Digitization needs to quickly happen, otherwise ‘we will have lost out’ New PIKOM think tank, Future Digital, about taking future into own hands
It just got easier for startups in Malaysia and Vietnam to expand into each other’s markets thanks to the MaGIC-SIHUB agreement.
Singapore-headquartered Golden Gate Ventures has secured US$60 million for its second early stage venture fund; with founding partner Vinnie Lauria arguing that Vietnam is the most under-rated economy in SEA.
Vietnam’s taembe.com, an online baby retailer and marketplace for third-party sellers and second-hand goods for mothers, said that it had closed a US$228,000 seed funding round led by Swiss Founders Fund.
At No 7, Singapore was the only Asian country in the top 10 ranking of the world’s most innovative nations, while Malaysia (No 32) and Vietnam (No 52) were among those singled out as being ‘innovation achievers’ for outperforming their economic peers.
Mobile advertising exchange Vserv.mobi has announced a partnership with Microsoft Devices which will see Vietnam-based mobile game developer DivMob merchandising its Android games on the Nokia X platform globally.
Malaysian Chok Leang Ooi, together with his Vietnamese cofounder Trung Ngo, has a software development house that focuses on building products for startups, which always struggle to attract good technical talent.
The tablet craze that is currently taking the world by storm has also infected the less-developed country of Vietnam, where demand has been consecutively trending up at a considerable pace in the last four quarters to reach a total of 294,000 units sold in the last 12 months, said market research firm GfK.
For the second year running, data revealed by Pikom's ICT Job Market Outlook for Malaysia suggest that the other countries in South-East Asia are offering better salaries than Malaysia.
e2v said that its high performance image sensors were launched into space on board Vietnam's first optical Earth observation satellite, the Vietnam Natural Resources, Environment and Disaster Monitoring Satellite (VNRED Sat-1), on May 7.