Tech Crunch : Rino gets $3M pre-seed for 10-minute grocery deliveries in Vietnamese cities

TechCrunch,com – Meal deliveries in Vietnamese cities typically take less than half an hour, but grocery deliveries are lagging behind, sometimes taking up to two to three hours, says Rino founder Trung Thanh Nguyen. By creating a vertically-integrated logistics infrastructure centered around “dark stores,” or stores set up for order fulfillment only, Nguyen says Rino can cutContinue reading “Tech Crunch : Rino gets $3M pre-seed for 10-minute grocery deliveries in Vietnamese cities”

Vietnam : Southeast Asia’s Next Digital Powerhouse

Venturra is publishing reports and articles covering the digital ecosystem of Southeast Asia monthly.. The article is also available in a PDF format downloadable below. Happy reading! Over the past few years, Vietnam has become a rising star in Southeast Asia. The country has undergone a dramatic economic transformation and has become one of theContinue reading “Vietnam : Southeast Asia’s Next Digital Powerhouse”

Tech Crunch : Open banking startup Finverse wants to build the Asia-Pacific region’s Plaid

TechCrunch.com — Based in Hong Kong, Finverse’s ambitious goal is to enable open banking throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The startup recently came out of stealth mode with $1.8 million in seed funding, and is now live in four markets (Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam) with connections to 30 banks. Founder and chief executive officerContinue reading “Tech Crunch : Open banking startup Finverse wants to build the Asia-Pacific region’s Plaid”

Deal Street Asia : Hybrid Model Seen as Way Ahead for Vietnam’s Digital Health Firms Despite Pandemic Boom

DealStreetAsia.com — Even as a slew of healthtech startups in Vietnam has amassed capital from investors to expand their operations, it will take a while for them to carve out the right recipe for success as consumers are still biased towards traditional healthcare. “Healthtech in Vietnam continues to be a work-in-progress. To fully realize itsContinue reading “Deal Street Asia : Hybrid Model Seen as Way Ahead for Vietnam’s Digital Health Firms Despite Pandemic Boom”

VIR : Promise More Than Evident in Vietnam’s Edtech Fortunes

Over the past years, Vietnam’s edtech industry has experienced significant growth. Catalyzed by the pandemic, the blue ocean quickly filled by new players that understood the value of education and good online education quality. One of the players namely Marathon Education, aims to fill the gap by providing live online classes for better engagement and also ensuring that students understood and are able to study well.

Tech Crunch : Vietnam After-school Learning Startup Marathon Raises $1.5M Pre-seed Round

Venturra Discovery participates in the Pre-seed funding of Marathon Education led by Forge Ventures. Marathon Education is a live online tutoring classes serving kindergarten to year 12 students in Vietnam.

Deal Street Asia : Bullish Investors Spot Big Promise in Southeast Asia’s Earned Wage Access Startups

Earlier this year, Venturra participated in Nano Technologies (VUI App)’s $3 million Seed round, an earned wage access (EWA) startup focused in Vietnam alongside Golden Gate Ventures and other participating investors. The model allows workers to access their wage as soon as they have earned it. With this salary-on-demand model, workers do not have to wait until the end of the month for their pay cheques and struggle to make the ends meet. The model that has been long adopted in the US is now spreading across SEA with Indonesia’s own wagely, GajiGesa, Malaysia’s HariGaji, Singapore’s CircoPay, etc.

Tech Crunch : Vietnamese Investment App Infina Lands $2M Seed Round from Venturra Discovery, Saison Capital, 500 Startups and Other Investors

Infina is an investment app based in Vietnam that offers passive investing in various asset classes such as savings accounts, term deposits, fractionalized real estate and mutual funds. With Vietnam’s young population and new generation of retail investors, brings new opportunities for a new emerging market for Infina to explore.

Daily Social : Venturra Discovery Plans 10 Investments in Vietnam and Indonesia in 2021

DailySocial.id — After officially announcing their involvement in funding Mio, a social commerce startup from Vietnam, this year Venturra Discovery plans to increase the quota for Vietnamese and Indonesian startups to 10 investments. To DailySocial, Venturra Discovery Partner Raditya Pramana revealed that even though he has a team and is located in Indonesia, so farContinue reading “Daily Social : Venturra Discovery Plans 10 Investments in Vietnam and Indonesia in 2021”

Tech Crunch : Mio, A Social Commerce Startup Focused on Smaller Cities and Rural Areas in Vietnam, Raises $1M Seed

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in Southeast Asia, but many major platforms still focus on large cities. This means people in smaller cities or rural areas need to deal with longer wait times for deliveries. Social commerce company Mio is taking advantage of that gap by building a reseller network and logistics infrastructure that canContinue reading “Tech Crunch : Mio, A Social Commerce Startup Focused on Smaller Cities and Rural Areas in Vietnam, Raises $1M Seed”