Mentors

Ba Diep Nguyen

Vice Chairman
MoMo

Nguyen Ba Diep is Vice chairman of MoMo, a leading FINTECH - mobile payment company in Vietnam. Before working at MoMo, he was a CEO at Mobile Service JSC - a pioneer company in Vietnam to offer truly m-Commerce solution to mobile subscribers.

Ba Diep Nguyen

Vice Chairman
MoMo

Adeo Ressi

CEO
Founder Institute

Adeo Ressi is CEO of the Founder Institute, an idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program with chapters in over 120 cities worldwide. Mr. Ressi has also served on the Board of the X PRIZE foundation, a non-profit chartered to inspire human achievements through competition. In his career, Adeo has founded or built 9 companies, four of which were acquired and four of which are still operating.

Adeo Ressi

CEO
Founder Institute

Thanachat Tangsriwong

Head of Office
CyberAgent Ventures

Thanachat is a representative of CyberAgent Ventures in Bangkok, Thailand. His scope of responsibilities covers researching investment opportunities in Thailand and SEA region, generating deal flows, exploring startups in local landscape with potential to go global, supporting/incubating business development in portfolio companies. In Thailand, he is currently in charge of supporting Priceza, the number one price comparison website, and aCommerce, the end-to-end e-commerce solution providers for retailers and brands.

Thanachat Tangsriwong

Head of Office
CyberAgent Ventures

Huy Bui

Audit Associate
IDG Ventures Vietnam

Audit Associate IDG Ventures Vietnam, CFO nhomMua.com, Audit Senior Associate Deloitte

Huy Bui

Audit Associate
IDG Ventures Vietnam

Tran Huu Duc

Head of FPT Ventures
FPT Ventures

Duc is a senior leader in FPT Corporation for years. He was CIO/CTO of FPT Trading, the company that contribute the most revenue for the corporation. In 2015, FPT established FPT Ventures, an investment arm of FPT with $3M every year. Duc serve as the Investment Director of FPT Ventures since then.

Tran Huu Duc

Head of FPT Ventures
FPT Ventures

Nicky Suparaitoon

Country Manager Thailand
Tapp Commerce

Nicky Surapaitoon is the country manager of fintech player, Tapp Commerce. The company has developed a scalable secure payment processing platform that is independent of any existing global banking eco-system. It provides an innovative peer-2-peer commerce exchange network, which allows people without bank accounts or credit cards to locate mobile point of sales and pay for goods & services via mobile. Prior to joining Tapp Commerce, Surapaitoon was involved in multiple startups in Thailand as founder and senior executive. Nicky has previously worked as the CEO of Sawaddee VIP, Co-Founder & Business Development for Easy Taxi Thailand (Rocket Internet), Co-head of Deliveree (Inspire Venture Capital) and Country Manager Thailand of Sendit (Ascend) Nicky has also managed her own chain of bricks and mortar retail pharmacies.

Nicky Suparaitoon

Country Manager Thailand
Tapp Commerce

Natavudh Pungcharoenpong

CEO
Ookbee

Moo Natavudh is a tech entrepreneur with over 12 years experience in founding, funding and managing tech companies in Thailand. He is currently the founder and CEO of OOKBEE (www.ookbee.com), Thailand's biggest e-book store with market shares over 85%. OOKBEE raised US$2 million in Sep 2012 from InVent (a venture capital arm of In Touch). Besides Ookbee, Moo also the founder and CEO of IT WORKS, one of the leading software companies in Thailand.

Natavudh Pungcharoenpong

CEO
Ookbee

Michelle Katics

CEO, Co-Founder
BankersLab

Michelle Katics, BankersLab CEO, founded BankersLab in 2011. Prior to that Ms. Katics was an international banking executive, with experience ranging from Standard Chartered Bank, Fair Isaac (FICO), the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Ms. Katics has created a market disruption in the banking industry by providing gamified and simulation-based training for all levels of bank staff.

Michelle Katics

CEO, Co-Founder
BankersLab

Krating
PoonPol

Strategic Advisor
Kasikorn Bank

A proclaimed technology entrepreneur and designer, Krating comes with a wide range of experiences ranging from raising seed capital, launching new innovative services and applications for the Internet (social games, mobile applications, etc.), to name but a few of his achievements. Former student at Stanford University, Krating launched and sold his first business which later partly fund his next company, Mobilitz Inc.. He was able to raise an additional U$ 1.2 Million seed fund from Angel investors (Forbes) which launched his most successful social game application (top 10 most favourite applications on the iPhone in 2010 along with other apllications such as Twitter, Instagram, WorldLens and 148 other applications). He founded Disrupt University, the hub for progressive Thai innovators that will help prepare them to stay ahead of the curve and be a successful part of this revolution. We equip our students with cutting-edge tactics adapted directly from Silicon Valley - the world's capital of technology and innovation.

