Philippine online store builder receives startup funds from business reality show “The Final Pitch”

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By Manila Bulletin

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, Philippine eCommerce start-up Prosperna received an offer for a $450,000 seed investment by a fintech investment company UBX.

Every year, hundreds of hopeful start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs in the Philippines submit their pitch decks and ideas to CNN’s The Final Pitch, a business reality show that connects investor judges to aspiring entrepreneurs.

As appropriately titled, the “Season 6: Heroes Edition”, included a power-packed panel of investor judges included Li Hao Zhuang of FWD Insurance Philippines; Vince Yamat of 917Ventures; Joel Santos of Thames International Business School; John Januszczak of UBX; and of course the host and creator of The Final Pitch, John Aguilar.

“The Final Pitch was a great stage for us to tell our story about how we’re helping Philippine MSMEs,” says Dennis Velasco, CEO of Prosperna.

During the season finale episode, Velasco demonstrated how they are achieving double-digit revenue growth by empowering Philippine micro small and medium sized businesses with their simple and affordable online store builder.

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