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.
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.
Vertex Ventures – Director of Communications
Vietcetera – Cofounder, Editor-in-Chief
Startup.vn – Cofounder, Advisor of Strategy
The Quantinuum Podcast – Cohost
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
MC’ing and Events
In the past, I’ve organized, spoken, MC’ed, and moderated at many events, including Barcamp, Tech In Asia conference, General Assembly, Echelon, and more. I love doing events and most notably I had a chance to interview Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, on stage in Ha Noi, Vietnam. If you’d like me to come be a speaker or moderate, please let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.