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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Thirty-Six Years Later

Steve Blank

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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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. Now, let’s move on to Bill Gates opening essay in this week’s Time Magazine (he’s their first ever guest editor) titled Some good news, for once. It’s short and powerful. He starts out with context.

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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].

How has the price of currency fluctuated as a result of COVID-19?

The Startup Magazine

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the ASEAN-5 grouping of nations (including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines) will record average negative growth of -0.6%

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

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. 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.

Are You From Where Your Were Born?

Feld Thoughts

My dad was in the Air Force for several years during the Vietnam War after being drafted. In the article The biggest tech company founders from every state I win the callout for Arkansas. “Arkansas: Brad Feld has bounced around a lot: born in Arkansas, raised in Dallas, then lived in Boston for over a decade before moving to Boulder, Colorado.

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. So grateful was David Tran for the people who provided safe passage from Vietnam for him that he named his company after the Taiwanese ship that carried him away. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

The Six Questions Young Leaders Need To Ask Themselves

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. She is responsible for the company’s marketing, public relations, and CSR programs nationally and across Vietnam’s 63 provinces. by Phuong Uyen Tran, author of “ Competing With Giants ” and deputy CEO of THP Beverage Group.

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. Captain Jeremiah Costello and his A-7D was the last attack aircraft shot down in the Vietnam War. We Sleep Peaceably In Our Beds At Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready To Do Violence On Our Behalf.

3 Strategies For Millennials Battling ‘Boardroom Sexism’

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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.

A Story About a Startup Founded by an Immigrant

The Startup Magazine

This is the success story of Cong Son Ta, who comes from Vietnam. Cong Son Ta is a Vietnamese capitalist who comes from Ho Chi Minh city, the capital of Vietnam, which is a communist country. There is nothing quite like building a startup company from the ground up. America is a country that has been built by small businesses, all of which started off as a startup company at some point.

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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. As we mourn the death of Robin Williams , I wanted to take a look back to remember the business (and life) lessons we’ve learned from some of his most notable performances on film.

Cynicism in Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

It has a politics—this Vietnam-era rejection of the military-industrial complex, rejection of the mainframe, Big Business, Big Government, big universities.” As I was reading The Atlantic article Silicon Valley Abandons the Culture That Made It the Envy of the World I kept flashing to the end of Anna Wiener’s awesome memoir Uncanny Valley. And it was no surprise to see this article in the Boulder Daily Camera titled Big tech in hot seat at congressional hearing at CU Boulder.

[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. And many of these startups, some flush with cash and others eyeing international expansion, are hiring. The problem, however, is knowing which startups are hiring.

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. This article previously appeared in War On The Rocks. There was a time when much of U.S. academia was engaged in weapon systems research for the Defense Department and intelligence community. Some of the best and brightest wanted to work for defense contractors or corporate research and development labs.

JFDI.Asia Announces 2013 Startup Lineup

YoungUpstarts

Referoll , from Singapore and Vietnam, have a business that recruits participants for research studies. Singapore-based technology startup incubator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator – better known locally as JFDI.Asia – today unveiled a lineup of eight technology startups set to participate in its 100-day accelerator program this year.

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. Business can be very rewarding and is usually setup to create a profit and return for its shareholders, however something magical happens when business is setup to do good and make the world a better place. This might sound cliche, but it’s true and it’s what the world needs today more than ever.

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. Both books are scifi. Both books are heavily gamer influenced. Each moves fast. However RPO is complicated while Armada is straightforward.

Remittance Cash Pickup Not Possible During Lockdown? There’s Another Way.

YoungUpstarts

Ria will also continue to provide cash home delivery services in Armenia, the Dominican Republic, Hungary, Morocco, Nicaragua, Peru, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The coronavirus infection has spread to more than 175 countries and territories. More than a million cases of infection and 50,000 worldwide deaths have been reported. To control the spread of the disease governments have imposed sweeping quarantines. India, China, and many other countries are currently under lockdown.

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

YoungUpstarts

Usually, these offshore suppliers are in Asia, (India, Afghanistan, Malaysia, China, Vietnam and the Philippines), Eastern Europe (Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Armenia), or Africa (Morocco, Kenya and South Africa). In today’s ever-changing, highly competitive business climate, small startups and large companies alike are increasingly turning to outsourcing processes.

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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. I got a call that reminded me that most people live their life as if it’s predestined – but some live theirs fighting to change it.

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. There is a cynical proverb, apocryphally credited to the media, which is “never let the truth get in the way of a good story,” of which the above is a perfect example.

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. We’ve always known anecdotally that Singaporeans spent a lot of time – and money – on e-commerce, buying a whole range of goods from fashion to jewelry. But what most don’t realize is that Singaporeans actually sell plenty of goods online as well.

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.

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.

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

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

YoungUpstarts

Evernote Business then came to Asia through Korea and the launch of Yinxiang Biji Business in China earlier this month, but the company has announced that Evernote Business will now be made available in more markets across APAC including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and more.

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

YoungUpstarts

Applications has streamed in from all over Asia, with applicants from Singapore and India comprising over half of the total number, with representation even from the UK – India (28%), Singapore (23%), Philippines (7%), Indonesia (6%), Taiwan (4%), Vietnam (4%), UK (3%), Malaysia (3%), Thailand (3%), US (3%), Australia (2%), Japan (1%) and Hong Kong (1%).

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. The more capital a startup has, the easier it is to get off the ground and ramp up growth. In turn, this leads to the development of a thriving startup ecosystem which paves the way for technology and innovation.

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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. Can Gen-Y, much less the new Generation Z (1995-2010), survive as entrepreneurs, and do they have the passion and commitment it takes to run a startup and attract investors?

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. As the mobile revolution continues unabated, digital media company Yahoo!

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How Innovation Can Help Frontier Markets

YoungUpstarts

Some countries known as frontier markets are Argentina, Lebanon, Vietnam, Nigeria, Oman, Bahrain, and Bangladesh. Frontier markets are developing countries that are still too small to be considered as emerging markets. This means that these are countries with a lot of potentials but are also too risky for investors to give attention to. The frontier market is a term coined by the International Finance Corporation’s Frida Khambata in 1992.

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. Ta , entrepreneur, author and CEO of Sqeeqee.com. Loan financing and equity investment are two common methods of funding a new business start-up, assuming you do not have the capital on your own. Each strategy has advantages.

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U.C. Santa Cruz Commencement Speech – 2019

Steve Blank

I left school and joined the Air Force during Vietnam, and Michael and I kept in touch via letters – me telling him about adventures in the military, fighter planes, electronics and foreign countries. I was honored to give the commencement speech at the University of California Santa Cruz, right down the road from the ranch.

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. While I might have refined these skills in a different environment, the sink-or-swim daily exigencies of the Vietnam War honed them to a fine point. I just finished reading J.D.

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. While I might have refined these skills in a different environment, the sink-or-swim daily exigencies of the Vietnam War honed them to a fine point. I just finished reading J.D.

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.

[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. Are China and India still the “factory” and “outsourced service provider” of the world? How big is the market for Muslim-friendly products and services?

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. Ta , CEO of Sqeeqee.com and author of “Wall Street Cinderella”.