ZONE FOR GREAT MINDS
As a Zone for Great Minds, from our Limited
Management Team, our Partners, to the startup
founders we invest,
ThinkZone gathers Great Entrepreneurs who have
Great Visions, to create Great Values for the society,
and the capability to make their visions come true
We provide startups with non-cash investments via our ThinkZone Accelerator, the accelerator program with the largest scale of support value in Vietnam.
ThinkZone Ventures focuses on Seed to Series A tech startups from diverse verticals, with investments size up to $3,000,000.
We also invest in accelerator-stage startups via ThinkZone Accelerator, with investment size ranging from $50,000 to $100,000.
$60million in fund size
ThinkZone Fund II is one of the VCs with
largest fund size
in Vietnam, founded by Vietnamese entrepreneurs
ThinkZone Fund II is one of the VCs with largest fund size in Vietnam, founded by Vietnamese `entrepreneurs
Largest local network & resources
Largest local resources
Founded by notable
with great local ecosystems to support startups in terms
of finance, distribution, retail, production,...
IPA Investments is one of Vietnam’s most respectable financial group serving in the securities investment and asset management services. IPA has invested in a variety of verticals including finance, securities, energy, real estates,...
Phu Thai Holdings is one of Vietnam’s greatest retail & distribution group in many areas including trade, commerce and consumer products, with more than 20 member companies and a nationwide distribution & logistics network.
Stavian Group is a multinational multi-industry corporation, in which Stavian Chemical is currently the leading company in the distribution of primary plastic resins in the world, Top 6 of the 100 largest chemical distributors in the Asia-Pacific region, and Top 22 of the 100 largest chemical distributors globally.
$300,000+ support packages from our Partners
Sale & Marketing Support
TIMELINE & ACTIVITIES
Global Minds Accelerator is an accelerator program supporting Pre-seed to Seed tech startups that have the potential to target global marketsGlobal Minds Accelerator
Online application & interview
Final selection & Back-office work
What is ThinkZone Ventures’ investment size?
ThinkZone Ventures focuses on Seed to Series A tech startups from diverse verticals, with investments size up to $3,000,000. We also invest in accelerator-stage startups via ThinkZone Accelerator, with investment size ranging from $50,000 to $100,000.
What criteria does ThinkZone use to assess a startup?
There are some, but not limited to, criteria that we use to assess a startup:
+ The startup must operate in Vietnam market and/ or have at least 1 Vietnamese founder.
+ The founders should be passionate about their product and what they do, and have the desire to create values to the society.
+ The founding team should have sufficient expertise and experience regarding their target market and running a startup.
+ The startup's target market should have a big enough market size, and a high enough annual growth rate (depending on each market).
+ The startup must have some unique selling points or advantages compared to other competitors in the market.
+ The startup should have some traction that proves their growth potential. This can be monthly active users, GMV, number of partners,... depending on each business model.
+ This traction is expected to have a certain growth rate over time (depending on each business model).
How can I apply for ThinkZone Ventures? What is ThinkZone’s investment process?
There are 2 ways you can apply for ThinkZone Ventures, please use one of the following:
- Send your pitch deck to our emails: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (Mr. Dzung).
- Fill this application form.
We will review your pitch deck and reply you soon to schedule an online call. If we find your startup potential and fit our investment thesis, we'll ask your Data Room and arrange other meetings to proceed our Due Diligence process, which will take 1 - 3 months. After Deal Room, ThinkZone and the startup will sign a Term Sheet, and process other investment protocols.
Please check our Guideline for Fundraising.
Can ThinkZone connect my startup with corporate partners in ThinkZone’s network?
Sure! Our distintive capability to support startups is the huge local resources, as ThinkZone has close connections with many big corporates such as IPA Investments, VNDIRECT, Phu Thai Holdings, Stavian Group, Vietel, Be Group, G-Group, Unilever,... willing to connect and explore the partnership opportunities with startups introduced by ThinkZone.
For example, in the past, we successfully connected FoodHub, a fresh food delivery platform, with FPT Play for a partnership that allows FPT Play users to buy fresh food online using FoodHub. We also connected EMDDI and AWING with JETRO, Japan External Trade Organization, to connect these startups with big corporate partners from Japan, and many other cases.
