Startup batch grew from 7 in Batch 1 to 12 teams in Batch 2
Founders from more than 11 nationalities, including Indonesia, France, US, Spain, South Korea, Colombia, Japan and Ukraine;
Most diverse batch with female founders and different nationalities.
VIISA continues our investment into Vietnam with 12 startups admitted into Batch 2 of its program. VIISA is a partnership between Dragon Capital, FPT and Hanwha Investment.
VIISA continues to build on the success of the 7 teams that graduated in Batch 1.
Applications for Batch 2 started in April and and attracted more than 160 applications from over 28 countries. The 12 companies in Batch 2 comprises of founders from 11 nations, including South Korea, Indonesia, Ukraine, Indonesia, France, Colombia and Japan.
“I am encouraged by the support of startups, investors and mentors for VIISA. I am heartened to see amazing startup teams apply to us for Batch 2. With founders from more than 11 nationalities, we believe the startups are able to grow with new perspective to think global from Day One.”
- Adrian Tan, Program Director
The 12 startups are from diverse industries, ranging from Media, Artificial Intelligence, Agritech, Edtech, On-demand platforms and Sharing Economy
SAIGONEER (Vietnam) Provide local brands with a rare trustworthy platform to share their narratives and services with unique and highly desirable audience.
CRICKETONE (Vietnam) Feeding the world with sustainable protein using proprietary IoT technology.
MARKETOI (Vietnam) On-demand concierge delivery service that takes you from order to delivery.
CYFEER (Vietnam) Building e-solutions for apartments and building management
DENTAL TAP (Ukraine) Cloud-based software-as-a-service for dental practices.
AUTHENTIC GUARDS (Indonesia) Protecting brands against counterfeit products using proprietary technology.
MOJITOK (South Korea) Third-party smart AI that helps reads emotions and converts text to stickers
ELLA STUDY (Vietnam) Online platform connecting Vietnamese students with alumni for overseas universities placement consultations.
CID AUTO (South Korea) Video-first mobile car sales platform.
INTERVIEW.VN (Vietnam) Online platform to train jobseekers with professional development.
WESPORT (Vietnam) Connecting sports enthusiasts with sports facilities.
- XPATH.CO (Vietnam) Tailored local experiences for discerning tourists.
Dr LE Hoang Anh, Chairman of VIISA and Managing Partner of Dragon Capital says “It's a very good sign that we have international teams joining. This is a good testament to our quality, and we would love to improve on that based on lessons learnt from Batch 1.”
Mr TRAN Huu Duc, CEO of VIISA and Head of FPT Ventures adds, “We are excited to build on the success of Batch 1 and provide Vietnam startups access to a quality accelerator program with access to both local and global investors and mentors. We are on track to level up the startup ecosystem by creating great global companies in Vietnam.”
Mr Sangyeop KANG, Investment Officer at Hanwha Investment concludes, “Vietnam is a fast growing market and we believe that startups have the opportunity to innovate new products and services here. The diversity of the Batch 2 startups shows the excitement and belief in Vietnam’s startup ecosystem.”
VIISA invests US$15,000 in cash and $15,000 in-kind of training, technical resources, office accommodation and access to more than 100+ world class mentors and investors. Promising teams will also get up to of $200,000 of follow-on funding.
Batch 2 teams will graduate on October 24th 2017 with VIISA’s 2nd Investment Day with invited investors, partners and honorary guests.