Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy is governed by the Terms of Use (the “Terms”) and govern the access and use by you of the applications, websites, content, products, and services made available on and all subpage under this main page, and collectively referred to in this document as “Site/Services” by Ignite 100 Ventures Holdings Corp. (“Ignite Founders Ventures”). 

This Privacy Policy explains what personal information we collect from the users of the Site/Services, how we use or process that information, and what choices you have with respect to the information we collect about you.

Our registered users (the “Members”) share their identities, engage with their network, exchange knowledge and insights, post and view relevant content, learn and find opportunities. Content on some of our Services is available to non-members (the “Visitors”).



By signing up and creating an account and/or using the Sites/Services, you are deemed to have agreed to this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection, use and sharing of your personal information, such as, but not limited to, your name, age, date of birth and gender, under these Terms.

On certain instances, you may be asked, through various features found on the Site/Services, to give your consent to the access, use and sharing of personal information provided by you.



We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Should we make material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will provide notice through our Services or by other means to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. If you object to any changes, you may close your account and discontinue using the Services. Your continued use of our Services after any changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the updated Privacy Policy. Please note that our right to use your personal data will be based on the Privacy Policy in effect at the time the information is used.


Information We Collect

A. Information You Provide


To create an account, you provide data which includes your name, email address and/or mobile number and password. If you register for Premium Services and Premium Subscriptions, we may ask for Purchase Information from you and other relevant information.


You have choices about the information on your profile, including but not limited to, your education, work experience, skills, photo, city or area and endorsements. Profile information helps you get more from our Site/Services, including building a network of partners and collaborators, and helping recruiters and business opportunities find you. It is your choice whether or not to include sensitive information on your profile.

Posting and Uploading

We collect personal data from you when you provide, post or upload it to our Sites/Services, including but not limited to, instances when you fill out a form, respond to a survey, submit a resume or apply for or save jobs or send invitations.

B. Information From Others

Content and News

You and others may post content that includes information about you on our Sites/Services (as part of blog posts, events, feed updates, comments, photos, videos, etc.). Unless you opt-out, we may collect public information about you, such as images and quotes taken during events, professional-related news and accomplishments (e.g. patents granted, professional recognition, conference speakers, projects, etc.) and make it available as part of our Sites/Services (e.g. suggestions for your profile, or notifications of mentions in the news.)


We may also receive personal data about you when you use the services of our customers and partners.

C. Messages

We may collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage in public messages in connection with our Sites/Services. However, private messages shall remain strictly confidential.

D. Events

We may also collect information about you when you participate in our events, such as, among others, photos, quotes, and posts, which we may use in connection with our Services.

E. Others

Our Sites/Services are dynamic and we often introduce new features, which may require the collection of new information. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we use your data, we will notify you and may also modify this Privacy Policy accordingly. If you do not consent to the material changes with respect to the personal data collected or the use thereof, you may close your account and discontinue using the Site/Services.

How We Use Your Data

A. Services

We may use your data to authenticate and authorize you to access our Sites/Services. Our Sites/Services allow you to stay in touch, in communication and up to date with colleagues, partners, clients, and other professional and personal contacts. Our Sites/Services also allow you to explore careers, vocations, seek out and evaluate opportunities, collaborate with colleagues, and search for potential clients, customers, partners, among others.

B. Communications

We may contact you through email, notices, notifications, and other ways through our Site and Services, including text messages. We may send you messages about the availability of our Services, security, or other service-related issues. You may change your communication preferences at any time.

C. Advertising, Marketing and Related Services

We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or networks for their advertising without your consent. We may use data and information about Members for invitations and communications promoting memberships and networks, and engagement of some of our Services.

D. Customer Support

We may use the data provided by you to respond to and resolve complaints and service issues (e.g., bugs).

E. Security and Investigations

We may use your data (including your communications) if we think it is necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or other violations of our Terms or this Privacy Policy.

How We Share Information

A. Our Services

On certain instances, you may be asked, through various features found on the Site/Services, to give your consent to the access, use and sharing of personal information provided by you.

