Hoang Thi Kim Dzung was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. After passing as a valedictorian of the Faculty of Foreign Economic Relations (Japanese course) at Hanoi Foreign Trade University, she was chosen as 1 of 6 elite students across Vietnam in 2012, to receive the Japanese Government’s MEXT Scholarship for 5 years of fully-funded higher education in Japan. While studying at the Faculty of Economics at Osaka University, she served as the first female president at the Vietnamese Youth Student Association in Osaka (VYSA Osaka), and also founded a startup called GStabi, got inspired and supported from the Business Innovation Class at Osaka University and local businesses in Osaka. After graduation, in 2017, she joined IBM Japan, working as a Sales Representative offering Fintech solutions to big financial institution customers in Japan. At the same time, she participated in supporting technology startups in the BlueHub startup incubation program at IBM. In addition, she was also one of the first members of Vietnamese Professionals in Japan (VPJ), which was launched in October 2017. She joined Genesia Ventures in April 2019. She then returned to Vietnam to establish the foundation of Genesia Ventures’s first representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, in September 2019. Besides investing and supporting lots of promising startups in Vietnam, she also actively shares her experiences and lessons learned related to startups through her personal blog, which has been meaningfully contributing to the startup community in Vietnam.
To all the brave entrepreneurs out there: You are attempting to create something no one has done before, and may experience solitude in the fact that not everyone around you shares your enthusiasm. Yet we are committed to embarking on the long journey with you and taking up the challenge. We will be unstinting in our effort, such that one day you will look back and know that you made the right choice in working with us.