Funding

Meet the 5 Startups Selected for ING and UNICEF’s Fintech for Impact Initiative

ING Bank and UN children’s agency UNICEF have launched an initiative in the Philippines called ‘Fintech for Impact’ to support startups developing digital solutions that aim to empower young people, children and families. Five fintech startups will receive equity-free investments,

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PayMongo Secures $12M in Series A Funding Round Led by Stripe

PayMongo, a Filipino-owned online payment platform, recently secured $12 million in a Series A financing round led by Stripe. The funding round comprised of other existing investors — Y Combinator, Global Founders Capital and a new investor, Bedrock Capital. The

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Stripe and PayPal’s Co Founder Backs PH-Based PayMongo’s US$2.3 Million Seed Round

Philippines’ fintech startup PayMongo recently announced that it has raised US$ 2.3 Million in its seed round. PayMongo’s investments round sees participation from an impressive list of investors including Stripe, PayPal’s co-founder Peter Thiel, Tinder’s co-founder Justin Mateen, Y Combinator,

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Philippine Based Crypto Startup PDAX Receives Funding Boost from BitMEX

Philippines Digital Asset Exchange (PDAX), a locally based cryptocurrency exchange platform recently received an undisclosed sum of funding from BitMEX Ventures. This news follows a recent investment by Consensys into PDAX. According to BitMEX co-founder and CEO Arthur Hayes, they

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UnionBank Eyes Investing US$9.6 Million Every Year in Fintech

Philippines’ UnionBank has expressed their intention to invest around $US 9.6 Million into incubating or buying technology ventures where financial services could be wired into, and they’ll be refreshing the fund every year, according to Inquirer.net, UnionBank is among Philippines’

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Tryb Group Invests into Filipino Insurance Marketplace Maria Health

Maria Health, a Filipino aggregator for health insurance, has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding from the tryb group, with participation from Gobi Ventures, Wavemaker, Hustle Fund and Grand Metro Holdings. Maria Health will use the additional funding to

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Philippines’ Ayala Corp Raising US$150-M Fund for Disruptive Early-Stage Startups

The Ayala Corporation, Philippines’ oldest conglomerate, is raising a new venture capital fund worth US$150 million, dedicated towards investing into early stage startups engaged in e-commerce, as well as what the company deems as disruptive technologies; like fintech, healthtech, artificial intelligence,

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Saphron Raises SGD 1.35 M to Tackle Financial Inclusion in the Philippines

Manila-based insurtech startup Saphron has raised SGD1.35 million seed fund coming from fintech-focused VC fund Sage, and Talino Labs, a venture lab that supports companies engaged in digital transformation. Founded recently by solutions architect Francisco “Kiko” Reyes Jr, Saphron plans

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Ripple Backs Philippine-Focused Remittance Firm SendFriend in $1.7M Funding

SendFriend, a Philippine-focused remittance market startup, has raised up to US$1.7 million capital in a venture round backed by blockchain giant Ripple also known as the cryptocurrency XRP. Other leading investors include the MIT Lab, Mastercard Foundation, Barclays, Techstars, Mahindra

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