Binh Tran, a general partner of 500 Startups Vietnam, has been riding an emotional rollercoaster through the Covid-19 pandemic. While it’s been painful walking with his investees in the travel business, he’s stoked for those who’re in the booming sectors of e-commerce, telecommuting, and delivery.
Originating from Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups, Binh’s outfit in Vietnam has been catching the wave of gutsy and innovative technopreneurs in the country with US$14 million in its coffers. Prior to 500 Startups Vietnam, Binh started his career as a software engineer and co-founded Klout in 2008 which raised over $40 million from top tier Silicon Valley VCs and was acquired for over $200 million in 2014.
Today, 500 Startups Vietnam is invested in over 60 companies in the region and Binh is determined to see them through this crisis. Listen in on the conversation and find out what’s hot and not, what businesses need to do to pivot, and what VCs are looking for now.