Fintech: The most prominent Trend in the Startup Ecosystem in Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Imagine a world where you can access financial services anytime, anywhere, with just a few clicks or taps on your smartphone. A world where you can send money across borders, pay bills, buy insurance, invest in stocks, and borrow loans without visiting a bank branch or filling out paperwork. A world where you can enjoy personalized, convenient, and secure financial solutions that suit your needs and preferences. This is the world of FinTech or financial technology, and it is transforming the way we interact with money and finance. FinTech is not just a buzzword, it is a revolution that is reshaping the future of finance. In this article, we will explore the latest trends and opportunities in FinTech, the fastest-growing sector in the startup ecosystem in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. We will also look at how FinTech startups are disrupting traditional financial institutions and creating value for customers, investors, and society.

Top 5 Verticals in SEA by number of startups (Source: Tech in Asia)

Top 5 Verticals in SEA by number of startups (Source: Tech in Asia)

What is happening in the scene?

Vietnam and Southeast Asia have emerged as hotbeds for startup activity, attracting attention from investors and entrepreneurs alike. However, due to unfavorable macroeconomic conditions, uneven recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing inflation rates, and uncertain global events, recent statistics about ecosystem development raise some concerns among investors.

Total funding into Vietnam tech startups fell 82% to $66 million in the first half of 2023 from $372 million in the first half of 2022 (Tracxn Technologies Ltd.) Only $7.3 million was raised in the first half of 2023 in seeding-stage funding, reflecting a 71 percent drop from the second half of 2022 and an 81 percent decrease compared with the first half of 2022.

Despite the decline in funding, early-stage startups still accounted for 88% of the total funding in the first half of 2023, amounting to $58.6 million. Overall, among all startups domains, FinTech is still dominating in terms of number with 478 startups in total within the sector (according to Statistics).

In Vietnam

BEST Vietnam under BEST Inc., a leading integrated smart supply chain solutions and logistics services provider in China and Southeast Asia, announced last month a cooperation agreement with VNPAY, to jointly promote cashless payment solutions in the country. This means Vietnamese consumers can now complete payment for their goods and shipping fees by scanning the VNPAY QR code provided by BEST express couriers, which covers up to 32 mainstream banks and 15 e-wallets in Vietnam.

Ngo Anh Tuan, director of VNPAY QR code payment solution, said: “We hope that more customers can enjoy the fast, convenient, and secure cashless payment function of the digital age, and we also hope to optimize the workflow for BEST, thereby establishing a broader user base.”

This cashless payment solution is expected to promote the COD model to a new level, which is already the mainstream online shopping model in the nation. According to Allied Market Research’s Vietnam Express Delivery Services Market Report (2022-2030), the COD ratio for online purchases in Vietnam already exceeds 80%.

However, this model requires cash preparation by consumers, cash-carrying by couriers, daily bank trips by logistics stations, and high return rates for merchants, resulting in fragmented, labor-intensive management.

With about 57% of Vietnam’s adult population actively using e-wallets, in contrast to just 14% at the end of 2018, e-wallets are becoming increasingly adopted in Vietnam which also facilitates cash-less transformation for online shopping. The government’s commitment to establishing a cashless economy will also contribute to the development of the FinTech ecosystem in the region

Looking across the border

CeePay is a Singapore-based fintech startup that provides a mobile payment platform for businesses and consumers. The platform allows users to make payments, transfer, and manage their finances through a single app. According to the company’s website, CeePay has over 10,000 users and has processed over $1 million in transactions since its launch in 2020. The company has raised $2.5 million in seed funding so far.

Stripe, the leading Irish-American financial infrastructure platform, has released a new report that reveals how digital trade is reshaping opportunities for Singaporean businesses in the global economy. The report, based on a survey of over 500 online businesses in Singapore, shows that digital trade is not only a source of revenue growth, but also a driver of innovation, customer satisfaction, and social impact.

According to the report, 82% of Singaporean online businesses have increased their revenue from cross-border sales in the past year, and 86% expect to do so in the next year. Moreover, 77% of online businesses say that digital trade has enabled them to offer new products or services, 74% say that it has improved their customer experience, and 71% say that it has helped them achieve their social or environmental goals. Stripe believes that digital trade is the future of commerce and that Singaporean businesses have a unique opportunity to leverage their strengths in technology, talent, and trade to succeed in the global market.


Southeast Asia and Vietnam’s startup ecosystem holds significant potential for growth, thanks to the country’s government support measures such as tax exemptions for information technology (IT) companies and land rent concessions. With the State Bank of Vietnam’s implementation of measures such as interest rate cuts to boost the economy, during the latter half of 2023, investors and startups can expect to see more advancements and deals being carried out, moving the region’s economy closer toward fully digitalization transformation.

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Exploring the Potential of Blockchain for Angel Syndicates in Startup Funding

Blockchain technology is a revolutionary innovation that has the potential to disrupt various industries and sectors. It is a distributed ledger that records transactions and tracks assets in a secure, transparent, and immutable way. Blockchain technology can enable new forms of collaboration, coordination, and value creation among different stakeholders.

One of the areas where blockchain technology can have a significant impact is angel syndicates. Angel syndicates are groups of individual investors who pool their resources and expertise to invest in early-stage startups. Angel syndicates play a vital role in the startup funding ecosystem, as they provide capital, mentorship, and network access to entrepreneurs.

However, angel syndicates also face some challenges and limitations, such as high transaction costs, lack of trust and transparency, low liquidity and diversification, and regulatory uncertainty. Blockchain technology can address these challenges and unlock new opportunities for angel syndicates by enhancing their efficiency, security, and scalability.

In this blog post, we will explore how blockchain technology can transform angel syndicates in the following ways:

  • Enhanced transparency and trust in investment processes
  • Smart contracts for streamlined syndicate operations
  • Tokenization of assets for increased liquidity and fractional ownership
  • Decentralized fundraising platforms and ICOs
  • Security and privacy considerations in blockchain adoption

We will also look at some real-world examples and case studies of blockchain adoption in angel syndicates, as well as the challenges and future perspectives for this emerging field.

Understanding Angel Syndicates

Before we dive into the applications of blockchain technology in angel syndicates, let us first understand what angel investing and syndicates are.

Angel investing is a form of early-stage financing where individual investors (also known as angels) provide capital to startups in exchange for equity or convertible debt. Angel investors typically invest their own money, have a high-risk appetite, and seek high returns on their investments. Angel investors also offer non-financial benefits to startups, such as mentoring, networking, and strategic advice.

Angel syndicates are groups of angel investors who collaborate to invest in startups. Angel syndicates can be formed by existing networks of friends, colleagues, or acquaintances, or by online platforms that connect investors with startups. Angel syndicates allow investors to share the due diligence process, diversify their portfolio, leverage their collective expertise and influence, and access larger deal sizes.

