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SuperReturn Middle East
28 - 30 October 2024
The Ritz-Carlton, DIFCDubai

Eddie Thai
Co-founder & General partner at Ascend Vietnam Ventures


Eddie Thai is a co-founder & general partner of AVV, an IFC-backed early-stage VC firm with a mission to help exceptional teams in Vietnam and elsewhere in building iconic companies. He is particularly on the lookout for breakthrough approaches in fintech, edtech, and enterprise SaaS. Eddie also continues to steward the Vietnam-focused fund of 500 Global, the early-stage VC firm and ecosystem builder headquartered in Silicon Valley. As a co-founder & general partner of 500VN he led more than 30 investments, including pre-seed / seed round investments in Axie Infinity (a16z-backed NFT gaming unicorn), ApplyBoard (Fidelity-backed edtech unicorn), Trusting Social (Sequoia-backed fintech centaur), and (enterprise SaaS; acquired).

Agenda Sessions

  • A glimpse into emerging markets