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. Vietnam’s promising start-up ecosystem.

Optimism In The Face Of Current Reality

Feld Thoughts

” For the past week, Amy and I have been watching the Ken Burns documentary The Vietnam War. Government optimism vietnamLet’s start with an awesome dog taking himself sledding.

[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.

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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.

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Thirty-Six Years Later

Steve Blank

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.

When Your Boss Is… Your Dad: 6 Tips For Navigating Fine Line Between Personal & Professional Life In Family Business

YoungUpstarts

My dad and mom built our family’s company, Tan Hiep Phat (THP), from a mom-and-pop yeast business my father ran in the 1970s out of a tiny room at home into Vietnam’s largest privately-owned beverage company that recently turned down a $2.5

What Robin Williams Taught Us About Business (and Life) [Slideshare]

Up and Running

Featuring images and quotes from Hook, Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam, Jumanji, Aladdin, Patch Adams, Good Will Hunting, Bicentennial Man, and Jakob the Liar. Robin Williams died on Monday August 11, 2014.

Book: Armada

Feld Thoughts

We were too young for free love and Vietnam. Ernst Cline’s second book, Armada , is almost as wonderful as his first book, Ready Player One. While plenty of folks on Amazon are giving it mediocre ratings, I think it’s because they don’t understand what Cline really did here.

3 Strategies For Millennials Battling ‘Boardroom Sexism’

YoungUpstarts

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.

Entrepreneurship is hard but you can’t die

Steve Blank

was fully engaged in the war in Vietnam. While we were living the good life in Thailand, the Army and Marines were pounding the jungle every day in Vietnam. During the Vietnam War ~ 9,000 aircraft and helicopters were destroyed.

My Favorite Entrepreneur Story in a Long Time

Both Sides of the Table

It was about the founder of Sriracha sauce, David Tran, displaced from Vietnam when the North’s communists took power. Turns out it is a family-owned business started by a refugee from Vietnam and named after a small village in Thailand Si Racha.

My Perfect Saturday of Fire and Fury

Feld Thoughts

We then went downstairs and finished off the Burns/Novick The Vietnam War. We talked about the great work he was doing at Room to Read , being in our 50’s, the Vietnam War, and Fire and Fury, which John hadn’t started reading yet. Yesterday was a perfect Saturday. I decided to do a digital sabbath so on Friday night at 5 pm I shut down my computer. Amy made a nice small dinner of leftover cauliflower soup with farfalle pasta.

[Singapore][Event] ad:tech Singapore 2012 Shows Digital Future For Asia

YoungUpstarts

Regional Insights into Markets of Vietnam and Thailand. Local video websites fall far behind YouTube; and. · Like China, blogs, BBS and forums are poised to proliferate in Vietnam.

[Malaysia] Startups Unite To Form Launchpad, An Intern Matching Platform

YoungUpstarts

The startup scenes in Southeast Asia – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, among others – have been thriving, attracting scores of students and young graduates who want to be part of their local startup movement.

The Path of Our Lives

Steve Blank

At 19 I joined the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Yet when the Vietnam War wound down, we were both sent to bases in different parts of the U.S. “ Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not ?”. Robert Kennedy/George Bernard Shaw.

41% Of Attack Traffic Originates From China – Akamai

YoungUpstarts

For broadband connectivity, strong quarterly increases were across Singapore, Thailand, China, Indonesia, and Vietnam, which all had double-digit percentage growth.

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JFDI.Asia Announces 2013 Startup Lineup

YoungUpstarts

Referoll , from Singapore and Vietnam, have a business that recruits participants for research studies.

[Asia] Asian Attitudes Towards Creativity And Education Differ: Adobe Study

YoungUpstarts

Here’s a look at two infographic that compare the results of the study across Asia Pacific as well as one specific for Southeast Asia (covering educators in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia: In the News Adobe Asia creativity education infographic research stud

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5 Ways Venture Capital Is Shaking Up The Tech Startup Landscape In Asia

YoungUpstarts

In Vietnam, a suitable climate for the startup landscape to thrive lies in state-owned enterprise reform. by Marek Danyluk, managing partner at Space Executive. There is a thin line between success and failure for startups, and that is usually determined by capital.

Is Outsourcing The Key to Better Productivity?

