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Katrina Razon's VC Firm Leads $750K Investment in this Urban Farm Facility

NXTLVL Farms grows high-value crops inside container vans through hydroponic farming

There’s no stopping the investment train of Katrina Razon’s venture capitalist firm.Razon's KSR Ventures recently led a $750,000-group investment for agri-tech startup NXTLVL Farms, which brought the company’s total funding since its launch in 2017 to $1 million. This is the third ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | February 15, 2019 12:00:00
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Is Your Startup Raising Funds? PH Venture Capital Firm Launches $10-M Fund with Malaysia-Based Gobi Partners

The Gobi-Core Philippine Fund will target startups in the e-commerce, healthtech and logistics industries

Core Capital, a Philippine venture capital (VC) firm, has announced that it is partnering with Malaysia-based investor Gobi Partners to launch the Gobi-Core Philippine (PH) Fund, a $10-million (Php542 million) fund aimed to support early-stage startups.“With this partnership with Gobi, we are ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 16, 2018 09:00:00
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Katrina Razon's VC Firm Invests in UK-Based Footwear Brand Worn by Gigi Hadid, Selena Gomez

The daughter of casino and ports tycoon Enrique K. Razon Jr. invests in Dear Frances

KSR Ventures, the venture capital (VC) firm owned by Katrina Razon, led the seed investment round of funding of British footwear brand Dear Frances last June. This is the first luxury fashion brand the VC firm is investing in.In an Instagram story ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 19, 2018 09:00:00
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PH Startup Raises $1.6-M in Seed Funding to Scale Up AI-Powered HR and Payroll Solutions

Sprout Solutions signs up Kickstart Ventures, Wavemaker Partners and Beenext as investors

Sprout Solutions, a Philippine technology startup using automation and technology to address human resources (HR) problems, has announced that it has raised $1.6 million (Php83.6 million) from a recently closed seed round.Led by Kickstart Ventures, the venture capital (VC) arm of local ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 27, 2018 11:00:00
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Online Media Startup Rappler’s Parent Firm Charged With Tax Evasion

Case arose from allegedly unpaid taxes over purchase of shares from Rappler Inc.

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed on March 8, Thursday, a criminal complaint against Rappler Holdings Corp. (RHC), the parent firm of beleaguered online media startup Rappler Inc., for allegedly evading income taxes and value added taxes (VAT) in 2015, the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 08, 2018 05:00:00
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Venture Capital (But Were Afraid to Ask)

VC sounds appealing, but is it for you? Here's what you need to know to navigate a "typical'" series of fundraising rounds

Venture capitalists are gradually reining in startup investments, a trend toward normalization since the spike in global venture activity that began in late 2013. A combination of collapsing global economies, negative interest rates and all the hype surrounding high-growth startups in the digital age resulted ...

by Zach Ferres  | December 17, 2016 12:00:00
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