Preparing for ADB Ventures

We helped conceptualize ADB Ventures and managed ADB Ventures Lab while overseeing a communications program that supported ADBV’s $72 million fundraising goal and that continues to position ADBV as a preferred investor in the region. Five ADB Ventures Labs have successfully launched, resulting in 33 corporate partnerships, seven technology pilots, and the addition of more […]

GRAFT Challenge Vietnam 2021

We orchestrated GRAFT’s direct engagement campaigns with regional innovation and acceleration partners and conducted strategic sponsorship outreach to support GRAFT in designing and fundraising for program sustainability. We also manage GRAFT’s communications, with 65+ agritech solutions applying to the 2021 program, double GRAFT’s KPIs.

Ho Chi Minh City Open Data Solutions Challenge

We reviewed documentation in the HCMC Data Warehouse and compiled findings, followed by the organization of a workshop with the HCMC Department of Information and Technology, DX Center, and other stakeholders to facilitate discussion. We developed a casebook to raise stakeholders’ awareness of possible solutions through open data access, with case studies and lessons learned […]

GIZ Incubator

We conducted active outreach to build a database of 5,000 SMEs to encourage engagement with the Green Tech Incubator, established by the National Innovation Center and GIZ to promote green energy and the circular economy. We produced a landing page and promoted the program to targeted industry groups and organized 1-on-1 and group meetings to […]

Mekong Business Initiative (MBI)

We sourced candidates across accelerator tracks for the MBI to improve the enabling environment for SMEs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. We built partnerships with corporates, private sector investment groups, and governments while consulting on the design of accelerator and landing pad programs. We also managed stakeholder relations, including engagement with high-level Australian […]

Agros market entry

Agros’ solution is a one-stop-shop for crop farmers to switch to sustainable farming. We conducted primary and secondary market research to identify suitable crops in targeted provinces to promote Agros’ products and enhance client’s prospects. We created lists of potential partners and customers, in addition to coordinating meetings with local cooperatives and farmers to enhance […]

Hillridge market entry

We led market-entry efforts by identifying suitable insurance partners for fronting, underwriting, and licensing of Hillridge’s risk modelling and pricing software. We assisted the management team to identify the highest potential commodity sectors for their drought and typhoon insurance products (Forestry, Aquaculture, Coffee, Citrus), and initiated outreach to high-profile companies in each sector. We appointed […]

DataFarming market entry

We advised the founders on a strategy for market expansion in APAC. We developed strong relationships with large agri-food companies and explored research partnerships with CSIRO and Temasek to better support Commercial R&D while closing in on a Series A funding round. We identified key pain points and developed commercially scalable POCs for deployment in […]

IFC Agtech

We linked agtech providers to farmers in the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands regions of Vietnam. We arranged two webinars in Vietnam on sustainable agricultural methods and environmentally friendly technologies, successfully bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders, particularly from the agritech and climate change domains. We facilitated Agritask, the app developer, to navigate the […]