Pho currently serves as Vice President, overseeing post-deal management and M&A activities.

During his 8 years at the fund, Pho has successfully led several series-A investments. His closing track record also includes multiple step-up rounds and exits.

In 2007, Pho served as founding CEO of, where he launched the classified-ads company from start-up to profitability in less than two years. Today Pho remains a close adviser to and other portfolio companies to help ensure their leadership in Vietnam’s fast-growing consumer Internet market.

Before joining IDG Ventures, Pho served for five years as an IT Consultant II at ITS, the Information Technology Service department of the University of Southern California (USC).

Pho earned a Master of Public Administration with IT Management emphasis at the School of Policy, Planning and Development, USC. His undergraduate studies were International Relations and Computer Science, also from USC.

He lives in Ho Chi Minh city with his wife and their two children, Nari and Nelson.