MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Embiggen Group Founding CEO & Managing Partner Rolan Marco Garcia won Best Corporate Venture Builder (Philippines) at the 2023 APAC-Insider Southeast Asia Business Awards.
Garcia and Embiggen were nominated for their venture building and innovation achievements over the past calendar year.
Under Garcia’s leadership, Embiggen achieved a 6x growth in year-on-year revenue and trained over 1000 innovators in the practice of innovation.
Driving this growth were the trailblazing organizations and Philippine Stock Exchange-listed conglomerates that trusted Embiggen to provide innovation solutions. These clients included the Energy Development Corporation, Department of Foreign Affairs, Quorum Group of Companies, and the FAST Logistics Group.
“We are grateful for receiving a second award this year from APAC-Insider. I am proud of our team and partners, all of whom empowered Embiggen to achieve the numerous awards and recognitions we have received in the past few years,” said Garcia.
Last June 2023, APAC-Insider recognized Embiggen’s CEO as Best Corporate Venturing CEO (Philippines) at the 2023 APAC-Insider CEO of the Year Awards. Furthermore, Embiggen won a Silver Stevie Award at the 10th annual Asia Pacific Stevie Awards under the Most Innovative Startup of the Year – Business Service Industries category last April 2023.
In 2022, Garcia was part of the Circles of Excellence for the Young Leader of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year categories at the 2022 Asia CEO Awards. Additionally, the Embiggen Group was one of the finalists for the Corporate Sustainability Champions category at the 2022 ORIGIN Innovation Awards.
“As we continue to work toward our goal of stimulating new growth for businesses in emerging markets, venture building will surely be a big part of achieving that goal,” added Garcia.
Embiggen is one of the only independent venture builders in Southeast Asia – with most venture builders in the region being exclusively partnered with only one client corporation.
Beyond venture building, Embiggen is also the go-to firm for corporate innovation strategy and tactics learning and development for top companies in the region. It has trained over 1,000 innovators in innovation and innovation management.
Furthermore, its strategic foresight arm Embiggen Foresight, has helped numerous companies explore their future and prepare for potential crises and disruptions through futures thinking.
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About the Embiggen Group
Embiggen is a multi-awarded corporate venturing and innovation group that builds, scales, and invests in new digital ventures with forward-thinking and entrepreneurial organizations. By leveraging corporates’ expertise, insights, and resources, it provides end-to-end solutions that take your teams from learning to executing innovation at startup speed.
It was created on the belief that innovation is the solution to the world’s most pressing problems including inaccessible healthcare, widening education gaps, and water scarcity.
Learn more about the work Embiggen does here.
About the APAC-Insider Southeast Asia Business Awards
The APAC-Insider is an online media publication that shines a light on businesses in the Asia Pacific region. The region is home to many of the world’s largest conglomerates and some of the world’s most innovative startups. It hosts numerous awards annually to recognize innovative businesses in the region, including the CEO of the Year Awards, Southeast Asia Business Awards, and the Australian Enterprise Awards.
The APAC-Insider Southeast Asia Business Awards recognizes the achievements of businesses across the region. It was first awarded in 2019. Its past winners include Ace Saatchi Saatchi, Singtel, Vista Land & Lifescapes, and the BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation.
Learn more about the awards here.