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Startups / Apps

Despite ‘funding winter’, DICT says PH startup ecosystem growing

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) secretary Ivan John Uy said the Philippines is host to more than 1,100 startups, 60 incubators and accelerators, 50 venture capitalists, and more than 200 co-working spaces who are now actively collaborating.

DTI-backed pitching competition picks startup winners

The winners of this year's SLINGSHOT x Venture Pilipinas Pitch Competition, held as part of the Opening Celebrations of the Philippine Startup Week (PHSW) 2023, were announced on Nov. 20 at the Makati Diamond Residences.

Report: 74% of PH startup founders rue lack of gov’t support

A new report has found that 74% of Filipino startup founders believe that the Philippine government does not provide adequate support, while 57% said the country “greatly lacks” funding opportunities.

US-founded Pinoy insurance startup acquires HMO, eyes local SMEs

Hive Health, a digital health insurance startup founded at Harvard and Stanford Universities in 2021, announced its acquisition of Health Plan Philippines Inc. (HPPI), a health maintenance organization (HMO) service provider in the country.

4 ex-GCash execs form startup catering to collectibles

Four former employees of wallet firm GCash have banded together to launch Toki, which is said to be the first-ever social commerce platform in the Philippines exclusively dedicated to collectibles.

GOAB hosts Investor’s Roundtable Dinner as prelude to main event

As a prelude to the highly-anticipated 6th annual Geeks On A Beach (GOAB) conference, an exclusive Investor's Roundtable Dinner is set to take place on November 22, 2023, at the Bellevue Resort Hotel in Panglao, Bohol.

Six startups picked for IdeaSpace’s annual accelerator program

The selection marked the 11th iteration of the IdeaSpace Accelerator Program, whose main goal is to facilitate the swift expansion of promising technology-rooted startups.

Pinoy Silicon Valley fintech firm marks 3rd year, bares milestones

With the launch of the Plentina app’s initial launch back in 2020, the ambitious fintech startup has now successfully ventured from Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) store credit for underserved Filipinos to offering a complete suite of financial wellness tools for multiple segments of the Filipino community.

Viber intros Viber Plus subscription service

The Viber Plus subscription service will give subscribers the option to opt out of ads.

Digital agency unveils subsidiary focused on marketing, e-commerce solutions

Omnichannel digital agency Skyrocket Studios PH has launched, a subsidiary dedicated to empowering businesses with marketing and e-commerce solutions.

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