Krating
PoonPol

Strategic Advisor
Kasikorn Bank

Pham Minh Tuan

Founder, CEO
Topica Edtech Group

Dr. Tuan M. PHAM is Founder and Chairman of Topica Edtech Group, a dominant provider of high quality online degrees; and was Co-Founder and Chairman of Noi.vn, a leading online dating social network that he sold to media group YAN TV. Topica Edtech Group operates Founder Institute Vietnam, and Pham had previously nurtured several successful startups as Director of CRC-Topica Edtech Group, Vietnam's first incubator. Pham also served as a Dean at Hanoi Open University and a Vice Dean at Hanoi University of Technology, and as Senior Visiting Scholar at UC San Diego. Pham was honored by Founder Institute as Highest Rated Mentor in Asia in 2011, and as a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum. He is Steering Committee Member of Asia Pacific Incubation Network, and Investment Screening Committee Chair of "TTVN" national software competitions. Before returning to Vietnam, he worked at McKinsey&Company in Budapest, and Extramedia Ventures in Singapore and New York. Pham received a PhD and an MSc from Budapest University of Technology, and an MBA from New York University.

Pham Minh Tuan

Founder, CEO
Topica Edtech Group

Do Tuan Anh

Founder CEO
Appota

Founded in Jan 2012, Appota.com is a Mobile Content Distribution Platform. We are focusing on emerging countries market. We have SDK and API to integrate with Mobile Developers App/Games to have the our user authentication, users e-Wallet system, mobile advertisement. Appota won US Founder Institute 2012 Award in San Jose (http://fi.co/posts/646 & http://fi.co/posts/936) In Q1 2014, we successfully gained 300k DAU / 3M MAU / 12M YTD smartphone users in Vietnam (iOS and Android), 4000 MA Developers / 8000 YTD Developers. We are expanding business to SEA market.

Do Tuan Anh

Founder CEO
Appota

Koichi Saito

Founder
KK Fund

Koichi Saito, the founder of KK Fund, had previously worked at IMJ Investment Partners as Director and responsible for IMJ's investments throughout Southeast Asia such as iMoney, Bukalapak and Zipmatch. Prior to IMJ, Koichi worked at Private Equity Fund founded by George Soros, and was engaged in several corporate and hotel acquisitions. Prior to that, he served as an arranger of the securitization of mortgages at investment banking division of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities. He also worked at Orix Corporation where he was responsible for providing loan to small and medium-sized enterprises in Japan. Koichi holds a Master of Business Administration degree from IE business school in Spain.

Koichi Saito

Founder
KK Fund

Charle Charoenphan

Founder, Managing Director
HUBBA

Charle is the Founder and Managing Director of HUBBA, Thailand's first coworking community for startups and freelance. Charle is a serial entrepreneur who help launch Ascendex Consulting in 2006 and HUBBA in 2012. He is also involved in launching a few small buisnesses in Thailand.

Charle Charoenphan

Founder, Managing Director
HUBBA

Bart Bellers

Senior Advisor
The Amadeus IT Group

Bart is currently the Senior Advisor Corporate Strategy APAC at the Amadeus IT Group.

Bart Bellers

Senior Advisor
The Amadeus IT Group

Adrian Stewart

Advisor
Sokochan

Adrian has a 20+ years track record as founder of Internet and Mobile startups across Southeast Asia, including 10 years in Thailand. He has seen a fair share of failures and successes, which includes raising US$12M in funding back in 2001 as a co-founder. Presently, he is founder of Loyalty in Motion and concurrently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Galaxy Ventures. Loyalty in Motion is a mobile loyalty startup that operates in Thailand and recently extended into Indonesia, while Galaxy Ventures is a Bangkok-based private investment firm focused on early-stage investments in entertainment, e-commerce and everything digital..

Adrian Stewart

Advisor
Sokochan

Warren Leow

CEO
Designs.net

Warren Leow is the CEO of Designs.net and VP of Strategic Partnerships & Revenue at 123RF. Before that, he was at MaGIC where he ran the largest accelerator program in Asia. He was also previously running an education tech startup. Warren can advise on fund-raising, corporate partnerships and general trends in SEA.