We shall not sell your personal data or share such data with third parties except as provided in this Privacy Policy.

B. Related Services

With your consent, we may share your personal data with third-party advertisers, networks, or affiliates to provide and develop our Services.

C. Service Providers

We use others to help us provide our Sites/Services (e.g., maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

D. Legal Disclosures

It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if the disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you, (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (4) protect the security or integrity of our Services (such as by sharing with companies facing similar threats); or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of Ignite Founders Ventures, our Members, personnel, or others. We will notify Members about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.

Data Protection

We guarantee that we shall exert diligent efforts to protect and safeguard your personal information and ensure that the same is used only for legitimate purposes. We shall implement reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect the personal data you submitted from loss, unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand that there may be circumstances beyond our reasonable control that may result in the instability or insufficiency of said measures. You agree that, under such circumstances, we shall not be liable or responsible for any loss, unauthorized access, use or disclosure of any information that we may have collected.

Your Choices and Obligations

A. Data Retention

We retain the personal data you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you our Site/Services.

B. User Access and Control over Personal Data

You are in control of any personal data you submit and provide to us through the Site/Services. If you would like to access, modify, correct, or update the personal data we have about you, if you would like to change your preferences for communications from us, or if you would like to withdraw the personal data that you have provided to us, you can let us know by contacting us through the Contact Information provided below and detailing the nature and extent of your requests to us.

C. Account Closure

If you choose to close your account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Sites/Services within twenty-four (24) hours. We generally delete closed account information within thirty (30) days of account closure, except as noted below. Your personal data will be disposed or discarded in a secure and practical manner we may deem appropriate.

We may retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our Terms, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.

Information you have shared with others will remain visible after you closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile or mailbox, and we do not control data that other Members copied out of our Services.


This Site may contain links to or from websites other than those operated by us or our affiliates. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to the information we collect on our Site/Services. You are encouraged to read the privacy policies of other websites that you link to or from our Site/Services.

Transfer of Personal Data outside the Philippines

As our servers may be located in other jurisdictions, your personal data may be transferred to, stored, used and processed in a jurisdiction other than the Philippines. By accessing this Site and submitting your personal data to us, you acknowledge and consent to the transfer of your personal data outside the Philippines.

Old School Letter
from our CEO

Layer 1

We didn't skip a beat. Started 2024 the way we ended 2023: full throttle on our investment mandate to find and fund 30 of the country’s most ignited founders.

Q4 2023 saw us pull the trigger on 5 iconic investments and we’re on track to exceed that in 1H 2024 (more on this later, including our 3 key investment criteria and how we’ve expanded our venture capital focus to include steady ships, besides the usual rocket ships).

In January we broke all records with our biggest Ignite ever. Partnering with Ateneo’s DOST-backed Blue Nest Technology Business Incubator and the Ateneo Intellectual Property Office, we gathered some of Manila’s most badass founders, investors, and CEOs, along with our most promising young professionals and student leaders. For 5+ hours on a chill January afternoon, we ignited on the common ground of Peak Performance and Peak Living in 2024.

More Than VC

Our January highlight was the launch of 5VC FITNESS, a hybrid app, online and face-to-face platform for individuals, teams, and organizations to methodically and measurably grow their 5 Cycles of Virtuous Capital in 3-month sprints.

See how 5VC can power you and your teams to unrivaled growth and performance;

See how you can partner with Ignite to bring 5VC to schools, corporations, SMEs and LGUs all over the country. This is one of our major KPIs in 2024-- to build partnerships (think franchising!) that bring 5VC FITNESS to every corner of Filipino society.

Fund 30 of PH’s Most Ignited

January was also our public unveiling of IGNITE VC 2024: our quest to find and fund 30 of the country’s most Ignited founders, targeting to be the first money in and invest PHP5-10MM per founder in the next 18-24 months.

Here are the 3 most important finds we’re looking to invest in:

1) Founders who are obsessed with solving important problems at scale (where revenue and customers grow much faster and bigger than costs).

