Philippine startup Tripid.ph has announced today that it has received USD 50K in investment from Kickstart Ventures, a seed stage fund that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom.
Tripid.ph is a peer-to-peer carpooling website — users can post rides or join one on its website by searching for their current location and destinations they’re interested in. They can also ‘follow’ routes and be notified when a ride becomes available. The service promises that its trips are cheaper than taking a cab in Metro Manila.
Minette Navarrete, president of Kickstart Ventures, told the Bobbery that it invested in Tripid because of its bold ideas, great team, and solid execution. Read more
Philippine startup Kalibrr announced today that it has received PHP4 million (USD100k) in seed funding from Kickstart Ventures, a business incubator that is wholly-owned by Globe Telecom.
Kalibrr aims to close the skills gap in the thriving business process outsourcing industry in the Philippines, which according the the startup, only has a 5% hiring rate.
The company solves the problem by providing online job training and assessment tools to job applicants. Once they complete the program, they’ll be referred to Kalibrr’s partners for a job interview. Applicants can use the website free-of-charge, while companies pay a fixed fee for every hire. Read more