Angel syndicates have several benefits for both investors and startups. For investors, angel syndicates can reduce the transaction costs, risks, and time involved in finding and evaluating investment opportunities. For startups, angel syndicates can provide more capital, feedback, and exposure than individual investors.

However, angel syndicates also face some challenges and limitations that hinder their growth and performance. Some of these challenges are:

  • Lack of trust and transparency: Angel syndicates rely on trust among the members to share information, coordinate actions, and distribute returns. However, trust can be difficult to establish and maintain in a decentralized and diverse group of investors. Moreover, there may be information asymmetry or conflicts of interest among the members or between the members and the startups.
  • High transaction costs: Angel syndicates incur high transaction costs due to the legal, administrative, and operational aspects of forming and managing a group of investors. These costs include fees for lawyers, accountants, brokers, escrow agents, platform providers, etc. These costs reduce the net returns for the investors and the startups.
  • Low liquidity and diversification: Angel syndicates typically invest in illiquid assets that have long holding periods (usually 5-10 years) before they can exit or realize their returns. This limits the ability of the investors to cash out or reallocate their capital when needed. Moreover, angel syndicates may have limited diversification options due to the availability and accessibility of investment opportunities in different sectors or regions.
  • Regulatory uncertainty: Angel syndicates operate in a complex and evolving regulatory environment that varies across jurisdictions. There may be legal or tax implications for the investors or the startups depending on the structure and location of the syndicate. Compliance requirements or restrictions may also exist on who can participate in or lead an angel syndicate.

Overview of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is a novel solution that can address some of these challenges and unlock new opportunities for angel syndicates. But what is blockchain technology and how does it work?

Blockchain technology is a distributed ledger that records transactions and tracks assets in a secure, transparent, and immutable way. A ledger is a database that stores information, such as who owns what, when, and how much. A distributed ledger is a ledger that is shared and synchronized among multiple nodes (computers) in a network, rather than being stored in a central location or authority. A blockchain is a type of distributed ledger that consists of blocks of data that are cryptographically linked together in sequential and chronological order.

Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data (generally represented as a Merkle tree, where data nodes are represented by leaves). The blocks form a chain of data that can be traced back to the genesis block (the first block in the chain). The blockchain is maintained and updated by a consensus mechanism, which is a set of rules or protocols that the nodes follow to validate and append new blocks to the chain. The consensus mechanism ensures that the blockchain is consistent and coherent across the network and that no node can alter or tamper with the data.

Blockchain technology has several key features and advantages that make it suitable for various applications and use cases. Some of these features are:

  • Decentralization: Blockchain technology eliminates the need for intermediaries or trusted third parties to facilitate transactions or verify information. Instead, transactions are directly executed and recorded by the nodes in the network, without any central authority or control. This reduces the transaction costs, risks, and delays associated with intermediaries, and increases the autonomy and empowerment of the participants.
  • Transparency: Blockchain technology enables full visibility and traceability of the transactions and assets on the ledger. Anyone can access and verify the data on the blockchain, as it is publicly available and immutable. This enhances the accountability and trustworthiness of the participants, and enables auditability and compliance.
  • Security: Blockchain technology ensures the security and integrity of the data on the ledger by using cryptography and consensus mechanisms. Cryptography is the science of encoding and decoding information using mathematical techniques. Cryptography ensures that only authorized parties can access or modify the data, and that any attempt to do so will be detected and rejected by the network. Consensus mechanisms ensure that the network reaches an agreement on the validity and order of the transactions, and that any malicious or faulty node will be isolated or excluded from the network.
  • Scalability: Blockchain technology enables scalability and efficiency in processing large volumes of transactions and data across a distributed network. Blockchain technology can leverage parallel processing, peer-to-peer communication, smart contracts, and other techniques to increase the speed, capacity, and performance of the system.

Potential Applications of Blockchain in Angel Syndicates

Blockchain technology can transform angel syndicates in various ways by enhancing their transparency, trust, security, scalability, and efficiency. Here are some of the potential applications of blockchain technology in angel syndicates:

Enhanced transparency and trust in investment processes

Blockchain technology can enable angel syndicates to share information and coordinate actions in a transparent and trustworthy way. For example, blockchain technology can allow angel syndicates to record and track their investment decisions, due diligence reports, term sheets, contracts, cap tables, financial statements, etc. on a shared ledger that is accessible and verifiable by all members. This can reduce information asymmetry or conflicts of interest among the members or between the members and the startups. Moreover, blockchain technology can allow angel syndicates to monitor and evaluate the performance and progress of their portfolio companies in real-time by using smart contracts or oracles (external data sources) to trigger events or actions based on predefined conditions or metrics.

Smart contracts for streamlined syndicate operations

Blockchain technology can enable angel syndicates to use smart contracts to automate and simplify their syndicate operations. Smart contracts are self-executing agreements that are encoded on the blockchain and executed by the network. Smart contracts can enforce the terms and conditions of an agreement without human intervention or intermediation. For example, smart contracts can facilitate the formation and management of an angel syndicate by defining the roles, rights, obligations, fees, etc. of each member. Smart contracts can also facilitate the investment process by automating tasks such as escrow services, fund transfers, equity issuance, dividend distribution, etc.

Tokenization of assets for increased liquidity and fractional ownership

Blockchain technology can enable angel syndicates to tokenize their assets for increased liquidity and fractional ownership. Tokenization is the process of converting an asset into a digital representation (token) that can be stored, transferred, and traded on a blockchain platform. Tokenization can enhance the liquidity and diversification of angel syndicates by allowing them to sell or buy fractional shares of their portfolio companies on secondary markets or exchanges. Tokenization can also lower the barriers to entry and increase the participation of angel syndicates by allowing them to access more investment opportunities with smaller amounts of capital.

Decentralized fundraising platforms and ICOs

Blockchain technology can enable angel syndicates to use decentralized fundraising platforms and ICOs to raise capital for their portfolio companies or themselves. Decentralized fundraising platforms are online platforms that connect startups with investors using blockchain technology and smart contracts. ICOs (initial coin offerings) are a type of crowdfunding where startups issue tokens that represent a share of their project or service in exchange for cryptocurrency or fiat money. Decentralized fundraising platforms and ICOs can offer several advantages for angel syndicates, such as:

  • Access to a global pool of investors and startups across different sectors and regions
  • Reduced transaction costs and intermediaries involved in fundraising
  • Increased transparency and accountability of fundraising activities and outcomes
  • Enhanced innovation and experimentation with new business models and value propositions

Security and privacy considerations in blockchain adoption 

Blockchain technology can also improve the security and privacy of angel syndicates by using cryptography and consensus mechanisms to protect their data and transactions from unauthorized access or manipulation. However, blockchain technology also poses some challenges and risks for security and privacy that need to be addressed before widespread adoption. Some of these challenges are:

  • Vulnerability to cyberattacks or hacking that may compromise the network or the data
  • Exposure to regulatory or legal liabilities due to data breaches or non-compliance with data protection laws
  • Trade-off between transparency and confidentiality of sensitive information or transactions
  • Ethical and social implications of data ownership and governance on the blockchain

Case Studies and Examples

To illustrate how blockchain technology can transform angel syndicates, let us look at some real-world examples and case studies of blockchain adoption in angel syndicates.

