Mittwoch, 20. März 2013

IG9 Launched

Today, Vietnam’s finally got a crowdfunding platform. The full-time team of seven come from a motley crew of startups based out of Hanoi including Dynabyte and The Missing Corner. The company is founded by Nam Do, the current CEO of Emotiv, a US company now based in the Silicon Valley, which produces a piece of headgear that allows users to control objects on a screen with their brains. IG9, a cheeky version of the english word “ignite”, will be the first crowdfunding platform of its type in Vietnam – operating in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city.

Crowdfunding is not a new concept to Asia, there’s at least nine across the region from Japan to Indonesia. The IG9 team hopes to be at the forefront of this in Vietnam, so I talked to Lew Yin How, CEO of the project, to get the lowdown. Read more