2) Founders who are obsessed with customer impact (where everything they do is built around continuously solving customer pains).

3) Founders who are obsessed with being great at execution and culture (because this is how they’re going to keep great people happy and full).

If you’re our kind of founder, we will invest in either of 2 scenarios:

1) Your venture was birthed as a rocket ship (to achieve massive scale within 3-5 years).

2) You’re currently a steady ship that can be transformed into a rocket ship. A steady ship is a solid business that is currently profitable (or can be within the next 6-12 months) and has a great product that delights customers in ways that are important to them.

Rocket ship or steady ship, we invest when we see that our Ignite capital, including our 5VC (5 Cycles of Virtuous Capital) can drive 10-100X++ growth in your venture.

Want to explore an investment from Ignite? Pls message us here and tell us what you have in mind. We’ll pick it up from there.

That’s all for now. Let’s keep igniting.

Andre A. Yap
February 2024

Joana Alberto is a CoFounder and Managing Partner of Ignite House of Innovations and Ni2, the National Innovators Initiative to power 100,000 Filipino innovators by 2023. She’s also the Managing Director of the Guild by Ni2, a dedicated team that focuses on career and OJT acceleration of college students and fresh grads at scale. The space that she holds is all about nurturing individuals to drive peak performance by discovering Ignite GPS (Genius, Purpose, Service) our personal navigation system that leads us to fulfill our highest potential, under Ignite Centre for Peak Experiences.

Before joining Ignite, Joana served the aviation industry for almost three decades while thriving in the field of entrepreneurship — from designing and manufacturing her own line of arts and crafts to selling dry goods, managing a flower shop and being an events designer, and never leaving out her social responsibility via community service. She was never content with just being employed.

“I’ve had many twists and turns in a career that has brought me to hundreds of cities all over the world, first as a flight attendant and cabin manager, then in HQ. After 27 years in aviation, I clipped my wings, and packed the manuscript that I worked on for 4 years entitled, #Metamorphosis: The Ultimate Makeover Manual for 40-Year Olds and Beyond, along with my certifications on wellness coaching and various healing modalities. In a matter of months, I went from wearing two hats in the airline, managing inflight performance while designing and delivering leadership programs to 120 nationalities, to leaving all that and holing up in India for a month – to learn yoga, find myself, reinvent my future.”

I was 47 then, a wife and mother who had spent the best years of my life flying in and out of my family’s life. I had been an expat for so long. I was finally coming home to Manila with a new career in corporate wellness. I thought that was it, my final chapter, time to get settled before entering my golden era.


But no.


A wise friend once asked me… Joana, you’ve been in a perfect storm! You’re an extreme empath and you’ve met, served and managed so many more people from so many more countries in 27 years than most people do in 3 lifetimes: those dreams and pains and wants of so many people must have a way of sticking on you, haunting you, no?


Yes, exactly; they’ve haunted me.

Before I jumped into corporate, I designed a program for Filipina overseas workers – for people and pain I know so well. I designed a 6-month journey that would help them create their Dream Life Masterplan. I included all the right things I did and didn’t do, all the research and study, trial and error, consulting friends and experts, and sleepless nights in search for my truth. So OFWs long separated from their families can speed up their coming home — prepared. Well, my Dream Life Masterplan never reached a single soul. My intention was pure and noble. But I was alone for a huge mission.

Fast forward to 2017. A friend invited me to an Ignite gathering and I was never the same again. I found my space, found my missing pieces, found my partners and team. And I found the Ignite GPS: Genius, Purpose, Service. It was my finally embracing my own GPS that really put me on a new journey and challenge: to take care of people beyond wellness, so they can be whole – so they can live their deepest truth and so fulfill their highest potential and greatest promise. That’s what I found in the Ignite GPS.

