About fram^

fram^ is a leading Scandinavian-Vietnamese IT custom software development and distribution group. fram^ has offices in central District 1 in Saigon and in Danang, Vietnam, as well as, Stockholm, Sweden. Currently, fram^ employs ca. 50 people globally, and is growing rapidly.

fram^ helps companies to build dedicated teams of Vietnamese IT engineers and other online focused talents (e.g content management, image retouching, etc.) - we call these our Standing Teams. In our Scandinavian styled offices in central Saigon, we give these teams an energizing and inspiring home. In addition, fram^ is also a custom software development company with Inhouse Engineers available to support our clients on shorter project engagements within web and mobile development. Today, fram^ delivers world class IT development services to a range of small, mid and large clients in both Southeast Asia and Northern Europe (e.g. Samsung, Bubbleroom, Hansoft and Publicis Group).

Moreover, fram^ has built a platform for licensed distribution on behalf of globally leading software companies (e.g. Kaspersky's corporate software suite) into the Vietnamese and larger Southeast Asian market.

The founding team of fram^ has built and managed market leading online businesses both in Europe and Southeast Asia. The founders of fram^ co-founded Lazada.vn and built the company from scratch to the market leader of e-commerce in Vietnam – today, Lazada.vn has thousands of employees in Vietnam alone.

Prior to founding fram^, Christopher Beselin, held the role as CEO & Co-founder Lazada.vn. Today, Lazada.vn is the market leader of e-commerce in Southeast Asia, employing thousands

The Swedfund partnership

Swedfund International has, through its programme Swedpartnership, provided financial support to a project focusing on knowledge transfer and business growth for fram^ in Vietnam. The project implementation started in 2015 and will be completed in 2018. Swedfund is a Development Finance Institution owned by the Swedish state (www.swedfund.se)

The history of fram^ dates back to the year 1893…

Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer who in 1893 sailed on an expedition to be the first human to reach the North Pole.

In the face of much discouragement from other polar explorers, Nansen took his ship, Fram (the name means “forward” in Swedish and Norwegian), to the eastern Arctic Ocean, froze the ship into the pack ice, and waited for the drift to carry her towards the pole.

Impatient with the slow speed and erratic character of the drift, after 18 months Nansen and a chosen companion, Hjalmar Johansen, left the ship with a team of dogs and sledges and headed for the pole…

Just like Nansen, fram^ aspires to reach amazing achievements by approaching our industry in a way matched by no other