  • AngelList: AngelList is one of the most popular online platforms that connects startups with investors, including angel syndicates. AngelList has been experimenting with blockchain technology to enhance its platform and services. For example, AngelList has launched CoinList, a spin-off platform that helps startups launch compliant ICOs and token sales. CoinList also offers a secondary market for token trading called CoinList Trade. Moreover, AngelList has partnered with Republic Crypto, another platform that enables retail investors to participate in ICOs through a simple app.
  • Spice VC: Spice VC is an angel syndicate that focuses on investing in blockchain and digital asset startups. Spice VC has leveraged blockchain technology to tokenize its fund and offer liquidity and fractional ownership to its investors. Spice VC has issued security tokens that represent a share of its portfolio companies and are compliant with securities regulations. Spice VC has also listed its tokens on multiple exchanges, such as OpenFinance and tZERO, to enable secondary trading and price discovery.
  • Homerun: Homerun is a blockchain-based platform that enables individual investors to form investment clubs, pool capital, and evaluate potential businesses. Our goal is to provide a simple, safe, and transparent way for investors to participate in promising startups and more. With Homerun, investors worldwide can diversify their portfolios and make informed decisions through collaborative voting within their investment clubs.
  • Blockchain Capital: Blockchain Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in blockchain and cryptocurrency startups. Blockchain Capital has also used blockchain technology to tokenize its fund and raise capital from a wider range of investors. Blockchain Capital has issued BCAP tokens that represent a share of its fund and are backed by real assets. Blockchain Capital has also partnered with Securitize, a platform that provides tokenization and compliance services for security tokens.
  • Liquefy: Liquefy is a platform that enables angel syndicates and other investors to tokenize their assets and access liquidity and fractional ownership. Liquefy allows investors to create, manage, and trade security tokens that represent their equity or debt in startups or other assets. Liquefy also provides a suite of tools and services for tokenization, such as smart contracts, KYC/AML, custody, etc.


Blockchain technology is a revolutionary innovation that has the potential to transform angel syndicates in various ways by enhancing their transparency, trust, security, scalability, and efficiency. Blockchain technology can enable angel syndicates to share information and coordinate actions in a transparent and trustworthy way, use smart contracts to automate and simplify their syndicate operations, tokenize their assets for increased liquidity and fractional ownership, use decentralized fundraising platforms and ICOs to raise capital for their portfolio companies or themselves and improve their security and privacy by using cryptography and consensus mechanisms.

Blockchain technology is still in its early stages of development and adoption, but it has shown great potential for transforming angel syndicates in various ways. As blockchain technology matures and evolves, we can expect to see more trends and possibilities for blockchain-enabled angel syndicates in the future.

We hope this blog post has given you some insights into how blockchain technology can transform angel syndicates.


Theo báo cáo từ ‘Southeast Asia Ecosystem 2.0’, Việt Nam đang được đánh giá là một trong những điểm đến hấp dẫn nhất đối với các quỹ đầu tư mạo hiểm tại khu vực Đông Nam Á. Hệ sinh thái khởi nghiệp tại Việt Nam đang phát triển không ngừng, và để hỗ trợ cộng đồng khởi nghiệp trong nước, Wiziin vinh dự được giới thiệu cuốn sách “Chiến lược huy động vốn mạo hiểm – Dành cho nhà khởi nghiệp nghiêm túc”, một trong những cuốn sách đầu tư mạo hiểm được đánh giá cao hàng đầu trên thế giới.

Giới thiệu

Tác giả

Chiến lược huy động vốn mạo hiểm – Dành cho nhà khởi nghiệp nghiêm túc” được viết bởi Dermot Berkery, General Partner của Delta Partners, một công ty quản lý quỹ mạo hiểm hàng đầu tại châu Âu. Ông có nhiều kinh nghiệm và thành công trong việc đầu tư vào các startup giai đoạn sớm trong lĩnh vực công nghệ. Ông cũng đã giảng dạy môn Tài chính Khởi nghiệp tại Đại học Tổng hợp Dublin. 

Dịch giả

Cuốn sách được dịch bởi Tiến Nguyễn, General Partner của Earth Venture Capital, một quỹ đầu tư mạo hiểm tập trung vào công nghệ chống biến đổi khí hậu. Anh cũng là nhà sáng lập Wiziin Inc. và đã có nhiều kinh nghiệm làm việc cùng Dermot Berkery trong nhiều thương vụ.

Kết luận là…

Đây là cuốn sách gói tất cả những chắt lọc quý giá nhất từ trải nghiệm của các nhà đầu tư mạo hiểm. Nó không chỉ mang lại kiến thức cho các startup về khởi nghiệp, mà còn giúp bạn hiểu rõ hơn về quá trình cũng như góc nhìn của một nhà đầu tư. Wiziin rất vinh dự được đóng góp vào việc đưa cuốn sách này đến mọi người, vì chúng tôi tin rằng nó sẽ mang lại kiến thức và kỹ năng bổ ích cho những nhà khởi nghiệp nghiêm túc và những người quan tâm đến lĩnh vực khởi nghiệp và gọi vốn mạo hiểm.

Tại các trường Đại học tại Châu Âu, “Chiến lược huy động vốn mạo hiểm – Dành cho nhà khởi nghiệp nghiêm túc” còn được sử dụng để giảng dạy với những nội dung hướng dẫn cụ thể thông qua case study, biểu đồ chi tiết, và chuỗi các bài tập ứng dụng thực tế. 

Không những vậy, cuốn sách này cũng là một nguồn cảm hứng và tham khảo cho những nhà quản lý quỹ mạo hiểm và nhà hoạch định chính sách. Nó cung cấp nhiều kiến thức căn bản về việc chuẩn bị huy động vốn, xây dựng mối quan hệ với nhà đầu tư, định giá startup và đàm phán term sheet với các quỹ đầu tư.

Cụ thể thì “Chiến lược huy động vốn mạo hiểm” có gì?

