About Minh

Although most of the people I know in Asia know me for my journalistic and community work in the tech and startup industries, I studied Zen Buddhism in UC Santa Cruz. I moved to Vietnam after living for 1.5 years in a Vipassana meditation center.

In Vietnam, I moved to the countryside and worked at An Giang University, one of the largest universities in the Mekong Delta. From there, I moved to Ho Chi Minh city where I got involved in the startup industry, writing for Tech In Asia and doing community activities including setting up events, workshop programs, databases, and more with Startup.vn and SHIELD.

Today, I am the director of communications at Vertex Ventures, a leading global venture capital fund. Our most prominent investments include: Waze, Grab, Mobike, Reebonz, Testlio, and Twelve.

I am also a cofounder of Vietcetera.com, a lifestyle magazine dedicated to featuring upcoming brands, people, and organizations in rising modern Vietnam.

My Writing

Here is my latest writing on Forbes.

My old writing on Vietnam and Southeast Asia’s tech scene, can be found here at Tech In Asia.

Here are my posts on Medium, where I write more whimsical material.

My Focus

Vertex Ventures – Director of Communications

Vietcetera – Cofounder, Editor-in-Chief

Startup.vn – Cofounder, Advisor of Strategy

The Quantinuum Podcast – Cohost

Extracurricular Activities

VIC Partners – Board member
An angel fund dedicated to investing in early stage startups in Vietnam

The Nom Preservation Foundation – Member of Advisory Council
Promoting and preserving the ancient writing system of Vietnam

Sandbox Network (formerly Thousand Network) – Member
A global community of young people who live on the edge

Global Shapers HCMC – Member

Global Shapers Singapore – HR Director, Member

Random Stuff

Violin (25 years)


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