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Which Schools Graduated the Most Founders of Top PH Startups?

Leading local universities aren’t just good in athletics but in innovative entrepreneurship too

Only four local universities – the so-called “Big Four” that includes Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), University of Santo Tomas (UST) and University of the Philippines (UP) – graduated more than two-thirds of the country’s leading startup ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 08, 2017 06:00:00
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Like Anne Galing! and Other Mobile Games? Here’s Why That’s Good News for Xurpas

PH's only listed consumer tech company saw 2016 revenues double to almost Php2 billion

Xurpas founder and CEO Nix NolledoThese days, if you get bored, the thing to do is check one’s social media accounts or play a mobile game. Filipino smartphone users spent an average of 174 minutes on their mobile screens every day, according ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 05, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

This Is the Man Who Went From Ex-KFC Worker to Tech Tycoon

The IPO of Nix Nolledo's company raised a record-breaking P6.8-billion

Nix Nolledo is a natural. At the tender age of 11, he read Fortune Magazine and was the country’s youngest stockbroker. He built his first tech company, Pinoy Exchange, from the ground up using only a few thousands pesos in personal savings. Xurpas, ...

by Christopher Puhm for Esquire Philippines  | March 26, 2017 11:00:00
Run & Grow

From fast food management trainee to tech firm CEO

Xurpas Chairman and CEO Nix Nolledo shares how he blazed the trail for the local tech industry and his plans to grow the company in the region.

Anyone with a cellphone in the early 2000s will remember these: the inspirational quotes people used to send in groups; the ringback tones that play hit songs when people call up; and everyone’s guilty pleasure, daily horoscopes.Now, fast forward to the world ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 14, 2016 11:00:00
Run & Grow

How a Filipino technopreneur saw the future of mobile Internet

UPDATED - Xeleb founder and CEO Raymond Racaza says success really boils down to which player has the best understanding of their target market.

TECHNOPRENEUR. "I was doing stuff that was very far out, but I knew that we were limited by the technology of our time," says Raymond Racaza, chief operating officer of mobile tech firm Xurpas, Inc. Photo courtesy of GreenBulb Public RelationsRaymond Racaza ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | February 27, 2016 09:00:00
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