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Investing in Vietnam’s Digital Investment Revolution Insignia Ventures’ Investment in Finhay

Published 02 Nov 2022
Reference 6771
Industry Venture Capital
Region Asia
Summary

The start-up ecosystem in Vietnam has seen rapid growth since 2020. This case follows an early entrant, Insignia Ventures Partners, led by Yinglan Tan out of Singapore, who is considering an investment in FinHay, a robo-advisor in the emerging fintech space in Vietnam. Is there potential to turn Finhay into one of the first ‘unicorns’ in Vietnam? Are the platform’s traction and market factors pointing to digitalization in financial services in Vietnam sufficient? How could Insignia, as an investor in FinHay translate the market potential and initial product-market fit into concrete growth? What is the best direction for Finhay beyond its current positioning to achieve unicorn status and market leadership in a highly competitive setting in SE Asia?

Teaching objectives

- Introduce the world of early-stage investing in Vietnam & SE Asia. - Explore early fintech investing in SE Asia and its growth (to 2022). - Share the entrepreneurial experience of a first-time entrepreneur. - The considerations of a VC (venture capitalist) when allocating funding to a startup. - Risk considerations when investing in an emerging market setting

Keywords
  • Venture Capital
  • VC
  • Startup Stories
  • Startups
  • Early Stage Investing
  • Fintech
  • Early Stage Investing
  • Fintech
  • Digital
  • Vietnam
  • Emerging Markets
  • Seed Funding
  • Asia
  • Singapore
  • SE Asia
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Q42022