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Vietnam: April 2024

Vietnam’s tech news in April 2024 captured headlines on developments including the Vietnam edition of Qualcomm’s Innovation Challenge, the NativeX English learning platform’s goals for uptake in the country, Vietnam’s moves to build both a semiconductor industry and the skills base to service it, and more, outlined below.

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  • Vietnam: Kamereo B2B food sourcing platform raised $2.1M, seeing supply chain opportunities in Vietnam’s fragmented and fast-developing market / read it here
  • Vietnam: An interview intro to NativeX English language learning platform focusing on working professionals and targeting uptake by 10 million domestic users / read it here
  • Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge 2024 unveils 10 startups selected, working on solutions in robotics, healthcare, wearable tech and more / read it here
  • Vietnam: South Korea’s smart farm firm, Avalve, inks MOUs to bring AI-optimized agriculture to Vietnam / read it here
  • Vietnam: AlternĊ secures over $1.5M with thermal energy storage using ‘sand battery’ tech focusing on agricultural applications / read it here
  • Vietnam: A quick intro to Kilo, B2B e-commerce platform that recently raised $5M Pre-A funding to digitally connect wholesalers with MSMEs / read it here
  • Vietnam: Tech in Asia’s Saigon Summit to feature Startup Showcase for Vietnam tech startups – applications close April 22nd / read it here
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  • Vietnam: Saigon Summit from Tech in Asia – May 30th / read it here
  • Vietnam: Viettel, part of Military Industry & Telecoms Group, set to play larger role in the country’s moves to develop a domestic semiconductor chip industry / read it here
  • Vietnam: South Korea’s Woori Financial Group opens DINNOlab – Digital Innovation Lab – Vietnam Center in Hanoi, part of Woori startup discovery and development program / read it here
  • Vietnam: “Central to the work plan are ambitious targets, including the development of 48,000 digital technology enterprises across localities and the adoption of digital platforms by 60% of businesses in industrial parks… / read it here
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