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2021 startup: An overview of the Philippine startup ecosystem shared to Japanese executives

04 March, 2021

PwC PH 2021 Startup

PwC Philippines, with PwC Singapore and PwC Japan, conducted the webinar "2021 startup: An overview of the Philippine startup ecosystem" on 4 March for Japanese executives who are interested in Philippine startups. The event highlighted booming sectors such as healthcare, technology and infrastructure. 

Karl Pacolor, Chief of the Innovation and Collaboration Division at the Department Of Trade And Industry, delivered the keynote speech. For the panel discussion, resource persons from venture capital firms talked about the characteristics and attractiveness of the local startup industry. In addition, Akiko Toyoda, M&A partner at PwC Japanグループ (PwC Advisory LLC) shared practical insights that Japanese companies should be aware of when investing in startups.

Speakers and panelists were:

  • Mary Jade T. Roxas-Divinagracia (Deals and Corporate Finance Managing Partner, PwC Philippines)
  • Yasuhiro Hirabayashi (Japanese Services Leader, South East Asia - Deals and Japan Business Development, PwC Singapore)
  • Kentaro Tojo (Japanese Business Development Executive Director, PwC Philippines)
  • Trissy Rogacion (Deals and Corporate Finance Senior Manager, PwC Philippines)
  • Mark Sng (Vice President for Investments and Portfolio Management, GenTree Fund)
  • Kotaro Adachi (Co-Founder, TechShake Asia)
  • Pocholo Domondon (Lead Partner for Startups, PwC Philippines)

Contact us

Rocky Saldajeno

Rocky Saldajeno

Markets Director, PwC Philippines

Tel: +63 (2) 8845 2728

Edwin Padillo

Edwin Padillo

Markets Manager, PwC Philippines

Tel: +63 (2) 8845 2728 Ext. 3196

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