Để cung cấp một cái nhìn tổng quan và sâu sắc về chiến lược gọi vốn mạo hiểm, cũng như những kỹ năng thực tế để áp dụng trong việc khởi nghiệp và tạo ra sự thành công trong việc huy động vốn mạo hiểm, Dermot đã chia cuốn sách thành năm phần, đi từ việc lên kế hoạch, hoạch định và phát triển startup cho đến các vấn đề trong đàm phán với VC, những điều nhất định startup cần lưu ý:

Phần 1: Nền tảng của phương pháp Đầu tư mạo hiểm

Phần đầu sách tập trung vào việc chuẩn bị huy động vốn và giới thiệu nhiều khái niệm quan trọng. Cuốn sách trình bày cách xác định các cột mốc (stepping-stones) mà doanh nghiệp có thể và sẽ đạt được nhờ vào nguồn vốn đầu tư. Tác giả Dermot Berkery chỉ ra cách các nhà đầu tư mạo hiểm thường đầu tư theo từng giai đoạn và tin rằng doanh nghiệp sẽ đạt được những mục tiêu cụ thể cho từng giai đoạn đầu tư. Cuốn sách cũng giải thích về khái niệm J-curves và những điểm đỉnh mà doanh nghiệp cần đạt được, điều mà nhiều doanh nghiệp chưa biết đến và cần xem xét.

Phần 2: Huy động nguồn tài chính

Phần này tập trung vào quá trình huy động vốn, bao gồm việc xác định số tiền cần thiết cho doanh nghiệp và cách viết một kế hoạch kinh doanh thuyết phục. Cuốn sách cũng giới thiệu cấu trúc của các quỹ đầu tư mạo hiểm, nguồn vốn của các quỹ đầu tư này và cách chúng thu lợi từ nhà đầu tư và các quỹ này. Phần này cung cấp thông tin quan trọng cho các chủ doanh nghiệp, giúp họ hiểu rõ hoạt động của các quỹ đầu tư trước khi tiếp cận nguồn vốn tiềm năng.

Phần 3: Định giá Startup

Phần này trả lời những câu hỏi phổ biến về việc định giá doanh nghiệp trước khi huy động vốn. Cuốn sách giải thích tại sao các phương pháp định giá truyền thống không hữu dụng và đề xuất cách tối đa hóa giá trị của một công ty. Đây là thông tin hữu ích đối với các chủ doanh nghiệp muốn huy động vốn hoặc đơn giản là muốn bán công ty trong tương lai.

Phần 4: Đàm phán đầu tư Startup: Term Sheet

Phần này giải thích cẩn thận về quy trình đàm phán các điều khoản đầu tư, bao gồm cả thuật ngữ phức tạp thường xuất hiện trong các bản term sheet. Cuốn sách cung cấp nhiều thông tin về cách phân bổ quyền kiểm soát giữa lãnh đạo công ty và nhà đầu tư, cũng như cách cân bằng quyền lợi của cả hai bên qua các công cụ như “option pools”, “founder stock” và các thỏa thuận khác.

Phần 5: Bài tập

Cuối cùng, phần này cung cấp các bài tập thực hành về các điều khoản đầu tư. Đây là tài liệu hữu ích cho các quản lý chưa từng tiếp xúc với các điều khoản đầu tư, giúp họ tìm cách đạt được nhiều quyền điều hành nhất có thể khi làm việc với nhà đầu tư. Phần này bao gồm nhiều tình huống thực tế với các điều khoản đại diện cho doanh nghiệp, và độc giả phải trả lời câu hỏi trong sách để hiểu rõ tình huống, mục tiêu của các bên đàm phán và những điều khoản cần được thỏa thuận.

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Angel Syndicates vs. Venture Capital: Which is Right for You

When it comes to investing in startups and emerging businesses, two primary options exist: Angel Syndicates and Venture Capital. Angel Syndicates comprise high-net-worth individuals who pool their resources to invest in startups. Conversely, Venture Capital firms are institutional investors that invest substantial amounts of money in established startups.

Choosing the right investment type is crucial for both investors and entrepreneurs. It’s important to consider the level of control, ownership, and financial returns that each investment type offers. Angel Syndicates may offer more flexibility and personal touch, while Venture Capital firms may provide more extensive resources and support.

This article provides a definition of Angel Syndicates and Venture Capital and emphasizes the significance of selecting the appropriate investment type. The comparison between the two investment types, including differences in investment size and structure, investor involvement, risk and return, and factors to consider when choosing between the two, is also outlined.

What is Angel Syndicates?

Angel Syndicates are groups of high-net-worth individuals who come together to invest in startups. Here are some essential characteristics of Angel Syndicates:

  • Angel Syndicates generally invest in earlier-stage startups, providing seed funding to help these companies get off the ground. However, some larger syndicates may also invest in later-stage startups.
  • The syndicates are usually made up of high-net-worth individuals who invest smaller amounts of money compared to Venture Capital firms. However, the total amount invested by a syndicate can be more significant than that of a VC firm in some cases.
  • Angel investors often provide guidance and expertise to the startups they invest in, which can be highly valuable for entrepreneurs who are just starting.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Angel Syndicates

On the one hand, Angel Syndicates offer more flexibility and can provide a more personal touch when working with startups. They are often more willing to take risks and invest in companies that may not have established traction yet. However, the investment amounts may be limited, and the risks can be higher. Angel Syndicates may not have the same level of resources and support that Venture Capital firms can provide.

Here are some examples of successful angel syndicate investments and the key players involved. Chris Sacca, an angel investor, played a significant role in Uber’s early growth, and today the ride-hailing company is a household name. Dropbox, a widely used cloud storage platform, received seed funding from angel investors including Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners. In the case of Reddit, a group of angel investors such as Paul Graham and Alexis Ohanian provided seed funding for the development of the site, which has since become one of the most popular social news aggregators on the web.

What is Venture Capital?

Venture Capital is a form of private equity financing primarily offered to early-stage startups and emerging businesses. Here are some of Venture Capital’s key features:

  • Venture Capital firms typically invest larger amounts of money compared to Angel Syndicates, offering funds to startups that have already established a certain level of traction.
  • They offer more extensive resources and support to their portfolio companies, such as access to industry expertise, mentorship, and networks of contacts.
  • Venture Capital firms play an active role in the management and decision-making of their portfolio companies.

Pros and Cons of Venture Capital

Venture Capital firms offer more substantial financial backing and access to a wider range of resources and support. They can help entrepreneurs to scale their businesses more quickly. Otherwise, VCs also tend to be more risk-averse and may be less willing to invest in companies that haven’t already established some level of traction. They may also take a more hands-on approach to management, which can limit the autonomy of the startup.

There are several examples of successful venture capital investments. Accel Partners was an early investor in Facebook, providing seed funding for the social media platform’s early growth. Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners provided seed funding for Airbnb, which has since become a global leader in the short-term rental market. Another is that Founders Fund provided funding for SpaceX, which has since become one of the most successful private space exploration companies in the world.

