Early this week, Draper Startup House Ventures and QBO Innovation Hub announced that they are partnering to support the Philippine startup community with access to opportunities beyond geographical borders.
Better together: A partnership to drive progress through levelled access to opportunities
Through collective action, this partnership between Draper Startup House Ventures and QBO Innovation Hub fosters a well-supported, resilient, entrepreneur community.
Apart from access to local opportunities through QBO’s partnerships and accelerators, Draper Startup House Ventures complements by bridging these startups to opportunities beyond geographical borders. Leveraging on Draper Startup House Ventures’ network of global partners, comprising of the Draper Ventures Network with access to 23 global funds, accelerators, incubators, Angels, VCs, PEs, niche investment firms, alternative debt firms, consulting firms and corporate investment arms who are interested in various opportunities not limiting themselves to physical borders, Filipino startups have the opportunity to launch and successfully scale their startups. Draper Startup House Ventures took off in May this year, to help connect entrepreneurs who were raising capital with relevant investors, looking to modernize the current venture capital model by democratizing the fund-raising process.
Collaboration is at the core of what we do. In partnering with Draper Startup House Ventures, we’re excited to expand our support, and boost access to funding for Filipino startups that are scaling up and changing the world. — Katrina Rausa Chan, Executive Director of QBO Innovation Hub
QBO has been integral in elevating the Philippine startup ecosystem. We look forward to this partnership, and to helping local entrepreneurs access both global capital and strategic opportunities through the Draper Startup House ecosystem. — Cristian Munoz, Founder of Draper Startup House Manila
With this collaboration, diverse-minded individuals in the Philippines now have borderless access to support, and opportunities to connect with the rest of the world to raise capital.