The Việt Nam Digital Investor Club (VDI) was officially introduced to boost the establishment of the national start-up ecosystem. — Photo courtesy of VINASA
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Digital Investor Club (VDI) was introduced on Thursday in the framework of Techfest 2020. This is the first club in Việt Nam specialising in investment activities for digital start-ups, attracting several large corporations and technological investment funds.
Initiated by Việt Nam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA), VDI aims to boost the establishment of the national start-up ecosystem. VDI’s core members include technological business people and investors operating in Việt Nam.
VINASA says there is still a “gap” in the current start-up movement as both funds and investors have paid much attention to financial support and economic capacity but not to capacity building and technology development consultancy.
VDI focuses on providing investment guiding and special consultation for technological start-ups so Việt Nam can have a growing number of strong digital enterprises, contributing to the national digital transformation process.
Nguyễn Đình Thắng, VINASA’s vice chairman cum club chairman, said: “VDI wants to become an active organisation in both domestic and international innovative start-up ecosystems. VDI hopes to help young businesses take confident steps towards their sustainable development.”
In the initial period, the club’s members committed an investment of US$6 million into start-ups. — VNS