Which one is right for your Startup?

According to Bo Ren, was a director of Early-Stage Startups at Silicon Valley Bank in New York City. She believes that founders should understand the differences between angel syndicates and venture capitalists (VCs) to determine which is more suitable for their startup. Angels can offer more than just funding, providing human capital and objective advice that can be valuable in the early stages. They may also be more willing to invest in underestimated founders such as women and BIPOCs. Angels can help startups overcome the cold start problem and create a social signal to VCs that the company is legitimate. However, the partnership with angels may be shorter than with VCs, who work on a longer timeframe and can provide the push for startups to sell upstream to bigger clients.

In terms of which type of investor is more suitable for a startup, it depends on the founder’s goals and stage of development. If a startup has found product-market fit and needs distribution, partnerships, or key hires, VC funding may be the push needed to scale up quickly. As having a spot in VC’s portfolio, they can try to help you easier to hit a milestone. However, if a founder is still testing things out and needs freedom to explore, venture capital may not be the best option. Ultimately, the first question for founders should be whether they truly want to be venture-backed, and if so, whether it is the only way to achieve their growth goals.

Final Thoughts

Choosing the appropriate investment type can be a critical factor in the success of a startup. Angel Syndicates offer smaller investment amounts with more involved support, while Venture Capital firms provide larger investments and take a more active role in management. Each investment type presents different risks and potential returns.

When considering whether to pursue Angel Syndicates or Venture Capital, entrepreneurs should evaluate the investment size required, the stage of their company’s development, and the level of involvement desired from the investor. It’s crucial to consider the potential trade-offs, such as control, ownership, and financial returns.

Looking to the future, both Angel Syndicates and Venture Capital firms are likely to continue playing significant roles in the investment landscape. As the startup ecosystem continues to evolve, new investment models may emerge, providing even more funding options for entrepreneurs.

Revolutionizing the HRTech Industry: Exploring Challenges, Opportunities, and the Potential

The human resources technology (HRTech) industry has experienced a significant transformation in recent years. With the rapid evolution of technology and the changing demands of the modern workforce, businesses have been forced to adapt their recruitment and HR strategies to remain competitive. In this article, we’ll explore some of the insights, key challenges, and opportunities that businesses face in the HRTech industry, and introduce InTalents as a potential player in this market.

HRTech Industry’s Insght

The HRTech Industry is a rapidly growing industry that includes a wide range of software solutions and services designed to improve human resource management processes.

The HRTech market encompasses a diverse set of tools, ranging from applicant tracking systems to performance management software to employee engagement platforms. These tools are designed to help HR professionals streamline their processes, increase efficiency, and make data-driven decisions.

According to recent studies, the HRTech market is projected to reach $38.2 billion by 2026, reflecting a compound annual growth rate of 9.2% from 2021 to 2026.

Challenges in the HRTech Industry

One of the biggest challenges facing businesses in the HRTech industry is the need to attract and retain top talent. With a growing demand for specialized skills and a shortage of qualified candidates, businesses are struggling to find the right talent to fill critical roles. In addition, the recruitment process can be time-consuming and costly, especially when traditional methods are used.

Another challenge is the need to stay up-to-date with the latest technological advancements. As the HRTech industry continues to evolve, businesses must keep pace with new technologies to remain competitive. This requires a significant investment in research and development, as well as ongoing training and development for employees.

Opportunities in the HRTech Industry

Despite the challenges, there are also many opportunities for businesses in the HRTech industry. One of the biggest opportunities is the ability to leverage technology to improve the recruitment process. With the right tools and platforms, businesses can automate and streamline the recruitment process, saving time and resources while also improving the candidate experience.

Another opportunity is the ability to build a strong employer brand. With the help of HRTech tools and platforms, businesses can create a compelling employer brand that attracts top talent and differentiates them from their competitors. This can be achieved through the use of social media, custom career pages, and other branding strategies.

Introducing InTalents

InTalents is a comprehensive AI-powered recruitment platform that is disrupting the HRTech industry by providing an innovative approach to long-term and strategic recruitment. Their platform automates and streamlines the entire recruitment process, from recommending candidates to reporting on performance, all while saving businesses time, money, and resources.

With InTalents, businesses can create a sustainable pipeline of talent by focusing on building relationships and attracting talent rather than simply reacting to immediate hiring needs. By leveraging their comprehensive database and advanced AI algorithms, businesses can quickly and securely build a pool of quality candidates who are a good fit for their organization.

In addition to the platform’s features, InTalents offers various revenue streams, including monthly and annual subscriptions, candidate pool marketing, job post promotion, and more. Their website currently attracts around 18,000 visitors per month, and over 2100 B2B users, and already made a splash in the recruitment industry through their ebooks, webinars, partnerships, ads, and user experience platform – all of which have contributed to the steady organic growth.


The HRTech industry is facing both challenges and opportunities, and businesses must be prepared to adapt to stay competitive. With the right tools and platforms, businesses can leverage technology to improve the recruitment process, build a strong employer brand, and attract top talent.

As the HRTech market continues to evolve, solutions like InTalents will be at the forefront of driving innovation and growth. By providing businesses with the tools they need to streamline HR processes and attract top talent, InTalents is poised to make a major impact in the recruitment industry and beyond.

Funding Strategies for Blockchain Startups

Blockchain Technology Potential & Landscape

Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize many industries, from finance and healthcare to supply chain management and voting systems. One of the main advantages of blockchain technology is its ability to provide a transparent, decentralized ledger that can be used to track and verify transactions.

The blockchain landscape is rapidly evolving, with new startups and projects emerging daily. According to a report by Statista, the global blockchain market size is expected to reach $39.7 billion by 2025, up from $2.3 billion in 2020. The report also notes that the financial sector is currently the largest user of blockchain technology, accounting for over 60% of the market.

Funding for Blockchain Startups Insights

According to the latest data, the total funding received by blockchain and crypto startups in 2022 was similar to 2021. However, it declined by 11%, from around $32B in 2021 to $29B in 2022. Despite the decline in total funding, the market experienced a silver lining during this volatile phase: the total deal volume in 2022 went up by 35% compared to 2021.

This indicates that there is still strong interest in blockchain and crypto startups, and investors are willing to invest in promising projects even during uncertain times.

Most Effective Funding Strategies for Blockchain Startups

Blockchain technology is rapidly changing the way businesses operate, and blockchain startups are popping up all over the world. However, starting a blockchain company requires a significant amount of capital, and without proper funding, it can be challenging to achieve success. Let’s explore some of the most effective funding strategies for blockchain startups.

