Top Angel Investors in Vietnam

Top Angel Investors in Vietnam

Vietnam has become one of the fastest-growing markets in South-east Asia over the last decade, attracting many talented entrepreneurs to start new businesses in the region. However, numerous studies indicate that early-stage businesses experience greater challenges to grow due to insufficient access to relevant financial and technical support. Angel investors play a critical role in expanding the pipeline of investible businesses by providing early-stage ventures with essential resources including capital to bridge the funding gap and by sharing their expertise and networks to unlock business opportunities that facilitate growth.

We have compiled a list of active angel investors who are spearheading Vietnam’s tech renaissance. They are venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, and entrepreneurs who scour Vietnam for startups from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. If there is sufficient interest, the angels may offer mentorship, referrals, or further collaboration.

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List of Top Angel Investors in Vietnam

1. Eddie Thai:

Eddie Thai is currently serving as a General Partner of 500 startups Vietnam, a $14 Million fund dedicated to invest in Vietnam connected startups. He is also a Co-Founder and General Partner of Ascend Vietnam Ventures (AVV). Eddie frequently speaks, advices, and mentors on topics such as fundraising, startup ecosystem development, venture capital investing, corporate innovation and career development.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Mobile, Education, Finance Technology.

Portfolio: ApplyBoard, Elsa, reflect, Stably, TrustingSocial.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

2. Shuyin Tang:

Shuyin Tang is a Partner at Patamar Capital, a leading impact investing firm in Southeast Asia. She is also the Co-Founder and CEO of the Beacon Fund, a boundary-breaking fund for female entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia’s emerging market. She currently serves on the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women’s World Banking, a global NGO promoting women’s financial inclusion.

Sector: Education, Fin-Tech, Healthcare, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Canal Circle, Dana Cita, Jupviec, Kalibrr.

Connect With Her: LinkedIn 

3. Binh Tran:

Binh Tran is the General Partner at Ascend Vietnam Ventures. He is the Co-Founder of Klout, which was later acquired by Lithium Technologies in 2014 at a $200 million valuation. Binh Tran has been an active angel investor and a mentor for many startups. He also serves as Partner at 500 startups Vietnam.

Sector: B2B, Consumer Internet, Mobile, SaaS, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: AppOnboard, Builtfirst, Chopp.vn, coolmate.

Connect With Him: LinkedInTwitterAngelList 

4. Khanh Tran:

Khanh Tran is the Managing Partner at Touchstone Partners, Vietnam. He has also been a Founding Partner at VinaCapital. Prior to VinaCapital, Khanh held executive positions at regional startups Grab and GoBear where he was responsible for market entry and business development initiatives for Vietnam. Khanh Tran holds a MBA from INSEAD and a MSc from University of Nottingham, UK.

Sector: Consumer Internet, SaaS, Education, Healthcare.

Portfolio: FastGo, Validus, Ecomobi, Rever, LOGIVAN.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

5. David Do:

David Do is the Managing Director at Vietnam Investment Group. He has also been a Non-Executive Director at Expedia Group. David also worked as a General Manager at Microsoft, where he led Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments and Joint Ventures for the Windows and Online Services Divisions. David has been an active angel investor in Vietnam.

Sector: Education, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Logistics.

Portfolio: Sylvan Learning, Gemadept, JUNO, TEKO.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

6. Max-F. Scheichenost:

Max-F. Scheichenost is the Director Digital Transformation at Mekong Capital, Vietnam. Max has co-founded and invested in more than 15 companies with an international presence and helped scale 20+ consumer internet companies in the APAC region. Max is also the Founder and Non-Executive Director at Alps Ventures Ltd,

Sector: Consumer Internet, Big Data, E-Commerce, Financial Services, Healthcare.

Portfolio: Zebramo, PowerCigs, Gini, OkeiLa.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

7. Justin Nguyen:

Justin Nguyen is the Partner at Monk’s Hill Ventures. He has over two decades of experience in Silicon Valley and Asia as a founder, entrepreneur, investor and engineer of early stage tech startups and global tech companies. Justin has a strong experience in building world-class teams, fundraising and operations. Prior to Monk’s Hill Ventures, Justin founded one of Asia’s leading game supplier Aspect Gaming.