Warren Leow

CEO
Designs.net

Duong Quynh Phuong

Senior Associate
NSI Ventures

Currently with NSI Ventures, a US$90 million venture capital fund focused on Southeast Asian tech startups, Lana leads the fund's investment activities in the Vietnamese market as well as in the fintech sector across Southeast Asia, beside managing an existing portfolio comprising of market leaders and innovators in e-commerce, online travel, food, transportation and other tech verticals. Previously, Lana worked in the investment group of Temasek Holdings, the Singapore-based global investment fund with almost US$200 billion of assets under management, after spending three years at Citigroup and BofA Merrill Lynch investment banking divisions in London advising on large scale M&A and IPO transactions for the leading European financial institutions. Lana holds a BBA First Class Honours degree from the National University of Singapore as well as a CEMS Master in International Management from the London School of Economics & Political Science in the UK and Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Born and raised in Vietnam, Lana is a passionate advocate for Vietnamese startups and constantly striving to foster the ecosystem and bring successful Vietnamese startups to the regional and international stage.

Duong Quynh Phuong

Senior Associate
NSI Ventures

Duong Do

Founder and CEO
Toong

Duong is a multi-discipline branding expert with consistent track record since 2007. Now he is the founder of Toong - the first large scale coworking space in Vietnam. Duong is former Managing Director of Richard Moore Associates (the first foreign brand image consultant firm in Vietnam and has 40 year of history from NewYork). He personally participated to both brand strategy and creative development process at senior level to provide solid solution to many national brands namely: VietJet Air, PVcomBank, Language Link, Kangaroo, Thaco, Ecopark, Sala urban area, British University of Vietnam Before joining Richard Moore Associates, from 2007 -2009 Duong was the marketing manager of Galaxy Studio where he was responsible for working with major Hollywood studios to promote many movies in local cinemas.

Duong Do

Founder and CEO
Toong

Nguyen Hong Truong

Vice President
IDG Ventures Vietnam

Truong Nguyen is a Vice President, Business & Technology Development for IDG Ventures Vietnam. He is in charge of identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, reviewing investment proposals, developing IDGVV business networks and providing strategic consulting to the management of portfolio companies. Truong earned his MBA in Management Information Systems & Computer Resource Management from Webster University with honors. He received a BA in Finance from Hanoi National Economics University and an LLB in Business Law from Hanoi University of Law. Truong is a member of the Vietnam Lawyer Association, Hanoi Bar Association and other ICT and business associations in Vietnam.

Nguyen Hong Truong

Vice President
IDG Ventures Vietnam

Binh Tran

Co-founder
Klout

Binh Tran is the co-founder of Klout and is a serial entrepreneur. Binh's background is technology but after the acquisition of Klout and years of angel investing under his belt, he's turning towards venture capital and is looking forward to supporting the vibrant Vietnamese startup ecosystem. Binh also serves as a startup advisor to Chute and 100Plus as well as a mentor for the Women Innovate Mobile and ARK Challenge accelerator programs.

Binh Tran

Co-founder
Klout

Le Hong Minh

Founder & CEO
VNG Corporation

Le Hong Minh is the CEO & founder of VNG Corporation, a leading Internet and technology company in Vietnam offering a wide range of online entertainment and community products. Originally, VNG was established under the name of Vinagame in 2004 and after only 1 year of operation, his company was successfully received funds from IDG Ventures.

Le Hong Minh

Founder & CEO
VNG Corporation

Shuyin Tang

Principal
Unitus Impact

Shuyin is one of the pioneers of impact investing in Southeast Asia and passionate about developing the entrepreneurship sector in the region. She currently leads Unitus Impact's investing activities for Vietnam and the Philippines, identifying and supporting scalable business which improve the livelihoods of the working poor. She has over 8 years of professional experience spanning strategy consulting (Bain & Company), development consulting (TechnoServe) and impact investing (Unitus Impact, LGT Venture Philanthropy), across Australia, India and Southeast Asia.

Shuyin Tang

Principal
Unitus Impact

Nguyen Ngoc
Diep

Founder & CEO
Vatgia

Nguyen Ngoc Diep is the founder and CEO of Vatgia - a leading e-commerce website in Vietnam. Until now, Nguyen Ngoc Diep has been considered as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in e-commerce market in Vietnam. The website Vatgia.com was established in 2007 and received funds from IDG Ventures.

Nguyen Ngoc
Diep

Founder & CEO
Vatgia

Ryu Hirota

Principal
IMJ Investment Partners Pte.Ltd

Ryu serves as Principal at IMJ Investment Partners, a Japanese venture capital firm with its HQ in Singapore and focusing on investments in SEA region and Japan. Ryu is in charge of deal sourcing and growth of portfolio companies mainly in Singapore, Vietnam, and Bangladesh.

