HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On 7 January 2021, VIISA organized Funding Day Batch 8 on its on-line platform, attracting greater than 80 buyers in addition to firms and startup group builders. This invite-only occasion additionally marked a brand new milestone for tech-startups Batch 8 of their 4-month journey with VIISA.
Going down on-line for the primary time, Funding Day Batch 8 solves the issue of geographical distance in addition to difficulties within the international context of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering alternatives for startups and buyers to share and change the most recent updates about startup concepts. The occasion was divided into 2 periods: live-streamed pitching exhibits from startups and networking actions between founders and buyers with separate rooms for every startup workforce.
Opening the occasion, Mr. Vo Tran Dinh Hieu – Board Member and Program Director at VIISA, mentioned: “Not like some other, we need to protect the thrill of stay pitching, so this isn’t a recorded video, now we have all of the founders right here with us and they’re able to go. So it’s the first week 2021 and it looks like we could have one other very eventful 12 months. The UK introduced third lockdown, the Capitol Hill was taken yesterday. However nonetheless in Vietnam 1000’s of individuals gathered for fireworks exhibits on new 12 months’s eve. I imagine this tranquility in Vietnam represents what everybody has achieved within the final 12 months. All of us have sharpened our adaptability and agility to keep up the composure of our companies. I hope all of us will keep it up this nice perspective ahead to 2021. We began this batch in June 2020 with 3 firms and just one succeeded to commencement. Throughout this batch, we additionally continued supporting the alumni to recuperate from the covid state of affairs.”
This 12 months’s Funding Day isn’t solely a possibility for VIISA Batch 8 startups to reveal their maturity, but in addition an opportunity for alumni startups who’ve participated in earlier programs to reconfirm their growth and place within the startup ecosystem. Whether or not the startup mannequin is about actual property, style, occasions, e-commerce, know-how, and applicability components are all the program priorities. With the hope to assist younger Vietnamese startups construct their international enterprise, these are particular options that VIISA at all times appreciates.
Pitching within the occasion are 5 startups:
CYHOME: CyHome is Vietnam’s main Property administration platform that has already served top-tier clients within the area of Property administration (PM) reminiscent of CBRE, Proman (Novaland), Visaho, Blue Diamond, My Home… With an inexpensive payment, PMs now can have a world-class ERP, and repair suppliers can have a greater technique to serve clients. What the startup desires to convey to market is a brand new way of life and dealing in crowded cities: with no payment, the resident/tenant ought to have a premium expertise.
DROBEBOX: Drobebox is a disruptive style tech startup that provides a clothes subscription service for ladies. Customers might unlock their dream closet, which incorporates 1000’s of premium designs with a set month-to-month payment, and luxuriate in any objects with out shopping for, sustaining, or laundry. Beginning at 30$ per 30 days, members might discover and luxuriate in as much as 30 new objects each month that used to value them 1000-3000$. Utilizing state-of-art know-how reminiscent of AI, Drobebox platform gives an “infinity” closet with a real personalization expertise that helps gown finest each day so simple as ordering meals supply.
WISEPASS: WisePass is a way of life app enabling its subscribers to entry merchandise, companies, or occasions sponsored by manufacturers. Ranging from 239,000 VND per 30 days, a subscriber will get 3 PASS a day to get pleasure from something manufacturers present on the platform.
VDES: VDES is the very first market of the occasion trade, which connects occasion venues & occasion suppliers to clients within the easiest way with superior know-how. Throughout over 4 years of operation, VDES has been companions with greater than 520 distributors and arranged greater than 2250 occasions for customers (clients & cooperate). With know-how options and event-ecosystem platform, VDES supply service to distributors to extend aggressive benefit, enhance enterprise effectivity, and reduce working prices by occasion administration system, we’ll launch this SAAS in 2021.
ECOMEASY: EcomEasy Asia (ECE) is a dynamic ecommerce resolution supplier for client manufacturers in Vietnam. ECE’s built-in capabilities embody all features of the e-commerce worth chain from SKU choice, gross sales and stock administration to on-site operations, logistics and fulfilment. ECE has generated billions of VND in gross sales and hundred 1000’s of orders on all 10 ecommerce platforms working in Vietnam for a dozen of manufacturers.
The consultant from VIISA hopes that Funding Day will present Vietnamese startup group with many alternatives to attach and change data, which contribute to awakening the potential of home companies and open up extra alternatives to advertise Vietnamese startups
On the finish of Funding Day Batch 8, Mr. Hieu additionally referred to as for startups to use at www.viisa.vn to seize alternatives for companionship and help from VIISA.
Established in January 2017 by FPT Ventures and Dragon Capital, VIISA is an acceleration program and seed-stage fund that invests to construct global-ready startups from Vietnam. After 7 batches, there have been 40 graduates, wherein some startups have efficiently referred to as for US $5.5 million dedicated offers from buyers.