5 PRESTIGIOUS VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDS IN VIETNAM

Capital plays a role as one of the essential factors for most start-ups in stages. Even though there are many investment funds catering to start-ups, venture capital funds are always the foremost choice of start-ups. Let’s learn about the 4 most prestigious venture capital in Vietnam with SURF 2021. 

1. Dragon Capital

Dragon Capital

Established in 1994, Dragon Capital is a general investment corporation focusing on the capital market in Vietnam. The company’s branch offices are present not only in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi) but also in the UK. Currently, this is one of the most experienced venture capital funds in Vietnam.

Some outstanding investment projects of the fund are as follows: FPT Joint Stock Company, ACB A Chau Joint Stock Commercial Bank, Hau Giang Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company, Binh Chanh Construction Investment Joint Stock Company, Dien Quang Light Bulb Joint Stock Company, HCMC Technical Infrastructure Investment Joint Stock Company, Southern Rubber Industry Joint Stock Company, PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemical Corporation, etc.

2. VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VCVOF) 

Vina Capital

The fund was established in 2001 in Cayman Island. Thanks to the current net worth amounting to 738.7 million USD, VCVOF is considered amongst the top capital-raising companies in Vietnam. 

The fund orients to concentrate on shares of listed companies whose solid foundation has opportunities to run M&A; restructure real estate portfolios, focus on developers, actively look for chances to divest mature assets at a premium above market price.

Fields prioritized to be invested can be mentioned: F&B, Indirect real estate, Education, Healthcare, Media, Construction Materials, Resort. 

The fund has invested in typical projects such as Hoa Phat Corporate, International milk Joint Stock Company, Vinamilk Joint Stock Company, Hau Giang Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company, Eximbank…

3. Mekong Capital

Mekong Capital

Mekong Capital is known as the company with the most extensive track record in unlisted equity in Vietnam. Under the investment portfolio of Mekong Capital, there are companies that have developed rapidly and are market leaders in the fields of consumer goods in Vietnam such as retails, restaurants, consumer goods,…

Fund’s most successful investments include The Gioi Di Dong, Phu Nhuan Jewelry (PNJ), ICP, Golden Gate, Vietnam Australia International School (VAS), Masan Consumer, Traphaco, Pharmacy, F88, YOLA, Pizza 4P’s, Chao Đo, Vua Nem, ABA Cooltrans and Nhat Tin Logistics…

4. IDG Venture

IDG Venture

IDG Ventures Vietnam is the first venture capital in the field of engineering technology in Vietnam. Since 2004, IGD has collaborated with SMEs with a  view to making them become leading innovators in the market. In current time, the fund owns the capital of 100 million USD and concentrates on more than 40 companies in the fields of technology, communication, telecommunications and consumer goods. The fund’s offices are located in Ho Chi Minh, Ha Noi and Singapore.

IDG Ventures concentrates on investing in and partnering with high-quality companies from start-up to growth stage, which highlights factors of consumer, technology, communication and ICT. This is also an investment fund that eagerly operates in managing those companies’ under-investment. 

5. FPT Ventures

FPT Ventures

Bringing the mission of helping Vietnam become a start-up center as Israel, FPT wishes to create chances for technological start-ups to propose their products on the next level. The fund supports start-ups in approaching investment funds, workplaces, board of advisors, experience in market expansion, customer database, technical infrastructure, Marketing & PR capacity and network with investment funds all over the world. 

Start-ups have the opportunities to work with experienced consultants, with the goal of creating products that the market really needs, and having the ability to scale not only in Vietnam but also in regional and global markets. In addition, FPT Ventures will provide human resources and experience that are inside and outside FPT to implement Growth Hacking towards products under-investment. 

Start-ups hope to receive the best investment fund to develop their business, expand the market and earn much profit. The Extended Danang Start-up Exhibition event – SURF 2021 is a valuable chance to connect with many investment funds and other angel investors, which contributes to enhancing the businesses’ capabilities to call for capital. 

Read further information on the program here: 

>> A PITCH FOR START-UP IDEAS – 3 TIP-OFFS FOR INVESTORS TO “NOTICE” YOURS

>> “NEW NORMAL” START-UP TRENDS IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19

>> LIST OF PARTNERS WHO COOPERATE TO ORGANIZE DANANG STARTUP EXHIBITION – SURF 2021

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