Ryu Hirota

Principal
IMJ Investment Partners Pte.Ltd

Victor Chua

Investment Director
Gobi Partners

Victor is the Investment Director at Gobi Partners

Victor Chua

Investment Director
Gobi Partners

Quan Truong

Founder, CEO
Beeketing

Started his first business since 18 years old, 4 years later he grows his company from only 1 to 20 people with almost 100,000 customers. A geek, coder, and experienced manager who is passionate about start-ups. Forbes VN 30 under 30 (2016).

Quan Truong

Founder, CEO
Beeketing

Nguyen Khanh Trinh

Co-founder, CEO
CleverAds

CleverAds (www.cleverads.vn) is the first Google Premier SMB Partner in Vietnam. The company offers online marketing solutions specializing in Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Mobile Advertising, Creative Content (Facebook Fanpage, YouTube Channel, Forum seeding) and Web Analysis. CleverAds passed Google AdWords� basic and advanced exams including Search Advertising Advanced, Reporting & Analysis Advanced, and Display Advertising Advanced. It is also the first company in Vietnam to achieve the Qualified Google Analytics Professional certificate.

Nguyen Khanh Trinh

Co-founder, CEO
CleverAds

Nguyen Hoa Binh

Group Founder, Chairman
PeaceSoft-group

Founded PeaceSoft in 2001 and grew it to a leading group of companies for online business with several rounds of funding from eBay, SoftBank and IDG; Mr.Binh is a pioneering expert of e-Commerce and e-Payment in Vietnam who created several popular brands in the country and growing to South East Asia.

Nguyen Hoa Binh

Group Founder, Chairman
PeaceSoft-group

Christian
Mischler

Co-Founder, CMO,COO
HotelQuickly

Christian is Co-Founder, CMO & COO of HotelQuickly, the leading last-minute hotel booking app in Asia-Pacific with 9 offices across the region. Christian is also a Partner at Swiss Founders Fund, a seed and early-stage investment fund based in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Before launching HotelQuickly, Christian scaled Foodpanda for Rocket Internet globally, and was working as an In-house Consultant at Credit Suisse's Corporate Development in Zurich. He graduated cum laude, holding a master's degree in Banking & Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a CEMS master's degree in International Management from the University of St. Gallen and Rotterdam School of Management (RSM). Christian was nominated Entrepreneur of the Year by the University of St.Gallen in 2013 and awarded CEMS Alumni of the Year in 2015.

Christian
Mischler

Co-Founder, CMO,COO
HotelQuickly

Bobby Liu

Founder
Hub.IT

A global citizen, keen on learning different cultural background of people and what make them tick. Ideas abound, currently incubating startups at Hub.IT (www.hubit.asia), providing these young entrepreneurs a conducive environment to innovate and sharing collective experience, building a great entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hanoi. Specialties: Fluent in spoken English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Hokkien and Chew Chow. Passable Vietnamese.

Bobby Liu

Founder
Hub.IT

Jonah Levey

Founder
VietnamWorks

Jonah Levey is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor to web/mobile startups in SE Asia and Africa. He is also a board member of Mekong Capital, a Vietnam-focused private equity firm. Jonah founded Navigos Group, including VietnamWorks.com, Vietnam's #1 job website, and Navigos Search, Vietnam’s largest executive search firm in 2002. He was Chairman/CEO until Dec 2014 when Navigos Group was fully acquired by en-Japan, one of Asia's leading recruitment companies.

Jonah Levey

Founder
VietnamWorks

To Linh Truong

Co-founder, Vice CEO
eDoctor JSC

Linh is Co-founder & Vice CEO at eDoctor.vn now. Previously, she worked as the Hanoi Branch Managing Director at Hotdeal.vn, the business development & marketing director at MeKongCom Corp. and business and marketing director at VinaPay. Linh earned a B.A. degree in commercial English from Hochiminh city University of Technology (HUTECH).

