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Earlier this year, Douglas Abrams, CEO of Expara Ventures, came to Vietnam for the first time to attend Techfest, an event organized by the National Agency for Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization Development (NATEC), a body of Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Expara Ventures, which was part of a group of Singaporean investors including Golden Gate Ventures, KK Fund and JFDI, participated in the inaugural event held at Vietnam National University in Hanoi. The three-day event in May was the largest of its kind in Vietnam and sought to bridge the gap between Vietnam and the region while at the same time providing a national platform to promote the best startups and entrepreneurs in Vietnam.