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After Building Xurpas, Can Nix Nolledo Deliver Free Internet Through Blockchain-Powered Platform?

Filipino tech pioneer raises $60 million in commitments from global crypto investors and VCs

Nix Nolledo stepped down from his role as CEO of Xurpas, the consumer tech company he co-founded, to focus on ODX, which aims to provide free internet through a blockchain-enabled marketplaceODX Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based subsidiary of Philippine consumer technology firm Xurpas, has ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 01, 2018 10:00:00
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Nix Nolledo Stepping Down as CEO of Xurpas to Focus on 'Revolutionary' Blockchain Technology

Raymond Racaza will take over as company chief executive

Nico Jose "Nix" Nolledo will step down as CEO of the Philippines’ largest listed technology firm Xurpas Inc., the company announced in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on Tuesday, July 17.Xurpas co-founder and President Raymond Racaza will take over ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 17, 2018 05:00:00
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Listed Tech Firm Xurpas Announces Singapore Unit’s $100-M Initial Coin Offering

But virtual tokens are not available for sale to citizens and residents of the Philippines, China and the US

Nico Jose "Nix" Nolledo, Xurpas chairman and CEO, says that the company's existing businesses will "benefit significantly" from blockchain technologyXurpas Inc., the country’s largest listed consumer technology company, has announced that one of its international subsidiaries will be selling up to $100 ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 16, 2018 06:00:00
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Filipino HR Tech Firm In the Running for $1-M Startup World Cup Grand Prize

STORM Technologies is the Philippine nominee to the Startup World Cup 2018 Grand Finals in the US

STORM Technologies, a startup that provides innovative solutions to company benefits and incentives, won the Philippine regional competition of the Startup World Cup 2018. It will compete with over 20 companies from around the world at the grand finals for a chance ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 27, 2017 10:00:00
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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
Business Ideas

The highs and lows of startup life

What startup myths are pure myths? And what’s the bottom line?

The allure of entrepreneurship has become so strong in the Philippine startup scene that gone are the days when your youth and inexperience are points against you. After all, if Mark Zuckerberg could create Facebook while he was just a student, and ...

by Zar Castro  | August 05, 2016 05:00:00
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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