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Three Vietnamese women – two entrepreneurs and a fashionista – were in the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list released on Tuesday.
Mai Ho, 29, and Le Han Tue Lam, 26, were named in the financial and venture capital categories while Chau Bui, 23, was listed in the arts category.
“Ho joined Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Hustle Fund in 2020 and over the past year led investments in Vietnam-based audiobook app Fonos and DatBike, the first Vietnamese-made electric motorbike company,” reads Forbes’ description of Ho.
“Outside of Hustle, Ho manages her family office’s multimillion-dollar portfolio of investments in healthcare and renewable energy.”
Meanwhile, Lam joined Seoul-based investment firm Nextrans in 2019 as a general manager evaluating and investing in early stage startups in Southeast Asia and the U.S., according to Forbes.
“Previously, Lam was one of earliest members of Vietnam-based enterprise software platform Base.vn, and worked as a universal banker for Citi in Hanoi,” reads her profile in the 30 Under 30 Asia list.
In the arts category, 23-year-old Chau, whose full name is Bui Thai Bao Chau, is honored as a Vietnamese model and fashionista with more than three million Instagram followers and roughly two million followers on Facebook.
In 2020, Chau clinched endorsement deals with Dior and Louis Vuitton.
She was also named the most stylish social media personality at the ELLE Style Awards 2019.
Forbes said its team of reporters and a panel of A-list judges selected the activists, entrepreneurs, scientists, and young leaders on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2021 list from over 2,500 nominees as they are “unparalleled examples of determination, hard work and innovation.”
Thirty honorees make each of the ten categories — entertainment & sports; media, marketing & advertising; social impact; financial and venture capital; the arts; enterprise technology; consumer technology; retail & commerce; healthcare & science; and industrial manufacturing & energy.
The criteria for honorees include their demonstration of leadership, impact, potential of success, and the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit synonymous with Forbes.
“Other factors like innovation, disruption – and size and growth of their ventures in some categories – play a role in making the final decision,” the magazine said.
Last year, Vietnam had seven representatives in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list.
This article was originally published in Tuoitrenews