our adversaries are operating at 21 st century speed. NYU Engineering Commencement Speech. Thank you for the opportunity to address you on your graduation from this esteemed engineering school. I’m honored to help you celebrate this important milestone.

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Transportation, On-Demand And The Asian Economy – Asian Horizons

YoungUpstarts

Players that still operate on the horizontal, time-tested tenets of business need to pay closer attention to this blooming economy if they are to compete in the future. Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam) We’ve identified some factors that set them apart from other ride-sharing outfits. In countries where it operates, Grab has tie-ups with brands that are doing well regionally, boosting brand awareness. Co-operation and Synergy.

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[Asia] Small Businesses Look To The Internet For Growth Opportunities

YoungUpstarts

Here’s a look at seven Asian countries: It’s pretty clear from the chart that the Internet provides huge benefits to small businesses – revenue, reduction in cost of goods sold (COGS) and cost of operations/administration has all improved for the better, whether to a bigger or lesser extent. In Vietnam, a 2011 McKinsey survey revealed that Vietnamese SMEs reported a 19.3% How big are small businesses in Asia? Apparently, very very big.

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Is Remote Work the Future of Employment?

Transformify - Recruiting

Personally, I prefer to live in Saigon, but Vietnam's talent pool is somewhat limited and still maturing. The all-remote concept allows me to enjoy life in Vietnam while hiring and managing people from anywhere in the world.

[Singapore] Evernote Partners StarHub to Expand Footprint Here

YoungUpstarts

“We’ve also seen good traction in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.” But Ken Gullicksen, Chief Operating Officer of Evernote, who was in town for the announcement, is optimistic that this partnership will garner mutual benefit for both sides. Productivity and notetaking software maker Evernote has been growing from strength to strength since it launched into public beta in 2008, and to date has grown to some 66 million users worldwide.

The Age Of The Entrepreneur: 5 Current And Future Trends

YoungUpstarts

Today’s entrepreneur operates in a sphere where changes follow each other in rapid succession. Cloud computing will back up the operation of the business. Ta is a seasoned entrepreneur with two successful ventures to her credit, and is an author whose book, Wall Street Cinderella, will launch in 2014 detailing her escape from Vietnam during the war and her path to success from welfare to Wall Street. By Jenny Q. Ta , entrepreneur, author and CEO of Sqeeqee.com.

Hacking for Defense & Hacking for Diplomacy – Educator/Sponsor Class

Steve Blank

college campuses circa the Vietnam War (and the riots and student protests at Stanford ). Special Operations Command) to continue prototyping over the summer. By rapidly discovering the real problems in the field using Lean methods, and then articulating the requirements to solve them, defense acquisition programs operate at speed and urgency to deliver timely and needed solutions.). There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo.

Hacking for Defense & Hacking for Diplomacy – Educator/Sponsor Class

Steve Blank

college campuses circa the Vietnam War (and the riots and student protests at Stanford ). Special Operations Command) to continue prototyping over the summer. By rapidly discovering the real problems in the field using Lean methods, and then articulating the requirements to solve them, defense acquisition programs operate at speed and urgency to deliver timely and needed solutions.). There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo.

Staying Cyber Aware in a Crisis: Smart Tips for Nonprofit Boards

Board Effect

Criminals are always on the lookout for how they can make money by staying current with global trends and news in much the same way that legitimate corporations operate. It was only a month ago that cybersecurity was one of the most concerning items on nonprofit boardroom agendas.

Entrepreneur Making Huge Strides in the Digital Age

Hearpreneur

Since our team is entirely remote, we have innovator DNA to shift or operate based on market trend. You are going to interact with clients from Australia to California to Vietnam all before lunchtime. Ever imagined working successfully with a person you’ve never met? That’s the story of Zima Media, and the co-founders, Michael Zima and Damien Bouvier. They have been working together for 4 years – but they’ve never met in person.

Is Loneliness a Side Effect of Working Remotely?

Transformify - Recruiting

Remote working boosts employee productivity , leads to lower operating costs and increases employee engagement. I recently spent 2 weeks of combined PTO and remote work in Vietnam, working from an inexpensive ($5 a day!) Sam Johns is a human resources specialist at Resume Genius.

5 Reasons “Boring” Details Are As Essential As “Big” Ideas For Entrepreneurial Success

YoungUpstarts

A start-up venture critically depends on outside sources of funding to run its day to day operations. Ta is a seasoned entrepreneur with two successful ventures to her credit, and is an author whose book, Wall Street Cinderella, will launch in 2014 detailing her escape from Vietnam during the war and her path to success from welfare to Wall Street. By Jenny Q. Ta , entrepreneur, author and CEO of Sqeeqee.com.

To Outsource or Not to Outsource Software

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, 90% of the software used in China and Vietnam today is pirated. Creative or operational. Operational products, like process automation or reservation systems, may be large but mundane, and more easily outsourced. The typical software startup these days is a one or two person operation, founder and co-founder, who do the work themselves on the first product with no salary.

Jason Colodne of Colbeck Capital Interviews Energy Ventures Analysis’ Emily Medine

The Startup Magazine

In Asia, there is still coal-fired power generation being built, and Vietnam hosts the largest new production facilities for blast furnace steel production, which is reliant on met coal. Medine: First off, we have to look at where the capital is coming from that keeps the US operations alive.

Survival Tips From A Seasoned Digital Nomad Who Made It Out The Other Side

YoungUpstarts

Fortunately none of our employees lost their lives and the second office 300 miles away in Manila continued operating as normal. For example, in Thailand you can do a VISA run in one day then return, whereas in Vietnam they are strict with their one month policy. by Martin Hunter, co-founder of Free Event Finder. While many consider “ Who Moved My Cheese?

The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank

We use the net in four different ways: 1) to control the physical infrastructure we built in the 20 th century (food, water, electricity, transportation and communications); 2) as the network for our military interconnecting all our warfighting assets, from the mundane of logistics to command and control systems, weapons systems and targeting systems; 3) as commercial assets that exist or can operate only if the net exists including communication tools (email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

The @TWTFelipe Story – A Tale of US Visa Policy Gone Awry (#startupvisa)

Both Sides of the Table

So I asked our COO, Stuart Lander (a Brit) to set up operations for us. When he had finished the program the US wanted more doctors due to the Vietnam War. While many doctors went to Vietnam my father was a pediatrician and they needed those in the US. “Staple green cards to the diplomas of foreign students who graduate from any U.S. university in math or science&# (Thomas Friedman).

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Gen-Y is Maturing into Real Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

They expect companies to contribute to their communities—and to operate in ways that create a sustainable environment. Gen-Y is now experiencing their wake-up call, just like previous generations did with Vietnam and the 1980 recession. The business world has been watching this emerging generation with trepidation, and a lot of us haven’t been sure who would be the winners, and who would be the losers.