Traditional VCs

Traditional venture capital firms have a long history of investing in startups across a range of industries, including blockchain. These firms typically have large funds and can provide startups with significant amounts of funding, as well as access to their network of contacts and expertise. However, VCs are also known for being demanding investors who may require startups to meet specific milestones and targets, and may take a percentage of the startup’s equity in exchange for their investment.

Crypto-focused VCs

Crypto-focused venture capital firms are a more specialized funding source for blockchain startups. These firms understand the unique challenges and opportunities of the blockchain and crypto space and can provide startups with valuable insights and connections. As the blockchain industry has grown, so too has the number of crypto-focused VCs, giving startups a wider range of funding options to choose from.

Family Offices

Family offices are private wealth management firms that manage the assets of high net worth families. These firms have become an increasingly popular funding source for blockchain startups due to their ability to provide significant amounts of funding without the same level of scrutiny or demands as traditional VCs. Family offices can also be more patient investors, as they may not require startups to achieve short-term returns. In exchange for their investment, family offices may ask for a percentage of the startup’s equity, or may negotiate a preferred return or other financial terms.

Established Corporations

Established corporations are starting to invest in blockchain startups as they recognize the potential of this technology to transform their businesses. These corporations can provide startups with significant amounts of funding, as well as access to their resources and customer base. In some cases, corporations may also partner with startups to develop new products or services. However, startups should be aware that corporations may have different priorities and timelines than traditional investors, and may require more due diligence and negotiation before committing to an investment.

Crypto Companies

Established crypto companies, such as exchanges or wallets, are also starting to invest in promising blockchain startups. These companies can provide startups with valuable industry expertise and connections, as well as access to their customer base. In some cases, crypto companies may also provide startups with strategic partnerships or acquisitions. However, startups should be aware that crypto companies may have different priorities and timelines than traditional investors, and may require more due diligence and negotiation before committing to an investment.


Accelerators and incubators are programs that provide startups with funding, mentorship, and access to resources to help them grow and succeed. These programs can also provide valuable networking opportunities and exposure to potential investors. Accelerators and incubators may be focused specifically on blockchain and crypto startups or maybe more general programs that accept startups from various industries. Startups should carefully evaluate the program’s reputation, mentorship offerings, and funding terms before applying.


Crowdfunding is a funding strategy that allows startups to raise funds from a large number of investors. Crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo allow startups to pitch their ideas to a global audience and raise funds from people who are interested in the project. Crowdfunding campaigns typically offer rewards in exchange for investment, such as early access to the product or exclusive merchandise.

One of the advantages of crowdfunding is that it can help startups validate their product and gain traction in the market. However, crowdfunding campaigns require significant marketing efforts and can be challenging to execute successfully.


Blockchain startups can also apply for grants from government agencies, non-profit organizations, and foundations. Grants provide non-dilutive funding, which means that the startup does not have to give up equity in exchange for investment. Grants can be used to fund research and development, build prototypes, and cover operational expenses.

Grants are highly competitive, and startups must have a compelling proposal and a strong team to win funding. Additionally, the grant application process can be lengthy and time-consuming.

Angel Investors

Angel investors are high-net-worth individuals who invest in early-stage startups in exchange for equity. Angel investors typically provide smaller amounts of funding than VC firms, but they can also provide valuable mentorship and industry expertise. Angel investors are often more willing to take risks than institutional investors, making them an attractive option for blockchain startups.

Angel investors are typically less risk-averse than VC firms, but they also require a significant amount of due diligence. Startups must have a clear value proposition, a solid team, and a plan for growth to attract angel investment.

Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

Although ICO funding has declined in recent years, it can still be a viable funding option for blockchain startups. An ICO is a fundraising event where a company issues and sells its own cryptocurrency in exchange for investment. ICOs typically take place in the early stages of a project, and the funds raised can be used to develop the technology, build a team, and launch the product.

One of the advantages of ICOs is that they can raise significant amounts of capital quickly. However, ICOs are highly regulated in many countries, and startups must comply with securities laws and regulations.


Blockchain startups have several funding strategies available to them, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Startups should carefully evaluate their options and choose the funding strategy that best fits their needs and goals. The most effective funding strategy will depend on the stage of the startup, the size of the funding round, and the startup’s specific industry and goals. With the right funding strategy, blockchain startups can secure the resources they need to grow and succeed in a rapidly evolving industry.

Vietnam’s Proptech Market: A Rising Star in Southeast Asia

Vietnam’s real estate market has seen rapid growth in recent years, and the rise of proptech has been a significant contributing factor. Proptech, or property technology, is a term used to describe the application of technology to the real estate industry. In Vietnam, the proptech market is growing at an impressive rate, with increasing investment, a growing number of startups, and expanding services. In this article, we will take a closer look at the Vietnam proptech market, its potential, and what the future may hold.

Market Overview

According to a report by Savills Vietnam, the proptech market in Vietnam is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 20% over the next five years. In 2020, the proptech market in Vietnam was valued at approximately $1 billion, and this is expected to reach $3 billion by 2025. The number of proptech startups in Vietnam has also increased significantly in recent years, with more than 200 proptech companies operating in the market as of 2021.

The growth of the proptech market in Vietnam is driven by several factors, including increasing internet penetration and smartphone adoption, a growing middle class with more disposable income, and a strong demand for transparent and efficient real estate services. With these trends in place, the potential for growth in the Vietnam proptech market is significant.

Challenges and Opportunities

While the Vietnam proptech market presents significant opportunities, there are also challenges that must be addressed. One of the biggest challenges is the lack of regulation, which can lead to issues such as fraud and disputes. Additionally, the market is highly competitive, with a growing number of players vying for market share. Companies will need to differentiate themselves by offering innovative and valuable services to stand out from the crowd.

Despite these challenges, there are significant opportunities in the Vietnam proptech market. With a growing middle class and increasing internet penetration, there is a strong demand for transparent and efficient real estate services. The rise of new technologies such as blockchain and AI also presents significant opportunities for innovation and disruption in the market.

Meet the new player in the market

Tempus Financial is a new player in the market of real estate derivatives solutions catering to foreigners who are actively participating in Vietnam’s property market. The platform offers a variety of features to help users find the perfect property to fit their needs and budget, including a gamification approach that customizes products and services to the specific needs of customers.

One of the standout features of the Tempus Financial platform is its 3D capture technology, which allows users to view properties in an immersive and realistic way through 3D virtual tours. This is a significant advantage for users, as it allows them to get a better sense of the properties they are interested in and make more informed decisions.

Additionally, the platform offers a transparent pricing model, with no fees for its services, only charging for legal services required during the property purchasing/renting procedures. In addition to its technology, Tempus Financial offers a comprehensive lawyer service that supports customers throughout the entire life cycle of owning or renting real estate derivatives. This includes assistance with legal procedures, contract negotiations, and ongoing support to ensure a smooth and successful property transaction.

