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US, China lead number of unicorns in Global Unicorn Index 2020

The world has 586 known unicorns—startups valued at more than US$1 billion—and the US and China account for 79% of them, according to Hurun Research Institute’s Global Unicorn Index 2020 released this August. The 586 unicorns are based in 29 countries and 145 cities. The total value of all known unicorns is US$1.9 trillion, close to Italy’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Startup entrepreneurs see opportunities in PH agriculture

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo The agricultural supply chain must be shortened, consolidated, and modernized, said agritech (agricultural technology) startup entrepreneurs.   “Every time there’s a drop...

Four Filipino social communities chosen for Facebook training program

Four Filipino social communities have been selected to be part of a training program by Facebook.

Tech firms begin to abandon Hong Kong because of security law

China’s sweeping national security law has forced technology firms to reconsider their presence in Hong Kong. The nimblest among them—the city’s startups—are already moving data and people out or are devising plans to do so.

[B-SIDE Podcast] Saving the Philippine startup ecosystem

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Ga2ZWDak1TADeMjk87Slc According to James Lette, executive director of Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN), much of the Philippine startup ecosystem is close to the point of...

Four steps to building a strong startup team

So you’ve successfully laid the foundation for your startup. It’s time to move on to the next phase: building a team.

Four highlights from the 2020 Philippine Startup Survey: COVID Edition

PwC Philippines, DTI, QBO, and IdeaSpace shared the 2020 Philippine Startup Survey: COVID Edition

5 tips to help startups and SMEs navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

From handling resources to projecting for the future, industry experts share how startups and SMEs can survive during the pandemic.

Six factors to consider when selecting startups for your incubator

QBO shares how to select startups for your incubation program - Part 2

4 things you need to consider before launching your incubation program

QBO shares how to select startups for your incubation program - Part 1

Local employment startup Penbrothers accepted into 500 Startups Global Launch program

“It’s all too often that we see ambitious, idealistic startups with compelling visions sadly ruined by an inability to keep up with rising costs of doing business. Companies like Penbrothers can save the day, and programs like the 500 Startups Global Launch make connecting with them easier than ever.”

IdeaSpace launches Opportunity Fund for Philippine startups

“We started the Opportunity Fund...to widen our net and to find dynamic, investment-worthy startups within and beyond the IdeaSpace ecosystem and to earn additional revenues to support IdeaSpace in the future,” shares Meily.

PwC shares what investors look for in a winning startup

Investors share their thoughts on partnerships and development opportunities in PwC’s Philippine Startup Survey 2020.

Leading accelerator Plug and Play Indonesia onboards local fintech startup PearlPay

Noting PearlPay’s rising success in reaching parallel communities in the Philippines, Plug and Play Indonesia saw the opportunity to extend the digital toolkit PearlPay provides to Indonesia’s over 1,000 rural banks.

Four things to keep in mind when managing your seed money

So you hit your seed round goals. What next? Two startup founders share their insights on how to best manage investor money to make your business soar.

PH Startup Week concludes with signing of the Innovative Startup Act’s...

With the signing of the act’s IRR, key stakeholders hope to boost both the economy and entrepreneurial culture through its various programs.

Six tips to landing corporate clients for your startup

Landing a major corporate client can be a huge step forward for any startup, bringing in not only revenues, but access to a wider market. Three startup founders share their tips on streamlining these partnerships.

How do startups know if it’s time to grow up?

Every rising business gaining traction reaches an inflection point wherein founders need to choose between their scrappy, garage approach to doing business or professional solutions more fitting the scaleup they've become. Kaspersky CBO Alexander Moiseev shares his insights.

The untapped talent pool Filipino founders need to leverage

When founders think of building their organization, they typically focus first on their co-founders. After filling out their C-Suite ranks, they start to think...

KMC’s Space For Ingenious incubation program announces winners for third batch

KMC Solutions, flexible office solutions and staff leasing provider, has announced the startups joining the third batch of Space For Ingenious (SFI). The incubation...

Building business partnerships on Burket’s B2B ‘market network’

Of the 52 startups shortlisted to compete at Pitch 2019, the official pitching competition of Asia’s largest startup conference RISE, two firms come from...

IPOs and acquisitions — Finding your ‘exit’ as a Philippine startup

What we have learned from the last three exits in the Philippines.

How to get the most out of a startup competition

To join, or not to join? Eddie Ybanez explains.

Kickstarting success: 6 things new startup founders need to know

VIA Startup Summit discusses essential tips for startups.

The three obstacles business operators face when going digital

Dino Velasco explains how to grow online with UnionBank GlobalLinker.

Four signs you need to get your startup on the Blockchain

IBM’s Marie Wieck explains what makes businesses thrive on the ledger.

What Filipino startup founders can learn from university admissions

Dennis Ng, CEO and founder of same-day delivery service Mober, says when it comes to growing your team, think like a university admissions office.

Small businesses in the Philippines continue to grow

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher Micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are businesses employing less than 200 workers or those with an asset size...

Google to hold Asia-wide pitch competition for startups

Selected startups will receive an all-expense-paid trip to China!

Sparking up the future of the business world

Let's take a look back at the first SparkUp Summit.

Taxi drivers: the forgotten demographic

Taxi drivers do not get the same public support as TNVS drivers.

How a Filipino Silicon Valley investor spots potential startups

Filipino Silicon Valley investor Jojo Flores, who holds over 30 years of combined experience in running and investing in companies, began his stellar career...

Ideas are not enough to build a sustainable business

There's a secret sauce for success that few founders know of.