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Vietnam ed tech startup aims to fill Southeast Asia's talent pool

E-learning platform Topica helps young workers reskill for the digital age

Topica founder and CEO Pham Minh Tuan is confident his startup can compete with more established players in the educational technology sector. (Photo by Kentaro Iwamoto)

SINGAPORE -- Education startups are on the rise in Southeast Asia as high-tech companies in the region continue to clamor for more qualified talent.

Vietnam's Topica Edtech Group, which has about 1.5 million students so far in Vietnam and Thailand, is one of the front-runners in the burgeoning "ed tech" sector. The startup raised $50 million last year and offers 3,000 e-learning courses designed to upskill young professionals for the digital age.

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