Four Vietnamese businesses are among the 37 Southeast Asian startups recently announced as recipients of pre-seed investments totaling US$5.1 million from Antler, a Singapore-based global early-stage venture capital firm. The four Vietnamese investees, namely Barely Skin, Flaex, Naki, and Upbrand, have qualified for undisclosed investments from Antler. With resilience and ingenuity, Vietnamese founders have been making breakthroughs and conquering new challenges, Jonsson commented. Jussi Salovaara, Antler’s co-founder and managing partner in Asia, said that Antler, as a multi-stage investor, recognizes the great potential of early-stage startups in the Southeast Asian region. As the world’s most active early-stage investor, Antler “backs people from the beginning with co-founder matching, deep business validation, and funding,” the investor said on its website.
Mar 21 2023