Tempus Financial also offers a process monitoring and payments form, so users can easily keep track of the progress of their property transactions and make payments with ease. This is a great feature for users who want to stay informed and have peace of mind throughout the process.


The Vietnam proptech market is a rapidly growing and promising industry, with a growing number of companies, increasing investment, and expanding services. While there are challenges that must be addressed, the potential for growth in the market is significant. As the market continues to mature and more players enter the space, it will be interesting to see how companies differentiate themselves and innovate to meet the evolving needs of customers. Ultimately, the Vietnam proptech market is a rising star in Southeast Asia and one to watch in the coming years.

How Startups Pitch to Angel Syndicates

Pitching to angel syndicates can be a nerve-wracking experience for many startups. However, it is also an essential step in securing the funding needed to grow and scale your business. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of how startups pitch to angel syndicates.

The Pitching Process

The process of pitching to an angel syndicate involves several steps:

Identify Angel syndicate

The first step is to identify potential angel syndicates that are a good fit for your startup. This can be done by researching online, attending networking events, and seeking referrals from other entrepreneurs. Online platforms such as Gust, AngelList, and SeedInvest,… can also be used to connect with angel syndicates.

Submit a pitch deck

Once you have identified an angel syndicate you want to pitch to, the next step is to submit a pitch deck. This is a presentation that outlines your business idea, market opportunity, financial projections, and team. Tailoring your pitch deck to the specific interests of the angel syndicate is crucial. Pitching to an individual investor allows for a more informal and flexible process, with more control over timing, format, and content. This approach may lead to establishing a personal relationship with the investor and receiving personalized feedback. In contrast, when pitching to an angel syndicate, the process is typically more structured and formalized. Startups must adhere to specific guidelines for submitting their pitch and may need to follow a specific timeline for review. The pitch may be presented to a group of investors, requiring a tailored approach to a larger audience and addressing a broader range of concerns and questions.

Do the screening process

Switch to the next step, the angel syndicate will conduct a screening process to determine if your startup is a good fit for their investment portfolio. This may involve initial phone or video interviews, due diligence on your business, and discussions with your team.

Get the invitation

If your startup passes the screening process, you will receive an invitation to pitch to the angel syndicate. The pitch may take place in person or virtually and should be tailored to the interests of the specific angel syndicate. Unlike pitching to individual investors, you may pitch in front of a group of investors in a syndicate.

Do due diligence

Following the pitch, the angel syndicate will likely have questions about your business and conduct further due diligence. It is essential to be prepared to answer questions and provide additional information as needed. Due diligence may be faster with an angel syndicate as they have a network of experienced investors who can evaluate potential investments better than just individual investors. Angel syndicates can also pool their resources and share the cost of conducting due diligence, which can be an advantage for startups.

Wait for the investment decision 

Finally, the angel syndicate will make an investment decision. If they decide to invest, they will negotiate terms with your startup and provide funding to help you grow and scale your business. Throughout the pitching phase, it’s important to build a relationship with the investors. Maintaining good communication and following up with investors can help startups gain valuable feedback and insights, which can be beneficial for future rounds of fundraising or even for the growth of the business.

Benefits of Pitching to Angel Syndicates

There are several benefits of pitching to angel syndicates. First, angel syndicates are groups of angel investors who pool their money together to invest in startups. Pitching to angel syndicates provides access to a group of investors who can provide a significant amount of funding. Second, angel syndicates typically have experience in investing in startups in many industries, so they can provide valuable and manifold advice and mentorship. Finally, pitching to an angel syndicate can help startups gain exposure and credibility in the startup ecosystem, which can be crucial in attracting future investment and partnerships. 

As the above words, angel syndicates typically consist of a group of experienced and successful angel investors who have a proven track record of investing in successful startups. By successfully pitching to an angel syndicate, a startup can gain access to this network of investors, who can provide not only funding but also mentorship, guidance, and valuable connections within the industry. 

Pro-Tips to Pitch Successfully

Pitching to angel syndicates can be a nerve-wracking experience for many startups. However, preparing a successful pitch can be the difference between securing the funding needed to grow your business or walking away empty-handed.

To help you prepare, we’ve compiled a list of pro tips to help you pitch successfully to angel syndicates.

  1. Know your audience: Research the angel syndicate you are pitching to and tailor your pitch to their interests and investment criteria. This will show that you have done your homework and increase the likelihood of securing funding. Consider their investment history, their portfolio companies, and what types of startups they are interested in investing in.
  2. Keep it concise: Your pitch should be no longer than 10-15 minutes, including time for Q&A. Focus on the most important aspects of your business and avoid getting bogged down in unnecessary details. Make sure your pitch is clear, concise, and easily understandable.
  3. Be clear and compelling: Your pitch should clearly explain your business idea, market opportunity, and team. Use compelling visuals and stories to bring your pitch to life and engage your audience. Make sure you can explain your idea in a way that is easy to understand and that captures the interest of your audience.
  4. Show traction: Investors want to see that your business has traction and is making progress. Be prepared to share metrics and milestones that demonstrate your startup’s growth and potential. This could include user acquisition, revenue, partnerships, and other key metrics that will showcase your traction.
  5. Practice, practice, practice: Practice your pitch until you can deliver it confidently and smoothly. This will help you stay calm and focused during the actual pitch and increase your chances of success. Practice in front of friends, mentors, and other entrepreneurs who can give you feedback on your delivery and content.

Final Thoughts

Pitching to angel syndicates is a challenging yet rewarding process for startups. To increase the likelihood of securing funding, startups should follow the steps outlined in this post. It’s important to tailor the pitch to the angel syndicate’s interests, be prepared to answer questions, and provide more information as required. Good luck with your pitch!

Angel Syndicate 101: How to meet an Angel Group?

Angel Syndicates is no longer a strange term among startup investors. Apart from looking for investments through bank debts, venture capital funds, or angel investors, Angel Syndicate is also a good choice that investors and startups are looking at. Let’s learn more about this model in this post.

Angel Syndicate

What is Angel Syndicate?

As the name implies, an Angel Syndicate consists of a group of investors who agree to invest in the same project together. In a Syndicate, Angels or other investors can be gathered from any source, and regular Syndicates can have Angels from multiple investment networks.

In another word, a Syndicate is a club organization that brings Angel Investors together to present deals to its contributors. The individuals then determine to whether make investments in their personal money inside the organizations on offer. Angel Syndicates manage deal flow, due diligence, and transactions on behalf of the investors there. It usually takes 1-6 months or more for Angel Syndicates to complete their deals.

You could refer to some popular Angel Syndicate platforms recently: Angelist, Odin, The Syndicates, ACFInvestors (Angel CoFund), etc.

Why Angel Syndicate?


