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December 21, 2018
December 21, 2018

Announcing the Saola Accelerator in Vietnam

This 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 to be found in Vietnam, which is...
November 19, 2018
November 19, 2018

500 Startups Vietnam Holds Oversubscribed Final Close (Pho Real!)

Given 500’s mission to back entrepreneurs globally, we strive to go where other investors rarely venture. Several years ago, Vietnam was not an obvious tech investment destination: the country was poor (GDP per capita was barely over US$2k, acc...
July 06, 2016
July 06, 2016

Fintech Investment is Exploding — 5 Ways Governments & Ecosystem Builders Can Help

with Sheel Mohnot Investment in fintech companies is up 8X in the past 5 years, with over 200 financings for a combined $4.9 billion in 1Q2016 alone.   "Silicon Valley is coming. There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money wo...
March 07, 2016
March 07, 2016

500 Startups Announces $10M Vietnam-focused Fund

We are pleased to announce our latest regional micro-fund, 500 Startups Vietnam. (Tiếng Việt ở dưới) The US$10 million target fund will aim to make 100-150 investments into Vietnam-connected startups: teams addressing Vietnam market need...

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