Source: Bloomberg
Date: May 30, 2017
VNG Corp., a game developer whose investors include Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and GIC Pte, signed a memorandum of understanding to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market after regulatory approval from the Vietnam government, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Le Hong Minh said. The process could take 18 to 24 months, he said.

Date: May 26, 2017
Japanese venture capital Genesia Ventures said it has completed an undisclosed investment in six-month-old house rental startup Luxstay. This is the first venture capital funding round the company has received, an executive with the firm told DEALSTREETASIA. Luxstay allows customers to rent short-term villas, apartments and high-end homestays owned by local people across Southeast Asian countries.

Date: May 25, 2017
EDoctor, a mobile app developed by a Vietnamese tech startup that connects users with medical professionals, has been selected to receive free mentorship and monetary support from Google.

Source: TechInAsia
Date: May 23, 2017
Google’s Launchpad Accelerator is back for a fourth round, this time selecting startups from an even more diverse regional footprint. Nine startups represent Southeast Asia, coming from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Date: May 15, 2017
Telenor Group has entered into agreements with Singapore Press Holdings and Norwegian media group Schibsted to acquire their respective shares in 701 Search, a Singapore-based digital media company that operates several online classifieds sites in Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar. The deal with Singapore Press Holdings is worth US$110 million, and Schibsted $406 million, Telenor said in a statement on May 11.

Source: TechInAsia
Date: April 11, 2017
Zen Rooms, Rocket Internet’s hotel booking platform for cost-conscious travelers, today announced it raised US$4.1 million in series A funding from Redbadge Pacific and SBI Investment Korea. Existing investor Asia Pacific Internet Group, founded by Rocket and Qatari telecoms provider Ooredoo, also participated.

Source: TechInAsia
Date: March 21, 2017
With a population of 90 million, Vietnam is the third largest market in Southeast Asia after Indonesia and the Philippines. Like its counterparts, Vietnam is also home to a lot of young people, approximately 40 percent of whom are less than 25 years old. This growing population of young people will likely be the next generation of consumers and bring big opportunities for entrepreneurs tapping into this emerging market. The country is also well-connected, with 50 percent of the population on the internet and more than a third using smartphones.

Date: February 27, 2017
CMC Corporation, one of the major technology companies based in Vietnam, on February 26 launched a VND50 billion ($2.2 million) startup fund – the CMC Innovation Fund (CIF).

Source: Aljazeera
Date: January 19, 2017
Vietnam's young tech entrepreneurs are transforming the country into Southeast Asia's Silicon Valley.

Source: Asia Times
Date: December 9, 2016
Doing business in Vietnam is like trying to cross one of its frantic streets in rush hour. To a foreign eye, it can look deadly; but the locals know how to safely maneuver their way between honking cars and an ocean of motorcycles.