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August/September 2020 Newsletter

August/September 2020 Newsletter

Dear all, Earlier in July, Vietnam was lauded in the coronavirus fight and reported zero deaths thanks to its drastic early actions. On July 25, a new wave of outbreak shattered the calm as Vietnam confirmed its first local COVID-19 case after 100 days of no new...

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July 2020 Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter

Dear all, Vietnam continues on its economic recovery. Last week, the IMF published an analysis of how Vietnam's success in containing COVID-19 offers a roadmap for other developing countries. The Financial Times reported that a swift return to normal could provide a...

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June 2020 Newsletter

June 2020 Newsletter

Dear all,In Vietnam, COVID-19 seems almost like a distant memory. The first country in the region to emerge from the pandemic after lifting its nationwide shelter-in-place order in late April, Vietnam has remained clear of COVID-19 community infections for 54 straight...

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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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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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