February 26, 2021

JG Summit Holdings and its corporate VC arm, JG Digital Equity Ventures (JGDEV), are taking part in the $110 million investment round of Tyme, together with private equity fund, Apis Growth Fund II, and South African investment holding company, African Rainbow Capital (ARC).  Tyme, whose international management arm, TymeGlobal, is headquartered in Singapore, is considered as one of the world’s leading digital banking network for emerging markets.

With the move, JG Summit, through JGDEV, reinforces its foray into global Innovations and Fintech as part of its vision of becoming one of the biggest digital conglomerates in the country and in the ASEAN. With Tyme in its portfolio of investments, JGDEV brings to the JG Summit ecosystem a deeper understanding of the success of digital banking in developing economies such as South Africa, with the aim of replicating it in a similar setting such as the Philippines. 

Read the full article here.

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November 27, 2020

JG Digital Equity Ventures discusses the digital transformation of traditional banks in the seventh installment of AIRP (Asia’s Innovation Resource Platform). Sheinal Bhuralal, JGDEV Sr. Portfolio Director, participates in the virtual closed-door exchange focused on the digitalisation of traditional banks with some promising fintech startups.  Read more at


October 22, 2020 talks to JGDEV CEO, Jojo Malolos, to find out. 

Among other things, business should not just be a matter of getting what you need from the client and moving on. The big picture should be to impact people beyond your primary customers and grow your network.

“The only way you can prove that you're really transforming digitally is if you have an economic impact on the landscapes by which you play,” said Malolos. “We harness our capability to achieve our objectives to have an impact on every Filipinos life. We are able to have an impact on our other shareholders, [which] creates an impetus for our employees to benefit from this type of system. We want to make sure that all of our customers also benefit from this by not only giving them what they asked for, but by giving them their daily needs or being able to create opportunities for them to put up their own businesses.”  Read the full article in

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October 19, 2020

ADB is organizing SEADS (Southeast Asia Development Symposium), the first of what will be an annual development policy symposium in Southeast Asia. The main goal of the symposium is "to help crystallize thinking on relevant and critical issues, and support countries in successfully making the transition to becoming high-income, knowledge-based, and, most importantly, sustainable economies," according to ADB's website. JGDEV CEO, Jojo Malolos, participates in a panel discussion entitled “The Digital Economy Revolution” Session, which takes place on 21 October from 1:30pm-3:00pm (Manila Time). Other panelists include Magnus Ekbom, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Lazada Group and Deanna Morris, Programme Management Officer, United Nations ESCAP. The session will be moderated by Kelly Hattel, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, ADB. To find out on how to register to SEADS, please visit

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October 8, 2020

During PCCI's 46th Philippine Business Conference & Expo, JGDEV and DAVI CEO Jojo Malolos, participated in the panel discussion on "How Large Companies Embrace Innovation". Together with other corporate VCs namely, ACTive Fund and f(dev), the panel moderated by Jojo Flores looked into the vital role large companies play in creating the ecosystem for innovation to flourish. During the session, Malolos shared how innovation is prioritized within the Gokongwei Group and cited some examples on how the various units were able to adapt given the sudden behavior shifts during the pandemic.

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September 29, 2020

The event is organized by KrASIA and Singapore's Economic Development Board (EDB) and hopes to facilitate open and robust discussions around the technology and innovation ecosystems in Southeast Asia.  Sheinal Bhuralal, JGDEV Senior Portfolio Director, together with  Xu Wei, Chief Risk Officer of VZoom Creditech, talked about Transforming Financial Industry with Credit Technologies and Risk Management. Several esteemed speakers across China and Southeast Asia such as Sea Group, Grab Financial, Monetary Authority of Singapore and more shared their thoughts on fintech. Watch the recorded session here. Catch Sheinal's session at 2:09:56 of the recording.

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September 18, 2020

JGDEV's latest investment is ecommerce aggregator iPrice Group. Currently operating in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Hong Kong, iPrice has billions of product listings on its platform. “iPrice has a unique approach. It doesn’t aim to compete with other players, but instead, it enables these players to have more channels. As a result, it connects them to more consumers. iPrice enables consumer transactions to be deeper and wider through its comprehensive understanding of the digital economy,” JGDEV President and CEO Jojo Malolos is quoted from Deal Street Asia's article.  Read the full article in this link.


September 14, 2020

IF50 or Inclusive Fintech 50 elevates promising early-stage fintechs that drive financial inclusion and resilience around the globe. It leverages a competitive process led by an independent judging panel of experts to identify 50 early-stage fintechs driving financial inclusion and resilience. Special focus on fintechs in advanced or emerging markets that offer a solution among credit, insurance, payments & remittances, savings & personal financial management, or infrastructure addressing special challenges of underserved customer segments. IF50 helps these startups become more visible to investors and partners who can help them reach more of the 3 billion financially-underserved population. For more information about the IF50 program, visit this link.

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August 21, 2020

Get to know Elmer "Jojo" Malolos, the president and CEO of JGDEV, the Gokongwei Group's corporate venture investment arm focusing on Southeast Asia, and also the president and CEO of Data Analytics Ventures, Inc., the conglomerate's data analytics company which also aims to incubate and launch new and relevant digital businesses that will enhance the lives of the Filipino consumer.  Read the full article in this link.


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