In this episode of Investing In Asia, we'll learn about Vietnam, where investments in startups rose by a factor of 8 between 2016 and 2019, and they continue to rise in 2021 even as the country battles Covid.
We're lucky to have today's guest, Eddie Thai, who is a General Partner for 500 Startups in Vietnam. He's also a GP at Ascend Vietnam Ventures, which aims to back the next wave of iconic companies arising from Vietnam. Eddie's portfolio companies have gone on to raise more than $1B in downstream capital from the likes of Sequoia, Google, and Greylock.
Eddie did his undergrad at Harvard and holds an MBA from Yale, and we're excited to have him on today.
Companies and entities mentioned:
Ascend Vietnam Ventures: https://ascendvietnam.com
500 Startups: https://vietnam.500.co
Cricket One: https://cricketone.asia/
VNG Corp: https://www.vng.com.vn/en
Axie Infinity: https://axieinfinity.com
Eddie Thai: www.linkedin.com/in/edwardthai
Hosted by Arshad Chowdhury, Managing Partner at Betatron