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4 Tips for Hiring Top Talent When on a Tight Budget

This article was written in collaboration with Taxumo, the country’s leading online tax compliance tool– helping freelancers, self-employed professionals, small business owners, and corporations file and pay for their taxes from wherever, whenever. Ask any startup owner, and they’ll tell you that turning their startup idea into reality didn’t feel like a sprint, but rather,  a marathon.  Even by taking things one day at a time, there are a myriad of execution risks when growing

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Earth Day: An Ode to Our Planet

This article was written in collaboration with Humble Sustainability, a platform for circular living and proud IdeaSpace graduate. Humble collects items that people or businesses no longer use and brings them back into circularity, passing back some of the value to the people or businesses they collected them from.  The clamor to combat climate change and save planet earth is louder than ever. Just last year, numerous global institutions, organizations, and world leaders attended the

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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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