Sector: SaaS, Healthcare, Fin-Tech, E-Commerce, Mobile Games.

Portfolio: botmd, ErudiFi, Padlet, KKday.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

8. Duc Tran:

Duc Tran is the CEO of Vietnam Innovative startup Accelerator (VIISA), a platform to invest, train, bring network of investors, mentors to tech startups doing business in Vietnam. He has also Co-Founded VeriChains Lab. Duc Tran is a strong information technology professional graduated from Hanoi School of Business. He is also the Executive Vice Chairman of Vietnam Fintech Association.

Sector: Enterprise Software, Fintech, Healthcare & Wellness, Education.

Portfolio: WeFit, Base.vn, UrBox, Ella Study.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

9. Cuong Vong:

 Cuong Vong is the Managing Director of Boomerang, a social media platform. Cuong is a serial entrepreneur and an active angel investor. He is also a Partner at ESP Capital. Cuong Vong has helped many startups grow into large-scale businesses. Cuong has also Co-Founded ClickMedia. 

Sector: E-Commerce, Real Estate, Ed-tech, Healthcare, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Homedy, Ecomobi, Cooky.vn, Canavi.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

10. Nguyen Minh Tuan:

Nguyen Minh Tuan is the CEO of CyberAgent Capital Vietnam, Inc. After graduation from University, he worked for Rakuten, one of the biggest e-commerce company in Japan as a system engineer. Nguyen Minh Tuan has been investing in startups in Vietnam since 2014. He graduated Master of Engineering from University of Tsukuba.

Sector: E-Commerce, Education, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Tiki, Kyna, Vexere, Jamja.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

11. Don Lam:

Don Lam is the Co-Founder and CEO of VinaCapital Group. He has overseen the Group’s growth from manager of a single USD10 million fund in 2003 into a full-featured investment firm managing numerous listed and unlisted funds. Before founding VinaCapital, he was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers ( Vietnam).

Sector: Advertising, E-Commerce, SaaS, Consumer Internet, Clean Technology.

Portfolio: Greenvity, Yeah1, GapIT.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

12. Hieu Vo:

Hieu Vo is the Associate Director of Dragon Capital Group, a Vietnam focused financial institution with long standing investment experience in Vietnam. He is the Supervisory Board Member of VietFund Management ( VFM). Hieu Vo is also the CFO of Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator.

Sector: Healthcare, Fin-tech. Consumer Internet, Ed-tech.

Portfolio: Wisepass, UrBox, CyHome, TheBank.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

13. Rachan Reddy:

Rachan Reddy currently serves as General Partner for IDG Ventures Vietnam. He participates in the investment and management decisions of the fund and its portfolio companies. Before joining IDG Ventures, Rachan Reddy was a Founding Partner and President of VITC, a US-based technology company. Rachan Reddy has helped many startups grow. 

Sector: Fin-tech, Enterprise Software, Telecommunications, Bio Technology.

Portfolio: VinaPay,Tinhvan Media, Tamtay.vn, VietStock.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

14. Tung Tran:

Tung Tran is the Managing Director at VIC Partners. Before joining VIC Partners, he has been an Investment Associate at Viettel Group, Vietnam. Tung Tran has been an active angel investor and a mentor for many startups in Vietnam. Tung Tran actively invests in tech startups across Southeast Asia. 

Sector: Logistics, AI, Healthcare & Wellness, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Happyskin, Callio, VLeisure.com, Cohost AI.

Connect With Him: LinkedInTwitter  

15. Tu Ngo:

Tu Ngo is the General Partner at Touchstone Partners, Vietnam. She co-founded and now serves as Chairwoman of YOLA, a leading online-offline English education services company in Vietnam. Tu Ngo supports many women entrepreneurs. She is a member of Obama Foundation’s Leader: Asia-Pacific and the Asia Gender Network, the first pan-Asian network dedicated to the funding advancement of Women and girls.

Sector: Ed-Tech, AI, Consumer Internet, Healthcare.

