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After reaching an overall revenue of US$450k and serving 26 countries, Philippines-based exporting company 1Export raises US$820k in seed funding

1Export, a tech-enabled exporting company based in the Philippines, has raised a $820,000 or nearly PHP41 million seed round to scale their technology and expand to Indonesia. The funding was led by Foxmont Capital Partners—a Philippine venture capital that invests in Filipino-focused or Filipino-founded early stage technology startups—and included participation from Manila Angel Investors Network, Iterative, IdeaSpace Foundation, and other angel investors. With the new investments, 1Export aims to develop and improve its financing processes,

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Healthcare providers receive much-needed support with taxes and business registration from these two promising Filipino startups

With tax season fast approaching, two startups from different spaces came together to assist healthcare professionals who have worked harder than ever during the pandemic. Taxumo, a graduate of IdeaSpace Batch 4, is an end-to-end online tax assistance platform that announced its partnership with home health care super app AIDE to provide its services to their thousands of medical professionals.  According to Taxumo CEO EJ Arboleda, they will be able to enjoy the ease and

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IdeaSpace kicks off 2021 with investments in agritech, circular living and sustainability tech, and workplace tech startups

MANILA, PHILIPPINES―Startup support organization IdeaSpace is closing its 2020 acceleration program with investments in three startups―agritech startup Agro-Digital PH, sustainability and circular living startup Humble, and workplace tech startup Workbean. The accelerator is investing Php1 million each in these three startups. “These three teams have shown tremendous growth throughout the acceleration program. They address urgent and emerging problems while creating new opportunities for industries,” shared IdeaSpace President Butch Meily.  Agro-Digital PH aims to build a

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IdeaSpace organizes 1st virtual Demo Day, showcases 12 startups with solutions for the Philippines’ maturing digital economy

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—Tech startup accelerator IdeaSpace recently organized its first virtual Demo Day, highlighting the work of the 12 startups in its 2020 acceleration program. This year’s Demo Day is the first time that the event has been held online since IdeaSpace started running its acceleration program in 2012.  “Startups are the pillar of the emerging digital economy. With their advanced technology and innovative spirit, they teach us new ways of purchasing, learning, consuming entertainment, and

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PH Startup Week 2020

Haven’t signed up for Philippine Startup Week yet? This is your sign!  Philippine Startup Week 2020 is a large-scale collaborative initiative by multiple government and private agencies to showcase the Filipino startup community. This year, it highlights the Filipino entrepreneurial spirit as we power up the new normal together. This 5-day conference will happen virtually on November 23 to 27, 2020. IdeaSpace, our alumni, and our current cohort are proud to be part of multiple events

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