What is EC Connect?

EC Connect, our structured networking sessions at Echelon Vietnam, seeks to facilitate conversations between investors, corporates, mentors, media and startups. Dive into the Vietnam startup scene with curated connections between members of our tight knit community. Through online to offline quality time, build relationships that really matter.

Day 1 begins with pre-matched sessions from 4:00-6:00pm, while Day 2 is an open format session (first come, first served) from 10.30-12.30pm. Scroll down to see the investors attending!

  • Company: Tri5 Ventures
  • Investor: Ting Yan Leck
  • Stage: Seed | Series A

Tri5 Ventures is an early stage VC investing in Southeast Asian startups. TRi5 (pronounced “Thrive”) is different from traditional accelerators which run boot camps. It has a rolling program catered specifically to their startups.

  • Vertical: Art | Automotive | Data Analytics | E-Commerce | Education | Fashion / Lifestyle / Entertainment | Fintech | Greentech / Energy | Internet of Things | Jobs and Recruitment | Logistics / Transporation | Mobile Applications | Real Estate | Security | Software as a Service
  • Company: Nullabor
  • Investor: Algy Rowe
  • Stage: Seed | Series A

Nullabor is a Southeast Asia focused early stage investor and is sector and stage agnostic but backs individuals and companies with the potential to create a sustainable competitive advantage and that offer real world solutions in the high growth markets of emerging Asia.

  • Vertical: Agriculture | Automotive | Business Productivity | Cloud Solutions | Data Analytics | E-Commerce | Education | Enterprise Products | Fashion / Lifestyle / Entertainment | Fintech | Food & Beverages | Greentech / Energy | Hardware | Health-Tech / Bio-Tech | Internet of Things | Jobs and Recruitment | Law | Logistics / Transporation | Manufacturing | Media / Marketing / Advertising | Mobile Applications | Networking / Communication | Real Estate | Security | Sharing Economy | Software as a Service | Travel
  • Company: Monk's Hill Ventures
  • Investor: Justin Nguyen, Lucy Luo
  • Stage: Series A

Monk’s Hill Ventures is a partnership of seasoned entrepreneurs who have built and backed global companies based both in Silicon Valley and Asia. Monk’s Hill Ventures invests in top entrepreneurs in post-seed companies in Southeast Asia.

  • Vertical: Cloud Solutions | Fintech | Internet of Things | Media / Marketing / Advertising | Sharing Economy | Software as a Service
  • Company: Captii Ventures
  • Investor: Saikit Ng
  • Stage: N/A

Captii Ventures invests in technology and innovation. They are a multi-stage investor in Southeast Asian start-ups. They invest in marketplaces, media and enterprises.

  • Vertical: Agriculture | Art | Automotive | Business Productivity | Cloud Solutions | Data Analytics | E-Commerce | Education | Enterprise Products | Fashion / Lifestyle / Entertainment | Fintech | Food & Beverages | Gaming | Government | Greentech / Energy | Hardware | Health-Tech / Bio-Tech | Internet of Things | Jobs and Recruitment | Law | Logistics / Transporation | Manufacturing | Media / Marketing / Advertising | Mobile Applications | Networking / Communication | Real Estate | Security | Sharing Economy | Social Enterprises | Software as a Service | Travel
  • Company: Linear Venture
  • Investor: Mary Mao
  • Stage: Seed | Series A

Linear venture is a VC based in Shanghai focused on smart data intelligence area. They strive to use industry expertise and resources to help their investment company move fast and break less things, and ultimately use a linear path and produce nonlinear growth.

  • Vertical: Data Analytics | Enterprise Products | Fintech | Internet of Things | Security | Software as a Service
  • Company: Seedcom
  • Investor: Hang Do
  • Stage: Seed | Series A

Seedcom is a Ho Chi Minh City-based holding group that invests and operates multiple businesses across retail, logistics, technology and agriculture sectors. With in-depth operational expertise, they apply best industry practices and winning corporate culture to drive sustainable growth.

  • Vertical: Agriculture | Data Analytics | E-Commerce | Fashion / Lifestyle / Entertainment | Food & Beverages | Internet of Things | Logistics / Transporation | Software as a Service
  • Company: 500 Startups
  • Investor: Eddie Thai
  • Stage: Seed

500 is an early stage venture capital. 500 Startups isn’t just a name — we really have invested in over 500 companies. They let the numbers speak for themselves.

  • Vertical: E-Commerce | Fin-Tech | Internet of Things | Mobile Applications | Software as a Service
  • Company: Coffee Ventures
  • Investor: Eddy Lee
  • Stage: Seed

Coffee Ventures invest in early stage tech startups with a focus on supporting them in product and go-to-market strategy. They partner up with founders to iterate product-market fit, brush up UX, assemble teams while fostering discipline in corporate governance and cybersecurity.

  • Vertical: Agriculture | Art | Automotive | Business Productivity | Cloud Solutions | Data Analytics | E-Commerce | Education | Enterprise Products | Fashion / Lifestyle / Entertainment | Fintech | Gaming | Government | Hardware | Health-Tech / Bio-Tech | Internet of Things | Jobs and Recruitment | Law | Logistics / Transporation | Manufacturing | Media / Marketing / Advertising | Mobile Applications | Networking / Communication | Real Estate | Security | Sharing Economy | Software as a Service | Travel
  • Company: Extream Ventures
  • Investor: Jeffrey Nah
  • Stage: Series A

Extream Ventures is an early-stage venture fund focused on Asia-based technology driven companies in the areas of communications, IT softwares and solutions, and interactive and digital media (IDM).

  • Vertical: Data Analytics | Education | Fintech | Food & Beverages | Greentech / Energy | Health-Tech / Bio-Tech | Internet of Things | Jobs and Recruitment | Sharing Economy | Software as a Service | Travel
  • Company: Unitus Impact
  • Investor: Shuyin Tang
  • Stage: Series A

Unitus Impact is a venture capital firm that invests in scalable businesses that improve the livelihoods of the working poor in Asia’s fastest growing economies. Unitus Impact invests in Asia’s fastest growing economies, including India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

  • Vertical: Agriculture | Data Analytics | Education | Enterprise Products | Fintech | Greentech / Energy | Health-Tech / Bio-Tech | Internet of Things | Jobs and Recruitment | Logistics / Transporation | Social Enterprises | Software as a Service
  • Company: Vertex Ventures
  • Investor: Anh-Minh Do
  • Stage: Series A | Series B | Above Series B

Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India invests in high-growth start-ups seeking their first round of institutional venture capital funding across Asia (excluding China), with a focus on Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, and India, among other emerging hubs of innovation in this region.

  • Vertical: Cloud Solutions | E-Commerce | Enterprise Products | Fintech | Greentech / Energy | Jobs and Recruitment | Logistics / Transporation | Networking / Communication | Security | Sharing Economy | Software as a Service
  • Company: Queen’s Road Capital
  • Investor: Dave Li
  • Stage: Seed | Series A

Queen's Road Capital (QRC) is an early-stage venture fund established by Fritz Demopoulos, co-founder of Qunar, one of China's largest travel booking companies. QRC. QRC invests in China and Southeast Asia early stage technology and internet startups, which are primarily in the Digital Media, Education, e-Commece, Healthcare and HRTech / Future of Work sectors.

  • Vertical: E-Commerce | Education | Fashion / Lifestyle / Entertainment | Health-Tech / Bio-Tech | Jobs and Recruitment

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