What verticals does ThinkZone Ventures invest?
ThinkZone Ventures invests in a variety of verticals. Our portfolio includes startups from fintech, edtech, transportation, e-commerce,...
You can have a look at Our Portfolio.
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Investor T is an experienced and successful
businessman in Vietnam.
Investor T is an experienced and successful
businessman in Vietnam.
Mr. T is an experienced and successful businessman in Vietnam. With more than 20 years of hustling in the market, Mr. T spent one-third of his time working in big corporations and the rest in entrepreneurship. Two of the startups he established have gained huge brand influence and become market leaders. Three years ago, Mr. T, along with other Founding Partners, incepted ThinkZone Ventures, using their experiences to create generations of excellent founders with the potential to expand their startups globally.
Following Mr. T in every corner is Uni the unicorn, a great companion for every startup.
Investor T is an experienced and successful businessman in Vietnam. Commencing his business right from his time at university, Mr. T has had more than 20 years of experience with the Vietnamese market through working under big corporations and establishing startups.
Starting up businesses in the 2000s, when the Vietnamese startup ecosystem was primitive, Mr. T was constrained by limited business resources and guidance available in the region. He had to work out his problems single-handedly by learning from worldwide forerunners and reflecting on his own experiences. Step by step, Mr. T built his companies. Despite failures, two of his three startups have flourished and become market leaders.
ThinkZone Ventures appeared from the wish of Mr. T, along with his Founding Partners, to channel the 20-year experience into lessons and guidance for the next generations of founders, supporting startups to grow and further lead Vietnamese and even regional markets. Following Mr. T in every corner is Uni the unicorn, a great companion for every startup.
It has been three years since the company's inception.
Twenty years of business and three years of startup investment helped Mr. T realize that money is not enough regarding one startup's growth. Besides financial capital, startup founders need guidance, strategy consultation, network connection with partners and VCs, fundraising support, and more. These are the resources that Mr. T aimed to support portfolios of ThinkZone Ventures. Above all, Mr. T believed that to succeed, a founder first needed to be passionate about what he was doing, and deep inside, he wanted to create a product that helped society to move forward - The qualities that Mr. T wanted to find in founders.
Light sparkled as Mr. T met Z, a founder with all the above qualities.
Founder Z is an enthusiastic
Founder Z is an enthusiastic
Z is an enthusiastic startup entrepreneur dreaming of creating valuable things for society. Despite his former failure, Z's determination in his entrepreneurship is undeniable and everlasting. His fall fueled his ongoing steps with knowledge and experiences, helping Z be more mature when carrying out his next Fin-tech startup.
After two years, the startup has achieved remarkable progress with active users and positive revenues. Its product is widely used and recommended by customers, leading to the product-market fit stage for the startup.
One foot into the growth stage, Z is, again, seeking ways to overcome new obstacles and find suitable investors. By coincidence, Z finds investor T, who shares the same vision and can facilitate what Z is missing.
With years accustomed to startups, entrepreneurship has become an indispensable part of Z's life. Beginning his first e-commerce business at 26, Z stepped foot into startup life with the bright eyes and enthusiasm of a young entrepreneur, yet he lacked experience and financial capital. Albeit falling short on his business, Z gained priceless lessons and became more mature in business administration, product development, operation, etc.
Importantly, this is when Z found his terminal goal: to create something from zero, from which society can be better. This goal has always been the momentum for him to go forward in his entrepreneurial journey.
Over a year ago, at a class reunion, Z, by chance, met an old friend who shared the same idea about a Fin-tech startup. After a thorough conversation, the two shared similarities in competencies, visions, and motivations, which triggered Z's inception of another startup. Within two years of establishment, Z's product has been widely acknowledged in the market, achieving its product-market fit, gaining several active users and positive revenues. The company soon scaled up to have dozens of employees.
Z, along with his co-founder, is planning to raise funds for business growth with the vision of leading the Vietnamese market, further, the SEA market.
Every new stage reveals new obstacles. One foot into the growth phase, Z faces several challenges, from building a growth strategy, fundraising strategy, and expanding partner network, to Sales & marketing, reorganization strategies, etc. To become the market leader in Vietnam, Z actively seeks investors who share the same vision and can provide his company with guidance and extensive local resources.
Light sparkled as Z met investor T.