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917Ventures in the News

m360 Enables Premium A2P Inbound Messages via Globe Network

Webbased multichannel message platform m360httpsm360ph now enables premium apptoperson A2P inbound messaging via Globes network allowing Globe customers to receive messages from internationalpremium brands through the approved and legal route sgm360socialmediathumbnailjpghttpswebsite917vprodstatics3apsoutheast1amazonawscomsg_m360_social_media_thumbnail_ab10f3a79djpg m360s fraud detection capability also prevents recipients from becoming victims of fraudulent messages making it a safe secure and reliable partner for SMS delivery In addition the platform supports firewall policies and improves processes for gray routes With m360 international businesses can reach our kababayans wherever they may be in the Philippines Were here to join their respective journeys towards brand awareness and help them increase their market reach in their respective industries said Ramon Hirang m360 Chief Operating Officer Earlier m360 provided businesses with a way to reach audiences outside the country This time the rest of the world can also reach a wider audience in the Philippines m360 delivers bestinclass digital A2P messaging products which amplify customer experience and provide seamless communications It covers all aspects of the SMS wholesale business including OverTheTop media services like Viber Facebook Messenger WhatsApp Business Rich Communication Services chatbots and other digital messaging solutions m360 scales beyond borders to give our customers better deliverability of messaging We want to establish relations and interconnect partnerships with other A2P hubs providing customer relationships with scalable and personalized messaging said Hermi Hizon m360 Head of Commercial Management ...

917Ventures and AC Ventures Partner to Explore Business Opportunities, Grow Ecosystem

We have partnered with AC Ventures a whollyowned subsidiary of Ayala Corporation to explore business opportunities and grow our ecosystem AC Ventures is Ayala Corporations platform for its investments in adjacent businesses that are complementary to its existing portfolio as well as in emerging trends and innovative businesses Under the arrangement AC Ventures will participate in funding the research development and launch of our new business ventures We are very excited to work with AC Ventures We can leverage the ecosystem and network advantage that they provide to solve the pain points of consumers and businesses Through digital solutions we can help pave the way and deliver indelible value to the Philippines and the AsiaPacific region said Vince Yamat 917Ventures Managing Director The accelerated growth of digital adoption has become ingrained in many Filipinos who have quickly transitioned how they work study play and access basic services Ayala intends to participate in this multidecade transformation by contributing to the research and development and incubation of disruptive solutions across different consumer touchpoints in our portfolio With its strong track record of developing startups to achieve scale and profitability we believe that 917Ventures is the natural vehicle for Ayalas digital ventures said Alberto de Larrazabal Ayalas Chief Finance Officer and AC Ventures President and CEO We have successfully spun off 11 portfolio companies since our inception in 2019 including HealthNow and PureGo to name a few This is attributed to the fact that we together with the Globe Group have unlocked our unique advantages of data and customer base distribution points enterprise partners marketing and execution capability and capital The partnership with AC Ventures hopes to further accelerate both the quantity and quality of our future companies as the unique advantages now encompass the broader Ayala group including real estate banking power healthcare and logistics...

m360 Enables Philippine Businesses To Send SMS to Over 230 Countries

Multichannel messaging platform m360httpsm360ph now enables businesses in the Philippines to send SMS to over 230 countries worldwide By powering enterprises with multichannel solutions that can reach a wider audience m360 can help them improve brand awareness and customer service and increase sales locally and abroad newsroompartnersm360enablesbusinesssmssocialmediathumbnailjpghttpswebsite917vprodstatics3apsoutheast1amazonawscomnewsroom_partners_m360_enables_business_sms_social_media_thumbnail_f4177f6b41jpg With m360s offering of a competitive rate for international outbound SMS we can enhance the capability of our Philippine companies to reach their customers wherever they may be They only need a single platform for domestic and international transactions said PJ Lizano m360 Head of Enterprise Business Solutions Ramon Hirang m360 COO has high hopes for the company Our goal is to deliver messages anywhere in the world And with our infrastructure and easytouse messaging platform to support communications worldwide m360 is all set to create a global presence he said m360 delivers bestinclass digital apptoperson A2P messaging products that amplify customer experience and seamless communications It covers all aspects of SMS wholesale business including overthetop media services such as Viber for Business Facebook Messenger and soon Whatsapp Business RCS chatbots and other digital messaging solutions At the same time the platform allows personalized customer experience via targeted messages Messages can also be tailored to the target customer base through digital analytics m360 is a portfolio company under AdSpark Holdings Inc of 917Ventures...

