Formerly known as Vietnam Silicon Valley Accelerator or VSVA, VSV Capital Accelerator is the longest-running and leading accelerator that invests in Vietnam-connected startups since 2014. To date, we have invested into hundreds of entrepreneurs across 70+ investments, who have gone on to raise next rounds of funding for their startups with multimillion-dollar in valuations.
Our program is designed for pre-seed and seed stages startups to quickly validate the viability of their products and business models before scale. Startups in our accelerator portfolio also have the chance to receive follow-on investment from our venture funds.
130+ COMPANIES ACCELERATED
Our firsthand experience working with startups in Vietnam is unrivalled.
70+ INVESTMENTS MADE
Many of the brightest of startups in Vietnam have had us as their 1st institutional check.
UP TO $50K PER TEAM
Each team joining receives up to $50K in cash in exchange for 7-10% equity.
07 BATCHES HELD
Apart from your own cohort of promising startups, you also have access to our amazing network of alumni.
OVER 500X INCREASE IN VALUATION
Our portfolio companies have achieved valuations at up to more than 500x increase since joining our accelerator.
70% RAISED MONEY POST-PROGRAM
Most of our companies have successfully raised next rounds of funding from investors all around the world after graduation.
As we invest at the earliest stage of a company's lifecycle, our program is designed to help startups validate and iterate on their original hypotheses, achieve product/market fit and get them venture capital-ready for next-round funding. To give you a better picture of what our Bootcamp looks like, here are some literal snapshots of what happens during the program.
Workshops and seminars will be done by experts in their fields, consisting of in-house mentors and external speakers, who will provide you with knowledge about business modelling, marketing, fundraising etc.
During Bootcamp, you can book 1-1 meetings with VSV Capital Lead Mentors as often as you need, to discuss anything you are working on, or to figure out together what you should be working on. Talk to us often!
Every week during Bootcamp, we will invite a speaker, who is usually either a seasoned entrepreneur or investor, to come and join the batch for dinner, and share their journey as well as their advices with you.
There are two important events that we always organise for each batch: Feedback Day and Demo Day. Apart from that, there will be other social and networking events where we organise or give you access to.
Lead mentors —
Different from external Mentors from our network that we will match with startups from time to time, our in-house Lead Mentors, whom you will see almost everyday, are actual Partners of the firm. This means they have skin in the game as well as a holistic understanding of this space from years of investing and directly working with countless startups in various fields.
Linh Han is Founder and Managing Partner at VSV Capital. He has raised and managed 4 funds, as well as led 60+ investment deals through the batches of VSV Capital Accelerator. Linh plays a critical role mentoring most of our startups from day one, taking them from almost 0 to up to 500 times multiple in valuation, and remains an active partner and advisor as they continue their journey post-Bootcamp.
Prior to founding VSV, he was working in Consulting and Banking. He was honoured by Forbes Asia in the 30 Under 30 list of 2020 for Finance & VC.
Gibs Song is General Partner at VSV Capital. Previously, he was Director of Samsung R&D in America and Samsung Electronics Corporate Venture, with his background of 25 years in technology development, management and consulting internationally. Before coming to Vietnam, he was an angel investor and venture partner in Silicon Valley. Many of his investments were acquired by big Korean corporations.
At VSV Capital Accelerator, he plays an important role in pulling international resources and partnerships to our portfolio companies.
Our Bootcamp is 4-month, our support is for life —
After Bootcamp, VSV Capital continues to introduce startups to resources, customers, partners and investors. In normal conditions, we also regularly take our portfolio companies on roadshows to other cities and countries to open up more opportunities to meet with investors and join regional or international startup events. Most of the time, our job post-Bootcamp is to provide our expertise when you need help building financial projections, or strategically planning when negotiating major contracts and investment deals. So, you can rest assured that once you become a part of VSV Capital Accelerator, we got your back no matter how long after you have completed the program.
To apply for funding and join our accelerator program, startups need to complete our application form on a designated platform and pass through several rounds of interview where we can fully evaluate your potentials. All processes including Online Application, Online interview and Face-to-face interview are to be done in English.
March 29 - May 2
Startups will need to fill our application form on F6S. To do this you need to sign up for an account there. With F6S, you don't have to finish your application in one sitting, whatever you filled in will be saved, and you can come back to update later. Once you are happy with everything, you can go ahead and click "Connect".
You will know by May 7 if you have passed through to the Online Interview round. Our team will notify you via email to schedule a 30'-40' meeting with one of our Partners in the next days. You will have 2-3 days to prepare.
By May 13, you will know if you have advanced to the final round, which is Face-to-face Interview where you present in front of our investor committee. Our team will contact you via email to schedule a slot. You will have 3-4 days to prepare with the help of our team. Please note, the interview will be held in Hanoi, in person.
June - September
By late May, the final result will be announced to each team. Chosen teams will then have 2 weeks to prepare before Bootcamp starts. Bootcamp will take place in Hanoi for 4 months.
* Early evaluation: If you complete your application by April 11, you are eligible for early evaluation. However, we do not encourage you to rush your application preparation. If you submit by April 11, we will get back to you by April 15 if we would like to have the Online Interview with you early. If we need more time to review your application, you will know by the regular date (early May).
** Please note, all dates are tentative and may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Keep updated —
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