Early-stage seed capital for high-potential tech startups

The Zone Startups Ventures seed fund selectively invests in Vietnam's best early-stage enterprise software startups. Zone Startups Vietnam is part of the Ryerson Futures and Zone Startups accelerator network. We have invested in over 20 deals, with our portfolio companies going on to raise more than $400MM in follow-on capital.

Investors

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FAQ

Q: When do you typically invest?

A: As part of the Zone Startups Vietnam accelerator, we typically invest in the first round of financing, after a period of due diligence where we focus on customer acquisition and market validation.

 

Q: How much do you invest?

A: We typically invest up to $250k USD across multiple rounds. This is based on a number of factors, such as team, technology, solutions, and market.

 

Q: Do you make follow-on investments?

A: We work with our investment partners for companies that are seeking follow-on investments, and they have the opportunity to invest, along with others as required.

 

Q: What kind of companies will the fund invest in?

A: We are looking for highly scalable technology companies that are in the business-to-business (B2B) space, or certain consumer sectors.

 

Q: What are the typical terms of the investment?

A: We invest based on a pre-money valuation set during our due diligence period that depends on each company.

Investments

CloudWater

CloudWater is an IoT-ready, integrated hardware, and cloud software service offering for water authorities and property/building management in Vietnam.

Edu2Review

Educational evaluation and recommendation platform in Vietnam.

GoStream

An automated livestream platform, allowing transfer of VODs from YouTube and Google Drive to live video on Facebook and YouTube.

MediHub

Marketing and communications focused on the health and wellness industry via digital and technology platforms.

Partners

Matt Saunders

Ryerson Futures / Zone Startups, President

Alan Lysne

Ryerson Futures / Zone Startups, COO & Managing Partner

Advisors

Khanh Tran

Founding Partner, VinaCapital