KonsultaMD, Lawson Philippines Provide Accessible Healthcare to Filipinos

Telehealth service provider KonsultaMD and convenience store chain Lawson Philippines have joined hands to make healthcare more accessible and affordable than ever newsroomconsumerkonsultamdlawsonaccessiblehealthcaresocialmediathumbnailjpghttpswebsite917vprodstatics3apsoutheast1amazonawscomnewsroom_consumer_konsultamd_lawson_accessible_healthcare_social_media_thumbnail_ecdf9c1fc0jpg Every Lawson Premium Series readytoeat meal worth a minimum of P95 entitles the customer to a free onemonth KonsultaMD health plan for up to five members The health plan includes 247 unlimited voice consultations four video credits eprescriptions elaboratory requests emedical certificates and access to various benefits offered by other KonsultaMD partners Lawson also offers a free upgrade of Lawson Iced Coffee Blends from 16oz to 22oz for all KonsultaMD app users Members simply have to present their app to the cashier for their upsized drinks at over 70 branches nationwide We want to make healthcare as accessible as possible like walking to the nearest convenience store With Lawson as our partner it becomes as easy as ordering a meal for breakfast lunch or dinner said Cholo Tagaysay KonsultaMD CEO KonsultaMD can be used to consult with licensed Filipino doctors specializing in general medicine family medicine dermatology dentistry internal medicine obstetrics and gynecology ophthalmology pediatrics psychiatry rehabilitation medicine psychology and surgery Telehealth has become an important innovation that will stay and evolve even after the pandemic We believe the public will continue to use KonsultaMD because of the ease and convenience of talking to a doctor anytime without leaving their homes Tagaysay added Over the pandemic KonsultaMD consultations surged by over 2000 percent Doctors onboarded also grew by over 1600 percent The KonsultaMD app is available on Google Play AppStore and AppGallery and can be downloaded via httpsusekonsultamdlawsonhttpsusekonsultamdlawson ...

917Ventures AdTech, Data Portfolio Companies Consolidated Under AdSpark Holdings, Inc.

The Globe Group has created AdSpark Holdings Inc to consolidate initiatives around its adtech and data capabilities It will be part of the 917Ventures portfolio of industries Comprising the holding company are digital and mobile marketing solutions provider AdSpark Inchttpsadsparkph multichannel messaging platform m360httpsm360ph intelligencepowered solutions provider Inquirohttpsinquiroph and adtech startup DeepSea This initial portfolio forms a strong base foundation where the Globe Groups digital advertising and data business can further thrive and scale Our assets and capabilities in data advertising and Customer Relationship Management for B2B sit in various parts of the Globe Group and render solutions to customers independently But it has now become imperative to synergize and capitalize on their collective capabilities increase operational efficiencies build compelling solutions on data and adtech and innovate at a macro level to maximize opportunities said Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu To lead AdSpark Holdings is Nikko Acosta who will serve as its Chief Executive Officer Acosta also retains his position as Chief Strategy Officer of the Globe Group newsroomsustainabilitysportsleagueoflegendssocialmediathumbnailjpghttpswebsite917vprodstatics3apsoutheast1amazonawscomnewsroom_sustainability_sports_league_of_legends_social_media_thumbnail_51582f8bb0jpg Acosta is one of Globes proven steadfast driven and resultsoriented leaders with nearly 20 years of experience across mobile broadband enterprise international and content He has amassed general management experience working and collaborating with people With Nikko at the helm we are confident that he can bring AdSpark Holdings to greater heights said Vince Yamat Managing Director of 917Ventures...

EdVenture Partners with Teachers for Excellent and Affordable Personalized K-10 Learning Sessions

If you do what you love youll never work a day in your life This famous quote from American singer songwriter and actor Marc Anthony has been the guiding principle for Eunice Faith Manuel Eunice is among those who found their vocation teaching kids in EdVenture an online learning platform that provides affordable and highquality virtual personalized tutorials for KinderGrade 10 students I can proudly say that this is a job where Ive never worked even for a day Its because I love what I do and for that the parents trusted me to help their children improve their skills Our lessons provide meaningful learning experiences to the learners based on their capabilities goals and learning styles which they can relate to and apply in their daily lives she said EdVenture class1pnghttpswebsite917vprodstatics3apsoutheast1amazonawscomEd_Venture_class1_4e5d39ab98png Like Eunice Davaobased college teacher Diofer Capareda said joining EdVenture was one of his best career decisions I believe that EdVenture is one of the best online learning platforms that put the needs of the students first but also considers the needs of its teachers he shared For Marvinne Bayani EdVenture was his lifeline during the global health crisis They helped me financially since I was able to get regular students from my second month here he said EdVenture is a 917Ventures portfolio company that provides 21stcentury quality education to Filipino learners while improving the quality of life of teachers It integrates technology into the teachinglearning process to achieve this vision The institution equips parents with what they need to catalyze educational transformation starting with their children It also provides additional income to hundreds of Filipino teachers wherever they may be in the country We treat onboarded tutors as partners with the same goal of bettering each childs educational capabilities by imparting knowledge and making sure students get quality learning At the same time we provide tutors with extra income and extensive experience to further hone their teaching skills said Natasha Bautista 917Ventures Head of Growth and Programs Since EdVentures sessions are all online it is easy for teachers like Eunice Diofer and Marvinne to incorporate the tutorial lessons into their schedule even while holding other jobs EdVenture offers package subscriptions of oneonone onehour tutoring sessions for Kinder to Grade 10 in Reading Math Science English Filipino and Araling Panlipunan They include access to free and exclusive learning materials and a student journal for progress monitoring Parents can choose between 8 and 16 sessions for P999 and 1799 a month respectively Those interested in the tutoring sessions may book through the EdVenture websitehttpsedventureph ...