Kickstart Ventures manages the Philippines’ largest technology venture capital funds, investing globally in early- to growth-stage tech startups via three funds, including the Ayala Corporation Technology Innovation Venture Fund (“ACTIVE Fund”). Kickstart is a wholly-owned corporate venture capital firm of Globe Telecom, the Philippines’ leading mobile operator.
Kickstart Ventures was founded in 2012 as a corporate incubator of Globe Telecom with a starting fund of US$2.5 million. In 2015, it fully transitioned into a Corporate Venture Capital firm with a US$50 million growth fund. Today, it advises the Ayala Corporation Technology Innovation Venture (ACTIVE) Fund, the largest venture capital fund coming out of the Philippines at US$180 million, and has US$255 assets under management.
Kickstart invests globally, having funded startups in major innovation hubs like Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Canada, USA, and Israel.
Kickstart Ventures is backed by Globe Telecom, Ayala Corporation, and Singtel.