The Philippines, through fintech startup PawnHero, won anew the gold prize at the Hack Osaka International Pitch Contest 2016 conducted by the Osaka Innovation Hub on Wednesday, beating nine other teams from Europe and Asia.
By Tomas S. Noda III
PawnHero will use the funds for talent acquisition and continuing its mass outreach in the Philippines.
Whether they locked in funding or not, these startups hogged the spotlight by winning fiercely-contested competitions or getting prestigious clients or by sharing the stage with the world’s most powerful.
Online loan services firm LoanSolutions has raised funds from the Singapore-based venture capital fund KK Fund (founded by Koichi Saito) and Kickstart Ventures Inc – a Philippine VC firm, which is a subsidiary Globe Telecom Inc. A personal investment was also made by John Dang, CEO and co-founder of Philippine-based online realty marketplace ZipMatch. Details about the… Read more »
Philippine financial technology (fintech) startup Ayannah won the main award at the Rising Expo SEA 2015 startup pitching competition in Jakarta, Indonesia. Led by its founder and CEO Mikko Perez, Ayannah beat the tech startups from Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, among others in the event conducted by Japan-based venture capital company… Read more »
Philippine fintech startup PawnHero has won the Echelon Asia Summit 2015 Judges’ Choice Award in Singapore Wednesday night, beating nine other finalists out of the original 500 applications from around Asia. PawnHero is the first online pawnshop in Southeast Asia (SEA) co-founded by David Margendorff, who did the pitching for the… Read more »
Philippine startups PawnHero and LoanSolutions teamed up recently, seeking to reinvent lending and other financial practices. Founders of both startups told DEALSTREETASIA in an interview that the partnership would give more lending options in the Philippines and eventually across Southeast Asia. PawnHero is the first online pawnshop in the Philippines while… Read more »
Startup company Pawnhero will be representing the Philippines in the upcoming Echelon Asia Summit 2015, after winning the main award in the first-ever Echelon Top 100 Philippines Qualifiers. Held in Makati City on Tuesday, Pawnhero won the “Judges Choice Award”, while fellow local startup FlipTrip got the “People’s Choice Award”… Read more »