Le Nguyen

Investor at 500 Startups Vietnam

I have combined 4 years working in M&A, venture building and venture capital investment in Vietnam.

Work experience
Investment Analyst
500 Startups Vietnam
Jan 2020 – present
500 Startups Vietnam is a US$14 million fund to invest in promising Vietnam-connected startups. We provide finance, mentorship, and connections to both global and regional startups. Our startups have gone on to raise capital from such renowned investors as Sequoia, Social Capital, Stanford StartX, Google Launchpad, and more.
Investment Analyst
500 Startups
Jan 2020 – present
Investment Analyst
Jun 2018 – Jan 2020
fram^ starts, builds and invests in technology companies with proven business models. We provide deep operational support to founders and help them build market-leading companies. fram^ is a publicly-traded company on the Stockholm stock exchange, with a team of 120 staff across two offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Danang, Vietnam. As the key member for the venture and investment team, my responsibilities include: – Sourcing and building deals pipeline for potential M&A target with deal size up to $15M. I’ve successfully connected with CEOs and decision makers of company with annual revenue of $100M. – Conduct financial DD on potential M&A target and give verdicts to the Investment Committee. – Prepare valuation report and fund-raising materials for in-house ventures. – Sourcing and launching 02 new ventures every quarter. – Successfully launched 04 ventures during the past 6 months in Fintech and Consumer-tech . – Assist new ventures during the initiation phase with finance operation and sales procedure. – Build and analyse in-depth business models with break-even timings, estimated cost and peak funding. – Create and proofing financial models for each venture ideas including cost assumptions, budgeting, cash flow management, peak funding and exit strategy for at least 04 financial years from launch.
Mar 2018 – Jun 2018
Nielsen Vietnam is a subsidiary of Nielsen Holdings Plc, a British information, data and measurement firm. Nielsen operates in over 100 countries and employs approximately 44,000 people worldwide. As part of Retail Management Services team, my responsibilities include: – Client servicing for the Vietnam’s biggest FMCG companies – Track and report monthly retail data from the field audit team – Provide analysis and report based on client’s requests
Leads Advisory
Jun 2016 – Feb 2018
EY Vietnam was the first international auditing and advisory organization to have established a legally recognized 100% foreign owned company in Vietnam. We have offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and employ over 1000 local and expatriate professional staff that have extensive experience in serving international clients locally in Vietnam and abroad. We are dedicated to providing the same level of professional service that our clients worldwide have come to expect. As part of the Leads Advisory and M&A team, my responsibilities include: – Screen and identify potential buyer, target for optimal deal value. – Conduct market research, company financial hightlight and sector trends to justify investment potential . – Conduct and review financial, business model. – Revaluate strategic plan based on current financial position. – Evaluate client’s business plan, provide solution for financial choke points (strategic exit, divestment, portfolio spreads, etc.). – Services performed include Transaction Diligence, Capital Markets Lead Advisory, Advisory Valuations & Reviews, Business Tax Advisory Services, and New Market Investment Strategy. – Major sector involvements: Consumer Products & Retail, RE, Hospitality & Construction, Oil & Gas, Wealth & Asset Management. – Maintain timely communication, realistic expectation and deadline between the team and client. – Manage team’s meeting , logistic, budget and agenda.
Risk Advisory Intern
Feb 2016 – Jun 2016
– Reviewing Internal Control frameworks, including ERM, COSO – Carry out market research to determined top risk clients have to face and make remediation plan – Identify sector/industry value chain, maga processes and sub processes – Make sector/ industry brief with concise information – Composing internal control frameworks and guidelines in both English and Vietnamese
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