InsurTech

BSP’s Governor Diokno to Lead the Launch of Digital Retirement Account

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno will lead the virtual launch of the Digital Personal Equity and Retirement Account (PERA), said the regulator in a media statement issued earlier today. PERA is a voluntary retirement account that

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Insurtech Platform Igloo Lands Partnership With Union Bank and Akulaku for Micro-Insurance

Igloo, Singapore-headquartered insurtech firm, announced partnerships with Union Bank of the Philippines and Indonesia’s Akulaku to offer micro-insurance policies. Akulaku is one of Indonesia’s most well-funded fintech startups who is best known for their “buy now, pay later” service. Igloo

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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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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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Philippines: New VC Fund Gobi-Core Debuts Investments in Healthtech Startup MariaHealth

A recently-launched venture capital fund by Philippine-based VC company Core Capital and Malaysia-based VC Gobi Partners made its first two investments in a healthtech startup MariaHealth and an edutech firm called Edukasyon.ph. The VC fund Gobi-Core Philippine Fund (PH Fund)

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