Netbank Closes Series A Funding Round Led by Beenext

Netbank, a Philippines-based neobank that offers Banking-as-a-Service solutions, announced that it has closed its Series A funding round. The investment sum was not disclosed. The round was led by regional venture capital firm Beenext with participation from Kaya Founders and

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Philippine Startup Investment Reaches New High; Fintech Takes Lion’s Share in Early-Stage Funding

In 2022, startup investment reached new heights in the Philippines, defying trends observed around the world and the global funding downturn. Fintech companies took the lion’s share in early-stage private funding, securing 39% of all investments raised in 2021-2022, a

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Earned Wage Access Firm Advance Raises US$16M to Push Vietnam Expansion

Filipino earned wage access startup Advance announced that it has raised US$16 million in a Pre-Series A funding and expanded its operations to Vietnam through the acquisition of BravoHr, a platform that provides digital solutions for employee engagement, benefits, and

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8 Fintech Investors in the Philippines You Have to Know

Booming digitalization and increased government support have fueled the growth of the Philippines’ fintech sector. In recent years, the country has witnessed an increase in the number of fintech startups and recorded strong growth in fintech funding activity. In 2021,

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Gobi-Core Now a Co-investment Partner for the Philippines Govt’s US$10M Fund

The Gobi-Core Philippine Fund is now a Co-Investment Partner (CIP) of the Philippine government’s Startup Venture Fund (SVF), one of the first since the fund’s inception in 2021. Through this partnership, Gobi-Core will be able to co-invest with the SVF

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RCBC Receives US$460M Strategic Investment From SMBC

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) has increased its stake in Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) from 4.999% to 20.0%, providing an injection of PhP 27.126 billion (approximately US$ 460.78 million) in capital. SMBC’s strategic investment is said to be part

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BNPL Platform BillEase Raises US$20M Debt Facility from Singapore’s Helicap Securities

Consumer finance app BillEase has closed an up to US$20 million debt facility arranged by Singapore-based Helicap Securities, bringing the total raised by the lending platform to US$55 million in debt and equity. The company previously raised US$11 million in

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Philippines’ UNO Digital Bank Raises US$11 Million Led by Malaysia’s Creador

Singapore-headquartered financial technology company UNOAsia, the primary incorporator of UNO Digital Bank in the Philippines, has secured US$ 11 million in a pre-Series A funding round led by Creador Private Equity. Creador has already invested a total of US$ 21

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Filipino MSME Bookkeeping App Lista Raises Over US$5.1 Million

Lista, a bookkeeping app for MSMEs based in the Philippines, has raised over US$ 5.1 million in a recent funding round led by Singaporean VC firm Openspace Ventures. Existing investors East Ventures, Saison Capital, and 1982 Ventures had also participated

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Philippines’ fiat and crypto wallet services provider announced that it has closed a US$30 million Series C financing led by Ribbit Capital, and joined by other strategic investors. The company said that the new capital will be used to

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