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Philippine Venture Capital

Report 2020

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Nov. 23, 2020  -  6 min read

The Philippine startup ecosystem is on the rise, ranking 53rd across the globe in 2020 and advancing by 17 positions from its rank in 2017. It is home to 400+ startups, 50+ angel investors, 40+ venture capitalists, and 35+ incubators and accelerators and has seen an estimated 47 known deals in 2019.

ARTICLES

The PH Startup Scene
Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

Nov. 23, 2020 - 2 min read

The PH Startup Scene
Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Philippine government to adopt quarantine measures since March 2020, placing limitations on overall economic activity.

The Most Active In Terms of Deal Count

Nov. 23, 2020 - 2 min read

The Most Active In Terms of Deal Count

From 2018 to 1H2020, early-stage is the most prevalent form of funding, taking up 49% of deal count at 52 deals.

Top 20 Largest Startup Transactions

Nov. 23, 2020 - 2 min read

Top 20 Largest Startup Transactions

Voyager Innovations raised the largest amount of capital in the past three years in terms of announced deal value.

H1 2020 Sees Significant Deal Activity Despite COVID-19

Nov. 23, 2020 - 2 min read

H1 2020 Sees Significant Deal Activity Despite COVID-19

The first half of 2020 yielded substantial announced deal activity, bringing $184M in capital for startups.

Makati City Remains The Top Local Startup Destination But

Nov. 23, 2020 - 2 min read

Makati City Remains The Top Local Startup Destination But

The stark majority of deal volume in the past three years originated from cities located in the National Capital Region (NCR) of the country.

Venture Capital The Sunrise of Industry of the PH

Nov. 23, 2020 - 6 min read

Venture Capital The Sunrise of Industry of the PH

The Philippine startup ecosystem is on the rise, ranking 53rd across the globe in 2020 and advancing by 17 positions from its rank in 2017.

Philippine Venture Capital Report 2020

27 November, 2020

This new report covers the first half of 2020 records USD $51.8 million in early-stage funding, higher than full-year 2019 of USD $37.9 million, with fintech, it and software, and transport and logistics as leading sectors; the impact of covid-19 accelerates growth in fintech, with transaction values forecasted to increase by 24% at the end of 2020, and more.

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Nov. 23, 2020  -  3 min read

"That’s what I love about startups. They set out to solve one problem, and then later on realize that they are able to solve many more.", Franco said. -- An interview with Franco Varona.

INTERVIEWS

Entrepreneurs have to be 3M: magaling (skilled in developing a product, hiring people, and running a business), matino (ethical), mapagbigay...

Nov. 23, 2020 - 3 min read

Driving High-Impact Entrepreneurship in the PH

Entrepreneurs have to be 3M: magaling (skilled in developing a product, hiring people, and running a business), matino (ethical), mapagbigay...

Conglomerates have an opportunity to provide significant value to a startup beyond mere investment dollars through strategic...

Nov. 23, 2020 - 3 min read

Bridging Conglomerates and Startups

Conglomerates have an opportunity to provide significant value to a startup beyond mere investment dollars through strategic...

We now have a layer of instant infrastructure for new startups to use to their advantage. That’s something that will be interesting over the next few years.

Nov. 23, 2020 - 3 min read

From Taxi Hailing To Monumental Super App

We now have a layer of instant infrastructure for new startups to use to their advantage. That’s something that will be interesting over the next few years.

Venture capital is an apprenticeship business. For a startup ecosystem to grow, the new breed of entrepreneurs must apprentice under people..

Nov. 23, 2020 - 3 min read

A Regional Perspective On The PH Landscape

Venture capital is an apprenticeship business. For a startup ecosystem to grow, the new breed of entrepreneurs must apprentice under people..

We have a front row view of problems endemic to emerging economies […] these create opportunities for startups to offer innovative solutions.

Nov. 23, 2020 - 5 min read

Kickstarting Innovation in the
PH Venture Capital Industry

We have a front row view of problems endemic to emerging economies […] these create opportunities for startups to offer innovative solutions.

There are three key things that make a startup ecosystem fertile: internet, affordable smartphones, and a young population.

Nov. 23, 2020 - 4 min read

Building the Country’s Fastest-Growing Social App

There are three key things that make a startup ecosystem fertile: internet, affordable smartphones, and a young population.

The Philippines is a market that has yet to be largely disrupted by tech. This context is very attractive for startups - and presents a significant..

Nov. 23, 2020 - 3 min read

Helping Investors Help Startups in the PH

The Philippines is a market that has yet to be largely disrupted by tech. This context is very attractive for startups - and presents a significant..

The e-commerce ecosystem in the US did not improve overnight, and our country is on that same path.

Nov. 23, 2020 - 3 min read

Building the Highway for Payments

The e-commerce ecosystem in the US did not improve overnight, and our country is on that same path.

That’s what I love about startups. They set out to solve one problem, and then later on realize that they are able to solve many more.

Nov. 23, 2020 - 3 min read

In The Foxhole with Foxmont
Capital's Managing Partner

That’s what I love about startups. They set out to solve one problem, and then later on realize that they are able to solve many more.

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MORE INSIGHTS

FinTech Continues To Drive Transaction Values

Nov. 23, 2020 - 3 min read

FinTech Continues To Drive Transaction Values

Fintech startup investments comprised 80% of the Philippine total in the past two and half years. The space has attracted both homegrown and regional startup companies with founders..

PH E-Commerce Shows
Indications of Promising Growth

Nov. 23, 2020 - 3 min read

PH E-Commerce Shows
Indications of Promising Growth

Startup investments in online retail closely follow the top three sectors in terms of deal activity. The sector has grown to $12.4M in disclosed deal value for the period between 2018 to 1H2020...

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights 101

Nov. 23, 2020 - 1 min read

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights 101

A quick overview on the differences and how you can secure your business needs -- What are Patents, Trademarks, Copyright; How to File including filing fees.

Corporate Venture Drives Investment In IT And Software

Nov. 23, 2020 - 2 min read

Corporate Venture Drives Investment In IT And Software

IT and Software garnered USD 44.5 million or 8% of total fundraising deal value since 2018. Most of the activity in this sector relates to telecommunications and business-to-business software development.

EdTech Is Expected To Grow As Startups Fill In Learning..

Nov. 23, 2020 - 2 min read

EdTech Is Expected To Grow As Startups Fill In Learning..

Edtech is seeing astronomical growth in announced deal sizes, from USD 70.0 thousand in 2018 to USD 3.4 million in 2020. Invested capital in this sector is highly attributed to capital raised by Edukasyon PH.

Term Sheets 101: Financing, Valuation, Rights & Provisions

Nov. 23, 2020 - 4 min read

Term Sheets 101: Financing, Valuation, Rights & Provisions

Once an investment opportunity is analyzed, negotiations is an important next phase in many private M&A transactions. A term sheet is created precisely for this purpose.

Transport & Logistics Infra Continue to be Refined

Nov. 23, 2020 - 2 min read

Transport & Logistics Infra Continue to be Refined

This sector contributed $18.5M or 3% of the Philippine deal value since 2018. Investment activity in this sector primarily relates to the expansion of transport solutions to address urban traffic...

Healthcare Shows Improvement In The Adoption Of Modern...

Nov. 23, 2020 - 2 min read

Healthcare Shows Improvement In The Adoption Of Modern...

The medical and healthcare industry is considered one of the most promising sectors by investors as it solves one of the country’s biggest problems – the lack of access to healthcare facilities.

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