Raid The Fridge: SEED TO SERIES A

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 18:30 - 23:00

Kickstart Investment/Workspace

55 Paseo de Roxas, Urdaneta Village, Makati City


Ho Ho Ho!

Welcome to the Christmas Edition of Raid The Fridge -- our final episode for 2018!

As the year draws to a close and you find yourself heading into a reflective mood — what were you happiest about (or the opposite!) for your startup, for yourself as an entrepreneur, or for your company or vocation — awesome news, we've booked a fantastic speaker at Raid The Fridge next week: a startup founder whose journey we hope will inspire you to keep calm and carry on.

Our speaker is PAUL RIVERA, co-founder and chief executive officer of Kalibrr — a recruitment platform for over 1.6M young professionals and 18,000+ companies in Southeast Asia.

Kalibrr was the third investment made by Kickstart Ventures in November 2012. Six years later, Kalibrr has grown from a seed-stage startup with a team of ~20 people to a Series A startup with a team of 120+ employees in two countries: the Philippines and Indonesia.

What will Paul share with the #startupPH community?

“We’ve entered the era of startups – an age of innovation, creativity, and grit. We’ve celebrated unicorns and heard of startups who have enjoyed successful rounds of investor funding. However, not a lot of people know how truly difficult it is to make a startup successful. How do you bring an idea to life? How do you bridge your product to the market? What roadblocks should you be wary of? What does it take to succeed?”

So come to Raid The Fridge on the evening of Thursday, November 29th and listen to Paul share his own personal journey of making Kalibrr to what it is today.

And yes, don't forget to help us empty our fridge: make new friends, reconnect with old friends, and swap #startupPH stories over beers.

Your Fridgemaster,

PIA BERNAL | Kickstart Community Manager

About Our Speaker

PAUL V. RIVERA | @privera

Paul is the co-founder and CEO of Kalibrr, a recruitment platform for over 1.6M young professionals and more than 18,000 companies in Southeast Asia.

Paul was also recently inducted to the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative, a network of young leaders focused on shaping a brighter future for the Asia Pacific Region.

Prior to Kalibrr, Paul was the co-founder and President at Open Access BPO, an innovative outsourcing company that brought several technology companies to the Philippines and helped grow that company to over 1,000 employees.

Prior to starting his companies in the Philippines, Paul was at Google and at an e-commerce startup, Mercantila in San Francisco. He is a graduate of economics from UC Berkeley.

6:30 pm - Registration/doors are opened to guests. Networking over beers kicks-off | 7:50 pm - Guests are notified that talks will begin shortly and should head indoors where the program is held | 8:00 pm - Start of program | 9:30 pm - End of program and networking resumes | 11:00 pm - Networking ends, guests leave the venue.

Raid The Fridge is the signature networking event of Kickstart Ventures for the #startupPH community -- first held in August 2012, Raid The Fridge is held every last Thursday of the month except December. Today, it is the longest-recurring startup mixer in the Philippines and it is brought to you in partnership with YouthHack Manila, a community of student startup organizations united by their advocacy to expose the youth to startups, technology, and entrepreneurship. | | @YouthHack

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