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January 24, 2019
January 24, 2019

More on Saola Accelerator

Image: 500 Seed Accelerator Batch 23This is a “saola”, a long-horned ox so rare that it’s often called an “Asian unicorn.” (nevermind that it has two horns!). Saolas are found almost exclusively in Vietnam.I believe there are other Asian unicorns ...
January 21, 2019
January 21, 2019

January 2019 Newsletter

The rare saola, or Asian unicorn, in its natural habitat in Vietnam Happy New Year! We’re excited about 2019, but first a quick look back at 2018: Ever-higher funding for Vietnamese startups! Preliminary research and analysis by Topica Founder In...
January 18, 2019
January 18, 2019

Turing helps unlock Vietnam’s tech talent to the rest of the world

“Vietnam is a hub of business process outsourcing along with IT outsourcing. It’s an excellent complement for multinational corporations managing big datasets and looking for data cleansing ahead of software development.” - Forbes Vietnam has eme...
December 19, 2018
December 19, 2018

Saola Accelerator: supporting the next “Asian unicorns”

Application is now open!  bit.ly/500saola One month after announcing its oversubscribed final close, 500 Startups Vietnam today announced that it will bring 500 Startups’ Silicon Valley accelerator curriculum to Vietnam in 2019 in partnership with...
December 12, 2018
December 12, 2018

December 2018 Newsletter

Friends of 500, As we hurtle into the holiday season, our team members are taking time to reflect on the journey so far and what lies in the future. In November, we announced the final close of our fund at $14M. When we set the target at $10M in 2...
November 09, 2018
November 09, 2018

November 2018 Newsletter

Panel discussion with members of Forbes’s “Midas List” of leading venture capitalists at 500’s annual VC industry conference, PreMoney. Photo: Sumit Kohli @sreelphoto Hi all, At the beginning of October, we held our annual global LP meeting as wel...
October 18, 2018
October 18, 2018

Insights from the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018

Session Start-Ups: Driving Innovation at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018. Image: World Economic Forum / Sikarin Thanachaiary Last September we attended the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018, with Eddie speaking on a session named “Startup...
October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Women Who Lead: Female Founders

From left: Debbie Mullin (Copper Cow Coffee), Vu Van (ELSA), Mimi Chan (Littlefund) In anticipation of Vietnam Women’s Day on October 20, we want to feature the stories of women who lead: our portfolio companies’ female founders. Since the incept...
October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

October 2018 Newsletter

Eddie during the session "Start-Ups: Driving Innovation" at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018. Image: WEF / Sikarin Thanachaiary Hello all, In September, Vietnam recently hosted this year’s World Economic Forum on ASEAN, bringing together p...
September 10, 2018
September 10, 2018

September 2018 Newsletter

President Tran Dai Quang meeting with 100 overseas Vietnamese scientists and tech experts in the Vietnam Innovation Network program Hello all, While the eCommerce war here rages on—last month, Sendo announced a >$50M fundraise led by SBI Grou...

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