NEWS & RESOURCES

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 https://www.adb.org/news/events/southeast-asia-development-symposium-seads-2020

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HOW LARGE COMPANIES EMBRACE INNOVATION

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. "JG Summit’s purpose is its unrelenting commitment to provide customers with better choices and one of our core values is the entrepreneurial mindset which includes having an agile mindset. To be able to provide customers with better choices and having an agile mindset require innovation," shared Malolos as he emphasized how innovation is prioritized within the Gokongwei Group.

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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.

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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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JOJO MALOLOS LEADS JG SUMMIT’S CHARGE INTO THE DIGITAL REALM

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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