Vietnam Silicon Valley (VSV) is a government-backed initiative launched in 2013 with the aim of creating a supportive environment for startups in Vietnam. The initiative was developed by the Ministry of Science and Technology and is executed by the VSV Team.
Since then, VSV has been the driving force in building the ecosystem for startups in Vietnam. This encompasses providing access to funding, mentorship, and other resources that can help startups succeed. Due to the efforts of VSV and other key players in Vietnam's startup ecosystem, the country has become an increasingly attractive destination for startups and investors alike from around the world. With a supportive business environment, a growing pool of talented entrepreneurs, and a commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, Vietnam is poised to become one of the key hubs for innovation and technology in Southeast Asia.
Under the VSV flagship, there are 2 key areas of activities: VSV Capital and VSV Foundation.
VSV Foundation was created as a separate division with a focus on bringing meaningful impact to the people of Vietnam and developing creative projects, which could spur innovation and creativity in Vietnam’s various industries.
Prime Minister of Vietnam with the VSV's startups
Our Guiding Principles
As a Foundation and Social Impact Venture Builder, the following Sustainability Goals underpin our approach and methodology for the projects that we partner with.
Being a social impact investor, VSV Foundation invests in startups and projects related to agriculture, education, and gender equality (arts and crafts) with the aim of improving the lives of the people in Vietnam. With our local expertise and deep understanding of Vietnam's social and economic landscape, we can identify and invest in programs that can create long-term, systemic change. Our investment strategy is designed to generate attractive financial returns whilst also creating significant social and environmental impact in Vietnam. We believe that our approach to social impact investing can empower individuals and communities in Vietnam to take control of their own lives and create a better future for themselves and their families.
The VSV Foundation team brings a variety of backgrounds and experience from various industries and seniority. The team includes C-suite executives, lawyers, financial services experts, creative leaders as well as startup founders. They are passionate about the potential for bold social entrepreneurship as well as building a sustainable ecosystem that will have long-term impact for Vietnam and its people.