mClinica taps funders for Southeast Asia expansion


Philippines’ largest pharmacy network mClinica secured an undisclosed sum of fund from 500 Startups, Kickstart Ventures and IMJ Investment Partners, and is now eyeing expansion in Southeast Asia. mClinica provides the digital infrastructure that connects pharmaceutical companies directly to its network of 1400 pharmacies across the nation, making healthcare better… Read more »

Globe Telecom offers Google apps for business to SMEs

Google by-certified telco reseller, Globe Telecom, has launched a full suite of productivity tools from the search engine giant Google, offering it to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (mSMEs) in Philippines. Dubbed Google Apps for Business, the new service is designed to help people work from anywhere on any device…. Read more »

IdeaSpace announces $22,000 seed fund award

Philippine startup incubator and accelerator IdeaSpace Foundation is giving startups in the region, an opportunity to compete for P1 million ($22,000) seed funding award. This award is part of the 2015 tech entrepreneurship tilt, an IdeaSpace initiative, which is in its third year. With $11 million funding over five years, … Read more »

Property portal Lamudi doubles business in 1st yr

A year since its online debut, real estate property portal Lamudi has doubled its business with over half of its property listings coming from Asia. German startup incubator Rocket Internet founded Lamudi in October 2013 with initial portal networks in 16 countries. The portal now covers 28 countries across Asia,… Read more »

Aussie startup in Philippines unveils iPad design app

Several months after launching its office in the Philippines, Australian startup company Canva unveiled its new Canva app for iPad. Canva is an online graphic design platform which makes it simple to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, blog graphics, invitations, among others. Canva CEO Melanie Perkins said the app… Read more »

Teradata invests $50m in new Philippines Centre

American big data and analytics firm Teradata has formally launched its second data services center yesterday, investing some $50 million into the new facility located in the Philippines Robert Cromer, vice president of Teradata Americas Region Professional Services, said the $50 million investment will cover real estate, hiring and training,… Read more »

Philippine payment firm gains $1.5 M fund to serve migrants, unbanked customers

Philippine digital commerce and payment services firm Veritas Mobile Holdings – whose business is marketed under the Ayannah brand – has secured funding to the tune of $1.5 million led by venture capital firm Gree Ventures. Ayannah’s marketing and communications head Melissa Lucas said the Series C round of funding… Read more »

e-commerce fraud rising in Asia

As Asia Pacific gears to overtake North America as the world’s largest e-commerce market, heads of fraud from across the region said that Card Not Present (CNP) fraud was witnessing a rapid rise in the region. CNP is a purchase made by a consumer without using a physical credit or… Read more »

More Philippine companies exploring cloud computing : EMC

From its usual function in creating efficiencies and lowering the operation cost, many companies in the Philippines are now looking into IT as a strategic enabler to grow the business and giving better customer experience. Based on the latest 2014 study conducted by EMC that surveyed 235 businesses and IT… Read more »

E-Peso bill filed in Philippines congress

Seeing the need to have an official medium of exchange or money for the Internet, a lawmaker in the Philippines filed the proposed “E-Peso Act of 2014” which also applies to all other electronic and non-electronic means of communications. “What exists is a patchwork of methods using traditional credit systems,… Read more »