Two of Rocket Internet’s biggest e-commerce companies, Zalora and The Iconic, are getting a massive $112 million investment led by Access Industries. Both companies are fashion e-commerce retailers, with Zalora covering Southeast Asia and The Iconic in Australia.
Rocket Internet says this breaks Zalora’s own $100 million record in May as the largest e-commerce funding announcement in the region. In the first six months of this year, Rocket Internet raised $1.3 billion.
The website is expected to be a place for the network security community to share their knowledge, moral issues and related laws.
So far this year 2,405 websites of businesses and offices have been attacked, while the network security force has been weak and unable to respond to the situation. For this reason, BKAV has set up WhiteHat.vn to encourage young people to become white hackers, strengthen the national network security force and get ready to respond to future IT security incidents.
I’ve written about Vietnam’s four main players in the food delivery space and noted that Vietnammm was one of the key online services Saigon. Well, today the startup was acquired by Takeaway.com, one of the biggest food delivery websites in the world.
A technology commercialisation project modelled after the Silicon Valley was launched in Hanoi on October 18. The project is designed to help Vietnamese hi-tech business start-ups upgrade their products. At the same time, many experienced US experts from Silicon Valley will offer them marketing tactics so that it will be easier for them to attract venture capital, even if their products are in the concept stage.
Anphabe is a Vietnamese version of LinkedIn. The largest online network of management professionals in Vietnam at 85,000 registered users, the website also hosts events, a forum, and helps with headhunting for local companies.
The funding from Sumitomo will help Tiki.vn boost investment in the warehouses, delivery network, as well as research and development on new products, in a bid to better serve its customers countrywide, the company said in a press release.