Today, Joana is leading a team of Gen Z’s to launch a human + app coached program to help colleges students find clarity in their life-career direction. She also just launched the pilot project of her startup  —which partners with farm owners to create viable and sustainable ventures that support agri-eco tourism, farm based co-creation opportunities, tech guided wellness experiences and socio-economic development initiatives. At the rate she’s going, nothing can stop her from founding more winning innovations in the next coming years. A genuine Iska — a graduate of the University of the Philippines, her mission no doubt is to make an impact on the lives of her kabayans, dreaming to make her country a better place.

Andre Yap is the founder and CEO of Ignite House of Innovation, which invests and operates in venture capital, technology, media, education, healthcare, energy, hospitality, food, agri, HR and enterprise solutions. 

Andre also serves as Executive Chairman of Ni2, The Philippines’ National Innovators Initiative to power 100,000 Filipino Innovators across key sectors of society. Ni2 is a public-private partnership with national and local governments, business and non-profit organizations, and the academe.

As a serial founder and startup investor, Andre built Ignite House to be an innovator for innovators – to R&D, build, operate and continuously invest in proprietary systems, platforms, programs and technologies in order to nurture, scale and sustain innovation capabilities, open collaborations and disruptive opportunities uniting key sectors of society (business, education, socio-civic, government, startups, investors), with the vision of establishing the Filipino as a uniquely disruptive force in global innovation.

Ignite’s mission is deeply personal to Andre: to build and invest in transcendent ventures by building up and investing in transcendent founders and teams, advancing his core belief that innovation is the business (i.e., building sustainable operating models) of solving society’s wicked problems. In 2018 Andre authored the Ignite Manifesto and has relentlessly pushed its growth as an Operating System that has helped thousands of individuals and teams channel deeply personal GPS (Genius, Purpose, Service) into shared Mission and Collaboration, into Innovation and Impact.

Andre was born and raised in Manila and educated by the Jesuits and the Opus Dei, before moving onto the US, where he earned 3 degrees (Yale, Fordham, NYU) and lived for 15 years. In 2009, based on his pioneering work with CUBED (“Cube Ed”), the Center for University-Based Enterprise & Development, which Andre founded as an innovation accelerator and ecosystem in the state of Connecticut, the US Government granted Andre the status of Permanent Resident on the Basis of Exceptional Ability in the National Interest of the United States of America

Nevertheless, Andre’s heart remains fully in the Philippines, where he wants to do his best work and most meaningful impact. He has called Manila home again since 2011, when he moved back with his wife and their 2 dazzling boys. 


“I’ve pursued my career as a series of ventures and adventures… it’s a path that doesn’t look or feel like any other, that rarely ever really feels like work… precisely by challenging established norms, relentlessly going out of my box and into many other boxes, appreciating how seemingly disparate realities tie together, threading constellations where others barely even see the dots.”


From choosing Yale for its public-private management focus and then following it up with a second Masters in Interactive Marketing at NYU; to deciding against the post-MBA rush into investment banking or management consulting so that I can start the YGroupe and really understand the leverage in my New York, New Haven, Manila connections; to starting CUBED despite my perfectly zero knowledge of tech, incubators or the academe; to choosing to come home to Manila despite CUBED’s success and the US government’s offer of Permanent Residence; to the long and winding road of ventures, investments and partnerships that have now led to the National Innovators Initiative and cross-sector collaborations, not just across industries, but tying together national and local governments and hundreds of schools and MSMEs. I’ve really enjoyed the thrill of going into frontier space that I know nothing about, that no one knows anything about, and making sense and structure out of all that chaos and ambiguity – building value, outcomes, impact where nothing but deep need existed.


“Innovation: that’s what many people call it. For me, I see myself as an artist no less than Da Vinci or Picasso – business is my canvas and if I’m honest and brave there is no other way to paint but my way. Above all, I see innovation as my humbling participation in God’s ongoing work of creation – to help make things new and better all the time and to share that fire and capacity for renewal with everyone I meet. As we say, to ignite all we touch to live their deepest truth and so fulfill their highest potential and greatest promise— for joy, meaning, success, and impact; a life fully-lived.”

Your people don’t have to suffer.
Gift them the future they deserve.