Portfolio: Ecomobi, FastGo, Rever, Validus, Elsa.

Connect With Her: LinkedIn 

16. Chad Ovel:

Chad Ovel is a Partner at Mekong Capital, a Vietnam-focused Private Equity firm. Before joining Mekong Capital, he was the CEO of AA Corporation, a leading interiors company in Vietnam. Chad has made successful investments in various sectors including real estate, logistics and retail.

Sector: Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Retail, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Traphaco, ABA Cooltrans, Wrap & Roll.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

17. Henry Nguyen:

Henry Nguyen is the CEO of Timo Vietnam. He is also the Chairman of Phoenix Holdings. Prior to joining Timo, Henry was the Managing General Partner at IDG Ventures. Henry has done his MBA in Finance from Kellogg School of Management. Henry has invested in various startups spread across Vietnam. 

Sector: Consumer Internet, SaaS, Media and Entertainment.

Portfolio: DreamViet, Cyvee, Mobivox, Rubicon.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

18. Yuto Kono:

Yuto Kono is the Former Investment Associate at CyberAgent Capital. He is currently the Principle and Head of Vietnam office of Genesia Ventures. Yuto also worked at Quipper ( later acquired by Recruit), an education oriented startup, working as an intern managing educational content development. Yuto Kono mentors entrepreneurs and actively invests in startups spread across Southeast Asia.

Sector: E-Commerce, Consumer Internet, Real Estate, Healthcare, Ed-Tech.

Portfolio: Homedy, Docquity, Manabie, Luxstay, Kamereo.

Connect With Him: LinkedInTwitter 

19. Louie Nguyen:

Louie Nguyen is the Chief Investment Officer at Soledad Investment Management and Mission Driven Finance. Louie has been investing in Vietnam for the last 10 years. He is the Board Member and Executive Producer at HKFilm, Vietnam. Prior to Soledad, he served as an Institutional Portfolio Manager at Brandes Investment Partners.

Sector: Clean Technology, Entertainment, Healthcare, Enterprise Software, Mobile.

Portfolio: Aquacycl, Moniker, CareCar, Arago Trucking.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

20. BAE Jong Ha:

BAE Jong Ha is the Operating Partner at SITC Investments, Vietnam. Before joining the firm in 2018, he worked as the Country Representative at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Vietnam. He received a BA in Economics and MA in Public Administration from Seoul National University. 

Sector: Bio & Healthcare, Consumer Internet, Games, Entertainment.

Portfolio: Viet Uc, Cammsys, Masan Group.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

21. Tony Dinh:

Tony Dinh is the Chief Financial Officer at IDG Capital, Vietnam. Prior to to joining IDG Capital, Tony was at Bayer Pharmaceuticals in Canada. Tony held various corporate finance positions with Pillsbury and Target.com in Minneapolis, Minnesota , USA before moving to Canada. Tony earned an MBA in Finance from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sector: Clean Technology, Healthcare, Consumer Internet, Entertainment.

Portfolio: Centech, TOPICA, Vinabook.com, PYCO Group.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

22. Hoang Thi Kim Dzung:

Hoang Thi Kim Dzung is an early-stage startups Investor at Genesia Ventures. She also founded Gstabi, a travel media platform. Hoang Thi Kim is vey passionate about investing in startups. She focuses on helping entrepreneurs on the right business model, how to scale up the business sustainably and achieve operational excellence.

Sector: SaaS, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, E-Commerce, Ed-Tech.

Portfolio: buymed, Vietcetera, eDoctor.

Connect With Her: LinkedInTwitter 

23. James Vuong:

James Vuong is the Founder and CEO of Infina,vn, a leading digital investment platform in Vietnam. James is a serial entrepreneur and an active angel investor. James has also been VP of Investments at IDG Ventures. James earned his MBA from the Berkeley Haas School of Business with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and one in Management of Technology. 

Sector: Fin-tech, Consumer Internet, SaaS, Media & Entertainment.

Portfolio: Infina.vn, DreamViet, Cyvee, Hocmai.vn.

Connect With Him: LinkedInTwitterAngelList

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