ICM and WIForum cooperate to connect foreign investment capital for Vietnamese startup market.

ICM and WIForum cooperate to connect foreign investment capital for Vietnamese startup market.

Mr. Nguyen Viet Duc – CEO ICM (left) and Mr. Axel Schultze (right)
  On November 20, at the ICM Office – KOVA Center Building, the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was held between the CEO of Innovation Capital Management (ICM) – Mr. Nguyen Viet Duc and the famous Swiss billionaire – Mr. Axel Schultze. Mr Axel Schultze is currently the Chairman of the World Innovations Forum – the World Innovation Forum, a non-governmental organization for development and innovation based in Switzerland and represented in many countries.
      The goals that ICM and the World Innovations Forum work towards are to support, develop startups, and connected investors and the Government to these projects.
This time he came to Vietnam to accompany the “Seeding Innovation 2020” program and had a private meeting with ICM’s Board of Directors. He said successful entrepreneurs are often have some crazy ideas but extraordinary and can greatly help the economy. The FDI map that he brought also showed that Vietnam is a country that does not have much investment from foreign capital for development but we have potential to increase more than 14.2 billions we had right now.  
  After the discussion, both sides felt the same viewpoint and common viewpoints in supporting and developing Startup, especially when Mr. Duc share of the Startup support journey in Vietnam. Although there are still many challenges and difficulties, the Vietnamese startup community is growing and learning to grow, ICM has been accompanying businesses on this path with effective management methods. The most effective approach to investors is to open up close and mutually beneficial connections for investors and startup projects. Thereby, they have planned for many future collaborations and subsequent meetings. As a result, the two sides signed a memorandum of cooperation for the first time and had a good start. The purpose of this partnership is to assist startups in calling for capital investments, connecting investors and exchanging knowledge on building a startup ecosystem. Both organizations are committed to supporting each other in promoting the development of startup investment projects. WIFORUM will bring international experience and experience activities to investors, ICM will join in building this knowledge block for the startup ecosystem in Vietnam and legal consultancy activities and supporting foreign investors’ access to Vietnam trade market.
 

In the coming time, ICM will take more solid steps to improve the investment and innovation startup ecosystem, contributing to the overall development of the national startup ecosystem thanks to the companion, support from Mr. Axel Schultze and the World Innovations Forum.

ICM and SWISS EP officially disclose the capital call round for Angels City – the first public angel investment program in Vietnam

  Aimed at creating a professional investment environment for angel investors to invest in start-up projects in major cities of Vietnam including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hai Phong. Angels City is hosted by ICM – Innovation Capital Management and SWISS EP Vietnam with the purpose of: 👉👉Helping investors: – Approaching and investing in the most potential startups those are carefully screened by experts from ICM and Swiss EP. – Being accompanied by other investors, especially *Lead Investor who have deep insights and practical experiences in specific areas, thereby reduce risk and maintain effective management. – Investors will be provided with the necessary knowledge to start the journey to become an Angel Investor through the training activities of the program. 👉👉For startup projects participating in the program, this will be a great opportunity to: – Get an investment up to 100,000USD. – Engage with angel investors and professional investment funds – Participate in training programs and courses to accelerate entrepreneurship in the network of ICM and Swiss EP. – Participate in the entrepreneurial community through programs that ICM, Swiss EP and partners of the two parties organize. The Angels City program and the capital call this time are expected to bring about a completely new way of investing in the startup ecosystem in Vietnam. We invite all individuals and institutional investors to participate and contribute to this success of Vietnamese startup ecosystem.  Registration link: http://bit.ly/Angelscity  Registration deadline: from now until the end of May 5, 2019  For more information please visit the landing page: http://innocapital.vn/angels-city 📞Contact information: – Phone: 078 809 0406 (Ms. Van) – Email: contact@innocapital.vn – Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/innocapital.vn/ – Website: http://innocapital.vn/ #ICM #SwissEP #Angelscity

Announcement: Signing ceremony for cooperation between ICM & Swiss Ep in organizing Angel City program

ICM and Swiss EP will jointly deploy the Angel City program, a platform that helps angel investors invest in start-up projects effectively.

