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February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

Hello readers, As elsewhere, in Vietnam in recent weeks the spectre of the COVID-19 coronavirus has been looming. Masks and sanitizers are out of stock. The government has closed schools and banned all foreign visitors who have been to China in the 14 days prior....

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In Memoriam: Thuy Truong

In Memoriam: Thuy Truong

Dear all, This is a pause in our regular monthly newsletter to remember Thuy Truong, once covered by BBC News as “Vietnam’s startup queen”, who passed away on January 24, 2020 at age 34. "Thuy Muoi" ("Salty Thuy"), a serial entrepreneur, became the first CEO from...

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January 2020 Newsletter

January 2020 Newsletter

Happy new year! December was another busy month for us, as we closed investments #53 (AI enterprise startup Glee Trees), #54 (undisclosed fintech startup), #55 (ecommerce enabler Intrepid), and #56 (undisclosed fintech startup). It was a strong end to a busy 2019 for...

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November/December 2019 Newsletter

November/December 2019 Newsletter

Dear all, This is a content-packed double-header. Scroll down for lots of interesting news items, from several funding announcements by our portfolio companies to larger rounds raised by older companies including Sendo and Scommerce. December marks not just the end of...

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October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 Newsletter

Dear all, Last month, 500 Startups held our global Annual General Meeting in San Francisco, where we were pleased to officially announce the addition of Tony Wang to the executive team as a managing partner. A veteran of Google (former managing counsel, international)...

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September 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter

Dear all, Last week we unveiled the first batch of graduates of our Silicon Valley-inspired, Saigon-based accelerator, Saola. Founders took the stage to an audience of more than 200 investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and other ecosystem partners. Saola...

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August 2019 Newsletter

August 2019 Newsletter

Dear all, Normally our introductory statement synthesizes recent developments in Vietnam or the region. But, as you can see from the photo above, the team has been having a lot of fun over the past several weeks, so we thought we’d share a bit about why below. The...

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