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Startup Co-Founded By Fil-Aussie Hits $2.5B Valuation After Acquiring Pexels and Pixabay

The announcement comes just a few days after the design startup joined forces with Pexels and Pixabay

After achieving the unicorn status, Australia-based Canva has no plans of slowing down. The online design and publishing platform Canva, has confirmed a new valuation of US$2.5 billion after having raised a new US$70 million round with two new VCs, General Catalyst and ...

by Nidhi Singh  | May 25, 2019 04:00:00
Business Ideas

This Online Store Lets You Rent Luxury Brands for Less

Including brands like Tom Ford, Gucci, and Givenchy

Got a big event coming up? You're probably searching for the perfect dress or the right pair of shoes to wear to that upcoming affair. But with all the parties, weddings, birthdays, and every other event you need to attend, it can ...

by Henna Yu for Spot.ph  | May 17, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

Gokongwei Group Launches P2.6B Fund To Invest in Digital Startups

JG DEV aims to support the region's next round of unicorns

In its bid to ride on the growing startup ecosystem in the region, diversified listed conglomerate JG Summit Holdings Inc. (JGSHI) has launched its own venture capital (VC) firm, Friday, May 10, with fresh funding worth $50 million or more than P2.6 ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines and Sasha Lim Uy for Esquiremag.ph  | May 11, 2019 08:00:00
Business Ideas

This Local Online Grocery Will Deliver Fresh Fruits To Your Doorstep

This saves you time!

If you have a busy schedule and have no time to do your groceries and errands, shopping via an online grocery can help you get things done.Always Fresh Philippines is an online grocery that specifically delivers fresh fruits to your doorstep. They deliver fresh, ...

by Bea Faicol for Yummy.ph  | May 09, 2019 08:00:00
Franchising

FranchiseTalk: Thinking of Franchising Your Business? Answer These 6 Questions to Help You Decide

Franchising is simple. You just need to clear about what your goals are

 Will you add more branches or are you satisfied with the number of units you already have? If you are content with the current branches you have or will add only one or two more branches, then no need to consider franchising. You ...

by Manuel Siggaoat  | May 05, 2019 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Business Lessons Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Can Learn from The Fat Kid Inside Founder, Erwan Heussaff

How did Heussaff survive his failures and become a successful digital entrepreneur?

Erwan Heussaff was only 22 years old when he decided to quit his job overseas and return to the Philippines to put up his restaurant business.Born to a French father and a Filipina mother, Heussaff opened his cocktail bar in 2013, which ...

by Henry Ong  | May 01, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

A Year After Its Merger with Uber, Grab is Now More than Just a Ride-Sharing Platform

Before the year ends, Grab will be an undeniable force in the digital wallet space

Last year, Grab was in hot water for its multi-million dollar merger with U.S.-based ride-sharing platform Uber. The move sparked numerous investigations from competition commissions in the region, an issue that is yet to be settled, at least in the Philippines.Amid all ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines and Clifford Olanday for Esquiremag.ph  | April 27, 2019 08:00:00
Run & Grow

Starting A Sustainable Lifestyle Is Now Easy With This Philippine Store

Loop's founder is the guy who first sold metal straws

It all started two Christmases ago when people began giving each other stainless steel tubes wrapped in muslin with matching cleaners to boot. Back then, metal straws catered to the niche market of individuals who wanted to cut down on waste or ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | April 26, 2019 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Five Finance Tips for PH Tech Startups

This founder believes startups need to focus on an aspect of startups that is often neglected

Tech startups generally have a need to scale, and scale quickly. Develop a product, get it to market, grow the company on the back of the product and start monetizing the business. Unfortunately, as a result of this “get to market ASAP” strategy, ...

by Mickael Cardoso  | April 25, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

Eco-Friendly Concrete Made by UP Students Bags International Prize

Here's to sustainable urban development!

Rapid urbanization takes its toll on nature and at the rate we're going, the need to come up with more sustainable development plans is becoming more and more apparent. To address this, a group of civil engineering students from the University of ...

by Christa De La Cruz for Spot.ph  | April 14, 2019 08:00:00
Run & Grow

No, Sticky Notes Are Not Your Secret to Success

Enterprises can always do better

Take a walk into any modern, digital-focused business and you’ll no doubt see a rainbow of sticky notes plastered on the walls.They’re a great metaphor for how rapid, agile businesses should work. They allow quick decisions, easy ways to share information, and ...

by Mark McGregor  | April 10, 2019 05:00:00
Run & Grow

Oh No, It's Tax Season: The Best Online Tax Filing Apps

Because it's time to pay our taxes

April not only heralds the arrival of the summer season. For accountants, in particular, it’s also the start of yet another tax season. The 15th of April is the annual deadline for the filing of internal tax revenue (ITR), simply known as ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | April 10, 2019 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: 5 Startup Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From the Founder of Fruitas Holdings, Lester Yu

Today, Yu is the king of the fresh fruit drinks in the country with 1,000 multi-brand outlets

Lester Yu was working as a branch manager for a local bank at the young age of 24 when he resigned to launch his first startup venture.At that time, the pearl shake drink was the latest craze in town. Yu joined the ...

by Henry Ong  | April 09, 2019 01:00:00
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