You come to us. As experienced investors, entrepreneurs and engineers, we understand what it takes to create successful internet businesses.
If we decide to fund your venture, we take a stake in your company and provide you with an engineering team based in Vietnam. We pay all the development costs up front.
We help manage those engineers but they're your team. You always have the right to employ your engineers directly and they would go with you if you get acquired.
You can work alongside the engineers in Vietnam, remotely or both. Don't worry: we have decades of cross-border technology management experience and we'll help you through it.
When Stefan van der Bijl was a pre-teen growing up in Ecuador, his parents gave him a Texas Instruments computer. It brought him “a little slice of the new world.”
He built a program for his mom, a French teacher, to help her compute grade point averages, learning then how computers could effect positive change. “It saved her hours of work,” Stefan says.
Stefan is every bit as passionate about technology today as he was in his youth.
The engineering talent in Vietnam is undisputed. But beyond that, Stefan is drawn to the vibrancy of a growing, young country that boasts a solid educational system, great food, and beaches.
“Vietnam has many elements to become something big.” he says. “It is poised to make huge strides and could become the new Silicon Valley of Asia.”
That’s important to Stefan, who has devoted his career to helping build technology companies from Singapore to Silicon Valley, focusing on the internet, content and ecommerce.
With two independent consulting firms and startups under his belt, Stefan understands the challenges that companies face.
In Singapore Stefan launched a startup that disrupted the traditional affiliate content monetization model, and a company that focused on social web-signage.
On the other side of the globe, in California, Stefan’s software consulting company focused on projects in agri-tech, semiconductor fabrication automation, ad networks, and ecommerce.
Stefan is thrilled to be part of CVP’s team, where he can “work with with fellow entrepreneurs on their big hairy audacious goals.” "I'm here. I love it,” Stefan says. Plus, he adds, “Startup entrepreneurs can stretch their dollar a lot farther in Vietnam.”
An alumna of Occidental College where he got his degree in physics, Stefan also has worked with Kallout Inc (in-app contextual web search), Adonomics.com (Facebook ad network), Tanimura & Antle (agri-tech, Walmart track-and-trace), Intrabay Automation (semiconductors), PhotoHighway.com (photography site), CatalogCity.com (ecommerce from print-only catalogs), and Shop.com (ecommerce).