 

In the spirit of implementing a strategic cooperation agreement between Innovation Capital Management Joint Stock Company (ICM – Innovation Capital Management) and Swiss EP (SWISS EP Vietnam) signed in early 2018, ICM and Swiss EP officially announced the signing ceremony of cooperation between the two sides in the implementation of Angel City program.

Angel City is a program aimed at creating a professional investment environment for angel investors to invest in projects in Vietnam’s major cities including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hai Phong.

According to Mr. Nguyen Viet Duc, General Director of ICM and Mr. Hub Langstaff, Director of Swiss EP in Vietnam, the program is implemented based on the investment infrastructure that ICM has built. With the advantage of experience and investment management infrastructure, ICM and Swiss EP believe Angel City will be a pioneering and professional platform to help angel investors invest in start-up projects effectively, towards a professional investment infrastructure for entrepreneurial ecosystems. For Swiss EP, with a network of domestic and international partners, will support connecting the program to domestic and foreign investors.

Innovation Capital Management Joint Stock Company is the first official unit of Vietnam to be granted investment license and management of innovation investment fund. The development orientation of the company is to focus on global capital, manage investment funds, directly invest in startups and transparency in the investment market.

Swiss EP is the start-up support program of the Swiss Government, with main office located in Ho Chi Minh City. The program is implemented throughout the territory of Vietnam with the aim of promoting start-up activities, enhancing the readiness of innovative enterprises to start a business, creating an ecosystem to support start-ups.

For further information about the program, please contact:
Mr. Trinh Minh Cuong
Phone: 035 2671124
Gmail: cuong.dtm@innocapital.vn

ICM and Singapore government had discussion on cooperating to support startup

Yesterday, December 25, ICM met and worked with Mr. Leon CAI – regional director and Mr. Bui Ngoc Dung – business development director of Singapore

As a government agency promoting trade and encouraging Singapore companies to grow and expand abroad, Enterprise Singapore expressed their desire to accompany ICM in supporting the start-up projects of both the two countries by training, mentoring, helping them understand the two countries’ market and look for development opportunities.

After listening to Mr. Nguyen Viet Duc – ICM company CEO presented a comprehensive picture of startup ecosystem in Vietnam, Enterprise Singapore representatives expressed their willingness to learn more and look for a chance  to cooperate to create a support mechanism for startups in both countries to develop and expand markets to the region and the world.

ICM CONNECTS VIETNAMESE STARTUPS WITH CANADIAN INVESTMENT FUND

Yesterday, December 11th,  ICM – Innovation Capital Management met and worked with Mrs. Jan Lederman – President of the Canadian investment fund: Valhalla Private Capital and her partner – Mr. Glenn Yuen. The two companies had a meeting in the morning to discuss the upcoming cooperation plans between ICM and Valhalla in connecting Vietnamese startups with investors and start-ups support units in Canada.

 

Yesterday, December 11th, ICM – Innovation Capital Management met and worked with Mrs. Jan Lederman – President of the Canadian investment fund: Valhalla Private Capital and her partner – Mr. Glenn Yuen.

The two companies had a meeting in the morning to discuss the upcoming cooperation plans between ICM and Valhalla in connecting Vietnamese startups with investors and start-ups support units in Canada.

In the afternoon, ICM connected Valhalla with some outstanding Vietnamese startups to hear the founders presenting their project. Guests included Mr. Tony Wheeler, CEO of ImagineX Ventures, Mr Hub Langstaff and Ms. Nguyen Quynh Anh from SWISS EP Vietnam.
After this meeting, Valhalla will consider investing in some of the startups, supporting needed resources and connecting these startups with Canadian support units to develop in the future.
ICM appreciated the role of Angel Investors in the start-up ecosystem and the importance of the fund management structure in the investment ecosystem.In addition, the guests appreciated projects with great development and cooperation potentials in capital and market solutions.

Together with Valhalla, Swiss EP, and Imagine X, in the near future, ICM will officially launch a broad portfolio of investment products for the national startup ecosystem.

ICM’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

On the occasion of the Vietnam Teachers’ Day on November 20th and ICM – Innovation Capital Management’s one year anniversary. ICM would like to send our deepest gratitude to our “teachers”.

