Information, Communication & Technology, Software Publishers (NAICS 5112); Computer Systems Design (NAICS 5415)
500 Startups (“500”) is the world’s most active early-stage technology venture capital firm, based in San Francisco but with ~2,000 investments in 60 countries worldwide since 2010. 500 Startups Vietnam (“500VN”) is the firm’s fund investing in Vietnam-connected startups. With support from its local partner, 500VN is helping to build the country’s next great tech companies. 500 also advises corporations on innovation strategy, governments on ecosystem development, and other stakeholders.
500VN is led by SF-based Binh Tran (20+ years in technology; previously co-founder of Klout) and HCMC-based Eddie Thai (8+ years in strategy & finance; Harvard, Yale, Forbes 30 Under 30). The team’s efforts have been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fortune, CCTV (China), NDTV (India), Nikkei, The Korea Herald, Al Jazeera, AFP, and various regional and local outlets. Binh and Eddie are frequently-invited speakers on technology, startups, innovation, and education.