Kent Nguyen

Hi there! I'm Kent Nguyen, your go-to guy when it comes to tech startups and innovative technology. Since 2023, I've been proudly leading Alternō as the CEO, founder, and inventor of the sand battery technology. Simultaneously, I also hold the chair at Alpha Bits. My adventure started with Anatics, where I served as a founder and technologist from 2020 to 2023. Soon after, I took the tech lead at OP3N LLC and, adding a wealth of experience to my journey. My passion for startups led me to join Viet Capital Ventures as a venture partner from 2018 to 2021. An unforgettable chapter of my life was my stint as Head of Engineering for Grab in 2017. Earlier, I co-founded Silicon Straits and TGM Corporation. Every step of this journey has shaped the entrepreneur in me, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us at Alternō!


  • CEO/Founder/Inventor, Alternō Sand Battery, Singapore & Vietnam, Since 2023

  • Chairman, Alpha Bits, Vietnam, Since 2023

  • Founder/Technologist, Anatics, Vietnam, 2020-2023

  • CTO, OP3N LLC, USA & Vietnam, 2020-2022

  • Venture Partner, Viet Capital Ventures, Vietnam,  2018-2021

  • CTO,, Singapore, 2018-2020

  • Head of Engineer for Grab, Vietnam, 2017

  • Co-founder/CTO, Silicon Straits, Singapore & Vietnam, 2013-2017

  • Co-founder, TGM Corporation, Vietnam, 2009-2011

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A cartoon version of my early startup journey, drawn by SSS team in 2016.

 Through the lens

I often shoot with flagship mobile cameras, hobbyist drones and consumer 360° cameras. Post-process with Lightroom directly on Android mobile or iPad for a lean workflow.

Sharings & Publications

Over the years working with software engineers and managing startups, I’ve worked out a couple of mental frameworks around building effective team from management perspective.

I have been promoting and implemented remote working culture, flexible vacation and work schedule since 2013, long before Covid happened. 

I’m hoping more modern agile teams would adopt these organisational concepts for a better workplace, efficient process and more empathetic work environment.