On the occasion of the Vietnam Teachers’ Day on November 20th and ICM – Innovation Capital Management’s one year anniversary. ICM would like to send our deepest gratitude to our “teachers”.

They are our Startups, from whom we learnt the spirit of dare to think, dare to do, dare to dream and dare to face difficulties and challenges.

They are our Investors, who taught us about the patience, the discipline and the dare to take risks.

We also deeply thank the ICM’s partners, we learnt form all of you tireless dedication to the start-up ecosystem.

In future, ICM team will do more to fulfill our goals and mission: to empower prosperity of the start-up community, to build the investment ecosystem and to contribute to the development of the Vietnamese ecosystem. On this journey, we believe in the companionship with you.

CALL FOR APPLICATION – SWISS EP WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WEEK 2019

Women entrepreneurs week is a program organized by Swiss EP, one of ICM’s partners. This program will last for one week in Switzerland and (March 11-15, 2019) is aimed at supporting new generation of women entrepreneurs from 7 different countries, including Vietnam. Participating costs are FULLY COVERED for successful candidates.
Joining the program are local mentors and investors as well as Swiss and international mentors to help women strengthen their startups and overcome road blocks. The program includes multiple intensive mentoring and pitching sessions along with close exchange, networking and knowledge sharing among aspiring women entrepreneurs.
We are looking for WOMEN STARTUP CEO/FOUNDER, (men or women) MENTORS & INVESTORS to participate in the program. Number of participants is limited.
Contact us via messaging our fanpage or send us email to contact@innocapital.vn to receive instructions along with the application package.
Application Due by November 7th

ICM HAS OFFICIALLY BECOME THE FIRST VIETNAMESE LICENSED STARTUP FUND MANAGEMENT COMPANY

With the support and facilitation of the Government for investing in small and medium innovative enterprises as well as much effort during the previous period, 5 months after the issuance of Decree 38 (Investment Regulation for small and medium-sized startup companies), ICM is proud and honored to become the first company in Vietnam to have license for startup investment fund management and startup investment.

ICM strongly believes this will open up opportunities of capital flow for startups, attracting governmental fund as well as domestic and foreign private capital. The framework is readily available, and the legal corridor has now become more favorable than ever for investors and startups.

ICM will continue to put our very best effort to be able to bring values to startups, investors, and Vietnamese startup ecosystem in general, and actualize our mission – EMPOWERING PROSPERITY

Ông Nguyễn Việt Đức - Tổng giám đốc Innovation Capital Management (ICM)

Mr. Nguyễn Việt Đức – CEO of ICM

ICM would like to give our most sincere gratefulness to the support and companionship of SVF, SWISS EP, along with many of our strategic partners. Hopefully in our upcoming journey, we can continue to witness the strong cooperation between ICM and such passionate startup supporting units like you all in order to develop our national startup ecosystem even further.

Signing Ceremony of ICM and SHTP-IC

ICM – Innovation Capital Management recently held a signing ceremony with SHTP-IC

Saigon Hi-Tech Park Incubation Center (SHTP), established in 2006, aims to support individuals, groups or organizations who have good business ideas based on their ownership and performance, enabling them to overcome the initial difficulties, to grow and mature. By 2018, the incubator has successfully helped more than 50 start-up projects, in which many projects have strong reputation such as Vexere, Acis smart home, Meetech 3D technology project…

Trong hình ảnh có thể có: 2 người, mọi người đang ngồi

The signing ceremony is to establish a relationship between the two sides and promote innovative activities, support for start-ups as well as networking with venture capital funds, successful entrepreneurs and experts in Finance, technology, science, etc. who have the experience to support the commercialization and connection of investment for startup projects.

Trong hình ảnh có thể có: 2 người, mọi người đang cười, mọi người đang ngồi và trong nhà

In the warm atmosphere of the ceremony, the representatives of two companies had a sincere share of their story as well as the belief in their cooperation in the future. This event will open up more opportunities in promoting innovative activities, supporting start-ups as well as selecting potential projects, connecting with investment funds, successful entrepreneurs and experts in the fields of finance, technology, science, etc. who have the experience to support the commercialization and connection of investment for startup projects.