The Vietnam tech news snapshot for September 2023 briefly captures items including: alternative ingredients for pet foods based on edible insects; ELSA English language learning firm’s growth; a $50M VC fund focused on made-in-Vietnam opportunities; and more.
Hit the Vietnam tech news headline links below to read each September 2023 article in full.
- Vietnam: ThinkZone Ventures early-stage VC preps for $50M 3rd fund, focused on international firms utilizing Vietnam’s workforce or those building their first product in Vietnam
- NEAR APAC blockchain tech conference set for Vietnam, September 8-12, featuring Bootcamp Series, HackFest and more
- Vietnam: Indonesia’s Gojek partners Selex Motors to pilot Selex Camel e-bikes across Gojek’s transport, food delivery and logistics services in Vietnam, seeing significant savings
Nguyen Huu Phuoc Nguyen, CEO of Selex Motors, said, “The shift towards green transportation is incredibly significant as we witness the impact of climate change. The partnership between Selex Motors and Gojek not only helps drivers with its cost-efficient operations, but it also advances the goal of emission-free transportation. Our objective is to make cities more environmentally friendly through an inventive e-bike ecosystem and highly efficient battery-swapping technology.”
- Vietnam’s ELSA English language learning platform raised $22.5M Series C, adding role-play scenario driven ELSA AI Tutor
- Vietnam Venture Summit 2023 set for October 30th in Hanoi, delivered by Golden Gate Ventures – register your interest in attending here
- Vietnam: Cricket One edible insect firm opens Asia’s largest cricket processing facility, closing Series A round with sights on North American pet foods
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