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Kumu partners with Premier Volleyball League for live streaming and community growth

March 14, 2022 | 3 mins read

Manila, Philippines - The Premier Volleyball League (PVL) announces its partnership with KUMU. The PVL 2022 Open Conference will be streamed on www.pvl.ph and on the KUMU app when it opens on March 16 at the Paco Arena in Manila, giving volleyball fans a terrific set-up to watch the sport that they love. "The volleyball…

Kumu for a cause: our live benefit concert for Super Typhoon Odette victims is happening on January 22, here’s what to expect

January 19, 2022 | 3 mins read

Manila, Philippines- As Kumunizens, we believe that music has the undeniable potential to touch hearts and heal people. On January 22, in the spirit of camaraderie and oneness, kumu music will be throwing a virtual benefit concert to raise awareness and funds for the victims of the Super Typhoon Odette. The event was made possible…

From the streets to the streams: how the Sunugan All-Stars Rap Battle brought hip-hop culture to the livestream space

January 19, 2022 | 3 mins read

Manila, Philippines– The future of local hip-hop is here. From Rap King Francis M.’s commercial hit success album Yo! in the early 90s, to more contemporary artists on Spotify tripling their streams and topping playlist charts, the hip-hop music scene in the Philippines has transformed from its modest roots into a full-blown cultural revolution. The…

10 Filipino independent artists who are officially part of the kumusika family!

January 10, 2022 | 6 mins read

No doubt, it takes a village to raise a Filipino recording artist. When we launched the kumu music department kumusika, we envisioned a platform that would set the virtual stage for emerging Filipino recording artists and independent labels. No music-loving soul will ever feel alone with our new platform that helps amplify the reach of…

#GamingIsLife: Catch ESGS 2021 streams on kumu!

November 18, 2021 | 4 mins read

The Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) returns for another online installment on November 19 to 21. The three-day event is jampacked with esports and  gaming action – from tournaments, show matches, exciting gaming titles, webinars, competition, freebies and more! And now, for the first time, you can watch the highly anticipated gaming event on…

Former Disney exec Anand Roy joins kumu as SVP of Strategy and International

November 4, 2021 | 6 mins read

Social entertainment app kumu adds former Disney executive Anand Roy to its leadership team as the Senior Vice President for Strategy and International. Anand joins Kumu after spending 17 years at Disney in various positions, most recently, as the Regional Director of Music and Live Entertainment in Southeast Asia. “We've always looked up to Disney…

kumu raises Series C led by General Atlantic, aims to create the world’s largest participatory social network with over US$100m total funding to date

October 27, 2021 | 9 mins read

MANILA, Philippines, October 27, 2021– Filipino social entertainment platform Kumu has raised a Series C led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm with more than 40 years of experience scaling disruptive businesses internationally. Existing investors Openspace and SIG also participated. This transaction marks the largest equity financing to date for a Filipino…

kumu USA to host the first kumu mini con in Las Vegas

October 1, 2021 | 4 mins read

A convention filled with authentic Filipino talent? Yes, please! On October 15-16, 2021, the first kumu USA mini con will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, with special Kumunity appearances by Ruby Ibarra, AJ Rafael, JayR, Mica Javier, Mike Swift, and the Filharmonic. This is the first kumu convention to date, and everyone’s excited for…

“The Heart of kumu”: Eula Claire Ponte, VP of Kumunity Operations, on Growing Together With Your Company

September 30, 2021 | 8 mins read

“I took the road less taken.”, says Eula Claire Ponte (@alueclaire), recalling that fateful decision she made to join kumu, a then unknown company barely past its first year of operation. She elaborates on the situation, one that we’re all too familiar with: It’s early 2019, and she’s about to graduate university—a Chemical Engineering student,…