Mai Ho, 29, and Le Han Tue Lam, 26, were named in the financial and venture capital category. Chau Bui, 23, was listed in the arts category.
Mai joined Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Hustle Fund last year. The firm seeks to invest in early-stage startups operating in software, business to business, fintech and digital health sectors. Over the past year, she led investments in Vietnam-based audiobook app Fonos and DatBike, the first Vietmanese-made electric motorbike company, Forbes said.
Outside Hustle, Mai manages her family office’s multimillion dollar portfolio of investments in healthcare and renewable energy.
Mai Ho is investor of Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Hustle Fund. Photo courtesy of Hustle Fund.
She received a full scholarship from the University of Westminster College in the U.S. where she studied finance and accounting. After graduation, she worked with several investment funds in the U.S., including working as a stock market analyst at investment bank Goldman Sachs.
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.
Le Han Tue Lam works as general manager of Seoul-based investment firm Nextrans. Photo courtesy of Tue Lam.
Earlier, she was one of earliest members of Vietnam-based enterprise software platform Base.vn, and worked as a universal banker for Citi in Hanoi.
Vietnamese model and fashionista Chau Bui has more than three million Instagram and roughly two million Facebook followers. Last year, she scored endorsements deals with world’s leading fashion brands Dior and Louis Vuitton.
Bui, whose full name is Bui Thai Bao Chau, was named the most stylish social media personality at the ELLE Style Awards 2019.
Chau Bui is a famous Vietnamese fashionista. Photo courtesy of Chau Bui.
“Selected from over 2,500 nominations and vetted by our team of reporters and a panel of A-list judges, this year’s list features 300 young entrepreneurs, leaders and change makers across the Asia-Pacific region who are braving the challenging environment brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and finding new opportunities amidst the new normal,” the Forbes magazine noted.
The list selects 30 honorees for each of the 10 categories.
The criteria for honorees making the list include their “demonstration of leadership, how they embody the entrepreneurial spirit that is synonymous with Forbes, and their potential of success in their industry. 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 six representatives in the 30 under 20 list.