The popularity of Syndicate investing is not accidental. For startups, Syndicates are interesting because they enable rapid advancements:

Higher sums of capital

When a Syndicate presents a deal to its network, a bunch of investors will commonly look to make investments in the company, which often means, startups can near their funding rounds speedily.

In some cases, Angel Investors form their own so-called “Angel Funds” to pool their capital collectively and spend money on multiple startups in a fund layout. The funds are in higher amounts compared to individual angel investors for startups, which could be up to 1 million dollars in some cases.


The Syndicate platform will represent this group of investors to process, execute deals, negotiate, and do due diligence with startups. So, founders don’t have to deal with numerous and different investors.


The Angel Syndicates investment is not just beneficial for startups, it can bring limitless potential to individual investors as well:

Portfolio Diversity

Syndicate investing allows angels to build larger portfolios.

Rather than eg. investing $100k in a single deal, you can invest $10k in ten deals. Portfolio diversity is well-known as good practice for investors in general, but it is particularly important in angel investing and venture capital.

An Angel Syndicate increases your odds of hitting a winner and dramatically increases your chances of tripling or quintupling your invested capital. Additionally, you are less likely to lose money altogether.

Shared Deal Flow and Due Diligence

When organized in the right way, groups of individuals are able to make better decisions and solve problems more effectively than people working alone.


By connecting investors, identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities, and managing their investments, Syndicate platforms provide a central location for investors to connect. Therefore, investors don’t have to touch their fingers too much on these sides.

Community and professional development

As a member of an Angel Syndicate, you will also join a community of individuals with similar interests, values, and ambitions. Most Syndicates foster a sense of community by encouraging their Angels to interact and share ideas. There are various benefits to this – you meet interesting people, make new friends, and can even find commercial and job opportunities.

How does it work?

Syndicates proposal originates from an institution there remains a requirement for a “Lead Angel” to lead the proposition on behalf of the syndicate.

This individual, as well as at least two private individuals in the Syndicate, should be investing a meaningful amount in the business at their own discretion. Institutions that are counterparties to Syndicate Agreements must be capable of reporting on the portfolio company and monitoring its performance, either directly or through constituent investors. The lead investor then works with other accredited investors to raise the rest of the money.

In fact, Syndicates do not need to be formally constituted and may form around a transaction where the members have agreed to invest. However, the Syndicate members should be actively engaged with each other prior to the investment and work together in terms of sharing due diligence and negotiating terms. Additionally, the syndicate platform requires investors must have been and are not tied to the startups being invested.

Does Angel Syndicate have fees?

When investing in a Syndicate, investors pay a portion of the setup cost (proportional to their investment amount) and usually carry (around 20%) to the lead or the investment advisor. The Agreement for the fees in Syndicates could change on each platform. In rare cases, there is no setup fee or carry.


In summary, we have learned about Angel Syndicates, their operating models, and the meaning of why this model is significant. In the following post, we will explore Angel Syndicate in more depth, so readers will have the most insight and may be ready to join.



Việt Nam

  1. Momo vừa hoàn thành vòng gọi vốn tiếp theo với 200 triệu USD nhận được từ 2 nhà đầu tư mới là Mizuho Bank (Nhật Bản, đầu tư 170 triệu USD cho 7,5%) & WFM Investment (Hong Kong) bên cạnh các nhà đầu tư cũ khác Goodwater Capital và Kora Management
  2. The CrownX (TCX) vừa nhận thêm 350 triệu USD, khép lại vòng gọi vốn kỷ lục 1,5 tỷ USD trong 2 năm. Công ty Cổ phần Tập đoàn Masan công bố ký kết Giao dịch này từ nhóm các nhà đầu tư bao gồm TPG, Platinum Orchid và SeaTown Master Fund. Sau giao dịch, The CrownX được định giá 8,2 tỷ USD cho 100% vốn chủ sở hữu.
  3. Chuỗi cửa hàng ConCung sắp nhận được khoản đầu tư trị giá 100 triệu USD, theo DealStreetAsia với QuadriaCapital là đơn vị sẽ rót vốn vào Con Cưng. Quỹ đầu tư này được thành lập từ năm 2012 và hiện quản lý khối tài sản trị giá 1,6 tỷ USD.
  4. OnMic được Touchstone Partners rót vốn đầu tư chỉ sau 6 tháng ra mắt.
  5. Vina Capital Ventures vừa công bố đầu tư vào Hub Global (thành lập vào năm 2021) chuyên hỗ trợ các công ty khởi nghiệp cung cấp các giải pháp ứng dụng công nghệ chuỗi khối (blockchain) tại Việt Nam.
  6. Startup game Blockchain Việt Nam Whydah nhận vốn 25 triệu USD với sự hậu thuẫn từ nhiều quỹ đầu tư lớn như Hashkey, Eternity Ventures, Bitscale, Youbi, Morningstar Ventures, Kardia Ventures, Formless Capital, Axia 8 Ventures, Polkastarter, Good Guild Game và Mask Network.
  7. UrBox – startup thương mại điện tử B2B trong lĩnh vực quà tặng, tri ân khách hàng vừa hoàn thành vòng gọi vốn Pre-Series A với giá trị 2,2 triệu USD từ các nhà đầu tư hàng đầu trong khu vực; dẫn đầu bởi Quỹ Touchstone Partners, và góp mặt của Quỹ Pavilion Capital và nhà đầu tư hiện tại là Vina Capital Ventures.

Châu Á

  1. Chai, một nền tảng cung cấp giải pháp thanh toán có trụ sở tại Hàn Quốc, đã huy động được 45 triệu USD trong round B do SoftBank Ventures Asia và Nyca Partners đồng dẫn đầu.
  2. HevoData, một startup về no-code data pipeline (Ấn Độ, 2017), đã huy động được 30 triệu USD trong series B do Sequoia Capital India dẫn đầu. Các nhà đầu tư tham gia khác bao gồm Qualgro, Lachy Groom và Chiratae Ventures.
  3. Startup về giáo dục Cakap (Indonesia) huy động được 10 triệu USD trong vòng Series B. Quỹ PE có trụ sở tại Singapore và công ty đầu tư mạo hiểm #HeritasCapital cũng đồng dẫn đầu vòng này, cùng với KB Investment và các nhà đầu tư chưa được công bố.
  4. Solcans (Singapore), công cụ Explore Blockchain giúp kiểm tra các Address, Block, Transaction,… trên hệ sinh thái Solana, được sáng lập bởi founder người Việt công bố gọi vốn 4 triệu USD từ những cái tên quen thuộc với giới đầu tư crypto như Jump Capital, Sequoia India, Alameda Research, Solana Ventures, Signum Capital, Coin Gecko và đặc biệt là Multicoin Capital và Electric Capital.

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