A VC fund bolstering early-stage companies in Southeast Asia, with the support of an international accelerator network.

We partner with and invest in high potential technology-based startups

Zone Startups Ventures is a VC fund that invests in high-growth startups with strong founding teams. We are predominantly a seed-stage fund, with the ability to invest in Series A and follow-on rounds of investment. We look for companies with proven track records, product and market fit, with highly scalable technology solutions and validated revenue generation.

Zone Startups Ventures invests in companies from all industries. We look at a team's proven results and their potential to scale.

We provide invaluable assistance to growing companies.

Expert Advice

Ongoing guidance and assistance from experienced investors who have also founded, scaled and sold multiple companies.

Professional Analysis

Assistance with reviewing and analyzing business metrics (KPI's) and provide strategic advice on scaling and increasing valuation of the business.

Global Perspective

Providing connections and advice on international expansion of business, including launching and scaling in other markets.

Investor Relations

Introductions to potential future investors who can assist with fuelling the growth of the business through finance, human capital, operations support, strategy, international expansion, and more.

Network Building

 Introductions to mentors and advisors that can help founders think through strategic planning and decision-making.

Scheduled Meetings

Regular check-ins with Zone Startups Ventures partners to track business and discuss both opportunities and challenges.

Founder Therapy

Access to networks, resources, and community to advance the business and provide a trusted voice to help you through the roller coaster ride of being a startup founder.

About Zone Startups Vietnam


Our fund is connected to Zone Startups Vietnam, a non-cohort-based startup accelerator program based in Ho Chi Minh City, helping thriving companies in a variety of industries. This program and fund are extensions of the Zone Startups network, with accelerator programming in Canada, India, and Vietnam.

Zone Startups Vietnam sources and screens hundreds of companies per year, typically onboarding 12 to 15 companies each year into our non-cohort based program. After conducting our working due diligence, we selectively invest in high-potential startups.


Bravo HR

Bravo is an integrated digital platform and employee app that allows companies to effectively offer tailor-made benefits, rewards, and engagement platforms.


CloudWater is an IoTCloud Energy is an IoT start-up with hardware and software solutions aiming to develop Smart City with smart building…


Educational evaluation and recommendation platform in Vietnam.


Fundiin provides solutions to retailers so that their customers can buy now, pay later in 3 interest-free installments without involving credit cards.


An automated livestream platform, allowing transfer of VODs from YouTube and Google Drive to live video on Facebook and YouTube.


LadiPage is a drag-and-drop design platform for Vietnamese advertisers, allowing users to design their own Landing Page without technical knowledge. Use the…


Marketing and communications focused on the health and wellness industry via digital and technology platforms.


Stringee provides Communication APIs that help businesses integrate voice call/video call/chat/SMS/contact center on their web/app/ERP/CRM/… to improve customer experience.


Q: When do you typically invest?

A: As part of the Zone Startups Vietnam accelerator, we typically invest in the first round of financing, after a period of due diligence where we focus on customer acquisition and market validation.


Q: Do you make follow-on investments?

A: We work with our investment partners for companies that are seeking follow-on investments, and they have the opportunity to invest, along with others as required.


Q: What kind of companies will the fund invest in?

A: We are looking for highly scalable technology companies that are in the business-to-business (B2B) space, or certain consumer sectors.


Q: What are the typical terms of the investment?

A: We invest based on a pre-money valuation set during our due diligence period that depends on each company.




Matt Saunders

Managing Partner

Alan Lysne

Managing Partner


Trung Hoang

Founding Partner, VinaCapital


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