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May 2020 Newsletter

May 2020 Newsletter

Dear all, Three months after its first case was detected, Vietnam appears to have beaten back the virus. Despite its shared border with China and a population of 95 million, the country registered a total of 271 confirmed cases and reported no deaths as of May 5. The...

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April 2020 Newsletter

April 2020 Newsletter

Dear all, We hope this newsletter finds you in good health, wherever you are in the world. In Vietnam, authorities took several measures to contain the illness, including suspension of international flights from March 21 and a nationwide shelter-in-place order...

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March 2020 Newsletter

March 2020 Newsletter

Dear all, Through the first week of March, it seemed life in Vietnam was beginning to return to normal. The diagnosed case count stood still at 16. Restaurants were getting busy again and folks were even going to events. 180 people came to our event, “The Overthrow of...

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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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