Video: Minette Navarrete from Globe Telecom at Nexterday North
Minette Navarrete joined Globe Telecom Inc. in July 2006 to start Business Development in what was then a pure-play mobile operator. Under Minette’s leadership, the team created Globe’s first digital strategy blueprint and put in place the foundation of Globe’s digital media, content, and mobile advertising businesses.
In 2012, Minette led her team to found Kickstart Ventures, Inc. (www.kickstart.ph) and spin it out as a wholly-owned Globe subsidiary. Kickstart is a venture capital firm that funds digital startups, providing capital, incubation and mentoring, and market access. Kickstart is the Philippines’ most active early-stage venture capital firm, investing at seed-stage to Series “C”; its portfolio has some of the country’s best-performing startups; its mentorship program is highly coveted. Kickstart portfolio companies have attracted funding from some of the world’s most respected tech investors: Y Combinator and 500 Startups from Silicon Valley; Omidyar Network from New York; Unitus from Seattle and Bangalore; IMJ Investment Partners and KK Fund from Japan; and Wavemaker from Los Angeles and Singapore.
Minette is also a member of Ayala Corporation’s Innovation Advisory Council and of Globe’s Innovation Advisory Board.