The “Navigating the Fundraising Landscape” event was held with great success, providing valuable insights and practical guidance for founders and investors in Vietnam. Organized by Carta and Wiziin, the event aimed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge to navigate the ever-changing fundraising landscape.
The event began with an opening and warm welcome, setting the tone for an engaging and informative session. The past year was acknowledged as a period of significant transformation in the fundraising landscape, making it crucial for founders in Vietnam to understand and navigate the unpredictable nature of the current environment.
Carta, an ownership and equity management platform, delivered a keynote presentation that shed light on the current fundraising landscape. Ms. Vanessa Chin, a Senior Executive from Carta, provided valuable insights, data, and practical tips to navigate the fundraising journey successfully.
Following the keynote presentation, a fireside chat took place with Ms. Vanessa Chin as the moderator. The chat focused on discussing the current state of fundraising and sharing panelists’ experiences, and strategies for success. The esteemed panelists included Mr. Tien Nguyen, Co-Founder & CEO of Wiziin, and Mr. Eddie Lee, Co-Founder & CEO of Pilon. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise added depth to the discussion.
During the fireside chat, various aspects of fundraising were covered. The first part examined the global and Southeast Asian fundraising landscape, highlighting the surge in fundraising activity and the challenges faced by startups and investors alike. Mr. Tien Nguyen shared his insights into the unique characteristics and opportunities defining fundraising in the Southeast Asian market, while Mr. Eddie Lee provided his perspective on the changing funding landscape in the region.
The second part of the fireside chat delved into the role of founders in the current fundraising landscape. Mr. Tien Nguyen offered valuable insights into the factors venture capitalists consider when evaluating and selecting potential investments. He emphasized the need for founders to align their strategies to attract venture capital. Mr. Eddie Lee shared critical lessons he learned from his entrepreneurial journey, offering practical advice to fellow founders.
In the final part of the fireside chat, the focus shifted to startup capital utilization. Mr. Tien Nguyen highlighted common pitfalls that founders should be aware of when managing and allocating their startup capital, along with strategies to optimize its usage for maximum impact. Mr. Eddie Lee shared practical tips and best practices based on his own entrepreneurial experiences, aiming to help founders make the most out of their available capital and drive sustainable growth.
The event concluded with a Q&A session, allowing participants to seek further clarification and guidance on fundraising-related topics. The speakers’ expertise and perspectives gave the audience a deeper understanding of navigating the fundraising landscape.
A closing remark expressed gratitude to the speakers, partners, and sponsors for their support in making the event a success. We did take a group photo to capture the memorable moment, and attendees were invited to stay for a networking opportunity. This offered a chance to connect with fellow founders and investors, fostering knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Overall, the “Navigating the Fundraising Landscape” event was a valuable platform that provided practical insights and actionable advice for founders and investors in Vietnam. It equipped attendees with the necessary knowledge and strategies to successfully navigate the fundraising landscape and achieve their fundraising goals.
Thanks to our speakers and attendees for attending the event and for your valuable contribution. It was our pleasure to see you at the event, and we are hoping that it gave you an insight into the fundraising landscape.