Hanoi has served as the national center for Vietnamese culture, arts, and of course business for several millennia; these days, Vietnam’s capital city is also a regional powerhouse when it comes to tech ecosystems in Southeast Asia.From leading fashion etailers to innovative fintech solutions, the following are 13 tech startups from Hanoi you need to be aware of in 2017 and beyond.
PIXTA is a leading provider of royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, and video footage—akin to Getty Images or Fotolia. Users can search for the perfect images organized by category: cooking, music instruments, fashion, landscape/nature, and business, to name a few.
Bao Kim is an online payment gateway that powers online payments and mobile money transfers between local buyers and sellers. The platform currently works with 16 different Vietnamese banks and supports over 8,000 traditional and online retailers.
eComPic is an on-demand, professional photo editing service that allows users to upload photos to be edited via the website—imaging specialists then handle a variety of editing tasks: background removal, cropping/padding/alignment, color correction, and more.
OnOnPay’s app allows users to easily top-up their mobile devices, as well as receive loyalty rewards, coupons, and gift certificates. The solution works with all major telecom providers in Vietnam and is currently expanding to Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Muvik is a social network and mobile app designed for the lip-syncing community: users can record, upload, and share their short lip-sync videos on the website. The platform allows users to interact and share with each other—as well as their favorite idols.
Ferosh is a leading high-end fashion etailer that offers the latest from Vietnamese and international designers and brands. Some local top designers and brands featured on the website include Ha Truong, La Pham, LEA’S, So Young, SHE, and Hobb Design, to name a few.
NganLuong.vn is online payment solutions provider that features a popular e-wallet and online payment gateway offering. The company’s platform is integrated with popular online shopping destinations like ebay.vn and chodientu.vn, as well as leading banks (e.g., Vietcombank, Techcombank, Vietinbank, East Asia, VIB, SHB) and mobile operators such as VinaPhone and MobiFone.
Horus Entertainment is a leading game development studio in Southeast Asia, specializing in eSports, mobile games, and massively multiplayer online games (MMOs). Some of its popular titles include Captain Strike, We Are Heroes, and Bullet Strike, to name a few.
BankGo is a comparison engine for stacking up various types of consumer finance offerings: personal loans, mortgages, credit cards, savings accounts, SME loans, and more. Launched in 2016, the solution is the largest banking and financial comparison platform in Vietnam.
Dyno develops digital marketing tools for helping companies get more out of their online marketing efforts and social media campaigns. Its flagship products—DYNO Prospect and DYNO Inbox—enable users to search for phone numbers on Facebook and send SMS messages via fan pages.
Vitasker’s platform connects users with local service providers and experts to accomplish a variety of tasks, from appliance repair to moving and cleaning services. The website is free for customers and allows up to 5 service provider quotes per job.
ZooStudio’s MoneyLover is a fintech app for tracking and managing personal finances. The offering—available for iOS/Android/Windows Phone—features budget planning, expense tracking, in-depth reporting, as well as integrations with Uber and PayPal, among others.
SeroAI has developed a crop intelligence platform for helping farmers and agricultural workers realize better yields. The solution collects, analyzes, and manages data from the field to aid in crop management and disease detection/prevention.
In short, Vietnam’s capital city has evolved into one of the most vibrant and active locales in Southeast Asia for tech startups—be sure to keep these 13 innovators on your radar in 2017 and beyond.