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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
Startup Tips

How Kickstart Ventures’ Minette Navarrete Spots Promising Startups

Among the first questions she asks: Are you solving a real problem?

When Kalibrr CEO Paul Rivera sought Globe Telecom’s venture capital (VC) arm Kickstart Ventures to fund his job-matching startup, he had nothing but a Powerpoint presentation. Kalibrr was just an idea and Rivera was still employed by Google in the US.It was ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 07, 2017 09:00:00
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Robbie Antonio, Founder of PH’s First Unicorn, Blames Lack of Funding for Dearth of $1-B Startups in Southeast Asia

‘I personally had to go abroad, I went to institutional investors,” said the founder of Revolution Precrafted

Jose Roberto “Robbie” Antonio, founder of real estate startup Revolution Precrafted, blamed lack of access to funding as the biggest reason why Southeast Asia only has a few unicorns—a label given to startups with a valuation of at least $1 billion—compared to ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 14, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

The 10 things you must do before connecting with investors

There are no shortcuts to building a solid network of engaged investors

Majority of entrepreneurs have one thing in common: They're totally in love with their company and their product. They are passionate, enthusiastic and optimistic. They can’t wait to tell everyone how their idea or product is going to change the world. Before that can happen, though, ...

by Sherrie Campbell  | November 07, 2016 04:00:00
Startup Tips

5 insights about venture capital that entrepreneurs need to know

These shifts define the state of VC today and the direction it will take next year

Venture capital-backed investment activity peaked in 2015, but analysts don’t expect that 2016 will live up to last year’s record in terms of deals or dollars. In fact, the past three months saw the lowest activity of any quarter over the past ...

by Lydia Belanger  | October 19, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

World’s top schools whose graduates get startup funding

Will you invest in your business future through these universities?

Test scores and acceptance rates are only one measure of a school’s prestige. What students do achieve once they have their diplomas in hand is another way to think about what makes a university education worth the investments of time and tuition.The ...

by Lydia Belanger  | September 17, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

How to finally get realistic about finding funding for your business

Tip no. 1: Cut down costs.

Entrepreneurs have to be our own loudest cheerleaders when we have a great idea for a business. However, when we are seeking an investment to fuel that idea, we really need to put the pompoms down and get realistic about whether or ...

by John Rampton  | May 09, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Pitch perfect

A quick guide on how to convince investors to put money into your business idea

Every successful business begins with a good idea. But an entrepreneur with a good idea needs financial resources to make his idea become a reality. In these ever more competitive business times, the first step towards realizing a good business idea is ...

by Heidi Pascual  | February 12, 2012 09:00:00