YoungUpstarts

Doesn’t that mean laying off half the workforce and sending all your core activities to manufacturing sweat shops in Vietnam and telephone call centres in New Delhi? Mention the word “outsourcing” and some people immediately curl up into a defensive posture.

Recent Gen-Y Startup Successes are an Emerging Era

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Asian Exporters Drive e-Commerce Growth: eBay

YoungUpstarts

These businesses are exporters from around Asia including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

Steve Blank

The Vietnam War was raging, but going to college gave you a draft deferment.). So I enlisted in the Air Force during the Vietnam War to learn how to repair electronics. While we were living the good life in Thailand, the Army and Marines were pounding the jungle every day in Vietnam.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

Steve Blank

The Vietnam War was raging, but going to college gave you a draft deferment.). So I enlisted in the Air Force during the Vietnam War to learn how to repair electronics. While we were living the good life in Thailand, the Army and Marines were pounding the jungle every day in Vietnam.

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.

Evernote Means Business In Asia Pacific, Rolls Out Evernote Business To More Countries

YoungUpstarts

Evernote launched Evernote Business back in December 2012, introducing a suite of tools and services that help organizations by more collaborative and effective through improved knowledge sharing and discovery between work teams.

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[Singapore] JFDI.Asia’s Second Accelerator Program This Year Receives Overwhelming Response

YoungUpstarts

Singapore-based accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator ( JFDI Asia ) has revealed that over 300 digital startup teams have applied for its second accelerator program for this year, competing for just 12 places in this intake.

Parkland and Growing Up In Dallas

Feld Thoughts

But once I was old enough to hear about Nixon and Vietnam, I started hearing about how the most loved president ever was murdered in Dallas. I spent the day yesterday as Cookie Monster and by the time it got dark I’d had enough of Halloween so Amy and I watched Parkland last night.

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[Interview] Benjamin Yee of EMERGE App

YoungUpstarts

Navigating a rented motorbike through the winding hills of Vietnam and swimming in secret lagoons in Thailand are just some of the things that Benjamin Yee does when he’s not typing furiously away at this laptop.

We Need More Gen-Y Entrepreneurs to Fuel the Wave

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Yahoo! Launches Mobile Video, Smart And Targeted Ads Across Southeast Asia

YoungUpstarts

Mobile video ads, Smart Ads and audience segmented Targeted Ads have been launched in Singapore and will be carried across the Southeast Asian markets of Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam in the coming months.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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Reflecting on 5 years in VC: How to survive the marathon

Version One Ventures

I am the daughter of a refugee of the Vietnam war who grew up in inner city Toronto. The beginning of September is an important time for me as it marks my “VC anniversary.” Five years ago, I was hired as an analyst at Version One and now it’s an absolute privilege to be joining Boris as a General Partner. I’m so grateful for everyone’s congratulatory wishes and kind words last week.

Six Criteria for Outsourcing the Right Processes

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, 90% of the software used in China and Vietnam today is pirated.

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. If you have a software development background like mine, Im sure you often get questions about when to outsource, versus building the solution in-house.

[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. Beneficiaries include ASEAN mainland cities like Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

4 Ways Social Networks Can Boost A Company’s Reputation

YoungUpstarts

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.

“What Unites Us” —Important Lessons from @danrather at the #UpfrontSummit

Both Sides of the Table

He was a pioneer in reporting the civil rights struggle, Vietnam, Watergate, Iran-Contra, The Gulf War and so many more historical moments in our history.

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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. If you have a software development background like mine, I’m sure you often get questions about when to outsource, versus building the solution in-house.

How Silicon Valley Influences The UK’s University Spin-out Company Culture

YoungUpstarts

For some examples of its influence, programming schools are springing up faster than ever in Vietnam with help from the government. Silicon Valley is undoubtedly the world’s technology epicentre. The success of this technology hub has continued to influence global innovators around the world.

Want to Know How to Join One of the Country’s Most Successful VC Fund?

Both Sides of the Table

Matt’s father had medical difficulties due to his service in the Vietnam War and as a result for much of Matt’s later childhood he was raised and provided for by his mom, who worked hard to provide for her family. I recently interviewed Matt Mazzeo of Lowercase Capital. By now most of you know that Chris Sacca invested in what is now thought to be one of the best performing VC funds of all time having invested an $8.4

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.

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