To Linh Truong

Co-founder, Vice CEO
eDoctor JSC

Surawat
Promyotin

CEO
STYLEHUNT

CEO with 20+ years experience from Silicon Valley to Southeast Asia. INDUSTRIES E-commerce, Electronics, Office Products, Music/Media FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE Management Roles in Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Engineering, HR REGIONS BASED US, Thailand ORGANIZATIONAL SCALE From Startup to NASDAQ-100 MNC (incl. global P&L responsibility) ... HIGHLIGHTS Led early-stage internet startup from pivot to Pre-Series A funding. Achieved CEO award for top performing National Field Sales Director (global league in a 27-country MNC). Co-Founded Groupon Thailand and built the Sales Team from 1 to 15+. Founded a global semiconductor Product Line from Business Plan to 20+ Product Launches, and Managed Strategic Marketing for a $100M Product Line (in a NASDAQ100, Silicon Valley company). Co-Produced Music, Film, and television projects for local and international artists.

Surawat
Promyotin

CEO
STYLEHUNT

Hung Pham

Founder & CEO
TechElite Inc

Hung was the Founder and President of NES Inc. He is currently the Founder and CEO of TechElite. He has a bachelor of science from Stanford University.

Hung Pham

Founder & CEO
TechElite Inc

Hung Tran

Founder, CEO
GotIt!

Scientist turned entrepreneur with passion in Technology for Education. Computer Science Ph.D. with focus on Data Mining and Big Data Analytics.

Hung Tran

Founder, CEO
GotIt!

Hung Dinh

Founder
JoomIart

He is a serial entrepreneur based in Hanoi, Vietnam. He has had 15 years of experience in web and mobile development business. His biggest passion and his main focus has grown into entrepreneurship, angel investing, and tech startups in various sectors. He started by founding JOOM Solutions offering open source CMS products and services including Joomla!, Wordpress, Magento & Drupal via highly reputed websites including JoomlArt.com, DesignWall.com, UberTheme.com, ThemeBrain.com. JoomlArt has been the world's largest Joomla company with 500,000 users and customers. From 2015, together with his 5 angel investments,He is venture-building 2 new startup called DesignBold and ThuocTot

Hung Dinh

Founder
JoomIart

Oranuch Lerdsuwankij

Marketing Director
Computerlogy

Oranuch, co-founded and managed a highly engaging tech blog & professional community thumbsup.in.th in Thailand which was a well-known among tech enthusiast in Thailand. She provides digital marketing consulting and training to many leading companies and universities in Thailand. Oranuch (mimee) had intensive direct experience in business marketing and product development with telecommunications and IT industry more than 11 years working for companies such as Truemove, Atos Origin and Total Access Communication(DTAC). Her professionals lie in Mobile Telecom Industry, Online Marketing (such as Social Media, Mobile Marketing) and Digital Trend & Technology. Now she is also Partner and Marketing Director of Computerlogy.Co.Ltd.

Oranuch Lerdsuwankij

Marketing Director
Computerlogy

Eddie Thai

Venture Partner
500 Startups

Eddie is a believer in the power of entrepreneurship to unlock human potential and in the possibilities of technology to transform how humans live, work, and play. Eddie is a venture partner with 500 Startups, the most active seed-stage fund based in Silicon Valley. He is focused on investing in Vietnam's next great tech startups as well as helping develop 500 Startups' corporate innovation offerings. Prior to 500 Startups, he had experience in strategy and finance for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations in technology, media, telecommunications, finance, and manufacturing.

Eddie Thai

Venture Partner
500 Startups

Nguyen Thanh Trung

Co-founder
Topica Edtech Group

Trung is one of cofounders and Deputy CEO at Topica Edtech Group Education Group. He received his master degree in Computer Sciences at Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest. He experienced 20+ years in ICT industry as a software engineer, project manager and worked in various leadership positions. Trung's product development experience covers from mission critical products such as stock trading, core banking systems. He was founder for various ICT company before. At current Topica Edtech Group Online Education, Trung's responsible for product stragegy of building and operating. Beside work, He is also a maraton runner, creative writer and teacher. Trung hope his "street fighter" experiences in ICT can help founders to start a fast and valuable company in Internet industry.

Nguyen Thanh Trung

Co-founder
Topica Edtech Group

Hideki Fujita

Founder
SEGNEL Ventures

Prior to founding SEGNEL, Hideki was the co-founder of COENT Venture Partners. COENT Provided seed and venture-stage funding to brilliant entrepreneurs and companies across various sectors in Asia. Hideki was director of Business Strategy at GREE, inc., one of the largest mobile social gaming companies. At the company he assumed a corporate management position and was involved in strategic investments within the mobile gaming field with a focus on the Japanese and Chinese markets. Hideki had previously worked at JAFCO Co., Ltd. the largest venture capital firm in Japan. He was involved in providing support to promising entrepreneurs, growing them into successful investments.

Hideki Fujita

Founder
SEGNEL Ventures