By Braulio Giron, Jr. on March 6, 2019
Yearning for a career centered on the cutting edge? Then apply to these employers now and join them at the forefront of innovation
A word that gets thrown around a lot these days, innovative is what many companies claim to be, but only a select few actually are.
But, the following five companies? More than talking the talk, they so far continue to walk the walk, presenting products or services which have either challenged industry status quo or had not been seen in the Philippine market altogether.
So if you’ve been considering a career with a brand that is known to be truly taking things to the next level, you may find your calling at one of these companies that are also hiring talent with the help of Kalibrr.
When you hear Coins.ph and a financial services platform comes to mind, you’d only be half-right. Along with being the Southeast Asia’s leading mobile blockchain-enabled platform, Coins.ph is also among the few cryptocurrency companies in the world duly authorized by a financial governing body in its location, which in its case, is the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
A compelling fintech player for emerging markets, the digital app and mobile wallet continues to help users send or receive cash online and offline, transact bills payments across registered and non-registered users, or buy mobile load top-ups with significant ease; and is fresh off a US$72 million acquisition by Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek.
Another company targeting an underserved market in the Philippines, First Circle is a financial technology lender that has introduced supply chain financing to the market. These are loans aimed at helping small medium enterprises (SMEs) meet larger client demands and improve their bargaining position with their trading partners.
Similar to Coins.ph, First Circle’s continued innovations and early success has led to its being supported by the Philippine government, as the company is also an official finance partner of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and is the first fintech company to be licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Surely, you know Google. So much so that when looking up anything online, you probably refer to it as “google/googling/googled it”. More than our favorite search engine however, Google also offers other internet-related services and products, including online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
In late-2018, the tech-giant announced that the Philippines will be the location of it’s first Google Operations Center. The GOC will provide support, ranging from troubleshooting issues to advertiser assistance, for Google innovations such as YouTube ads, Google Pay, Google Wallet, Google Hardware, and Google Maps, among others.
While it continues to be mostly known for ride-hailing and ride-sharing, Grab has long gone beyond its signature services. Over the years, it has continued to assert its place as the only everyday app in the Philippines, by introducing new services such as GrabFood, GrabExpress, GrabRewards, and GrabPay.
Of course, Grab has also continued to roll out app enhancements aimed to make rides safer and more seamless. Widely known as the only major ride share service in Southeast Asia after acquiring major competitor Uber’s operations in the area, Grab also has the distinction of being the region's first "decacorn", or a startup with a valuation of over US$10 billion.
As consumers continue to spend more time watching videos, Shakr has been present in helping both major corporations and mom-and-pop stores have similar footing with viewers. Originally focused on personal video content creation, Shakr is among the region’s leaders in the creation of affordable templates for professional-grade video ads.
Among the innovations it has used to its success has been studying the viewing behaviors of users across all platforms, effectively helping clients create videos that best resonate with their target markets. Shakr is also among the pioneers of having freelancers produce video templates on a royalty-basis, with the latter being paid every time their work is purchased.
Do you have other companies in mind that you think should be considered innovative? Or are you already part of one and feel your company should be included among the most innovative ones to apply to now? Tell us about it at Kalibrr.com.
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The only end-to-end recruitment solutions provider in Southeast Asia, Kalibrr is headquartered in Makati, Philippines, with offices in San Francisco, California and Jakarta, Indonesia. Established in 2012, it has served over 18,000 clients, and is backed by some of the world’s most powerful start-up incubators and venture capitalists. These include Y Combinator, Omidyar Network, Patamar Capital, Wavemaker Partners, and Kickstart Ventures.
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