Dear Valuable Friends of VIISA,

New Year is about new heights and new achievements, new experience and a new acquaintance. And I believe that with your persistence, you will achieve much.

Make sure you wake up each day with so much passion that drives to work. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness!

VIISA and Vietnam Fintech Club announced the first FinTech Lab in Vietnam
On the launching ceremony of FinTech Lab, the event received much attention with the participation of representatives of State Bank of Vietnam, Vietnam Banking Association, NGOs, funds, and investors such as Dragon Capital, BIDV, ...

FinTech Lab 2019 includes three startups:

  1. Growth Wealth: A customer-centric peer-to-peer lending platform for SMEs in Vietnam to obtain direct financing from individual and institutional investors. 
  2. bePOS: The next generation of Point of Sale that enables you to run your daily operations to better engage with your customers, manage your staff and even grow your market share in the most exciting way.
  3. The Bank: The first online financial advisory website in Vietnam, TheBank compares products such as credit cards, loans, savings and insurance to provide free financial advice to consumers. In addition, TheBank connects customers with thousands of experts, consultants of banks and insurance companies across the country.
"FinTech Lab is poised to leverage Vietnamese’s vibrant fintech ecosystem and leading regulatory landscape, as well as the incredible pool of talent as it looks to develop the city as a smart financial center.”, shared Mr. Tran Huu Duc, CEO of VIISA and Deputy Vice Chairman of Vietnam FinTech Club.
Explore more about FinTech Lab - Launch Party
A Look Back at 2018
VIISA's goal is to build global startups from Vietnam. After 2 years in operating, we continue riding this wave by setting the bar for early-stage startups. Here is brief information about VIISA's economy in 2017-2018:
Here is the list of companies graduated from Accelerator Program in 2018. Can't wait to see how they grow 2019!
We are so excited to be recognized from the media.
We promise to support our founders for the life of their ventures and beyond. In 2018, our portfolio companies raised a total committed $5 million from other investors. Here is the public announcement:
The New Year brings promise, excitement, and New Year’s Resolutions. It’s already started! For 2019, VIISA promise to continue support startups ecosystem in Vietnam from small seeds grow mighty oaks. Thank you guys so much for being apart of VIISA's journey!
Articles by VIISA's members
Vietnam Fintech in a Flash — Part I: Grasping Vietnam’s Financial Technology Landscape

This article series was inspired by the book Fintech in a Flash: Financial Technology Made Easy by Agustin Rubini. A great read for anyone who looks to explore the potential of the fintech industry and its current state! Read full here.
The wave of overseas students and Vietnamese returned to Vietnam to start their entrepreneur journey. Read full here.
Events in Vietnam
  • Entrepreneur Happy Hour: 22th Feb. Sign up here.
  • AWS Hackdays 2019: Let’s Hack for Good: Submit your project from January 23 to March 13 for a chance to pitch your prototype to a panel of experts at the Demo Day in Ho Chi Minh City on March 22. Sign up here.
News around Vietnam
  • [EN] Growing Korean influence in Vietnamese financial and banking market: South Korean giants are entering the Vietnamese financial and banking market by mergers and acquisitions (M&A) or directly compete with indigenous financial institutions in Vietnam.  Read more here.
  • [VI] Fintech received the most capital in the Vietnamese startup community in 2018. Read more here.
  • [EN] Vietnam fintech startup raises nearly $1 million from Insignia Ventures Partner: “With new capital of nearly US$1 million, Finhay will focus on user growth this year as well as looking for talent to join the team,” CEO Huy Nghiem shared. Read more here.
  • [VI] Vietnam – An attractive investment destination in 2019: Vietnam has emerged as a bright spot with a GDP growth rate among the highest in the world, becoming the center in the global supply chain for production, trade and investment. Read more here.
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