Katalyst reschedules mega startup funding event in Philippines

Accelerator company Katalyst has postponed its mega startup funding event #Katalyst2015 in the Philippines slated on Friday, November 27.

The company said it decided for the rescheduling to accommodate more participants. The goal is to hold the largest startup funding event in the country.

“We would like to officially announce the rescheduling of ‪#‎Katalyst2015‬, slated for November 27, 2015, to February 6, 2016. We’re moving the date of this event, which is aimed at connecting Philippine based startup companies with prospective investors, in order to accommodate a greater turnout on both sides,” Katalyst said in its statement.

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The local tech event is targeted at gathering venture capitalists from around the world, and more than 500 of the best startups

Katalyst said it seeks to increase the growth of successful startups by encouraging great ideas and strong financial support.

The company said it will announce final details for the rescheduled event.

Also read: Philippine tech startup roadmap guns for 500 startups with $2b valuation by 2020

“We look forward to the upcoming event in February, as well as closing a record number of investment deals in 2016,” Katalyst added.

Incorporated last July 2015 with $1 million investment fund, Katalyst is focused solely on Filipino-owned enterprises. It is associated with independent investors with the goal of creating new businesses in the country by working with individuals that fund and lend to startups.

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.