Vietnam-based edtech startup Topica raises US$50M in Series D

The startup will use the funding to accelerate product development 

A guide to navigating, and hopefully saving, a struggling startup

When the startup is struggling, don't panic, and try to analyse the problem with some distance 

Singapore VC Openspace closes US$135 million fund that includes investment from Temasek

Previously known as NSI Ventures, Openspace is most famous for being the first institutional investor to back Go-Jek 

JupViec, a mobile app to connect households with domestic workers in Vietnam, raises money from US fund

With JupViec, customers can search and select trained domestic workers according to their requirements on an hourly basis 

Southeast Asia is going through an accelerated pace of disruption, leading to the third wave innovations in real world sectors

With the internet-of-everything, entrepreneurs start to transform “real world” sectors like agriculture, education, healthcare, energy, finance and many others, and Southeast Asia is experiencing this at an accelerated pace 

Number of Vietnamese deals dropped in 2016, but were worth a whole lot more

The fintech sector drove Vietnamese deals, contributing more than half of the dollar value. 

Check out the 14 new Vietnamese startups from the Topica Founder Institute

Its eclectic selection of startups span the gamut -- from e-commerce to edtech 

How edtech is changing the landscape of education in Asia

50 per cent of education will be delivered online within 10 years 

Brain drain no more: Why Topica CEO sees edtech as the answer to Vietnam's education woes

Pham Minh Tuan also explains how the company maintains its 82 per cent retention rate