The Coins.ph acquisition by Go-Jek represents one of the first large exits for a startup founded in the Philippines in recent years. Its founder Ron Hose shares their growth lessons– transforming from crypto exchange services to a suite of mobile wallet and payments services that’s unlike the earlier mobile wallets accessed by Filipinos.
Leading venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) players in the Philippines form the Venture Capital & Private Equity Association of the Philippines or VCAP — an investment industry association to promote a greater understanding of the roles VC and PE play in economic growth, to foster the growth of entrepreneurship and innovation, to encourage foreign investments into the VC and PE sectors in the Philippines.
Startups working on solutions in the IoT, Big Data Analytics, Content ivery, Cyber Security or Customer Experience Enhancement spaces are encouraged to apply. It’s the homestretch, deadline to apply is April 30, 2016. http://go-ignite.com
Teridion, a cloud-based networking company, becomes the 25th startup in the investment portfolio of Kickstart Ventures, Inc., a wholly-owned venture capital subsidiary of Globe Telecom.
Lifetrack: a healthtech startup connecting hospitals anywhere with internet access to experienced radiologists who can give quality readings and diagnosis.
Philippine startup and developer communities can now improve global digital inclusion using ’s Free Basics powered by Globe.